History Matters: Steam has a story in generations of uses By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. & Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Aug 26, 2014 TweetShareGoogle+Email Scientists today are trying to harness the sun to make steam energy more efficient in producing electricity from renewable sources. Commentator Gary Joiner has a history lesson on steam. Credit Dr. Gary Joiner / Dr. Gary Joiner Listen Listening... / 4:30 History Matters #378 - The inportance of steam Tags: Steam EngineSteam WhistleSteam PowerRailroadsTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Gary Borders: A steam whistle is a piece of Americana By Gary Borders • Nov 15, 2013 Gary Borders / Gary Borders When commentator Gary Borders received a K-4 whistle in the mail, he didn't know what to make of it? He explores the history of this polished brass whistle -- that still works!