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Riled Up is a journal of science, the environment, exploration, new technology, and related commentary.  Contributors include scientists, explorers, engineers, and others who provide perspectives and context not typically offered in general news circulation.  For interested readers, additional resources are included.

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Lensing the wind

Japan suffered from an earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale earlier this year. It released a massive tsunami that devastated coastal communities and also collapsed a nuclear power complex with multiple electrical generators. The consequences of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are still unfolding for the Japanese economy and the country's people. It isn't surprising that the Japanese have investigating alternative energy technologies that might reduce their nation's dependency on ...
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Solar autos

Making solar power readily available for car and truck transportation is a big challenge. With an investment from Google Ventures, an important step has been taken by SolarCity, a leading provider of solar energy for homes, businesses and non-profit organizations. Zero emissions is their goal for electric vehicles that will emit no CO2 from the vehicle's tailpipe. Wired Magazine reports that the Company has installed the first solar recharging stations of the thousands that will be ...
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Solar game changer?

Solar energy is plentiful, limitless, arrives free of charge as the sun rises, and may finally be coming into its own as a source of renewable electricity. A graph prepared by the German Advisory Council on Global Change shows 21st Century growth projections for solar power in comparison to other energy resources. The  percentage contribution from solar constantly increases.   [caption id="attachment_3541" align="aligncenter" width="700" caption="Solar energy growth. Source: German ...
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