Monthly Archives: April 2007

Powering 4000 Homes: One Wind Turbine

This turbine produces 6 MW of power, it’s the world’s most powerful turbine, and it has innovative features like a gearless drive system. This article talks about the evolution of wind turbines around the world… usually NOT in the United States. What is wrong with us?!?

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Coolest Concept Bicycle Designs

This site USED to have some really cool design stuff, but the guy who designed them asked that they be removed.  Here is his actual site.  He’s drawn some really cool bikes, which look great as concepts and actually look possible. It would be really fun to see them riding down the street near my house. Nice!  (Not nice that the original site used them without permission.)

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Concept Chair

It’s a chair and a lounge chair. Nice look and excellent design.

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Earth-like Planet Found

Very cool story.  Apparently a “year” there lasts 13 days, which is very quick but might come in handy.  Imagine the birthday present frenzy that would mean.  The important question however is…does this planet have cable?  We’d better get there to find out!

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301 Useless Facts

Or maybe not so useless. Some interesting stuff in this list. What does the ZIP in ZIP CODE mean? Now you know. OK, it’s useless…but nice to know.  There is no attribution on this blog post, so you’d have to check each item individually… and who has time for that?  So take it with a grain of salt!

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This is a sign of the times. An iPod vending machine. You can actually buy a video iPod from this machine! Cool eh?

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Chevy Volt version 1.5

So from a really cool looking BMW design tweak yesterday, to another push down the road toward gasoline independence. Recently we saw a GM protoype called the Chevy Volt. Its powertrain was the first E-Flex, powered by a battery with an engine assist. At the 2007 Shanghai Motor Show, GM is unveiling the second major E-Flex variant with a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. This new E-Flex version is powered by GM’s new fifth-generation stack, which may well be the best performing fuel cell yet. Pretty wild stuff. When can I get something that plugs into the grid (and ultimately into my solar system!?)

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