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Comment Re:Why only trees? (Score 1) 75

Find a way to bind it to or build it into the skeletons of skyscrapers during construction. Calculating wind sway is part of the design process so optimizing placement for max power generated should be a fairly minor additional exercise. Admittedly the power generated is low but you could use it to charge the batteries in the emergency lights or run the pump in the lobby fountain or some other lower power background task. Yes, I'm aware that those aren't cost effective suggestions. They're just the first examples that came to mind. But any technology that is in common use becomes more cost effective and more efficient over time.

Comment Re:What is normal and how many were born? (Score 4, Informative) 220

Reading the article reveals this... "In an annual survey released on Wednesday by the Bee Informed Partnership, a consortium of universities and research laboratories, about 5,000 beekeepers reported losing 42.1 percent of their colonies in the 12-month period that ended in April. That is well above the 34.2 percent loss reported for the same period in 2013 and 2014, and it is the second-highest loss recorded since year-round surveys began in 2010."

Comment Re:Those who ignore history... (Score 5, Interesting) 160

It's kinda hard for me to ignore this bit of history. My mother was a Lab Technician in Oak Ridge during WWII (yes, I'm an older geek). Anyway, I grew up hearing stories from her about working in Oak Ridge and from my Dad about the war in Europe...so this "history" has a certain immediacy for me. Frankly, I think a museum about the Manhattan Project is a wonderful idea. Maybe it makes some people uncomfortable to talk about it but it IS our history and should never be forgotten. Got save us from preserving (and teaching) an edited "good parts" history that doesn't give the unvarnished truth. Those were difficult years and they needed difficult decisions. We need to remember that so that we can learn from it.

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