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Wind power—even without the wind

Offshore wind could provide abundant electricity—but as with solar energy, this power supply can be intermittent and unpredictable. But a new approach from researchers at MIT could mitigate that problem, allowing the electricity ...

dateApr 26, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Sea spiders and pom-pom anemones

( -- Creeping slowly across the deep seafloor on long, spindly legs, giant sea spiders are found in many deep-sea areas. But, as with many deep-sea animals, we know very little about how sea spiders live. A recent ...

dateJan 15, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Plate tectonics coming of age

( -- Plate tectonics in its current form is believed to have started one billion years ago. A study of two billion year old rocks from African gold mines has now shown that the same process of subduction we observe ...

dateNov 24, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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