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Cheap Wind Power? Just Listen to Turbines Talk to Each Other, Say Researchers

Cheap Wind Power? Just Listen to Turbines Talk to Each Other, Say Researchers

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 12, 2015) The price of wind power may soon compete with conventional fossil fuels, according to researchers in the United States. Engineers are fitting wind turbines with sensors to extend and increase their efficiency by optimizing how rotor blades adjust to changing wind patterns. Ben Gruber has more. Video provided by Reuters
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Wind Tree Uses Micro-Turbine Leaves to Generate Electricity

Wind Tree Uses Micro-Turbine Leaves to Generate Electricity

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 29, 2014) A French start-up says its Wind Tree is ideal for urban environments, harnessing the most gentle of winds to produce power through its micro-turbine leaves. Suzannah Butcher reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Tiny Bat Muscles Shed Light on Aerodynamics

Tiny Bat Muscles Shed Light on Aerodynamics

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 31, 2014) Tiny hair-thin muscles in the skin of batwings give the creatures unprecedented control during flight, according to researchers in the United States. The scientists hope to improve the aerodynamics of planes and drones by figuring out how these muscles work and replicate their design. Video provided by Reuters
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Saharan Solar Power Opens Energy Corridor to Europe

Saharan Solar Power Opens Energy Corridor to Europe

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 27, 2014) The TuNur project aims to generate clean energy from a giant solar plant in the Tunisian Sahara from where it will be connected to the European electricity grid via a dedicated undersea cable. TuNur say their initiative will produce roughly twice as much energy as any current nuclear power plant and can even produce energy when the sun is down. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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