British Soldiers in a Trench, 1916
Photo by Realistic Travels, LOC, LC-USZ62-75152
Unfortunately, documents from World War I don't come with metadata that computers are able to read. But you can help fix that. The U.K.'s Imperial War Museums have set up a website where you can read scanned versions of the original pages of diaries British officers kept. As you're reading, you can tag things on the pages such as dates, places, names, casualties, and unit
A Power Plant and Its Water Supply
The Mount Storm Power Station in West Virginia
Photo in the public domain
In 2010, the U.S. used less water than it has in a generation, according to a new announcement from the U.S. Geological Survey.
American power plants, factories, farms, and homes used a total of 355 billion gallons of fresh and salt water a day in 2010. If you divide that amount by the U.S. population in 2010, it comes out to 1,150 gallons per