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No Significant Environmental Impacts From SeaGen Found
2012-01-17 13:52:36

Scientists have determined that the world's first tidal current energy turbine will not cause an environmental impact. SeaGen was lowered into place and bolted to the seabed in 2008 in Strangford Lough, one of the world's fastest tidal currents. However, questions were asked about what kind of environmental impact the device would have. Strangford Lough is one of Europe's most protect areas because it provides a unique habitat for marine and bird life. The location was chosen for...

2011-12-21 11:48:27

Chen leverages Ohio Supercomputer Center resources to refine TURBO For most of us, the word "turbomachinery" may conjure up images of superheroes or fast exotic cars, but in reality most people leverage turbomachinery to get things done nearly every day. Turbomachinery — pumps, fans, compressors, turbines and other machines that transfer energy between a rotor and a fluid — is especially instrumental in power generation in the aeronautic, automotive, marine, space and...

2011-12-13 22:42:35

Hui Hu pulled a model wind turbine from the top of an office filing cabinet. The turbine tower was just 10 inches high. Its three blades were 10 inches in diameter. It was a perfect 1:320 scale reproduction of the 80-meter diameter wind turbines spinning across Iowa, the country's second-ranked state in installed wind power capacity. That mini turbine is helping a research team led by Hu, an Iowa State University associate professor of aerospace engineering, understand how hills, valleys...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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