Are Google's Green Days Over?
, na Forbes:
Since taking over as Google’s chief executive from Eric Schmidt, Larry Page has been cleaning house, shuttering services and initiatives that haven’t lived up to their billing. On Tuesday, Google axed its big green initiative called RE < C – renewable energy cheaper than coal – an ambitious effort to develop technologies that would make renewable energy competitive with coal-fired power plants.
Bill Gates and China in discussions over new nuclear reactor
, no Guardian:
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates confirmed on Wednesday he is in discussions with China to jointly develop a new kind of nuclear reactor.
"The idea is to be very low-cost, very safe and generate very little waste," said Gates during a talk at China's Ministry of Science and Technology.
Gates has largely funded a Washington state-based company, TerraPower, that is developing a Generation IV nuclear reactor, which can run on depleted uranium.
TerraPower says its traveling wave reactor would run for decades on depleted uranium and produce significantly smaller amounts of nuclear waste than conventional reactors.
"All these new designs are going to be incredibly safe," Gates told the audience. "They require no human action to remain safe at all times."
Os realces são meus.
O Bill Gates que estamos a citar é aquele visionário que afirmava com a maior convicção do mundo que 640 kb de memória seria mais do que alguma vez alguém necessitaria? Que no próprio dia da apresentação pública do win95, proclamado como à prova de erro, viu um "BSOD"? Que afirmou ser a internet uma moda passageira? Não sei o que é pior, aturar estes mentirosos do aquecimento global ou estes visionários provadamente eficazes em enganar a malta. Há razões para ter medo, muito medo...
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