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Wind turbine towers have become a familiar sight in many parts of the world, but if Ampyx Power has its way, they could be replaced with fleets of tethered drones. Supported by ESA’s Navigation Innovation and Support Programme (NAVISP), the Dutch company is working on kite-like autonomous aircraft that harness the energy of high-altitude winds to run generators on the ground.Continue ReadingCateg
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and for scientists contending with a third major bleaching event in five years at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, such times are very much upon us. In a world first, researchers have conducted a cloud-brightening trial, to see whether reflecting some of the Sun’s energy away could help limit the damage to fragile corals caused by warming oceans.Continu
the projects - titled 'windwords' and 'windswitch' respectively - intend to highlight the amazing power of wind energy. The post prototype 2030 proposes to transform wind turbines into iconic landmarks appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the HT is designed to facilitate a mobile lifestyle, allowing users to transport themselves wherever and whenever they please.  The post max zhivov integrates solar panels and wind turbines in traveling houseboat design  appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
While we've already seen that large-scale wind turbine blades which are shaped like humpback whale fins can be more efficient, what works for big turbines doesn't necessarily work for little ones. In fact, a new study suggests that for small-scale units, copying seagull wings may be the way to go... Continue Reading Seagull-inspired blades could give small-scale wind turbines a power boost
According to a US Geological Survey estimate, anywhere from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of bats are killed by wind turbines annually – in the US alone. New technology may help reduce those numbers, however, by causing the turbine blades to whistle at the animals... Continue Reading Whistling wind turbines may save bats' lives Category: Environment Tags: Bats
Back in 2014, US Army engineers Charles Marsh and Carl Feickert envisioned a wind-power system inspired by Venetian blinds fluttering in an open window. They have since teamed up with eight colleagues, creating a system that generates power in breezes that are too light to turn the blades of a traditional wind turbine... Continue Reading Quivering strips provide wind power where turbines c


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