Latest James Watt Stories

New Materials Turn Heat Into Electricity
2011-11-05 04:16:03

A new material with a low-temperature nonmagnetic phase and a strongly magnetic high-temperature phase could potentially be used to help generate power Most of today's power plants--from some of the largest solar arrays to nuclear energy facilities--rely on the boiling and condensing of water to produce energy. The process of turning heated water into energy was essentially understood by James Watt all the way back in 1765. Heat from the sun or from a controlled nuclear reaction boils...

2008-10-05 00:00:19

By Joe Napsha Steelworkers at Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. in Bridgeville are threatening a strike because they have not been able to reach a new labor contract with the company, a union representative said Friday. The 240 members of the United Steelworkers Local 9531 gave union leadership authorization to call a strike, said James Watt, a USW staff representative. Workers could walk out after giving sufficient notification for an orderly shutdown of the plant, he said....

2008-09-05 15:00:16

By RUSSELL LEADBETTER and JAMES WATT A NEW digital TV channel could be offered to Scottish viewers alongside such familiar names as BBC, STV, C4, Five and Sky. It will look at domestic and international events from a Scottish perspective, will dedicate itself to coverage of Scots affairs, and will reportedly offer a mix of new programmes and repeats of such favourites as Still Game. According to reports, the new station could also be used to pilot a Scottish six o'clock news bulletin....

Word of the Day
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.