BBC: The mystery of why Google has moored 2 barges off the U.S. coast [including one in Portland, Maine] appears to have been solved.

The search giant has issued a statement saying it intends to use the structures as learning spaces for people to find out about new tech.

The announcement follows feverish media speculation over the past fortnight about the company’s plans.

One popular theory had been that the vessels would be used as floating wave-powered data centres.

Read more about Google’s barge in Portland, Maine.


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