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August 25, 2004

Energy

US-Russian wind turbine breakthrough

A team-up of engineers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Makeyev State Rocket Center in Miass, Russia has developed a new model of wind turbine for home use.

VAWT

The turbine, which will be produced by company Wind Sail, is a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) to be used as generator for off-the-grid and distributed-grid systems.

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Food and health

Oct 10th – 12th 2004 At Penrhos Court, an old manor farm on the Welsh border.

What you eat can have an enormous effect on your health. Daphne Lambert, nutritionist and chef, shows you which foods to choose and how to prepare them to create a diet that helps keep you healthy.

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Energy

And then there was street light

Japanese city streets will soon have solar powered lights. Sharp Corporation is launching the new light, which combines a new type of solar cells with high-intensity LED lights.

Street light

The “Lumiwall” street light will be marketed from mid September at a retail price of 500,000 Yen ($4,000).

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