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Tom Murphy is an associate professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. Motivated by the unprecedented challenges we face, he has applied his instrumentation skills to exploring alternative energy and associated measurement schemes. Following his natural instincts to educate.

Yesterday at about 15:40 local time, San Diego lost power—along with many other parts of Southern California, Arizona, and Mexico. Our power was out …


My personal journey into home energy reduction began with taking stock of past energy use as reported on my utility bills. I quickly migrated …