and yes this is new material made this year and yes there is more where that came from.— el-p (@therealelp) September 8, 2016 been keeping my mouth shut about my work w/ zack since jan when we did it. it hurt. now i’ll commence keeping my mouth shut about the rest.— el-p (@therealelp) September 9, 2016You can listen to the new single, right here. Fans have been hearing about a Zack de la Rocha solo album since 2000, when the Rage Against The Machine singer started working on a new project. Though collaborations with Trent Reznor, Questlove and more were ultimately dropped, the only album to feature de la Rocha extensively in the past 15 years is the One Day as a Lion project that debuted in 2008.Last week, de la Rocha surprised fans with a brand new single titled “digging for windows.” While fans were ecstatic to hear the new music, the unexpected release begged the question, “is this a one off release or the first track of a new album?”Fortunately, it was Consequence of Sound who confirmed the latter scenario, as it seems “digging for windows” is the first track of many to come. The new album will apparently feature all new music recorded within the past year, as de la Rocha seems to be eyeing a major comeback. Run The Jewels’ El-P, who produced the new single, also confirmed these reports in a series of Twitter posts.the ZDR the album is happening. 2017.— el-p (@therealelp) September 8, 2016
The Reliability in a Sea of Risk 2 (RiaSoR 2) project has published new reports on condition monitoring systems, numerical load analysis, and reliability assessment specifications for wave energy converters.Building on first phase of the RiaSoR project, which developed a theoretical reliability assessment guideline for both wave and tidal energy converters – the second iteration of the project has released four reports for wave energy sector specifically.The reports – developed by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (RISE), Alkit Communications, Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers, and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult – feed the methodologies and training into the guideline developed in the first RiaSoR project.“The reports give guidance on how to increase reliability of ocean energy devices by a structured approach ensuring increased uptime of critical components, more efficient maintenance campaigns and in the long run allow for knowledge-driven design,” Johannes Hüffmeier from RISE said.The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), along with Synective Labs, CorPower Ocean, Waves4Power and Ocean Harvesting, also contributed to the newly released reports.Funded by the Ocean Energy European Research Area Network (OCEANERA-NET), in association with the Swedish Energy Agency and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, RiaSoR2 aims to enable developers to validate their findings and establish a practical, condition-based monitoring platform to prepare for future arrays.According to project developers, big data handling and processing will be vital to drive down operational expenditure of the marine energy arrays.