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No more windmills: Wind catchers use Venturi technique to generate power

  • Posted on: 8 August 2014
  • By: JB

 

Feb 23, 2013  | Machine Design

Many inventors have questioned the logic of harnessing wind power by situating heavy gearboxes, generators, and rotor blades hundreds of feet in the air, as is the case for conventional horizontal wind turbines. One alternative design that does away with all these entities looks as though it is getting traction from both investors and a few potential customers.

New Bladeless Wind Turbine Claimed to be Twice as Efficient as Conventional Designs

  • Posted on: 8 August 2014
  • By: JB

© Saphon

When it comes to the future of wind power, one company thinks it looks a lot different than you would expect, and cheaper and more efficient to boot. Saphon, out of Tunisia, is interested in finding partners to mass-produce and market their unique wind energy device, based on their own Zero Blade technology.

Eastern Cape Leaders fight for wind farms

  • Posted on: 8 August 2014
  • By: JB

Leaders fight for wind farms

August 3 2014 at 12:05pm 
By Ayanda Mdluli


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Bloomberg

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Johannesburg - Former homeland areas in the Eastern Cape’s Transkei and Ciskei regions are gearing up, through the House of Traditional Leaders, to take on private farming enterprises for a share in the lucrative renewable energy market.

The House of Traditional Leaders in the Eastern Cape has argued that the lack of investment in the former homelands is attributed to government’s failure to effect a coherent land reform tenure policy that is in line with the national strategy, which will allow investment to flourish in impoverished communities.

Noctilucent Clouds

  • Posted on: 7 August 2014
  • By: JB

ROCKET LAUNCH PRODUCES NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS: On Tuesday morning, August 5th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying the AsiaSat 8 telecommunications satellite. About an hour and a half after the 4 AM launch, electric-blue clouds appeared over Orlando FL:

"These clouds appeared just before sunrise," says photographer Mike Bartils.

These are, essentially, man-made noctilucent clouds (NLCs). Water vapor in the exhaust of the rocket crystallized in the high atmosphere, creating an icy cloud that turned blue when it was hit by the rays of the morning sun. Years ago, space shuttle launches produced similar displays.

Letter Warning Of Zionist Facism In Israel

  • Posted on: 5 August 2014
  • By: JB
Said to be penned by Einstein, this minority consensus was signed and submitted by: ISIDORE ABRAMOWITZ HANNAH ARENDT ABRAHAM BRICK RABBI JESSURUN CARDOZO ALBERT EINSTEIN HERMAN EISEN, M.D. HAYIM FINEMAN M. GALLEN, M.D. H.H. HARRIS ZELIG S. HARRIS SIDNEY HOOK FRED KARUSH BRURIA KAUFMAN IRMA L. LINDHEIM NACHMAN MAISEL SEYMOUR MELMAN MYER D. MENDELSON M.D., HARRY M. OSLINSKY SAMUEL PITLICK FRITZ ROHRLICH LOUIS P. ROCKER RUTH SAGIS ITZHAK SANKOWSKY I.J. SHOENBERG SAMUEL SHUMAN M. SINGER IRMA WOLFE STEFAN WOLF. New York, Dec. 2, 1948

Know your Empath

  • Posted on: 5 August 2014
  • By: JB
I'm done with posting the things that resonate on facebook. There's no flow, no continuity. Comments get sucked into the vortex of mass consensus. . . which is rarely a good thing. http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2014/04/30-traits-of-an-empath-how-to-know-if-you-are-empath.html What is an empath? Being an empath is when you are affected by other people's energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Your life is unconsciously influenced by others' desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods. Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive and it's not just limited to emotions. Empaths can perceive physical sensitivities and spiritual urges, as well as just knowing the motivations and intentions of other people. You either are an empath or you aren't.

Pax Americana

  • Posted on: 2 August 2014
  • By: JB
John F. Kennedy American University Commencement Address delivered 10 June 1963 "I have, therefore, chosen this time and place to discuss a topic on which ignorance too often abounds and the truth too rarely perceived. And that is the most important topic on earth: peace. What kind of peace do I mean and what kind of a peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, and the kind that enables men and nations to grow, and to hope, and build a better life for their children -- not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women, not merely peace in our time but peace in all time." http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkamericanuniversityaddress.html --------------- "According to Putin, the memorial is not only “a tribute to the great deeds,” but also a warning that “this peace is fragile.”

Website update

  • Posted on: 2 July 2014
  • By: JB
Yeah, it's a bit of a mess at the moment. Finally got the chance to upgrade wildcoast.com from Drupal 6 to 7. Only way to do it is live, I'm afraid. Should be shaping up in a day or so.

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