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2013-09-09 23:02:20

Wind powered energy storage and synthetic fuel plant designs are unveiled at Airborne Wind Energy Conference, September 10-11. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Airborne Wind Energy Labs presents its new research in application of airborne wind energy systems to energy storage and vehicle fuel manufacturing. The main problem inhibiting advance of renewable energy is that electrical energy cannot be stored economically. An airborne wind conversion system, directly charging a thermal...

Google Research And Development Arm Acquires Wind Generator Firm
2013-05-23 10:42:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google is looking to take flight. On Thursday the search giant, through its secretive Google X division — which is responsible for research and development — acquired Makani Power. Google had previously invested $15 million in the company that develops autonomous airborne wind turbines. The acquisition comes a week after Makani Power carried out its first fully autonomous flights of robot kites bearing power generating...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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