MEMPHIS, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — A West Tennessee inventor has won a $125,000 grant from the state to develop a water turbine that he says will harness the power of the Mississippi River to generate electricity.
Geoff Greene of Memphis invented a slow-turning turbine that will transfer power into the local electricity grid. Using the grant and private funds, Greene plans to build a prototype to conduct reliability testing in the Mississippi later this summer.
MEMPHIS, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — The sick, elderly, or those who don't have an air conditioner are being urged to take special precautions as temperatures approach 100 degrees and the risk of heat-related deaths rises.
The National Weather Service says temperatures will climb into the triple-digits by Thursday in much of the state. Forecasters say in an advisory that it will feel like a "pressure cooker" here in the Mid-State by Friday.
Middle Tennessee Medical Center ER Doc Kevin Beier suggests when it’s time to seek medical care.