While the world debates the threat of Ebola and speaks of closing its borders to the Mother continent, individual African countries continue to make strides and set the pace for an economic resurgence, in the face of this global scare tactic. Check out the blockbuster move Kenya just made to grasp the mantle of power in the energy sector.
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Its bugged to see that Nicola Tesla is all the rave this year in the science world. It’s never too late to recognize genius I guess.
via Daily Mail
It’s a picture that’s sure to make your hair stand on end.
A daredevil inventor has created a shocking new image of Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’ – by shooting 500,000 volts of electricity down his body as he sat in the pose.
Using a home-built Tesla coil pieced together from junk and bits from hardware stores, Peter Terren risked his life to make the electrifying image.
He was also only protected from painful death by electrocution by a layer of cheap builders’ foil.
Terren, from Bunbury, Western Australia,said: ‘I wanted to convey the concept of the modern electrical age with the barrage of electrical interference in our lives. So much is happening and demanding our attention that it is difficult to “think”.
‘I decided upon a real life posture like the thinker with a lot of electrical activity around me with sparks onto my body.’
Despite Oil Reserve Venezuela Unable to Keep Lights On
SAN FELIX, Venezuela (Reuters) – Despite having some of the world’s largest energy reserves, Venezuela is increasingly struggling to maintain basic electrical service, a growing challenge for leftist President Hugo Chavez.
The OPEC nation has suffered three nationwide blackouts this year, and chronic power shortages have sparked protests from the western Andean highlands to San Felix, a city of mostly poor industrial workers in the sweltering south.
Shoddy electrical service is now one of Venezuelans’ top concerns, according to a recent poll, and may be a factor in elections next month for governors and mayors in which Chavez allies are expected to lose key posts, in part on complaints of poor services.
The problem suggests that Chavez, with his ambitious international alliances and promises to end capitalism, risks alienating supporters by failing to focus on basic issues like electricity, trash collection and law enforcement. Continue reading