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Researchers Tap Power in Motion as Energy Alternative

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January 2, 2014
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Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing technology that can harvest the power of motion, an energy source they say could one day produce enough clean, renewable electricity to power the planet. Ben Gruber reports.


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Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 13, 2012) Thailand needs ever more energy for its industry. It already imports up to 10 percent of its electricity. The growth of industry is bringing a sharp rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Now a German-Thai project funded by the International Climate Protection Initiative is working for a more efficient use of energy, thereby contributing to climate protection.The Thai government has a long-term goal of "Low-Carbon Industry". It is collaborating with Germany in the umbrella organization "Energy Efficiency for Small and Medium Enterprises" on several pilot energy-efficiency projects in small and mid-sized companies. The Environment Ministry holds consultations regularly. The aim is to cooperate with German experts and develop an "Energy Use and Climate Protection Plan" for Thailand's economy.
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Jellyfish Power Prepares for Lift Off

Jellyfish Power Prepares for Lift Off

Reuters (Dec. 4, 2013) Drone developers are increasingly attempting to mimic the flight mechanics of birds an insects for the next generation of miniature, autonomous aircraft, but one researcher in New York, has found inspiration in the sea rather than the air. Leif Ristroph of New York University is developing a drone that replicates the pulsating motion of the jellyfish as an alternative drive system for future drones. Sharon Reich has more.
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Italy Makes Waves With Sea Power Plan

Italy Makes Waves With Sea Power Plan

Reuters (June 25, 2013) An Italian energy company is preparing to build the world's first sub-surface wave farm with machines designed to utilize the motion of the Mediterranean Sea for power generation. The first prototype generator - capable of powering 80 homes - is undergoing onshore tests before being towed out to see to start work next month.
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