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Why The Weatherman Is Often Wrong
2013-01-25 06:19:05

[ Watch the Video: BYU Engineers Study How Waves Impact Weather, Atmosphere ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While it may be easy to blame weathermen when their predictors go horribly, horribly wrong, one US researcher says that the meteorologist may not be to blame — that there are underlying scientific forces at work that can sabotage even the most well-researched forecasts. Those forces are known as internal waves, and according to Brigham Young...

2012-10-20 04:01:58

Bodkin Design & Engineering (BD&E) has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract from the Navy to develop a prototype wave harvesting system capable of generating power from ocean energy found in coastal waters. The fully submerged, robust, self-contained design is anti-fouling and ideally suited for surf zone operation where extreme environmental conditions could damage systems that rely on deployed arms, floats or fragile mechanics. Newton, MA (PRWEB) October 19, 2012 Bodkin Design...

Wave Power Technology Gets A Boost
2012-09-11 04:21:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is a great search going on for alternative sources of energy, to wean our society off of fast-disappearing fossil fuels. So far, most scientists have focused on sun and wind energy because they are so easy to harness. There is potential for wave energy from the ocean, but harnessing it is more problematic, presenting some pretty specific challenges that make it a less promising resource. Because wave size and force varies so...

2012-09-05 23:02:55

Innovative ocean renewable energy technology makes U.S. debut off the coast of Oregon Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 After a multi-day installation operation, Northwest Energy Innovations (NWEI), a Portland-based company, has successfully installed a wave energy device off the coast of Newport, Oregon. The device, known as Wave Energy Technology-New Zealand (WET-NZ), is now deployed at the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center´s (NNMREC) open ocean test...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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