Wind Energy Without the Blades?
What if we could harness wind energy without the fields of enormous blade turbines that have come to be associated with modern wind farms. It would certainly help eliminate the “spinning blades of death” that many birds have to deal with, as well. Levant Power of Cambridge, MA turned to nature for an inspired alternative:
The proposed design calls for 1,203 ““stalks,” each 180-feet high with concrete bases that are between about 33- and 66-feet wide. The carbon-fiber stalks, reinforced with resin, are about a foot wide at the base tapering to about 2 inches at the top. Each stalk will contain alternating layers of electrodes and ceramic discs made from piezoelectric material, which generates a current when put under pressure. In the case of the stalks, the discs will compress as they sway in the wind, creating a charge.
Not to mention that I wouldn’t mind having one of these near my house at night … just beautiful. If this doesn’t work, then all we have to turn to is purple turbines.
That looks god damn tasty. So far the beer from Brooklyn Brewery are one of my favourite beers. Even though it’s considered a beer only hipsters drink here in Sweden.
Skyrim Characters - by Darwin Yamamoto
See the entire set at Flickr!
“I Stole A Time Lord” - 2012
My Epic Painting of Epicness is COMPLETE. I’ve been meaning to do fanart of Idris for a while now as well as something new for Gallifrey 2012 Art Show. “The Doctor’s Wife” is my favorite episode of S6 and possibly fighting for the top spot of the whole show. Ideas evolved and I decided to go balls out and paint ALL the Doctors.
The wood “canvas” is 10” x 22” and is a mixture of acrylic and paint pens. Will be available for sale at Gallifrey. Hope to see you there!