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Power

The Highest-Flying Wind Turbine 143

Posted by Soulskill
from the not-recommended-for-hurricane-areas dept.
Daniel_Stuckey writes: "In far-flung rural Alaska, where electricity can cost as much as $1 per kilowatt hour — more than 10 times the national average, according to the New York Times — a wind turbine encased in a giant helium balloon is about to break a world record. The Bouyant Air Turbine (BAT) is about to be floated 1,000 feet into the air in the name of cleaner, cheaper, and mobile energy. That single airborne grouper—it's sort of a hybrid of a blimp, a kite, and a turbine—will power over a dozen homes. The BAT is the brainchild of Altaeros, a company founded by MIT alumni, and, if everything goes according to plan, it's going to be the highest-flying power generator in history. Since winds blow stronger and more consistently the higher above the ground you go, and the hovering BAT harnesses that gale and sends electricity down to earth through the high-strength tethers that also hold the machine steady. "
Medicine

Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials 357

Posted by samzenpus
from the between-life-and-death dept.
New submitter Budgreen writes: "Knife-wound or gunshot victims will be cooled down and placed in suspended animation later this month. The technique involves replacing all of a patient's blood with a cold saline solution, which rapidly cools the body and stops almost all cellular activity. 'If a patient comes to us two hours after dying you can't bring them back to life. But if they're dying and you suspend them, you have a chance to bring them back after their structural problems have been fixed,' says surgeon Peter Rheeat from the University of Arizona in Tucson, who helped develop the technique. 10 gunshot and stabbing victims will take part in the trials."

Comment: A.C Clarke quote (Score 1) 870

by Mr_Nitro (#46589859) Attached to: Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate
"The Goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play" ... 100% agreed. We are in front of a perfectly renewable and balanced dinner table/house (our planet), everything is there , for free, for everyone. Why we do allow some of us to have more and to create unbalance ? why is someone allowed to keep more than what he can enjoy fully? This is the ruin and culprit of all.

+ - Vaccine-Autism connection - Lawyer:'' Coming dozens of complaints''->

Submitted by Mr_Nitro
Mr_Nitro (1174707) writes "Italy — The lawyer Luca Ventaloro, an expert in child health law states: "Given the amount of the civil cases, it was inevitable that criminal justice was aware of this potential correlation between the vaccine and autism or other disorders, has now become a national emergency. We have a case of autism in 80 births in healthy children. Born with an high APGAR (newborns viability index) and after vaccinations begin to feel bad. They can no longer deny the evidence.'' They seem pretty strong footed on the connection, commission is all completely made of doctors and experts in the field. Not an excuse for irrational vaccines fears , but an occasion to improve and acknowledge the possible dangers."
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Comment: Re:Duplicity. (Score 1) 983

by durin (#46471381) Attached to: How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

I'm sure there must be something I'm missing in your reasoning.
How do you make sure that the files on the "other side" are not read by anyone? Sounds like you just transfer the files (presumably using rsync over ssh) and leave them plain on the remote server. With duplicity, the encryption and decryption is all handled on the client side.

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