Photo Gallery: Mystery barges on both coasts

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最近在美國東西岸港口,同時出現了三艘神秘的駁船,引起了科技界的高度興趣,目前猜測的焦點,是谷歌在進行一個神秘計劃。 This photo shows a barge on Treasure Island in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. The barge is one of three mysterious floating structures that have sparked online speculation. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Three mysterious structures on the water in California and Maine have the tech world abuzz.

Each of the boxy structures sits atop a barge and looks like a four-story building made up of shipping containers. Little is known about them, but they appear to have been registered by someone familiar with geek speak.

Two of the secretive structures are in San Francisco and one is in Portland, Maine. Four of them are registered with a Delaware corporation as BAL0001, BAL0010, BAL0011 and BAL0100. In binary code used in computing, the numbers spell out “one,” ”two,” ”three” and “four.”

Online speculation about their creator has focused on Google Inc., which has a patent for a floating data center that uses ocean water for cooling.

Neither Google nor the company outfitting the vessel in Portland has returned messages seeking comment.

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