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Giant Energy-Generating Kites Could Serve as an Alternative to Wind Turbines

In the Netherlands, scientists from the aerospace engineering department of the Technology University in Delft are testing the ability of giant kites …

The solar energy reaching the Earth (the tiny dot on the lowe…

<b>The solar energy reaching the Earth (the tiny dot on the lower left) is 5000 times the energy we use globally.</b> Solar can power the whole planet many times over thru solar windows, walls, roofs, roads, car paint, solar-electric cars-planes-ships-trains and battery storage. This would eliminate arsenic, mercury, sulfur and other forms of pollution and increase life expectancy by many years. Here are some recent exciting solar power-electric car news:<p>1. A <b>third of new US electrical capacity came</b> …

Why A Lattice Tower Wind Turbine Can Be Taller, Stronger - GE

Engineers at GE’s wind power unit developed a new 450-foot tall “space frame” tower that could allow wind farm operators to build turbines in places …

Renzo Piano's Dragonfly-Inspired Turbine Can Harvest Energy from the Slowest Winds

As we shift away from fossil fuels, many utilities have focused on building the biggest and most powerful wind turbines possible to meet growing …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka

We’ve mixed it with OJ, hidden it in flasks, refilled parents’ bottles with water. But where did vodka come from?<p>Take a good look at the vodka section of your local liquor store. On the upper shelves you’ll find shimmering glass bottles of all shapes and sizes originating from every corner of the …