Archive for July, 2008

Aeroturbines

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I just recently came across this interesting product, long story short it is a different design for wind turbines. I am not one of those people who goes on and on about greener energy sources, but I am one of those who appreciates a good idea.

I have a YouTube video for you which explains everything better than I ever could, but here is a brief outline given on the site:

“Aeroturbines are wind turbines designed for urban settings.  Invented by University of Illinois industrial design professor, Bil Becker, Aeroturbines are a new development in wind turbine technology.  Aeroturbines can be installed on existing rooftops or built into the architecture of new buildings to provide clean renewable electricity at its site of consumption.  Aeroturbines are uniquely suited to urban environments because they are:

  • Noise and vibration-free
  • Safe for birds
  • Able to utilize multi-directional and gusting winds
  • Self-regulating (no overspeed protection required)
  • Low maintenance
  • Made from low-cost and readily available materials”

http://www.aerotecture.com

Personally I am just glad that people are going a different way about things with wind power. I have nothing against the current turbines, in fact I really like them, how they look and sound is very appealing to me. But I think these Aeroturbines are just perfect. That is all I have to say really, I hope you found this interesting.

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Solving a Rubik’s Cube

Bored last night I was thinking of a LEGO hamster lift I had seen some time recently, then that brought me back to the LEGO Rubik’s Cube Rubik’s solver I found a long time ago, which then led me to thinking how to actually solve a Rubik’s Cube. I did some quick searching on the internet and immediately came across these two videos which take you through the process quite nicely. I found it all very interesting so hopefully you will too. Enjoy:

So now you have an idea of how to solve a Rubik’s Cube you might want to look at these online Rubik’s Cubes to test out your skills. Here are a few links for you:

http://www.geocities.com/jaapsch/puzzles/cubie.htm

http://ekralc.blogspot.com/2008/06/speedembeddata-300-cccccc.html

http://www.dan-dare.net/Dan%20Rubik/Dan%20Rubik.htm

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