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Wind Power Without Wind

Wind Power Without Wind

Diagram of the phere (Creditt: Alexander Slocum MIT) In recent years more an more offshore wind farm projects have been emerging all over the world. Although many of them are capable of producing large amounts of power, depending on the ...

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Replacing Nuclear: Japan Build Largest Wind Farm

Replacing Nuclear: Japan Build Largest Wind Farm

Fukushima Recovery, Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project (Credit: University of Tokyo) Japan recently announced a ambitious plan to replace all its nuclear reactors with renewable energy sources and is planning to erect the largest wind farm in the world ...

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Cassini Helps with Dune Mystery

Cassini Helps with Dune Mystery

A recent paper published by Japanese astronomer Tetsuya Tokano suggests a solution for one of the mysteries found on Saturn’s moon, Titan. Using data retrieved from the Cassini spacecraft, he designed a model that solves one of the moon’s paradoxes. ...

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Bladeless Wind Turbines on the Way

Bladeless Wind Turbines on the Way

Solar Aero Research, New Hampshire, has recently introduced an innovative method to create “green” energy: bladeless turbines, dubbed ”Fuller”. Although the new concept is very similar to the traditional steam turbine, it provides quieter operation and better performance.   The ...

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Portable Charger Utilizes Both Wind and Sunlight

Portable Charger Utilizes Both Wind and Sunlight

Kinesis Industries, Arizona, has recently launched the Kinesis K3, a portable charger that utilizes ‘green’ energy, using the wind and the sun. In addition, the K3 can be connected to an AC outlet for faster recharge.   K3 Portable Wind  ...

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IBEX to Go to the Outer Solar System

IBEX to Go to the Outer Solar System

NASA has recently accomplished the successful launch of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) probe into orbit. The spaceship will be able to collect new data on solar wind. The research can also help scientist understand the way in which solar ...

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NASA Plans to Visit the Sun

NASA Plans to Visit the Sun

NASA has recently presented its “Solar Probe Plus” mission, which aims to send a spaceship to the Sun. At this stage a heat-resistant spacecraft is being designed; its goal will be to plunge deep into the Sun’s atmosphere in order ...

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StatoilHydro’s Hywind

StatoilHydro’s Hywind

Norwegian Company StatoilHydro has announced the building of the world’s first full scale floating wind turbine, called Hywind, which will be tested over a two year period offshore Karmoy in Norway. The company intends to invest approximately 80 million dollars ...

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Selsam SuperTurbine

Selsam SuperTurbine

The innovative Selsam SuperTurbine off-shore concept was designed for simplicity, as it eliminates all components that do not directly contribute to power generation, resulting in a low-cost wind turbine. The unit is equipped with multiple, synchronous, small rotors and with ...

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Deep Water Offshore Wind Turbine

Deep Water Offshore Wind Turbine

Offshore wind-farm developers know that the performance of wind-farms improves greatly in deep waters, where winds are stronger and steadier. However, it is extremely expensive to build the foundations necessary to support wind turbines in waters deeper than 20 meters. ...

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