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6 Groundbreaking Green Innovations We Spotted at Popular Mechanics' Breakthrough Awards

by , 10/15/11

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MAKANI POWER FLYING WIND TURBINE

What do you do when the strongest winds can’t come to you? You go to them. That’s the thinking behind Makani Power‘s airborne wind turbine, which basically looks like a small airplane. The lightweight apparatus can reach heights of 1,500 feet – high enough to harness the power of the strongest winds using much less materials than a traditional turbine.

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JAMES CAMERON’S 3D CAMERAS

You might know director James Cameron from his work on movies like Avatar, Titanic and Terminator, but did you know that he’s also an inventor? He spent years developing the sophisticated 3D camera and rigs that were used to film Avatar – in fact, he put that project on hold until he was able to perfect the technology. Mr. Cameron was honored at the awards and was on hand to show off some of his 3D equipment. The director is also well known for his work as an environmental steward and explorer of the oceans. In fact, he soon plans to take a version of one of his rigs on a dive 36,000 feet below the surface of the ocean.

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  1. sarahann October 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Too bad Solaria got half a million in “bailout” money then decided to go bankrupt. Oh and if that’s not bad enough when asked about it by congress they pleaded the “fifth” as in “there right against self incrimination”.

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