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Visitors to modern art galleries often say they have been left in the dark. Those heading for Tate Modern from today onwards will be able to make that complaint almost literally. The Polish artist Miroslaw Balka has turned the gallery's Turbine Hall into a black hole. The installation, entitled "How It Is", is designed to evoke feelings of oppression, fear, disorientation and helplessness. Balka is not toying with people's emotions. His intentions are very serious, for he says his work is influenced by a childhood spent in a village in which many former inhabitants were Jews who died in the Holocaust.

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An attempt by enthusiasts behind a British-built steam supercar to break a century-old world land speed record for steam-powered vehicles was today delayed for 24 hours following a minor throttle problem.

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With its sleek, green features, the British Steam Car aiming to break the longest-standing official land speed record has been nicknamed the "fastest kettle in the world".

64 still missing after disaster at Siberia dam

Sixty-four people missing after a disaster at Russia's largest hydro-electric dam are probably dead, the owner said yesterday.

Russian hydro plant accident kills 12

Rescue workers searched Russia's largest hydroelectric plant today for 64 missing workers after an accident during repairs killed at least 12 others at the massive plant in southern Siberia.

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Wind turbines are safe. That is the conclusion of every reputable scientific study conducted into the impact of wind turbines on human health, based on a range of international research.

Protests fail to save Vestas turbine plant

Vestas, the wind-turbine maker, closed two factories on the South Coast yesterday with the loss of 425 jobs.

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A wind turbine blade factory which sparked an 18-day occupation announced today it is closing two sites with the loss of 425 jobs.

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There are other concerns over wind power, additional to health, among them the crucial need to provide conventional back-up for the ups and downs of wind power, often synchronously over the UK and northern Europe ("Are wind farms a health risk?", 2 August).

Are wind farms a health risk? US scientist identifies 'wind turbine syndrome'

Noise and vibration coming from large turbines are behind an increase in heart disease, migraine, panic attacks and other health problems, according to research by an American doctor

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All new technologies carry risk. That is true of benign new technologies as well as the old industrial sort. This paper's report on the potential health hazards of wind turbines, generators of eco-friendly wind power, will be unwelcome for many environmentalists and indeed for the Government, which for entirely creditable reasons is committed to a great increase in their number. But a new book by a New York paediatrician, Dr Nina Pierpont, on which our report is based and which draws on international studies, ought not to be ignored.

Leaked CEO conversation suggests electricity revolution coming

Transcripts and audio files of a leaked phone conversation between the secretive CEO of Texas-based EEStor, Dick Weir, and an as yet undisclosed source have been doing the rounds online for the last 24 hours creating a stir amongst technologists and environmentalists around the world.

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