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2012-06-21 02:02:03

In a study that could solidify the trend toward construction of gigantic windmills, scientists have concluded that the larger the wind turbine, the greener the electricity it produces. Their report appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Marloes Caduff and colleagues point out that wind power is an increasingly popular source of electricity. It provides almost 2 percent of global electricity worldwide, a figure expected to approach 10 percent by 2020. The size of...

French Firm Creates Water From Air
2012-05-01 06:55:31

It sounds impossible, but a French engineering firm has created a wind turbine that pulls water from the air and serves it up to thirsty communities and villages. The firm, Eole Water, modified wind turbines to give them the ability to draw water from the air in humid climates, distilling it and making it safe to drink. These water-creating turbines are a part of a bid to help developing countries solve their water needs. Eole Water already has a working prototype in Abu Dhabi which...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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