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Braking topics and current events


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Profile Footer

I've created a new template Template:Profile footer to add to the "See also" section at the bottom of pages where a user has filled in some info about themselves. -- SilverThunder 10:16, 27 Dec 2006 (EST)


Made a wikifo template. Another source to search ... "|test_test|test test}}" would be the arguments for it (notice the _ underscore in the 1st argument).


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Foreign Languages

Do any of you know how to configure a wiki to handle multiple languages? SilverThunder 09:31, 14 Aug 2006 (EDT)

I don't ... but I'll looks around [probably tomarrow]. Reddi

Found this but I don't think this is the Who wants those translated system and help pages?

Looking around mediawiki I found these variable that are relevant ...

: $wgInterwikiMagic

: $wgLanguageCode

I'll keep looking into this ... doesn't look too promising though for an automated conversion ...

As for manually doing it ... these are from Wikipedia Machine Translation Project


Fagan Finder Translation Wizard - single interface to many free online translators


Dutch to English Translation Tools (source available)

English dictionary



Portuguese dictionary


English-Portuguese dictionary

Ergane (free dictionary, several languages)

WWWJDIC (English-Japanese/Japanese-English dictionary)

Papillon project (free multilingual dictionary buillt by computational linguists)

Chinese, English, Estonian, French, German, Japanese, Lao, Malay, Thaï

All Free Dictionaries Project -

37 interconnected languages - 417,521 entries - 1000+ multilingual dictionaries

English-Chinese online non-commercial English-Chinese

Translation rules


:Unfortunately none of these projects seem to have been updated since around 2003.

Interlingua Translator (Translator under LGPL)

Translate every text in an abstract unique digital Interlingua (Parser)

Translate the Interlingua to the new text (Generator)

Written in Java

GPLTran (Translator under GPL)

Supposed to translate paragraphs or entire webpapges

Paragraph translation is spotty and buggy

Web translation doesn't seem to work at all.

Actually this isn't machine translation, it is a literal word-for-word translation

Download code at

Linguaphile (Translator under GPL)

open source, platform independent, and programmed in perl

simplistic and easy to use command line translator

56 languages

Download code at


C/Lua-based project, uses the metalanguage approach with Esperanto for lexycal content (to some extent)

Project restarted in 2003, current being developed (version 0.2 released, and translates "The dog eats the apple" to Esperanto: "La hundo mangxas la pomon")

:I like the idea use traduki. One can use traduki keys to stablish relations between words in different languages. I.e. hundo is the key to en:dog, es:perro and so on. So, going to hundo, you can add another translation to other lnnguages, without add language: links in the es:perro article, for example. -- Link Grammar

Databases -- WordNet, a lexical database for the English language.


Links on Machine translation (MT):

Machine translation (MT), and the future of the translation industry

Machine Translation: an Introductory Guide:

Visual Interactive Syntax Learning:

wikipedia articles

Machine translation

Language translation


Free translations on the web (An English to Hindi Machine Aided Translation System: an ongoing project at IIT Kanpur, India) (uses Systran software) (uses Systran software) (GPLTran) Works good, many languages (at least somewhat Systran software) Japanese (A Tamil to Hindi MT system developed in AU-KBC Research Centre, Chennai)

Neural nets

Machine translation

Translations memories

wired magazine

Wired 8.05: Machine Translation's Past and Future

Wired 8.05: Universal Translators

Wired 8.05: Talking to Strangers

4.10: Geek Page - Using interlinguas to map between languages


Processamento Computacional do Português

Meta-language (the new link is )A United Nations project based on an artificial, machine-readable language (UNL). The idea is to semi-automatically create a UNL text from, say, English, then have it fully-automatically translated in up to 150 languages on-the-fly. The project is now an independent organization.

The World Wide Translator (The Tragedy of the Anticommons of translations memories)

Reddi 10:09, 23 Aug 2006 (EDT)

New template

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template:GoogleSite takes 3 parameters. The site URL (the http:// is not needed). The term with pluses (+). And then the display term.

So if I wanted to look up "Google Web" sites. I would put in brackets|Google+Web|Google Web

That would give me the thing on the right in a box.

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Page Content to Migrate

Existing content to migrate to PESWiki:

I would like to see all of the major index pages at copied over to PESWiki so they can be collaboratively build here. If you happend to do a page, let me know, so I can create a redirect. -- SilverThunder 10:09, 3 Oct 2006 (EDT)

I did the Solar page. For now it is called Directory:Solar:FEN. How can we integrate it into the other Solar pages? --John Q. Public 22:46, 28 Dec 2006 (EST)

What we'll want to do now is to sub-divide the Directory:Solar page and move the sub-content from there as well as Solar:FEN to each new sub-page. Then I can create a forward from FEN/Solar to PESWiki.../Directory:Solar -- SilverThunder 01:23, 29 Dec 2006 (EST)

We already have Directory:Concentrated Solar Power, Directory:Thin Film Solar, Directory:Black Silicon, Directory:Solar Tower and Directory:Solar Hydrogen. What else should we have? --John Q. Public 23:43, 2 Jan 2007 (EST)

Created Template:Solar footer . --John Q. Public 23:44, 3 Jan 2007 (EST)

Today I did the Directory:Tidal Power and Directory:Investment Resources indexes. --John Q. Public 22:12, 2 Feb 2007 (EST)

Tidal Energy -- A Primer - Prepared by Martin Burger of Blue Energy, a tidal energy company. Has given permission to tranfer its contents to the PowerPedia:Tidal Power page for expansion.

Done. Reddi 02:17, 30 Dec 2006 (EST)


I've established a cross-linking relationship Stefan Hartman's forum. I have links to his site from the navigation structure of all four of our PES Network sites, including this one. He has a link to PESWiki and FreeEnergyNews from his global navigation structure.

The next area of collaboration is topic-by-topic interlinking.

I would like to see links from our topical pages to the specific discussion pages at and likewise a link from the topic pages to our PESWiki feature pages on the same topics. There is a lot of synergistic coverage that ought to be cross-correlated.

This interlinking will increase the quality of both sites, as each has an attribute that has been lacking from the other. That void can be filled by this active exchange.

So as you create new pages and edit existing pages, please take a quick look at to see if they have coverage of that topic, to add a link to it.

I've asked Stefan to let me know what the best way would be to establish links from pages back to PESWiki.

One thing we ought to do is create a cross-linking index page here that follows the same sequence as is found at the home page of

Thanks. -- SilverThunder 12:02, 25 Nov 2006 (EST)

Needs Attention

Rramjet went into Directory:Hydrogen from Water and added a bunch of "related sites" that are not specific to the topic, but which are general sites. It's good material, but doesn't belong on that page, and I'm not sure it really belongs anywhere that we don't already have covered already. We may just need to undo what he did. I don't have time right now to scrutinize it, but something needs to be done. -- SilverThunder 00:46, 23 Nov 2006 (EST)

I checked the material and agree that it doesn't belong on that page. I think the better portions are already covered elsewhere, so I changed it back to the previous version. --John Q. Public 23:59, 5 Dec 2006 (EST)



Is this spam? should this goto classifieds? is a block necessary? Just wondering Reddi 14:08, 5 Sep 2006 (EDT)

Relevant as a tool for inventors / manufacturers. I moved There was an error working with the wiki: Code[6] to Directory:CNC Machines. -- SilverThunder 15:26, 5 Sep 2006 (EDT)

Pages to Build

listed in nominal sequence of priority

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[7] - Low emission power generators used in hybrid electric vehicles, distributed generation and micro-cogeneration. ref: The Capstone™ MicroTurbine uses a small jet engine with no bearings (air bearings) to produce electrical energy. Same web site at: Former executive has now started new company

I interviewed someone from Capstone several months ago and was very impressed. Meant to do a story about it, but just havn't gotten around to it yet. -- SilverThunder 20:33, 3 Oct 2006 (EDT)

Directory:Acetone:Template to go along with Directory:Acetone as a Fuel Additive. We used to have a page there. I don't know what happened to it. It provided headers, headings, footers, etc.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[8] - A Gravity Kinetic Transfer Mass Transit Circuit. For ~2-mile range mass transit using down-hill gravity to propell craft. Ideal for college campuses and other short commute, such as airport shuttle. Has multiple prototypes. Featured on front page of NYTimes. ref.

Directory:Sorganol Biofuel ref: Ethanol made from sweet sorghum is alleged to "the best Alternative Fuel Crop In the Continental United States to Grow". Sweet sorghum takes the sunlight and converts it directly into sugars. Eliminating the costly starch to sugars process. These sugars are converted directly into ethanol at nearly ZERO FOSSIL FUEL INPUTS.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[9] harnesses waste kinetic energy from any body in motion, through a series of hydraulic pistons and converts it to electricity, at at projected cost of 2cents/kw. ref.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[10] Amazing new engine technology has 2 moving parts

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[11] ref - revolutionary internal combustion engine that converts combustion energy into rotational energy without the use of a traditional crankshaft. The engine is lighter, smaller, and has fewer moving parts than a traditional engine. Our engine is able to run on multiple fuels while making more power at lower RPMs than traditional engines.

Directory:Magnetic Shielding Mechanisms - materials and methods of blocking, shunting, redirecting magnetic fields.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[12] - patterned after "Extreme Makeover, Home Edition" ABC. Do an energy make-over turning inefficient home into energy envy.

Directory:BioPower Systems Pty. Ltd. - Biologically Inspired Ocean Power Systems ref. contact Dr. Timothy Finnigan,, phone +61 2 9209 4237 DESCRIPTION: BioPower Systems Pty. Ltd. is commercializing award-winning biomimetic ocean energy conversion technologies. We have adopted nature’s designs in the development of our proprietary wave and tidal energy systems. BODY: The technologies inherit benefits developed during 3.8 Billion years of evolutionary optimization in nature’s ocean laboratory.The resulting systems move and sway in tune with the forces of the ocean, and naturally streamline when extreme conditions prevail. This leads to low design thresholds and associated low costs. The inherently simple bioWAVE™ and bioSTREAM™ devices are designed to supply utility-scale grid-connected renewable energy using lightweight modular systems. These systems will reside beneath the ocean surface, out of view, and in harmony with the living creatures that inspired their design.

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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[14] - ref: - This recent application of Dana’s AtmoPlas technology is just the latest of many exciting possibilities we have discovered for this program. This novel method for using microwave energy to enhance fuel ignition has the potential to substantially change the internal combustion engine.

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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[16] - an environmental engineering consultancy providing integrated energy design services, mechanical and electrical engineering and specialist modelling. The emphasis is on helping design teams to integrate the economic and efficient use of the visible (the fabric and structure) with the invisible (energy, daylight and air movement). Computer and physical modelling are used to provide rapid and practical input to the design team on projects. ref.

Directory:Energy Tower - A hollow shaft over 400m tall and 100m wide into which water (usually sea water) is sprayed. The water partially evaporates and cools the surrounding air which then sinks and produces a downdraught capable of moving a system of turbines and electricity generators at the bottom of the shaft. See and <pesn type= and" str="and . See also" str="and and" str=". Should this be called There was an error working with the wiki: Code[17] ?

Reviews to Do

Sahara - action film about pollution and misused renewable energy.

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Tasks and activities


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Reddi 11:24, 7 Jan 2007 (EST)

Watch the various Nature's wheelwork pages

I have them all in my watchlist. I would request that other sysops get them in thier watchlist also. Thanks. Reddi 11:26, 7 Jan 2007 (EST)

Cool Sites

but I'm not sure what to do with them - AquaStar™ Ultraviolet (UV-C) Portable Water Purifier

: Reply: Post at Directory:Water (we need this directory. See LifeStraw® is designed to turn surface water into drinking water

: Reply: Post at Directory:Water - NightStar® LED Magnetic Force Shake Flashlights

: Reply: Post at Directory:Lighting - REED (Reverse Emulsion Electrophoretic Display) technology to create low-cost nanotechnology-based electronic Ink for flat panel displays.

: Reply: Very remotely related, but could be posted at Directory:Lighting and - ultralight helicopters do not require a pilot's license.

: Reply: Our focus is on the technoogy, not the politics. So the "air scooter" would belong on the pneumatic directory page not sure if th eother one belongs. We want to focus on cutting edge energy technologies that will/could make a profound difference.

Since these machines cost the same as a car (under US $20,000) and are available to the masses (no pilot license), what kind of gas mileage might they get compared to a car? I found another site with a similar machine that is said to get 30km/litre @ 100 km/h. That is equal to 70 mpg in American gallons or 85 mpg in Imperial gallons. Combine that with being able to bypass traffic jams, and you're looking at a huge reduction in energy consumption if it catches on. The product at can also drive on the road with the rotor blades folded in. In that regard it could be listed at Directory:Fuel Efficiency Vehicles, but I don't know what the mileage is on land. I think these flying machines are as noteworthy as Directory:Aeroscraft and more worthy than the Moller Skycar which you have at . I just think there should be some sort of directory for flight or aviation. --John Q. Public 19:40, 25 Oct 2006 (EDT)

Correction: That mileage is for land travel. I found it on the Product page. --John Q. Public 00:42, 3 Nov 2006 (EST)

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