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Rain Power: Harvesting Energy from the Sky

Grenoble, France - Researchers who study energy harvesting see energy all around us we just need to find a way to capture that energy. One of the latest energy harvesting techniques is converting the mechanical energy from falling raindrops into electricity that can be used to power sensors and other electronics devices.
"Our work could be considered as a good alternative to power systems in raining outdoor environments where solar energy is difficult to exploit,
- Thomas Jager, Scientist

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Rain Power: Harvesting Energy from the Sky

Source: physorg.com, Wed January 23, 2008
Grenoble, France - Researchers who study energy harvesting see energy all around us we just need to find a way to capture that energy. One of the latest energy harvesting techniques is converting the mechanical energy from falling raindrops into electricity that can be used to power sensors and other electronics devices.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Guinea: UN Fund’s $10 million grant to help poor rural families

Source: United Nations News Centre, Sat October 06, 2007
Conakry, Guniea - A development project in Guinea has received a $10 million grant from the UN International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) as part of efforts to provide poor rural families in the West African nation with better access to schools, healthcare and drinking water.

Carter Center closes in on Guinea worm

Source: USA Today, Sat May 20, 2006
Guinea - Former president Jimmy Carter says he will never forget the "beautiful young woman" of about 20, living in a tiny village near Accra, Ghana, looking as though she were holding a baby to her breast.

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