Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers America’s first big offshore wind farm sets record low price of 6.5c/kWh

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers America’s first big offshore wind farm sets record low price of 6.5c/kWh

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America’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm is expected to save electricity consumers in the state of Massachusetts around $1.4 billion over 20 years, by supplying power about 18 per cent cheaper than any alternative sources. Bloomberg reports that the 800MW Vineyard Wind project – a yet-to-be-built joint effort of Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners –…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How ice cream made America – The Boston Globe

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How ice cream made America – The Boston Globe

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The earliest recipe book devoted entirely to making ice cream was “L’Art de bien faire les glaces d’office,” published in 1768 by a mysterious Monsieur Emy. The illustration on the frontispiece depicts roughly how ice cream was made at the time: By industrious flocks of chubby, naked cherubs with tiny wings, while the Holy Trinity…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Small-Town America Through the Lens of an Immigrant

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Small-Town America Through the Lens of an Immigrant

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In 2015, Greek-born photographer Niko Kallianiotis began driving around Pennsylvania, taking photos of small-town life. Kallianiotis, who grew up in the small Greek town of Kozani, says he feels a strong connection to these modest, blue-collar cities. Although Kallianiotis doesn’t avoid the shuttered shops and closed-down factories, his photographs focus on the human side of…