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Google X acquires kite-power startup Makani

The research unit's "focus on real atoms, not bits" is expanding to include the startup's work on tethered flying wings that are designed to generate 600 kilowatts of power.

By May 23, 2013

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Makani Power rethinks the wind turbine (images)

Startup Makani Power has nearly completed testing on a 30-kilowatt prototype wind turbine designed to capture high-altitude winds either onshore or offshore.

4 Images March 28, 2012

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Google's Project Loon balloons can circle Earth three times

The cutting-edge balloons that Google built for its Wi-Fi broadcasting will be able to travel around the world three times, or for 100 days.

By November 13, 2013

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How Google's Project Loon rides the wind

When it comes to figuring out how to keep Project Loon's Internet-broadcasting balloons from popping in the stratosphere, it all comes down to vast amounts of data.

By October 1, 2013

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Google reveals it spent $966 million in Waze acquisition

A regulatory filing shows that the Web giant has acquired 16 companies so far this year for a colossal sum of $1.31 billion.

By July 25, 2013

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Meet Google's 'Project Loon': Balloon-powered Net access

The search giant wants to give everyone on earth Internet access, and it has a high-flying idea for how to accomplish it.

By June 14, 2013

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Mystery Google barge will be invite-only Google X showroom, says report

The hulking but hush-hush project, "personally directed" by co-founder Sergey Brin, is going to be a showroom for Google's special projects and products, according to CBS' San Francisco affiliate.

By October 31, 2013

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Lightweight wing harvests offshore wind

Startup Makani Power clears its first hurdles in building a radically different wind turbine that flies like a kite and captures high-altitude winds.

By March 28, 2012

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Altaeros balloon boosts wind turbine power

Wind startup tests a prototype airborne wind turbine that uses a helium-filled shell to lift a small wind turbine into stronger and steady winds at higher altitudes.

By March 28, 2012

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Green news harvest: Solayzme gets cash for algae, solar sunroof

Wind high flier Makani attracts more Google money; solar plane makes three-day flight; Sen. Biden's record on energy; tapping bacteria power; and more.

By August 26, 2008