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Wind power blows into Africa

Giant turbines churning in the wind are a rare sight in Africa—but that will not be the case for long. Until now the meagre amounts of investment in African wind energy have predominantly come from governments and foreign ...

dateMay 26, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Using fluctuating wind power

Incorporating wind power into existing power grids is challenging because fluctuating wind speed and direction means turbines generate power inconsistently. Coupled with customers' varying power demand, many wind-farm managers ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Can control theory make software better?

"Formal verification" is a set of methods for mathematically proving that a computer program does what it's supposed to do. It's universal in hardware design and in the development of critical control software that can't ...

dateMar 19, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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