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    Thursday, February 04, 2016

    THE BREEZE IN TREES CAN BE ELECTRICITY

    Leafless Artificial Trees Swaying In The Breeze Can Harness Wind Energy And Generate Electricity

    Angela Laguipo, February 3, 2016 (Tech Times)

    “…[A team of engineers is] looking at leafless artificial trees to generate renewable power when they are shaken by the wind…Ohio State University engineers have discovered new information about the vibrations that happen when wind passes through artificial tree-shaped figures…[A] massive amount of kinetic energy associated with those motions that is otherwise lost…[The researchers mathematically modelled a tree-like structure and unveiled that despite large and random inputs, it is possible to maintain consistent frequency. That means] objects shaped like leafless trees made from electromechanical materials possess the ability to convert forces like winds into strong vibrations. These vibrations, in turn, can generate electricity. For this reason, the researchers propose valuable applications that serve as an alternative to other renewable energy sources such as solar energy, which is not always available…” click here for more

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