World's Tallest Thermometer - Baker, California~You're driving northeast through California's Mojave Desert. You're on Interstate 15. You pass the exit for Adelanto. You zip through Barstow. Next stop: Baker.Right in town, you see a huge tower. Actually, it's an electric sign flashing the day's temperature -- and billed as the World's Tallest Thermometer.Why this? Why here? Well, back in 1913 -- July 10, to be exact -- nearby Death Valley recorded the ungodly temperature of 134 degrees…

World's Tallest Thermometer - Baker, California~You're driving northeast through California's Mojave Desert. You're on Interstate 15. You pass the exit for Adelanto. You zip through Barstow. Next stop: Baker.Right in town, you see a huge tower. Actually, it's an electric sign flashing the day's temperature -- and billed as the World's Tallest Thermometer.Why this? Why here? Well, back in 1913 -- July 10, to be exact -- nearby Death Valley recorded the ungodly temperature of 134 degrees…

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Electric grid will need advancements to keep pace with consumption. (select image for article)  Photo: Towers are assembled for power lines in Central Texas. A proposal to pay companies to build excess generating capability, through what is called a forward capacity market, has caused concern for consumers.

Electric grid will need advancements to keep pace with consumption

Electric grid will need advancements to keep pace with consumption. (select image for article) Photo: Towers are assembled for power lines in Central Texas. A proposal to pay companies to build excess generating capability, through what is called a forward capacity market, has caused concern for consumers.

Ivanpah, one of the largest solar thermal farms in the world, which when switched on in 2013, will use 170,000 mirrors to concentrate sunlight onto three massive towers to produce solar electricity

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Ivanpah, one of the largest solar thermal farms in the world, which when switched on in 2013, will use 170,000 mirrors to concentrate sunlight onto three massive towers to produce solar electricity

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High tension towers reach toward the horizon, carrying electricity from power plants to homes. The low winter sun has already set, providing this 'blue hour' view on the Illinois prairie.

giant electrical tower, Taichung, Taiwan

giant electrical tower, Taichung, Taiwan

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