Monthly Archives: February 2008

World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Coming to Arizona

The lucky sunny state of Arizona is about to become home to the world
’s largest Solar Plant! Thanks to a just-announced contract between Abengoa Solar and Arizona Public Service Company (APS), the enormous solar plant called Solana will power up to 70,000 homes!

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Tom Freakin’ Skilling

Who owns this place?

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Store Your Electricity for When the Sun “Don’t Shine”

It calls to mind the old jokes about solar-powered flashlights (and the related screened door for your submarine), but it’s surprising to discover that many small-scale solar power systems actually don’t have batteries.

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Satellite Shoot-Down Video

Courtesy of the U.S. Navy.

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A Font We Can Believe In

Unless you’ve been avoiding television, newspapers, and all other forms of mass media for the past few months, you’ve probably seen Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s “Change We Can Believe In” and “Stand for Change” banners. Well there’s more to a banner than meets the eye… that font has a well-planned history.

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Do-It-Yourself Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Strapping various cameras and even an iPhone to their UAVs, including one scene where they rig it up MacGyver-style to simulate the finger’s touch on the iPhone screen in midair. Very interesting do it yourself flight tech video. Enjoy!

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A Flying Segway? The Personal Helicopter

Unlike traditional helicopters the GEN H-4 has 2 sets of coaxial, contra-rotating rotors (like a KA-52 Hokum) which eliminates the need of a tail rotor for balancing. It is powered by 4 lightweight 125cc 2 cylinder engines which use standard gasoline. It can fly to an altitude of 1000 meters at a top speed of 59 mph for up to 30 minutes.

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