Tag: wind turbine

FLIGHT BIOMIMICRY

Tunisia are introducing a new revolutionary ‘flapping’ wind-turbine! Until now, the understanding of bird mechanics has been limited, as has been their translation into technology. Now, a pioneering scientist Anis Aouini is using 3D Aouinian kinematics to develop a wind-turbine…

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WIND-HYDRO COMBO

What do wind farms do when there is no wind…? Exactly! Now, in the Swabian-Franconian Forest in Germany, Max Bögl (Wind AG) and GE Renewable energy are pioneering new technology to address that issue. In recent work, they are combining…

Typhoon Turbines

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TOTAL RENEWABLES

White Desert’s Camp Whichaway is an extreme resort in Antartica. In its extreme desolation, it is unnecessary to say its off-the-grid. In being so, the resort is powered solely by wind and solar with “zero impact” on its surroundings but…

CITIZEN SCIENTIST

An inspirational story now for our young readers out there! Our collective future is looking bright right now thanks to a new generation of young innovative scientists. One story in particular is that of a 13-year-old girl from Ohio, Maanasa…

Water Seer

Developed by VICI-Labs, in partnership with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, the ‘Water Seer’ is a sustainable device that uses condensation to create clean water from the atmosphere. Without an external power source and with no emissions,…

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Urban Farm

Producing food within an urban context is gaining much interest. Now, the French architectural firm Zundel and Cristea have developed an intriguing design for smaller-scale urban farms, to be dotted over the urban fabric. These farms have been designed to…

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Hydroponic Farm

Following a serious drought in 2008, Syria had to import wheat after the majority of the farmers’ crops failed. This highlighted the issues of farming efficiency especially with valuable commodities like water. With the fertile land of Syrian oases slowly…

Wind Energy at Your Fingertips

Uprise Energy have created a portable 50kW wind turbine for off-grid power generation. Simply put, this machine is powerful, efficient, and portable. It initially looks like a vehicular trailer. It then can transform into a wind turbine to offer energy…

Aerogenerator X

The architectural office of Nicolas Grimshaw and ARUP engineers have been developing an offshore renewable wind turbine. Called the Aerogenerator X this turbine is extraordinary as it yields twice the power and weighs half the weight of earlier designs. This…