Smart mirror for cheaper solar power

Innovation in the way meet the challenges in the field of increasing the efficiency of certain processes can be divided into two categories. The first category of innovation, invention, the second — innovations-improvement. Innovations developed by startapovskoy Thermata, which specializes in the creation of "green" technologies of the new generation, but rather fall into the second category.

These innovations involve a significant reduction in the cost of producing solar energy with the use of digital technologies.

Heliostats concentrate sunlight onto a tower, producing steam, which drives a turbine. To date to determine the appropriate angle of the mirrors in the

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Because of river flooding in Brazil evacuated tens of thousands of people

More than 74 thousand families have been evacuated in Brazil's largest state of Amazonas in the north of the country because of their banks of several rivers, including the Amazon, according to the Sunday edition of the Segunda.

The cause of the disaster began to heavy rains, do not stop in March. In the 32 cities in the state of emergency was declared, the local authorities have requested assistance from the Government of Brazil.

The most affected city was Benjamin Constant. With a population of about 30 thousand people were evacuated from a 9000 people. According to representatives of the

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Tornado in Portugal

.One person was injured as a consequence of the hurricane in the Lagoa de Albufeira (Portugal), damaged power lines, uproot about 30 — 40 trees, rooftops posryvalo shingles.

The area on which pohozyaynichat element was about 1000 meters long and 40 meters wide, said channel tvi24 representative Civil Defense District Lusa Dinis de Jesus. On the probability of occurrence of a tornado Institute of Meteorology storm warning was issued.

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Heavy rains have led to mass evacuation in the Dominican Republic

More than 5000 people have been evacuated from disaster areas in the Dominican Republic, the territory of which struck a heavy rain, said on Friday the Mexican television.

Water element has damaged at least 1.1 thousand houses and buildings, mainly in the capital, Santo Domingo, and in the eastern parts of the island Caribbean nation. Emergency declared in half of the 32 provinces of the country. No casualties posts yet.

Downpours caused by two low pressure areas that were formed by the end of the week in this part of the Dominican Republic. Authorities have warned residents of the affected

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Guangzhou suffered from the storm

In the capital of the southern Chinese province of Guangdong in the night of 27 April 28, strong winds and heavy rain completely disrupted the city's airport. Because of these severe weather conditions had an hour delay 116 flights. Further, the Guangzhou International Airport followed by buy-54-canceling flights as the weather continued to surprise.

This mass flight delays and cancellations can not remember any airport workers. To weather the storm, three thousand passengers had to stay overnight in the airport building covered by rain. All from my trip had to give up about ten thousand people. Element only pacified by

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Because of the devastating floods and rains in Colombia killed on

April 3. A few weeks in Colombia seasonal rains caused severe flooding across the country. Only as a result of river flooding and Chico Bogota affected more than two thousand families, forcing most of them to evacuate to higher elevations. Chico strong siltation caused change of flow in the direction of agricultural land and settlements on both sides of the river. Dozens of hectares of rice and grain washed away by floods. The increasing rainfall in the next few weeks may cause flooding in other regions, as well as increase the risk of landslides.

Local authorities report that in

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Powerful cyclone approaches the Maritime Territory, warned the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Rescuers Primorye disseminated through the media an emergency warning of the approach of a strong storm in the region cyclone.

Press Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the region by referring to the Maritime weather forecasters said that the morning of 22 April in the south-west region will begin heavy rain. By April 23 the element reaches the southern edge and fall to Vladivostok. Expected rainfall of 15 to 49 mm in less than 12 hours. Livni will be accompanied by a strong wind, the speed of which will be gusts of up to 25 m / s,

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Colorado forests are dying in large-scale fires (video)

Forest fires rage in the U.S. state of Colorado. For residents of Denver announced the forced evacuation.

As reported, four hundred families have already fled their homes. Some roads in the area had to shut off. Fight the fire element, arrived a few dozen teams from different cities.

But while you can not tame the fire. The flames quickly spread through the forest because of the strong wind.

A powerful sandstorm enveloped Washington

A powerful sandstorm paralyzed Washington in the U.S.. Within minutes, the element is completely covered the sky dirty gray veil.

As reported, visibility in Washington is almost zero. Highways occurred dozens of accidents, several people were injured.

In some areas had to block traffic, and drivers stood in traffic for five hours.

A series of powerful aftershocks shook Japan

In Japan, for the last day there were more than a dozen earthquakes, four of them had a magnitude greater than 6.0 on the Richter scale.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, on Wednesday, the strongest quake in the eastern coast of Honshu had a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter was located 260 kilometers south-east of the port city of Kushiro in Hokkaido. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The National Meteorological Agency of Japan announced a warning about the threat of a tsunami in Aomori and Iwate prefectures

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