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Tea Party to Save the Incandescent Light Bulb

I don’t usually agree with Tea Partyers, but they’ve got my support on this issue: House Republicans are bringing up legislation to save the incandescent light bulb, which is slated to be phased out by 2020. The law has been dubbed “the light bulb ban” by activists on the right and has struck a Tea Party [...]

Light Bulb Filament

(YouTube link) The tungsten filament of a common incandescent light bulb is way more interesting than you thought. Bill Hammock, “The Engineer Guy,” explains how it is made and how it works -or sometimes doesn’t. -Thanks, Bill! Also: If you enjoy the Engineer Guy, you’ll love the video in which he posts and responds to criticism from [...]