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global warming research

Energy For Future Power Plants Could Come From Sea Kites

Swedish researchers are working on an underwater kite that could provide a low-cost and low impact method for tapping into the energy of the ocean. Swedish start-up Minesto has obtained $2.5 million to start testing the kite in Northern Ireland next year. The kite, called Deep Green, is able to capture tidal energy at 10 times the speed of the…
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The US Decides To Build Its First Offshore Wind Power Farm

This is a really good sign that the US may finally be taking renewable wind power seriously. The Cape Wind project has been approved yesterday allowing for the construction of 130 turbines at Horseshoe Shoal south of Cape Cod. This marks the first of a long, incremental, and sometimes painful shift toward a large-scale clean energy future. This…
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NASA Gives Scientists Supercomputer As Earth Day Gift

With Earth Week upon us, NASA has presented climate research scientists with a present they are sure to love: NEX, a planetary data-crunching tool that uses a 56,832-core, 128-screen supercomputer to blend global satellite data and sophisticated modeling software with an online collaborative culture. The system is intended to help scientists work…
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