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(Apple Insider)   I don't want to say civilization is about to collapse, sending human progress back hundreds of years, but Apple's just applied for a patent on a better windmill   (appleinsider.com) divider line 2
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2012-12-29 05:22:46 AM
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Dokushin: Small consumer electronics are the same as windmills? We'll get that General Electric CPU any day now, I'm sure.


You know, now that you mention GE, you're right - there's no precedent for a corporation offering both small consumer electronics and windmills. Forget I said anything. ;)
2012-12-28 10:23:17 AM
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No, they patented a different windmill, not a better one. You have to have a really good reason to want to store your energy in the form of heat, which is the "lowest" grade of energy and necessarily requires massive inefficiencies to transfer it back to work or electricity.
 
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