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Submission + - Google Invests In Human Powered Monorail (

catbutt writes: Google has invested a million bucks in one of the coolest and weirdest inventions I've seen in a while, pedal powered pods that scoot along 20 feet above the ground, from a company called Schweeb. I'd love to have them here in San Francisco, but have to wonder if they'd work better where things are a bit flatter. Unlike the other radical city-transforming transportation idea, the Segway, these appear to be cliff-safe.

Submission + - Wind farms might not reduce pollution

catbutt writes: "According to a NYTimes article, which references a National Academy of Sciences study, wind farms may not be effective at reducing polution. The logic seems a bit odd, though, because it says that the reason it won't reduce certain types of pollutants is that there "was already a cap on sulfur emissions and one on nitrogen oxides was likely to follow. Is is possible such caps are a bad idea, then, if they cause people to not bother reducing their output of pollutants, since all it would end up doing is allowing someone else to pollute more?"

Submission + - Hubble saved

catbutt writes: "If you like pretty pictures from space, you should be happen to see that NASA has decided to save the Hubble from a premature fiery death. "Hubble is one of the great observatories," (NASA chief) Griffin has said. "It has revealed fundamental things about the universe of which we had no idea."

A repair is tentatively planned for 2008."

"When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest." -- Bullwinkle Moose