Giant Owl Feathered Turbines

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Boffins from Cambridge University think they’ve found the solution to noisy wind turbines – owls.

The crack team of scientists have been researching the the wings of “large owls,” which are renowned for their ability to swoop silently through the night sky. By mimicking the owls’ feathers with a 3D printer the boffs were able to coat a wind turbine blade with a faux-feather covering that reduced its noise by 10 decibels. What a shame the government is pulling subsidies for onshore wind…




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Logging company Resolute’s CEO Richard Garneau suing Greenpeace

“A funny thing happened when Greenpeace and allies were forced to account for their claims in court. They started changing their tune. Their condemnations of our forestry practices “do not hew to strict literalism or scientific precision,” as they concede in their latest legal filings. Their accusations against Resolute were instead “hyperbole,” “heated rhetoric,” and “non-verifiable statements of subjective opinion” that should not be taken “literally” or expose them to any legal liability. These are sober admissions after years of irresponsible attacks.”

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