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Saturday, March 30, 2002
Nanotech could power future magnets:
background on nanocrystalline magnetic materials and how they lead to more powerful permanent magnets for things like more efficient motors and levitated trains. 10:28:27 PM
Profile of Utgrunden
, the first wind farm rated 1 MW or higher on the high seas, in the Baltic Sea near Sweden. 9:41:46 AM
Cool Carbon Foam
: The Oak Ridge National Labs develops a graphite foam, which has exceptional heat transfer properties. It has four or five times the efficiency of copper in transmitting heat, yet at about one-fifth the weight of aluminum. Demonstrated applications include electronic heat sinks and smaller engine radiators. Current production methods are expensive due to high heat inputs. 8:34:30 AM
Shell International Renewables Limited
(London, England), a division of Royal Dutch/Shell Group, recently announced its intentions to spend up to $1bn in new green energy projects globally. The company wants to produce 1000 MW of green energy by 2005. Shell WindEnergy seeks wind energy projects in the late stages of development to acquire and expects to acquire at least two wind farms per year over the next few years. Eventually the company wants to get into the early project development and construction of wind energy projects. 8:16:31 AM
History of the mouse
, going back 50 years to the invention of the trackball, with quotes from Englebart. 6:53:36 AM