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This robot crawls along wind turbine blades looking for invisible flaws

By | Gadgets, Government, GreenTech, Hardware, Robotics, sandia, sandia national labs, Science, Wind power, wind turbines

Wind turbines are a great source of clean power, but their apparent simplicity — just a big thing that spins — belie complex systems that wear down like any other, and can fail with disastrous consequences. Sandia National Labs researchers have created a robot that can inspect the enormous blades of turbines autonomously, helping keep our green power infrastructure in good kit.

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This robot crawls along wind turbine blades looking for invisible flaws

By | Gadgets, Government, GreenTech, Hardware, Robotics, sandia, sandia national labs, Science, Wind power, wind turbines

Wind turbines are a great source of clean power, but their apparent simplicity — just a big thing that spins — belie complex systems that wear down like any other, and can fail with disastrous consequences. Sandia National Labs researchers have created a robot that can inspect the enormous blades of turbines autonomously, helping keep our green power infrastructure in good kit.

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GoTenna is ramping up public sector mesh networking with a $24M C round

By | Funding, Gadgets, gotenna, Government, Hardware, mesh networking, Startups, TC

GoTenna is best known for its outdoors-oriented consumer products that let you text and share locations between smartphones off the grid. But the company has found that government work — military, fire, rescue — is the real market, and is pursuing it with a vengeance on the strength of a $24 million funding round.

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