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Alaska gets huge helium-filled wind turbine that floats 1,000 feet up

April 8, 2014 - 2:40 pm in Science

What’s that in the sky? A bird? A plane? No, it’s a helium-filled blimp with a giant wind turbine inside. This will soon be the scene above Fairbanks, Alaska as an MIT spin-off called Altaeros launches its floating wind turbine for an 18 month test. The…

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Watch the Telsa S crush things with its titanium underbody shield

April 1, 2014 - 10:15 pm in Science

Tesla’s normally stellar reputation for safety and durability was put to the test last year when a small number of Model S vehicles burst into flames…

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GE’s magnetic fridge could reinvent refrigeration in just 5 years

March 14, 2014 - 2:26 am in Science

Refrigeration technology was introduced nearly a century ago, but it has changed little since. Now General Electric, the company that produced the first…