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Crave: Lightning strikes, and charges, a phone, Ep. 140

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Crave: Lightning strikes, and charges, a phone, Ep. 140

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Jellyfish shut down a nuclear power plant in Sweden, Google's Project Loon rides the wind, and Nokia tries charging smartphones with lightning.

And I was giving -- -- here's what's happening this week on cnet's crave blog. People. The nuclear power plant in Sweden is being inundated by moon jelly fish and had to be shut down this -- to avoid potential nuclear disaster. Oscar -- nuclear plant located southeastern Sweden was forced to shut down its commuted three reactor. After tons of jelly fish flooded with plans water can -- sites. 14100 megawatt boiling water reactor provides 10% of the country's power -- is the largest in the world. The cesium 133 prototype wrist watch is the first atomic clock shoved into -- wearable watch. -- contains a cesium atomic -- later which will only lose 12 over every 1000 year period. The guts of the watchers but could be a chip scale atomic -- built by symmetric on. Which is a 15100 dollar clock light enough it's small enough to fit inside -- wristwatch. Or not publisher. The cesium 133 could eventually retail for 121000. Dollars. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found pro -- lean on saturn's moon titan. Probably has -- chemical used to make everything from plastic bags to car bumpers. This is the first definitive detection of the chemical -- any planet or moon other than earth NASA said. Cassini was able to identify a small amount of -- -- -- lower atmosphere using its composite infrared spectrometer sorcerer's. And instrument that measures infra red light and can identify particular gas is going from the unique thermal fingerprint. If you look on the bottom of some household plastic objects -- further recycling code five that means it's made of polypropylene. Google's project -- uses weather -- to broadcast the Internet from high above 99% of the Earth's surface. Google recently released a video explaining exactly how the blue survive near space flight without popping. He's been -- its project -- computational choreographer that's a great title. Explains that flying these -- in the stratosphere is similar to flying in outer space but with crazy wind pattern. Using weather data from the national oceanographic and atmospheric administration. As well as GPS tracking on the blues themselves. They are able to predict wind patterns and figure out where the -- -- -- They collect more data on wind patterns in the stratosphere. It will be better able to -- wind patterns and deploy more project -- blues providing free Internet to more places across the planet earth. Greenish different became famous when she DS -- way out of her job producing this cute video as a way of saying I quit. Well the video went viral and at last count has over thirteen million views. The company that she left was next media animation which is famous for their mean -- animation videos. If they don't put out a long story -- they produce their own dance video -- -- -- marina to show that next media animation is an awesome place to work. It asks you actually got some -- -- -- -- and drop -- problem with. Turns out -- might have the last laugh though because the Queen Latifah -- -- -- -- This -- crave is giving away the nuance dragon naturally speaking premium twelve speech recognition software for PCs from Nuance Communications. Go to the blog and enter to win. -- in the University of Southampton underneath together. The world's first to reach -- how to harness enough for -- of lightning to charge the phone. -- voltage coming in have a bulletin which is set up for this transform -- to 200000 votes. And of America. But to out say this goes down through this transformer and then into the intelligence -- -- -- We're gonna take this massive erratic voltage. In the folder of the smooth that charge up. This is a first step in to understand and on the power of natural lightning and being able to on this ascendancy.
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