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Would Houston Exist Without Air Conditioning?

Posted on · Houston's summers can be oppressively hot and muggy. That's why most Houstonians crank up the A/C from June through Septmeber, if not most of the rest of the year too. It might not be the most energy-efficient way to go, but many see central air as an absolute must here. Of course, a century ago, […]

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Air, Condition: Portraying the Unseen Landscape of Houston’s Radio Waves

Posted on · Radio waves are passing through you right now, whether you like it or not (sorry). Some are generated by distant stars; others emanate from a nearby cell phone. And, of course, there are all those pesky radio stations. It’s an unseen yet significant part of Houston’s landscape. Capturing that landscape is the goal of a […]

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Veterans, Bitcoin, and the Art of Radio Waves: Houston Matters for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Posted on · This week, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a plan to improve the speed of veteran care. President Obama promised military veterans at the American Legion national convention that he would fulfill his “sacred trust” to them by overhauling a system deemed “unacceptable and troubling” by an inspector general's report highlighting a Phoenix VA […]