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Data Center Powered Entirely by Wind

December 3, 2009 / No Comments

In Woodstock, Illinois, Other World Computing's laboratory has managed to get 100% of its needed power through wind turbines placed on-site. The turbines used are 39 meters in diameter, with a capacity of 500 kilowatts. The estimated output is around 1,250,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) annually. OWC are running other operations as well, but this one uses about twice as much ...

TURN Rotating Fireplace Keeps You Warm

December 3, 2009 / No Comments

Schweiger & Viererbl have designed a very efficient solution for room heating which is also magnificent to look at. The TURN rotating fireplace can evenly disperse heat in a room, rotating along a vertical axis. It can also be locked in place in small increments. This very effectively solves the problem of evenly heating a room with a fireplace, as ...

Portable Biorefineries Turn Trash Into Fuel

March 14, 2008 / 2 Comments

"Tactical Biorefineries" is what they call these new portable generators roughly the size a small moving van that weighs about 4 tons and turn trash into electricity. They've been mainly designed for the U.S. military and could be used outside the military shortly after, when the technology evolves (translated: "when they want to") in the future. The biorefineries are designed to ...