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River of flame: Fire erupts across Russian waterway and huge column of black smoke engulfs the area after underwater oil pipeline ruptures

August 13, 2015

 

 

"A ball of fire and a huge black cloud of smoke engulfed Moscow River – and the frightening scene was captured on camera.

The rupture of an underwater oil pipeline is believed to have caused the fireball, which erupted close to the site of an oil refinery.

A plume of thick black smoke polluted the air as a result of the fire in southeast Moscow, which could be seen almost a mile away in Red Square, reported Russian news agency Sputnik.

 

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The rupture of an underwater oil pipeline is believed to have caused the fireball, which erupted close to the site of an oil refinery

 

Rescue workers were required to battle flames for over an hour in order to control the inferno.

It is not currently clear what caused the blaze but according to rescue workers, the river went up in flames after a nearby grass fire reached the oil that had leaked from the pipeline.

No fatalities have been reported but three bystanders including a child were taken to hospital for respiratory issues caused by the smoke."

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3196504/Frightening-footage-captures-fireball-plume-black-smoke-engulfing-Moscow-River-suspected-rupture-underwater-oil-pipeline.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel

 

 

China shuts down space supercomputer damaged by shockwaves of deadly Tianjin blasts

Stephen Chen

August 13, 2015

 

 

"The Tianhe-1, the world’s fastest supercomputer in 2010, still remains operational, but has been switched off over safety concerns, Xinhua reports

 

China has shut down one of its fastest supercomputers used in the nation’s space programme after it was damaged in Wednesday night’s deadly blasts in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin .

 

Massive explosions at a warehouse for dangerous materials in the city killed many people, including firemen called out to tackle the ensuing blazes, while hundreds of other people were also injured.

 

Shockwaves generated by the blasts shattered glass windows and also caused the ceiling to collapse in parts of the National Supercomputing Centre, which is home to the Tianhe-1 supercomputer, Xinhua news agency reported.

 

The explosions had caused the centre to shake violently and created visible cracks on external walls, other mainland media reported.

 

The building was situated only a few kilometres away from the site of the blasts, staff said.

Tianhe-1 weighs 150 tonnes and covers an area of 1,000 square metres.

 

Despite suffering damage, the operation of Tianhe-1 had remained unaffected after the blast, but it was shut down by staff at the centre because of safety concerns, Xinhua said.

 

The centre’s website was also shut down after the blasts, while no one at the centre was available to answering the phones.

 

The Tianhe-1, built by the National University of Defence Technology, in Hunan province, has been used mainly for China’s space programmes."

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http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1849200/china-shuts-down-space-supercomputer-damaged-shockwaves-deadly

 

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It is apparent TPTB(W) are destroying the water supplies world wide.   Bastards!

 

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Bangkok bomb: Deadly blast rocks Thailand capital

August 17, 2015

 

 

"A bomb has exploded close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand's capital, Bangkok, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 120.

The Erawan Shrine, which was crowded at the time, is a major tourist attraction and foreigners, including Chinese, are among the casualties.
No-one has yet said they carried out the attack.

Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said the bombers had "targeted foreigners... to damage tourism and the economy".
"We will hunt them down," he said.

Bangkok blast: The events of the day
The Nation TV channel quoted Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha as saying the government would set up a "war room" to co-ordinate its response.

National police chief Somyot Poompummuang said that 10 Thais had been confirmed dead, along with one Chinese and one Filipino."

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33963280?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

 

 

Bangkok Bomb: 18 Dead As Blast Rocks Thailand

August 17, 2015

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF5dzGDt6_I

 

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What on Earth is UNICEF up to now?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What is this UNICEF commercial really trying to tell us?

By Laron

When an international organisation such as the United Nations Children's Fund, uses an Alien to promote their purpose, you tend to take notice. As we shift into a new world, I expect to see more and more things like this.

By Jennifer Sodini via Collective Evolution, 15 August 2015

UNICEF is an international program under the United Nations that “provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.”

Their chapter in Chile recently put out a video on their Facebook page, which they cryptically titled “To meet someone different is a great opportunity to live valuable experiences. Let’s say yes to integration!” While the message of the video is important (universal acceptance and love for ALL), we can’t help but wonder what they may really be trying to tell us?

Each post on their Facebook page linking to the video contains similar captions such as:

“Soon, a true story in UNICEF. CL”

“Do not miss the opportunity to accept someone else let us say yes to integration!”

“We do not lose the opportunity of enrichment with the culture of others. Let us say yes to inclusion!”

“Meet someone different is a great opportunity to live experiences valuable. Let us say yes to integration!”

Is the video a ploy for a viral conversation on what acceptance truly means on a larger scale, or is there something deeper yet to be revealed? What is fascinating about the video is that this release comes only a few weeks after an emergency press conference was held with NASA and SETI to discuss the discovery of another Earth-like world called Kepler 452B. Whatever the case may be, the conversation is certainly interesting.

As our consciousness as a human species begins to expand, and we find more acceptance for one another – perhaps the conversation should expand beyond us into the “other” – for we may also be the other, and the other may be one of us.

If love is love, then love is love for all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJmmtAFHxFo&feature=player_embedded

Source http://www.transients.info/2015/08/what-is-this-unicef-commercial-really.html#more

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BREAKING NEWS!!

Huge factory blaze erupts near Tokyo airport (PHOTOS)

August 23, 2015

 

 

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"A massive fire has engulfed a warehouse at a steel plant located near Tokyo's Haneda Airport, sending thick black smoke into the air.

A fire department official confirmed that the heavy smoke was coming from a major fire at the facility which is owned by steelmaking giant Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal."

Local media reports that the fire department has dispatched at least 17 trucks to battle the flames in addition to a helicopter."
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http://www.rt.com/news/313176-tokyo-factory-blaze-airport/

 

as per kandescent shout 

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Some authority it seems is tactically removing components in storage across the manufacturing global stage... many components made by diverse corporations that have no idea what all the components when combined actually end up making something very tactical... but someone does and they are removing stocks  :ph34r:

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I don't know, thinking if you take the plight of millions upon millions of people who are suffering, starving, dying of man made diseases and brutality each day, maybe that is World War Three. It is being played out every day in the lives of so many across the world, perpetuated by the greed of those who abuse their brief tenure of power on this planet. This vid is about Dubai- and the motherfuckers that brag and are proud of their great accomplishments of modern design and the beauty of their city while the people who actually build it are treated like dogs. It made me feel like crying.

Any respect I had for this city is gone and replaced with disgust.  The world needs to know this.

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Google translation: Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten

 

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdeutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de%2F2015%2F10%2F08%2Fgrosse-rolle-rueckwaerts-eu-will-normale-beziehungen-zu-russland%2F&edit-text=

 

Large roll backwards: EU wants normal relations with Russia

German Economic News | Published:  

08:10:15 23:05

 

The EU is apparently very impressed with Vladimir Putin's actions in Syria: EU President Jean-Claude Juncker says suddenly that EU should not be dictated by the United States their relationship with Russia. He called for a normalization of relations - and thus indirectly an end to the sanctions.

 

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called for a relaxation in the conflict with Russia. "We must strive for a viable relationship with Russia. That's not sexy, but it needs to be. We can not go on like this, "he said on Thursday in Passau. One must not arrive in perfect agreement, but again establish a reasonable basis for discussion.

 

"The Russians are a proud people," the country had "to play a role", Juncker said: "They must not displace from the scene, or they sign up, as we have seen, very quickly."

 

He criticized the fact that US President Barack Obama, Russia has dismissed as "regional power". "You have to treat Russia decently," said the Luxembourg. "We can not be dictated from Washington, our relationship with Russia. That will not do."

 

This statement is particularly noteworthy. Previously, the EU had always attached importance to the fact that Russia has been sanctioned in complete agreement with the Americans. US Vice Presidential friend Joe Biden had said against it some time ago, the US government had urged the EU on sanctions. Junckers large role backwards confirms the statement by Biden.

 

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/10/08/grosse-rolle-rueckwaerts-eu-will-normale-beziehungen-zu-russland/

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the winter chill is in the air, sanctions don't warm your digits

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the winter chill is in the air, sanctions don't warm your digits

;D ...or Juncker has just, between two drinks, woken up to the fact that the one exceptional and indispensable nation he is used to taking orders from is quite an ordinary country with an, after all, obviously vincible army, so he consequently dispensed himself from following orders too strictly. The "American Century" ended in the last days of september this year, for all to see, so one doesn't necessarily need to be an opportunistic drunkard to realign one's policy with the new decoration on the world's stage. Even a sober, rational politician would do so.

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Justin Trudeau to be prime minister as Liberals surge to majority

Trudeau will be Canada's next prime minister after leading the Liberal Party to a stunning majority government win, dashing the hopes of Stephen Harper, who had been seeking his fourth consecutive mandate, CBC News has projected

This will be the second time Canada will be led by a Trudeau, as the Liberal leader follows in the footsteps of his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who served as prime minister for almost 16 years before retiring in 1984.

www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-election-2015-voting-results-polls-1.32785613 246 557637

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Here's hoping he's liberal enough to run a disclosure junket with Hellyer!  

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UPDATED

Justin Trudeau to be prime minister as Liberals surge to majority

Trudeau will be Canada's next prime minister after leading the Liberal Party to a stunning majority government win, dashing the hopes of Stephen Harper, who had been seeking his fourth consecutive mandate, CBC News has projected

This will be the second time Canada will be led by a Trudeau, as the Liberal leader follows in the footsteps of his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who served as prime minister for almost 16 years before retiring in 1984.

www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-election-2015-voting-results-polls-1.32785613 246 557637

 

Justin Trudeau: Canada’s Obama The next Prime Minister of Canada will get along fine with the President.

 

October 21, 2015
 

For years, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has served as a welcome counterpoint to Barack Obama, and the object of wistful musings about what a fine President of the United States he would have been, if only he had been born south of the border: generally realistic about the jihad threat, determined to do what was necessary to meet that threat, and a strong supporter of Israel.

 

But now Canada at last has its own Obama: Justin Trudeau. And that means that Canada, like the United States, faces deep trouble ahead.

The new Prime Minister of Canada, like Obama, has consistently downplayed the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat and ascribed it to other causes. Christine Williams, a Canadian journalist and a Federally appointed Director with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, has noted that in the wake of the Boston Marathon jihad bombing, Trudeau issued a bizarre statement: “There is no question that this happened because of someone who feels completely excluded, someone who feels completely at war with innocence, at war with society.”

 

At war with innocence. That rivals the Obama Administration’s ascribing the Fort Hood jihad massacre to “workplace violence.” In reality, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev explained after the bombing that he and his brother committed murder at the Marathon because they wanted to defend Islam. Tamerlan Tsarnaev had vowed to die for Islam.

 

But – also like Obama – as far as Justin Trudeau is concerned, if you’re looking into Islam as having anything to do with jihad terror attacks, you’re looking in the wrong place. Williams notes that Trudeau in 2013 “came under fire for his participation in Canada’s largest Islamic Conference, held in Toronto, and entitled, ‘Reviving the Islamic Spirit.’ The criticism was over the conference's sponsor, IRFAN [international Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy], which was stripped of its federal charity status because of its ties to the terrorist group, Hamas. Even the moderate Muslim Canadian Congress advised Trudeau not to attend.”

 

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In sum, Justin Trudeau, young, handsome, born to the scepter courtesy his father, will fit right in with Barack Obama, David Cameron and the other leaders of the Western world today. And that’s why we’re in the fix we’re in.

 

Read more...  http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/260520/justin-trudeau-canadas-obama-robert-spencer

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Canadians Vote For 4 More Years of Oligarchy

 

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War game whoops! NATO exercises end with hovercraft, Humvees stuck in sand (VIDEO)

Published time: 23 Oct, 2015 15:31

 

NATO's biggest war games in 13 years hit a speed bump in Portugal this week, with hovercrafts and Humvees embarrassingly getting stuck in the sand. The incident happened during a training exercise as journalists watched.
 

It all began when two hovercrafts were released from the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock. They were unable to make it to shore as planned, and managed to do so only on the second attempt, El Observador newspaper reported

 

An order was then given to release two Humvees, which also got bogged in the sand. Troops were ordered to assist in freeing the vehicles, but they simply sank deeper. Video footage shows tires spinning as a group of soldiers attempts to release one of the Humvees from the sand.


 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC3Lh-smsmM

 

Despite the obvious setback, NATO representatives put on a professional demeanor, implying that the experience was a positive one for the troops involved.

 

US Marine Corps Lt. Col. Eric Hamstry said, as quoted by El Observador, that the Marines did a good job and the exercises became a great opportunity. He added that when cars get bogged in the sand, the Marines will now know how to get them unstuck. ( : :) )

 

 

The training exercise took place in the Portuguese city of Grandola on Tuesday. Several media outlets were invited to observe the drills.

 

NATO's massive Trident Juncture 2015 exercises are the biggest war games to be hosted by the alliance since 2002. A total of 36,000 international troops from 30 countries, including non-NATO nations, are involved. The drills are taking place at sea, in the air, and across the territories of Italy, Portugal, and Spain.

 

https://www.rt.com/news/319501-nato-equipment-stuck-sand/

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Primary Water Main Break in Hoboken, NJ

November 22., 2015

 

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"The largest water main supplying the Hoboken, NJ ruptured this morning, leaving the mile square city and its  53,000 inhabitants without water. The break also affects some small parts of northern Jersey City.

Minutes after noon today, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop tweeted that water service should be restored in less than a hour for residents of Jersey City affected by the massive water main break at the Jersey City border.

Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health has not been affected, according to a spokesman for the hospital.

Although sections of the Jersey City Heights has been affected by the break, operations are normal at Christ Hospital on Palisade Avenue. There was a small dip in water pressure but it is back to normal now, said Jarrod Bernstein, a spokesman for CarePoint Health, the owner of Christ Hospital as well as Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) in Hoboken."
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https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/ 

 

Water mains breaking in New Jersey on the East coast, while land is shifting out on the West coast in Calif. 

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Residents on Edge Ahead of Massive Military Drills Over Northern Plains

02.12.2015

Citizens in four states are on edge as a large scale training exercise is about to begin over the Northern Plains this week.

The exercise involving bomber jets, tankers, and fighter jets is set to take place on Wednesday and Thursday in the 35,000 square-mile Powder River Training Complex and the airspace over North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming.

 

The training will be  "under realistic scenarios that support full spectrum operations against modern threats," an Air Force spokesperson told the Rapid City Journal.

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Bureau of Meterology refuses to comment on cyber attack

December 3, 2015

 

 

"THE BUREAU of meterology has refused to comment on claims it was hacked in a “massive” cyber attack that compromised sensitive systems across the federal government.

On Wednesday the ABC reported a “massive” breach that could cost millions of dollars to fix as the bureau owns a supercomputer that provides crucial information to other agencies.

While government agencies are routinely subject to attacks, one official said the latest attack was definitely “China”.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister said the government was aware that the Bureau had been attacked and was working to review its security policy.

However China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the government is opposed to “all forms” of cyber attacks and believed speculation was “not constructive”.

The bureau said in a statement it does not comment on security matters, but added:

“The bureau’s systems are fully operational and the bureau continues to provide reliable, on-going access to high quality weather, climate, water and oceans information to its stakeholders.”

Motivations for the attack are unclear, however the ABC said they could be commercial, strategic or both.

Earlier this year, the Australian Cyber Security Centre warned that attempts to compromise government, business and other networks of national importance were regularly identified."

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http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/hacking/bureau-of-meterology-refuses-to-comment-on-cyber-attack/news-story/17f408c4e3dab1590f4790417e4a48c6?sv=186198253269712c7dbbf3a5b31f7606

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From a couple days ago, but pertinent to what's going on everywhere 

 

New Info: Suspicious men identified as part of Fort Bragg survey

December 5, 2015

Josh Birch

 

"BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT) – Several students remained home Thursday after the sheriff’s office reported three suspicious men entering two elementary schools in Carteret County on Wednesday.

 

24 percent of the students at White Oak Elementary School in Cape Carteret, where one of the incidents happened, stayed home. And another 19 percent of students at Bogue Sound Elementary School in Newport were also absent.

Those three men seen entering two Carteret County schools were later identified as belonging to the 83rd Civil Affairs Group out of Fort Bragg, which issued a statement about the incident apologizing for the angst caused to the community."

Sheriff Asa Buck told 9 On Your Side the men were reportedly conducting a survey. Buck said Fort Bragg was contacted by Carteret County’s Emergency Management and the Sheriff’s Office about the surveys. Buck believes they might not have known about the survey.

He said these types of surveys aren’t uncommon in Carteret County. However, normally the local authorities are notified. This time, they weren’t.

“Those things are coordinated with us, even going around doing these types of surveys and asking questions,” Buck said. “You know 99.9% of the time we always get some sort of heads up.”

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http://wnct.com/2015/12/02/suspicious-men-reported-entering-2-carteret-co-schools/

at the same link you will find the 

PREVIOUS STORY:

"The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is on alert after three men walked into two elementary schools asking bizarre questions Wednesday.

The Sheriff’s Office said it happened at White Oak Elementary and Bogue Sound Elementary schools just after noon on Wednesday. The men asked school officials whether the schools were designated as crisis evacuation centers.

After school officials requested identification, the men presented ID’s that appeared to be from the military, and said they were representing Fort Bragg. However, after calling surrounding military installations, the sheriff’s office reported no one doing these exercises or security tests in Carteret County."

Awful damned strange, testing to see if they could gain entrance maybe?

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One worker killed, 30 missing after Azeri oil rig fire: government

December 5, 2015

BY NAILIA BAGIROVA

 

 

"At least one worker was killed and 30 others were missing on Saturday after an Azeri oil platform caught fire during high winds in the Caspian Sea on Friday, state energy company SOCAR said.

 

As hopes of finding survivors faded, SOCAR said a severe storm was hampering rescue efforts at its platform in the Guneshli oil field.

 

"One body was found and a search-and-rescue operation for 30 missing workers is under way," it said in a statement, adding that 32 workers had been safely evacuated.

 

Earlier on Saturday, the head of Azerbaijan's Oil Workers' Rights Protection Committee, Mirvari Gakhramanly, told Reuters 32 workers had died and 42 had been rescued overnight.

 

The fire started after the storm damaged a natural gas pipeline, causing the platform's partial collapse."

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-azerbaijan-accident-fire-idUSKBN0TO09H20151205#WhJDjXYOcSOamcCU.97

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Finally, Efficient Energy From Gravity


Amsterdam, December 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars (Universe Architecture) has developed a new technique to generate free energy in a sustainable way at home. Ruijssenaars'  mechanism, whereby energy is released by perpetually unbalancing a weight, offers an alternative to solar and wind technology. The technique is now patent-pending. 
 

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151204/293249 )
 

Says Ruijssenaars about the invention: "Intuitively, I thought that gravity must have something to offer, given that everything is drawn to earth. By unbalancing a weight at the top that is only just stable, using little force, a large force is created at the bottom at a single point. The idea was that this should yield something."

 

Scientists are calling the technique a breakthrough "because, thanks to clever use of gravity, the energy yield from the so-called Piezo method, which converts mechanical pressure into electrical energy, is increased from 20 to 80 percent," says Theo de Vries, system architect and Senior Lecturer of the group Robotics And Mechatronics, associated with the University of Twente.

 

"Ruijssenaars literally turned the method on its head, as a result of which we, as scientists, have started to look at this method in a new light. Everything that is currently offered as mechanical energy will actually be useful, thanks to the invention."

 

Professor Beatriz Noheda at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, truly believes that piezoelectric energy harvesting is part of our future and says this increase in the efficiency is very welcome. "In situations where we cannot work sustainably with solar modules, we may well be able to use this new technique."

 

Ruijssenaars is looking forward to the implementation of his invention, which he developed alongside scientists Theo de Vriesand Jan Holterman, who wrote a reference work about Piezo.

 

De Vries and Holterman, both of whom work at VIRO, an international engineering company that solves technical problems for companies in the industrial sector, will be working with Ruijssenaars to find practical applications for the technique. Potential uses might include the manufacture of a sustainable and therefore "clean" phone charger, or of a generator for lighting in homes; the possibilities are endless.


http://www.gravityenergy.nl

http://www.universearchitecture.com
 

For more information, please contact:
Universe Architecture
Janjaap Ruijssenaars
T. +31-(0)20-6165424
M. info@gravityenergy.nl
 

SOURCE: Universe Architecture

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