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After years of review, political debate and a whole lot of red tape the first U.S. offshore wind farm has finally gotten approved. It will be located in the Horseshoe Shoal of the Nantucket Sound off Cape Cod.
This is a huge advancement and win bringing more renewable energy sources to the United States current energy grid. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed off on the 130-turbine, 420-megawatt Cape Wind project just today. “This project fits with the tradition of sustainable development in the area,” Salazar said.
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Cuban born artist Steven Rodrig has taken something mundane and transformed it into something truly awesome. While never formally trained in the arts, 47-year old Rodrig has always wanted to craft sculptures from unique materials. A student of structural mechanics, he certainly has the knowledge (and obiously talent) to put together wonderful pieces of work. He is currently entering his art work in various galleries in NYC for exhibition. He explains how he began using PCBS (Printed circuit boards) as his medium:
About a year ago I started experimenting with PCBS as a form of art. I work for a DEM manufacturer and am exposed to PCBS. I don’t design or develop them. Only look at them for obvious errors. There was one PCB in particular that grabbed my artistic eye and made me think that it was almost organic. It also made me think at that moment that this PCB was perfect on its own. In design and in purpose and would be even more perfect if it was part of an arrangement of other perfect PCBS to form something organic.
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Boxes have traditionally been the taskmasters of shipping. But what about those oddly shaped items that don’t quite sit right in a box or require a larger box and thus leads to increased waste? Well, now there’s a solution and it’s called the Universal Packaging System (UPS), though this is not an official UPS product.
If you remember playing Star Fox on Nintendo 64 then you will truly appreciate the RRL (Rocket Racing League). With a mix of high powered jets and augmented reality, Peter Diamandis is bringing an amazing new sport to the skies.
After 5 years in development, spectators were finally able to watch a preview at the Tulsa Airshow of what may be the best new sport to start in ages. The jets themselves are lightweight composite airplanes that use a liquid-oxygen rocket motor. On top of that, the pilots view a virtual course using augmented reality to compete against one another.
Pioneer has two new models of Blu-ray players that will be on the market next month. Both models, the BDP-330 and the BDP-LX53 will be controllable via your iPhone (iPod as well) using the iControlAVR app. The unit will of course need to be connected to a WiFi network to be put to use. From the looks of the app you’ll be able to control such things as play, rewind, fast forward, etc. There isn’t too much information about all of the controls but it looks to be pretty standard.
Big news from Nintendo. It seems that sources from three major retailers (Target, GameStop and Future Shop) have all confirmed the May 9th release date of the long suspected black Nintendo Wii. That release of course is for U.S. only, those in Canada can expect to see the new bundle as soon as May 23rd, though the black Wii bundle has been available in Japan since summer, 2009.
At $199, the bundle comes with the black Wii entertainment system, black Wii remote and nunchuck, a copy of Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort, as well as Wii MotionPlus add-on. Reports mention the possibility of pre-ordering your black Wii bundle from FYE retailers.