Shrinking inventories of fossil fuels make scientists increasingly looking for alternatives to energy production. One of the more interesting ideas is the use of ocean tides and this is what Carnegie Wave Energy Limited uses.
Its engineers are carrying out in Australia a project called Perth, which is the world’s first network of equipment that simultaneously produces electricity and supplies drinking water.
The complex is located in Garden Island, Western Australia, near the largest Australian naval base in HMAS Stirling. It consists of a network of three fully autonomous CETO 5 generators, each rated at 240 kW, which are different from the typical wave generators. These models use it not only to produce electricity, but also to supply high pressure water, which is then transported to land where it is converted into drinking water through reverse osmosis.
Over the past few years, the dominance of space dominance has been dominated by the United States and Russia. Recently, however, other countries, such as India, have sent their missions to Mars and China, which have just recovered their first space ship sent to the Moon.
The Middle Kingdom, which is now one of the world’s largest economic powers, has finally begun its cosmic conquest program. China has already placed two probes in the Moon’s orbit, and now plan to send a lander there to deliver a rover to take samples from the surface of the silver globe.
This mission was not planned until 2017, but another unmanned vehicle called Change 5 was returned last week to Earth, which was recently sent on an 8-day trip to the Moon. The ship did not land on its surface, but only made a lap, and then returned to Earth, landing in Mongolia.
The purpose of this mission was to first check how the vehicle managed to enter the Earth’s atmosphere to ensure that the machine did not burn when returned.
The Ka-52 helicopter is one of the most interesting structures we can find on the equipment of the Russian Armed Forces. This is a double heavy combat helicopter commanded by a system of two coaxial, counter-rotating bearing rotors. In spite of his organizational and commanding functions, he can take part in combat on a par with other assault machines.
Ka-52 Aligator is a modified version of the single-seat Ka-50 assault helicopter. The only difference is that only adding space for the second crew member next to the pilot of the operator, not the tandem. In order not to increase the weight of the structure, the cabin armor was lowered and the ammunition stock was reduced to 460 to 240 rounds of ammunition.
The coaxial rotor system used is characteristic of the Kamowa construction and allows the Alligator to develop relatively high speeds (up to 300 km / h, 270 km / h). An additional advantage is the lack of tail rotor. Pilots sitting next to each other are the most controversial solution, especially in the Russian army. In such a situation, a missile burst in the cockpit hurts both pilots, which completely eliminates the helicopter from further combat and significantly reduces the chance of survival of the crew.
The Ka-52 is a helicopter of command and organization of the battlefield, but with its offensive capabilities it can take an active part in the fight. Russian sources state that there are more than 60 machines of this type (as of December 2013) on the equipment of the Armed Forces of the FR.
Typically, anti-piracy organizations deal with large targets, and their actions are typically targeted at entire sites that distribute copyrighted files. Sometimes, however, they are satisfied with hurdles, and this is exactly what happened to BREIN, which fined the pirates of the files on The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents.
The fight against piracy is carried out in many ways. Although the most common purpose of the various organizations representing the interests of copyright holders is the entire distribution of files, sometimes their purpose is to become real hurdles, but they also have implications for this business.
The Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN attacked one of the members of the 2Lions-Team, which posted files on the most popular torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents and sued him for a fine of € 7500. In the organization’s statement, it can be read that the defendant frequently casted films and series with inscriptions and was an active member of the pirate group, putting the company at great financial loss.
After identifying the remaining members of the group, he stopped doing business, hoping that the case would break up but he was not so lucky and would now have to answer for his actions.