To find out, students installed anemometers, wind direction sensors, and data loggers on seven MIT rooftops. “Our preliminary data indicates that most of MIT is not windy enough to make wind turbines economically viable,” says Dan Wesolowski (right), a PhD student in materials science and engineering, who collected data with Richard Bates ‘09 atop Building 36 in May. “However, the roof of Eastgate has enough sustained wind to produce power at rates as low as $0.10 per kilowatt-hour over its lifetime, significantly cheaper than MIT’s grid electric rate.” The students also found that Buildings 54 and W84 may be suitable for small-scale wind-capture projects.
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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