Blum is the author of The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast and Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet.
How America Saved Millions of Dogs—By Moving Them
The dusty white cargo plane stood out among the gleaming corporate jets, as did its passengers: 48 barking dogs, newly arrived at the private air terminal at Hanscom Field, outside of Boston. They had left...By Andrew Blum February 3, 2022
Nuclear Reactors Could Hold the Key to a Green Future
On a conference-room whiteboard in the heart of Silicon Valley, Jacob DeWitte sketches his startup’s first product. In red marker, it looks like a beer can in a Koozie, stuck with a crazy straw. In...By Andrew Blum November 16, 2021
America's Semiconductor Shortage Is Wreaking Havoc on Our Lives. Can We Fix It?
Semiconductors drive the world, but America is running short on them. Can the country catch up?By Andrew Blum June 28, 2021
The Tech Innovations We Need to Happen if We're Going to Survive Climate Change
In the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Energy poured money into making practical a miraculous technology: the ability to convert sunlight into electricity. Solar energy was a pipe dream, far too expensive and unreliable to...By Andrew Blum September 12, 2019
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