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Filling the Tank with Hydrogen

In 1839, William Robert Grove, a Scottish lawyer with exotic scientific interests, developed what he called the "Grove Cell", a strange kind of electric battery using zinc and platinum electrodes that by 1842 had evolved into the fuel cell. But by 1846, he backed off on the scientific work and started ...

When Can I Call You?

Getting a live person on the phone these days can be a bit of a problem. Most companies get incoming calls through an automated operator that will offer several choices, including a laundry list of departments — sometimes even a company directory that invites the caller to spell the party's last ...
 
 
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