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iCandy: As Seen in the Movies

A bendable display, a rocket-powered bicycle, and a gun that fires only for its owner

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iCandy: As Seen in the Movies
Photo: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Photo: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
When this turbine inside the Furnas hydroelectric dam in São José da Barra, Brazil, was taken out of service in January, it wasn’t missed. A severe drought in the region has left water levels there so low that the hydroelectric power plant has been operating at 15 percent of its capacity. Despite the dearth of water, Brazil’s energy crunch is not as bad as it could have been, because dozens of new thermoelectric facilities carry some of the load.

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