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+ - Wichita Lineman 2.0: Bill Gates Wants Accelerometers on Power Lines

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theodp (442580) writes "GeekWire reports that Bill Gates is listed as an inventor on a newly surfaced patent filing that proposes putting accelerometers on power lines to understand how far they move in wind and other conditions, and monitor how close they come to trees and other nearby objects. The idea is to detect issues with power lines before they cause serious problems. Gates and power go way back — a legacy system BillG worked on as a teen that helped manage the electrical grid for the Bonneville Power Administration was just retired after keeping the lights on for 38 years."
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Wichita Lineman 2.0: Bill Gates Wants Accelerometers on Power Lines

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