Google considers investment in Geothermal Energy

Google is in discussions with Israeli geothermal company Ormat Technologies about a possible investment in so called enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). The EGS concept is to extract heat by creating a subsurface fracture system to which water can be added through injection wells.

Hot Rocks Geothermal: Google Looks to Invest

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Executives at Google have been clear that so-called enhanced geothermal is on the list of technologies they see as cost effective, compared with fossil fuel energy.

The idea behind enhanced, or engineered, geothermal systems is to inject water underground to enhance the permeability of rock, allowing for the release and capture of more heat.

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Geothermal Power » What is Geothermal?

The Advantages of Geothermal Energy are Enormous:
  • harnesses a natural locally available energy source
  • provides an environmentally friendly energy alternative avoiding fossil fuel combustion
  • produces no nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions and significantly lower levels of CO2 than conventional fossil fuels
  • baseload electricity 24/7 year-round supply with high reliability
  • as a local energy source, provides security of energy supply and price, reducing need for importation of fuel

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The Netflix Player by Roku (video)

The Netflix Player by Roku is a device that enables Netflix subscribers to instantly stream a growing library of movies and TV episodes from the Netflix, directly to the television.
Movie Downloads with Netflix's Roku Player

RokuOnline DVD rental giant Netflix unveiled a new movie download device that will allow users to digitally stream titles directly to their TVs. The new set-top box, manufactured by Roku, will retail for $99, with unlimited downloads at no added cost for Netflix subscribers.

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Learn More

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Netflix Now Gives You More: Movies and TV Episodes In Your Living Room. Instantly.
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1) Connect To Your TV

Just plug it in. The player is guaranteed to connect to any TV – even HDTVs.

2) Connect To Your Home Network

Wired or wireless – it’s your choice. The player is compatible with your high-speed Internet connection either way.

3) Follow the On-Screen Instructions

Follow a few simple instructions and you’ll be ready to watch instantly. That’s it…you’re ready to go!

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What do I need to use The Netflix Player?

In order to use The Netflix Player, you need an active Netflix account, a high-speed Internet connection (minimum 1.5 Mbps), a home network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) and a TV.

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bioWAVE and bioSTREAM -- Underwater Wind Turbines

A team at the Australian company BioPower Systems has designed the bioWAVE and bioSTREAM devices. Devices that sway in tune with the oceans currents while producing clean, renewable energy.
Bio Power Systems
Biologically Inspired Ocean Power Systems

BioPower Systems is commercialising ocean power conversion technologies. Through application of biomimicry, we have adopted nature's mechanisms for survival and energy conversion in the marine environment and have applied these in the development of our proprietary wave and tidal power systems.

National Geographic

VIDEO: Undersea "Wind Farms" Tested

The wave power system, bioWAVE™, is based on the swaying motion of sea plants in the presence of ocean waves.

The hydrodynamic interaction of the buoyant blades with the oscillating flow field is designed for maximum energy absorption. In extreme wave conditions the bioWAVE™ automatically ceases operating and assumes a safe position lying flat against the seabed. This eliminates exposure to extreme forces, allowing for lighter designs and substantial cost savings.

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Tasmania Pilot Projects

bioWAVE pilot, King Island, Tasmania, Australia
bioSTREAM pilot, Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia

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The Virobuster Steritube -- Air Sterilization

Many hospital patient become infected by bacteria or viruses unrelated to the primary reason for their visit. Recently, however, a Dutch company launched the Virobuster Steritube, an innovative system for sterilizing air, designed to avoid such infections.
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The Virobuster Steritube is an innovative system for sterilizing air. Micro biological contamination is eliminated up to 100% with a one pass-through. Thus effectively protecting against the spread of moulds, bacteria and viruses like Aspergillus, Anthrax, TBC, MRSA, Legionella, Influenza (SARS,
H5N1), EV71, Noro, etc.

Virobuster continues where air purification

Virobuster steritent

Medical technology, now also available for industrial use

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The unique advantages of the intelligent inside and simple outside concept
of modularity can be summarized as:

  • No need for (setting) changes to existing HVAC systems
  • No need for(bio)medical or (electro)technical knowledge for installation
  • No need for pre-engineering or custom design (plug & play)
  • The only UVGI solution available with (patented) modularity
  • Pyrogene and toxins(e.g. ozone) free and HACCP accepted
  • Remote (internet) process and service control
  • All air capacities possible (300m3/h – >100.000m3/h)

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Samsung Announces World’s Fastest SSD Drive

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Samsung announces 256 GB, 200 MB/s solid state disk drive
Taipei (Taiwan) – Samsung claims to have developed the world’s fastest solid state disk (SSD) drive, offering a blazing 200 MB/s data read rate – about the performance of fastest hard drives money can buy today.
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Samsung has developed one of the largest capacity and highest speed solid state drives to date.

Like upcoming Intel SSDs, Samsung's drive will use multi-level cell (MLC) technology and a high-speed Serial ATA (SATA) II interface. Later this year, Intel is planning to announce high-capacity SSDs, which select PC vendors are expected to adopt in forthcoming notebook PCs based on the Centrino 2 "Montevina" mobile processor.

Samsung expects its new drive to be sampling for computer manufacturers by September and shipping to those clients by the end of the year; this applies to both a 2.5-inch drive for more traditional notebooks and a 1.8-inch drive for ultraportables and other much smaller devices.

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TG Daily - Samsung announces 256 GB, 200 MB/s solid state disk drive
Multi-level cell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Electronista | Samsung ultra-fast, cheap 256GB SSD due this year
Solid State Drives: Samsung may accelerate adoption just in time for Xmas | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com
Report: Samsung develops 256GB solid state drive | Nanotech: The Circuits Blog - CNET News.com
Dim Outlook Worries Samsung's New 'Chip Man'

Real Life Jurassic Park

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In an echo of the film Jurassic Park, DNA from an extinct animal has been re-activated in the laboratory for the first time. Scientists took genetic material from the Tasmanian tiger - officially declared extinct 70 years ago - and inserted it into mouse embryos where it played a role in developing cartilage and future bone.
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Extinct Australian Tiger Gene Functions in Mouse

taz tiger

The scientists extracted DNA from a 100-year-old Tasmanian Tiger or thylacine, which had been preserved in ethanol in a museum, and injected it into a mouse embryo where it was "expressed" or produced in cartilage.
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Tasmanian tiger DNA 'resurrected'
This is film of the last Tasmanian tiger.
A fragment of DNA from the Tasmanian tiger has been brought back to life.
The University of Melbourne [logo]

Faculty of Science
Department of Zoology

Andrew Pask
CJ Martin Research Fellow
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Should we bring back long dead creatures?
A real life Jurassic Park on some Island?
Or Mice with Giant Dinosaur wings?

Oh happy days!

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