Sam Evans-Brown http://wvasfm.org en Energy Start-Up Banks On Compressed Air Over Batteries http://wvasfm.org/post/energy-start-banks-compressed-air-over-batteries Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Many states want to increase the amount of electricity that comes from wind and solar energy. One challenge is that renewables are not reliable. The wind doesn't always blow, the sun doesn't always shine. So companies are now trying to develop better ways to store energy.<p>New Hampshire Public Radio's Sam Evans-Brown reports on a company that is working on a storage system that uses compressed air.<p>SAM EVANS-BROWN, BYLINE: It's pretty easy to see how energy stored as compressed air works. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:16:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 23772 at http://wvasfm.org Instead Of Surgery, Man Pedals Off The Pounds http://wvasfm.org/post/instead-surgery-man-pedals-pounds A lot of Americans are struggling to lose a whole lot of weight, and they try all kinds of crazy things.<p><a href="http://ernestgagnon.blogspot.com/">Ernest Gagnon</a> — a man from Billerica, Mass. — decided to shed pounds by getting into the often intense, high-adrenaline sport of cyclocross: racing road bikes on obstacle courses.<p>Two years ago, Gagnon tipped the scales at 570 pounds. He was depressed and embarrassed to leave the house.<p>"Being as big as I was, I really felt like I didn't belong anywhere," Gagnon says. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:40:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 16389 at http://wvasfm.org Instead Of Surgery, Man Pedals Off The Pounds Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class http://wvasfm.org/post/some-schools-actually-want-students-play-their-smartphones-class If there is one thing that the mobile-computing era has made clear, it's that kids love touch screens. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:40:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 16116 at http://wvasfm.org Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class 'Roller Skiing' Summer Training For Winter Athletes http://wvasfm.org/post/roller-skiing-summer-training-winter-athletes Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel. Athletes all over the country are competing to secure their places on the Summer Olympics team. At the same time, Winter Olympians are doing what they can to stay in shape. For cross-country skiers, that means roller skiing. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 20:09:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 10910 at http://wvasfm.org