Technology and Energy

Google has a plan to store renewable energy — with salt     – CNET
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Google’s system has the potential to last longer than lithium-ion batteries, Bloomberg reports.

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'Red sprites' are nature's best recently discovered light show     – CNET
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Brief bursts of energy over storms were first photographed from space less than 30 years ago. Now fans on the ground are starting to chase the phenomenon.

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North Sea Wind Power Hub: A giant wind farm to power all of north Europe
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Image courtesy of TenneT The harnessing of energy has never been without projects of monolithic scale. From the Hoover Dam to the Three Gorges—the world’s largest power station—engineers the world over have recognised that with size comes advantages. The trend is clear within the wind power industry too, where the tallest wind turbines now tower […]

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San Francisco train service plans to run solely on clean energy
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Commuter trains are already somewhat eco-friendly by their nature (you're less likely to need a car, after all), but the San Francisco Bay Area's train system is taking things one step further. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) has unveiled a policy that…

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Math’s $1,000,000 Question Isn’t Just for Mathematicians Anymore
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Physicists think they’ve got a winning way to solve the Riemann hypothesis, by mapping the distribution of prime numbers to the energy levels of quantum systems. The post Math’s $1,000,000 Question Isn’t Just for Mathematicians Anymore appeared first on WIRED.

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Sense review     – CNET
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The Sense Home Energy Monitor promises to track the output of individual devices, but ultimately falls short.

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NASA has a new plan to observe black holes with cosmic X-rays
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Since humanity hasn't quite figured out a way to directly take a picture of black hole yet, NASA's next major science mission will send a trio of highly specialized telescopes into space to study the high-energy X-ray radiation surrounding black hole…

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Magnets Aren’t Miracles, But Solar Flares Burst With Magic
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A new paper shows how large magnetic fields burst to release massive amounts of energy. The post Magnets Aren’t Miracles, But Solar Flares Burst With Magic appeared first on WIRED.

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Tesla Unveils its New Line of Camouflaged Solar Panels
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Tesla’s new line of energy-harvesting roof tiles are a key part of Elon Musk’s plan to make solar sexy. The post Tesla Unveils its New Line of Camouflaged Solar Panels appeared first on WIRED.

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