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Alison B. Lowndes
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Tesla Home Electrical Storage

This looks to be a pretty big deal, especially if Tesla can actual scale to the potential here. And the timing is perfect given the ever growing fragility of the power grid to both natural and manmade damage.

There are layers here but the biggest I see is not only being able to daily store energy for solar/wind and other sources but equally powerful is to be able to effectively leverage peak load pricing of the base grid so that you charge the system at night during low load (and low rates) and use your own power - and even potentially sell some power back to the grid during peak power. The rate differential is 4 times or more virtually paying for the cost of the system. Wow.

If this works as hoped it should be clean, silent, simple, free to low cost and make our local power grids far more stable and secure. Win win for everyone (but the power company).

Call me a fanboy of Musk (I am) but he is the Thomas Edison of our time - changing finance (Paypal), transportation (Tesla), space travel (SpaceX), Clean Energy (SolarCity) and now our base power grid itself (Tesla Home Power). Through in Hyperloop and other ideas and he is simply a great practical get-it-done engineer in the classic style.
Tesla will announce a new product at the end of April that's not a car, CEO Elon Musk recently announced without revealing any further details. Even so, most people are expecting the secret product...
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More +AVIF Volunteering going ahead in the Amazon region from June
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Not a theist? Okay so what are you then?
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This is not bullshit it WILL hurt your Grandchildren. Please get on board and pass it on!
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40 yrs ago the democrats said the same thing except it was global cooling.
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Saturday is cleaning day in the International Space Station. Each astronaut cleans 3 modules (I am cleaning Columbus, Kibo and Destiny)

Samstags ist auf der Raumstation Putztag, jeder putzt 3 Module (ich: Columbus, Kibo und Destiny)
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Sand dams + geoengineering + turning water and sunshine into food. Who's in? #kenya   #sustainabledevelopment   #Konza  
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Thank you to +BBC One for publicly releasing this epic video. #StargazingLive  
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It's funny what causes one to get excited. For some it is the smell of something new. For others the satisfaction of helping someone out. For me, it is the magic of seeing something that we designed come together into a product that is more than the sum of its parts.
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Incredible album #science  + #EDM  
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Flying over Burning Man with the DJI Phantom Vision 2+

I really enjoyed flying this thing over Burning Man! There was a low-level sandstorm here, but as soon as I got the quadcopter up just a bit, the whole scene changed.  Off in the distance behind the sand, maybe you can see the temple lurking back there.  It was so surprising (it always is) to look at the live view on the back of my ipad to see what things looked like from up there...

If you want to see some amazing footage from above, be sure to check out my friend +Eric Cheng  's footage at his site http://skypixel.org/  — isn't that a cool name for a site?  Skypixel? I love it! Eric's a great dude and we had a lot of fun together...
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Mother - Biker - Founder of an online volunteering network - fulltime student
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  • AVIF
    Founder Trustee, 2006 - present
  • KO2 Adventures CIC
    Executive Ops Director, 2008 - 2012
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Harrogate, UK
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Manchester, UK - Zibo, China - Osnabruck, Germany - Tampa Bay, Florida
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Google'll ne'r be Master of all t'internet till it be allowin page translation into English (Pirate) Arrrrrr
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I run a volunteering network AVIF.org.uk operating in Kenya, the Brazilian Amazon and recently Tibet - I'm also studying AI at hacker school (University of Leeds).
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Astro amateur, played* rugby, yelled at the Chinese PSB, inlined marathons, swimmer ...
Education
  • University of Leeds
    Artificial Intelligence, 2012 - present
  • University of Leeds
    Physics with Astrophysics, 2004 - 2005
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May 3
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A Religion for the Nonreligious | Wait But Why
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Not a theist? Okay so what are you then?

BRCK+Pi | BRCK
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It's funny what causes one to get excited. For some it is the smell of something new. For others the satisfaction of helping someone out. Fo

UK must abandon or adapt in face of floods - environment - 19 February 2...
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The UK's future is wet. How can Britons learn to live with the water, and who will have to move to higher ground?

Bringing water to Nkiito
www.indiegogo.com

Nkiito is a beautiful serene maasai village in Amboseli, Kenya. They have no running water. We hope you'll visit and help.

Ben and Tarka Make History (Official Announcement)
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Ben Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere make history as they complete Captain Scott's iconic polar journey

Round One Hundred and Two (Day 102)
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Scott Expedition - Day 103: We've done 102 rounds with Antarctica and won every one of them

The White Hell (and Some Good News!) (Day 99)
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Scott Expedition - Day 99: A poignant day passing Scott's last camp

In the Hurt Box (Day 86)
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Scott Expedition - Day 86: In the Hurt Box

Humanity in jeopardy | KurzweilAI
www.kurzweilai.net

Watson vs. humans, January 13, 2011 (credit: IBM) Exactly three years ago, on January 13, 2011, we humans were dethroned by a computer on th

Two Months in Antarctica (and a Christmas Message from the ice) (Video)
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Christmas Day marks two months on the ice for Ben and Tarka. Here's a Christmas message from Ben in Antarctica and a snapshot into the first

Retracing Our Steps (Day 74)
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Scott Expedition - Day 74: Thinking about Scott and his men

travel2change - Project
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Together, we are on a mission to make travel better for travelers and locals. Use your passion to create change during your trip.

Doctor Who anniversary: 12 ways to become a Time Lord - science-in-socie...
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The world's longest-running science fiction show has its 50th anniversary on 23 November. We examine the ways that the fiction is rooted in

Strangers expected to attend funeral of war veteran - ITV News
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Read Strangers expected to attend funeral of war veteran latest on ITV News. All the UK news

HUMANS's Vine profile & videos: Created by Jerome Jarre ..
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HUMANS's Vine profile & videos - Created by Jerome Jarre "What is the most important message you would like to share with the world right no

Incredibly relaxing and beautiful place, thank you for the pleasure.
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You suck ! .. and I'll be making a formal complaint. My 18 year old daughter just turned up to a family room booking with friends, part of a large party travelling from Harrogate to celebrate her 18th birthday and you turned her away. Apparently the room she'd booked had been trashed the night before which is no one's fault, definitely not hers but you not only didn't offer her another room you told her to drive 30 miles away to another Travelodge which was in terrible condition and would have cost them a fortune in a taxi home. This is her 18th birthday celebration and I then had to find them another hotel. I want a full refund, refund of the petrol cost to the other dismal place you sent her and also at least 100 compensation for the total inconvenience. This incident is about to go all over the internet too! Your customer service at Gateshead is disgraceful.
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