Google’s outlandish ventures go beyond Web

November 5, 2010 | Source:

Google Inc. has always set aside research and development dollars for futuristic ventures that appear to have little in common with its core business of Internet search.

But lately, it’s been backing some eye-popping projects. In recent weeks, the company has revealed it’s working on self-driving cars and a multibillion-dollar windmill farm — in the middle of theĀ Atlantic Ocean.