The Army has cleared the way for
ocean-based clean energy and water. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given
a Section 10 Permit to Renew Blue Inc. subsidiary Independent Natural Resources
Inc. (INRI) to install a commercial wave-powered demonstration facility. The
energy-producing facility is designed to turn waves into electricity while also
producing fresh, desalinated water.
This is the first instance of a
Section 10 Permit issued to demonstrate a commercial wave-energy facility.
"This permit marks a significant step to help Texas achieve its goals for new
sources of energy and clean water," says Douglas Sandberg, vice president of
facilities require substantial amounts of electricity. INRI's Seadog Pump is
powered solely by electricity developed by wave energy. Since 40 to 50 percent
of operating costs in the desalination process are attributed to energy, the
self-energy-generating Seadog offers a low-cost solution for producing fresh
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
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