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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
Wind storms can cause a great deal of damage to coastal areas, producing waves that erode the shoreline and destroy facilities such as marinas. A newly-proposed "floating forest" could help, however, by blocking both the wind and the waves... Continue Reading Shorelines could be protected from wind and waves – by a floating forest Category: Good Thinking Tags: Floating Tropical
formed for an outdoor gallery space, the perforated metal sheeting creates a visual contrast against the exposed concrete walls. The post yong ju lee installs ‘the wind shape’ canopy to simulate the flowing movement of fabric appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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
As a busy Milan design week draws to a close, Dezeen has selected eight Italian hotels that event-goers can head to for a moment of calm, including a minimalist retreat with views of the Dolomite mountains and a 15th-century holiday apartment with original fresco walls. Read more
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
Although there's nothing like cycling with a good tailwind, your bike and your body are only capable of catching a limited amount of that wind. The CycleWing was designed to help, acting as – you guessed it – a sail for your bike... Continue Reading Retractable sail could give bikes a boost of wind power Category: Bicycles Tags: Cycling Kickstarter Sail
After launching with a few bumps last year, Sea of Thieves is experiencing a resurgance of players thanks to notable streamers showcasing the game on Twitch.  ...
vik boats has developed a new eco-friendly boat that allows users to take a weekend trip on a single battery charge. The post vik unveils electric boat that can be recharged from solar panels or wind power appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
carefully positioned, each piece captures different aspects of the surroundings by following the wind flow and reflecting light, and creates stereophonic scenery. The post swell installation by we+ vizualizes the movement of wind and light appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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