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Seed of an Idea

Posted October 09, 2006 6:00 AM by Steve Melito

The way a sycamore seed falls to the ground inspired this idea for a wind powered turbine. The structure, equivalent in size to the Eiffel Tower, would be able to generate up to 20 MW of power, which is far more than current designs. The First Science Web site depicts this and other designs inspired by nature (link no longer available).

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Re: Seed of an Idea

10/16/2006 12:16 AM

There are few things that can be done.

1. Storing light in the day, getting out light in the night

2. Using power of the sea waves

3. Using temperature difference of the sea water layers

4. Geo-thermal energy

5. Better ways to use solar energy - Organic solar cells

6. Bio-chemical energy - plants and bacteria

Greater ways to work on efficiency improvement is better than generating and using more energy. We need to gown a factor to reduce consumption of energy and generation of pollution of all kind. I am not in favour of generating more power to put work at greater risk. We need to become as efficient as fire fly to get light from small food for may days and use power just enough to survive.

We need to account fun based wastage of energy and must punish those put rest of the world at risk. No one has an extra rights to let the entire world suffer. There is no limit on how much wastage of energy one can do. All it needs one to have money to burn and that is absolutely wrong and against the entire humanity and a serious crime. Unless we understand this, we will find no proper solution.

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