Searaser Uses Wave Power To Store Energy

Searaser Uses Wave Power To Store Energy 

 Searaser

We’re stoked about that wave farm off the coast of Portugal, and now along comes another innovation that could top that: Searaser, a buoy-like device attached to the sea floor that uses wave power to pump water 650 feet uphill. When the energy is needed, that same water flows through a downhill pipe, powering a hydroelectric generator. This picture shows a small prototype, but its inventors say Searaser in its full-sized form could supply power to 470 houses.

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Picking Cucumbers

Picking Cucumbers

Full time job, laying down

What do those people do? They implement new technology in agriculture. It consists of one tractor riding by the road in the middle of the cucumber field and carrying up to ten people by both sides of the thing that its towing. People lay on it and pick up cucumbers on the go then putting them on the moving transporter which collects cucumbers to the central storage. (Pics)

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The Power Grid Can’t Handle Wind Farms

 The Power Grid Can’t Handle Wind Farms

An aging power grid is showing signs of dementia

The Times reports on the problems of adding wind farms to the power grid. Because of the grid’s old design, it can’t handle the various spikes that wind farms sometimes have, and there’s no efficient way to currently move massive amounts of that power from one section of the country to the other. Further complicating things is the fact that under current laws, power grid regulation is a state matter, and the Federal government has comparatively little authority over it right now.

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Nanotechnology Applied To Dairy Farm Monitoring

Nanotechnology Applied To Dairy Farm Monitoring

 Cowbell Monitoring Device

Nanotechnology is among the most rapidly growing fields of science. It finds application in the most peculiar, yet logical, of places. For instance, dairy farm monitoring may not sound complex enough for nanotechnology application.

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Building the World’s Largest Wind Farm

Building the World’s Largest Wind Farm

 T. Boone Pickens – Putting his money where his hot air is

Dallas oilman and investor Boone Pickens wants to build the world’s largest wind farm in the Texas Panhandle, a project that would put as many as 2,000 turbines on nearly 200,000 acres in four counties. Pickens’ Mesa Power presented its plans to about 250 landowners and their representatives Tuesday in Pampa, about 50 miles northeast of Amarillo, TX.

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