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Google acquires kite-power generator

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Google acquires kite-power generator
Google has acquired a US company that generates power using turbines mounted on tethered kites or wings.

Makani Power will become part of Google X - the secretive research and development arm of the search giant.

The deal comes as Makani carries out the first fully autonomous flights of robot kites bearing its power-generating propellers.

Google has not said how much it paid to acquire Makani, but it has invested $15m (£9.9m) in the company before now.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22636565


The turbines seem really loud.
 
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And so the world domination starts.....
 
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Cool! Hopefully this gets the ball rolling for others to follow suit! I saw a lil' bit about these generators on DailyPlanet a couple months back IIRC

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