Mark Mehos

Aug. 07, 2009

Southern California Utilities Go Solar

Solar experts discuss the politics and technology of new solar installations planned for California.

solar, energy, power, electric, alternative energy

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Solar Power Scales Up

Increasingly, individuals are adding solar panels to their homes and businesses. But is solar technology ready to provide power on a utility power plant scale?

solar thermal, energy, electric, power, utility

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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