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sábado, 5 de fevereiro de 2011

Notícias do caraças!

Um Viaduto que tem TURBINAS DE VENTO!
Grande Itália, que não tem medo de ideias novas, que não venham de fora...

Attractive Italian Viaduct Has Wind Turbines Built In
By Rebecca Boyle

Wind Turbine Viaduct via New Italian Blood

A new bridge concept incorporates wind and solar energy into its design, generating 40 million kilowatt-hours per year — and looking pretty slick to boot.

The Solar Wind concept would use the space between an existing viaduct in southern Italy to install 26 wind turbines, which designers Francesco Colarossi, Giovanna Saracino and Luisa Saracino say could provide 36 million kilowatt hours of electricity every year. 



A Europa vai ser a fornecedora da Estação Espacial Internacional, com o seu veículo de Carga robotizado:

With Robotic Cargo Ferry Launch, Europe Will Become an Official Supplier to the ISS This Month
By Clay Dillow

The ESA’s newest Automated Transfer Vehicle--ATV-2, otherwise known as Johannes Kepler--is loaded up and primed for its February 15th launch to the International Space Station, marking a several significant milestones for the European Space Agency and its contribution to ISS operations. Among those benchmarks, it marks the first “operational” flight for the ESA’s ATVs, the 200th launch aboard the European Ariane 5 rocket, and the heaviest load an Ariane 5 has ever hurled into orbit.
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-02/europe-will-become-official-supplier-iss-upcoming-robotic-cargo-ferry-launch


Uma Cidade Flutuante!
Floating megacity designed for the banks of the Mississippi
By Darren Quick
Arcologies, which are essentially entire cities crammed into a single high population density megastructure, are still the realm of science fiction – or games such as Simcity. But with the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina ongoing, a group of designers have come up with the proposal for just such a structure designed to sit on the bank of the Mississippi. Called the New Orleans Arcology Habitat (NOAH), the structure would house 40,000 residents along with all services and amenities that would allow them to live their entire lives within its walls if they so desired.


Um Skate-maravilha, oh, yeah...

Freerider Skatecycle combines snowboard, skateboard and casterboard
By Darren Quick
As devices such as the Pulse Kick ‘n’ Go Xcelerator and T-Board show, designers are always looking for new and interesting (and hopefully profitable) ways to provide kids with the various cuts and scrapes that are an essential part of growing up. The latest pretender to the throne still occupied by bikes, skateboards and scooters is the Freerider Skatecycle – a two wheeled recreational vehicle that allegedly combines the “foot control of snowboarding, the balanced turning of skateboarding, and the nimble, undulating movements of casterboarding.”

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