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Google Acquires Kite-Power Firm

Posted May 23, 2013 9:18 AM

From BBC News - Technology:

Google has acquired a US start-up that generates power using turbines flying on robotic tethered kites. Makani Power will become part of Google X - the secretive research and development arm of the search giant. The deal comes as Makani carries out the first fully autonomous flights of robot kites bearing its power-generating propellers.

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