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Vertical Wind Turbines May Boost Offshore Power
2012-07-31 15:53:42

A once-promising wind turbine prospect is getting a second look as engineers attempt to refine the technology for use in offshore power generation. Modern wind power is primarily generated by horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWT), but in the 1970s and 80s, during the early stages of wind power technology, another design was actively pursued because of its simplicity and reliability.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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