Rick Laezman

Freelance Writer

Rick Laezman is a Los Angeles-based freelancer writer. He has a passion for renewable power. He may be reached at richardlaezman@msn.com.

Articles by Rick Laezman

April 2014
When a particular technology catches on, it can touch every aspect of daily life. Even the most mundane of functions can be transformed. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are no exception, and they continue to flex their muscle in new and innovative ways.
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March 2014
In a technology-driven era, 
scientists are always trying to find new and more efficient ways to harness power. The quest places no limits on the imagination. Some ideas are downright wacky, while others are only a little off the mark. In one recent development, researchers may have hit the sweet spot.
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March 2014
One of the quirks of the technology explosion is the growth of one industry sparked by another. Just as the incredible popularity of cell phones and tablets has created a thriving market for peripherals like covers, cases and kickstands, the increasing market share of electric cars will help launch an industry for chargers and other supporting infrastructure.
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March 2014
The landscape of power in this country is changing at a rapid pace. Forces external to the industry, such as climate change, and those with a more intrinsic link, such as technology and consumer demand, have combined to place great pressure on the nation’s delivery system. READ MORE
March 2014
In an era of constant communication and overwhelming amounts of data, information fatigue is always a risk. In one industry, however, overcommunicating has not caused a backlash. In fact, it has been quite the opposite.
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March 2014
The ever-tightening squeeze of available bandwidth for our telecommunications devices has become a common and persistent problem in the digital age. As the use of cell phones, Wi-Fi and the Internet expand, the capacity of networks and transmission lines to deliver all that information is increasingly strained.
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February 2014
It’s well-known in the recent history of transformative technology that many innovations first came as military breakthroughs. Radar, microwave radiation, GPS and the Internet, for example, had a profound impact on warcraft before they so dramatically altered society and consumerism. Now, we may be able to add one more military technology to the list.
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February 2014
Solar photovoltaics and electric vehicles (EVs) are two shining stars of the sustainable-energy movement. Despite their growing market shares, limitations remain, and few would have guessed that pairing these technologies would offer relief. One company has brought the two together in a unique way.
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February 2014
Wind and solar power’s intermittency is one of the biggest knocks against the two burgeoning industries. As they grow in popularity and contribute an expanding amount of electricity to the grid, they pose unique challenges to utilities.
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