Chad Stephens helps diver Tom Warvell to recover an ice sensor from the bottom of Lake Erie. The two are part of a company (specializing in underwater recovery) working with engineers studying how ice floes during the winter would affect the foundation of a lake-based wind turbine.
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States along the Atlantic Coast are racing to be first in the country to put wind turbines offshore. But a group in Ohio says the first offshore wind farm in America isn't likely to be in the Atlantic, but in the fresh waters of Lake Erie about seven miles off the Cleveland coast.
A dull gray salvage boat chugs out of the Port of Cleveland on a calm spring morning; it's part of the early stages of what some hope will become a major industry in Ohio. But today, the prospect of dozens of massive wind turbines sprouting from the lake floor seems remote.
As part of the bitcoin podcast we're working on, Kestenbaum and I have been trying to buy a couple bitcoins, just to see how the process works. But we've crashed into a chaotic moment in the bitcoin world.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman could play the final game in his minor-league stint tonight with the Louisville Bats. Tomorrow, his 30-day rehab clock will expire and the Reds will have to decide whether to put him back on their roster or leave him in the minor league. Chapman is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the nation, and currently holds the record for the fastest pitch ever recorded in the MLB.
Several employees at the Louisville Courier-Journal are being laid off as part of a nationwide two percent staff reduction by parent company Gannett. In the largest round of layoffs since 2009, Gannett will cut 700 employees from newspapers across the country. The Gannett Blog is reporting confirmation that 36 Courier-Journal employees have been laid off. You can track the numbers here.
A scene from the film <em>City of Life and Death</em>, written and directed by Lu Chuan.
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Lu Chuan's film City of Life and Death lives up to its title. In documentary-like black and white, the writer/director shows the systematic murder of thousands of Chinese soldiers; some are machine gunned, some marched into the sea, some burned, some buried alive. Then the invaders turn to the civilian population and the process of killing continues.
A series of albums is helping to spread the word about the music of Andrrzej Panufnik.
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Unlike the first two volumes in the CPO label's ongoing survey of symphonic music by Andrzej Panufnik, the selections on this third installment find the Polish composer in a more laid-back, mystical frame of mind. Three of the four pieces on this album were written in England, where he was granted political asylum in 1954, and would spend the rest of his life.
There's some mystery to it. The origins of Druidism and Stonehenge are both elusive; even more elusive is what one has to do with the other. Though it's not clear that early Druids, or Celtic priests, had anything to do with Stonehenge, the modern revival of druidism, part of a broader revival of pagan nature religions, also revived Stonehenge as a place of religious significance.