World’s Largest Wind Farm
This week GE announced that it has a $1.4 billion contract to supply wind turbines for what it says will be the largest wind farm in the world. It will be built in 2011 and 2012. The project will spread out over nearly 80 square kilometers in Oregon, consist of 338 wind turbines, and will have the potential to provide 845 megawatts of power.
That’s almost as much power as a single nuclear power plant.
The project is smaller than one announced by T. Boone Pickens, the founder and chairman of BP Capital, which would have had a 4,000 megawatt capacity. That plan fell apart because of problems with the economy and transmission lines for the power.
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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