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June 29, 2023

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City Buildings Could Blow Air Taxi Future Off Course

Air taxis may be coming to our cities in the near future, but a new study warns regulations will need to address dangerous wind gusts around city buildings and other urban ...

New Chemistry Can Extract Virgin-Grade Materials from Wind Turbine Blades in One Process

Researchers have developed a chemical process that can disassemble the epoxy composite of wind turbine blades and simultaneously extract intact glass fibers as well as one of the epoxy resin's original building blocks in a high quality. The ...

Sailing Cargo Ships Can Benefit from New Aerodynamic Tech

A research team has demonstrated a unique method that reduces the aerodynamic resistance of ships by 7.5 per cent. This opens the way for large cargo ships borne across the oceans by wind alone, as wind-powered ships are more affected by aerodynamic drag than fossil-fueled ...

AI Could Set a New Bar for Designing Hurricane-Resistant Buildings

Being able to withstand hurricane-force winds is the key to a long life for many buildings on the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast of the U.S. Determining the right level of winds to design for is tricky business, but support from artificial intelligence may offer a simple ...

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It's Not as Difficult as You Think to Shout Upwind

Why does it feel so difficult to shout upwind? The sensation is common enough to have found its way into an idiom about not being understood. Researchers wanted a scientific explanation for the ...

Scientists Develop Inexpensive Device That Can Harvest Energy from a Light Breeze and Store It as Electricity

Scientists have developed a low-cost device that can harness energy from wind as gentle as a light breeze and store it as ...

Keeping Planes and Wind Turbines Ice-Free

Engineers have made a significant breakthrough in de-icing technology. New research examines a smart, hybrid -- meaning passive and also active -- de-icing system that works by combining an ...

New Research Can Help Electric Utilities Account for Climate Change

Researchers have devised a method to determine the impact of climate change on the supply and variability of local renewable energy. An increase in unusual weather patterns related to climate change ...

Wind Music Causes Less Transmission Than Singing, Study Finds

从被感染的人传播的风险n a wind instrument is generally much lower than for people who sing or speak, provided that one spends the same amount of time in their vicinity, ...

New Ice-Shedding Coating Is 100x Stronger Than Others

应对灾害的冰,机械根据合同r has developed a sprayable ice-shedding material that is 100 times stronger than any others. It's been tested by Boeing under erosive rain ...

A Sustainable Battery With a Biodegradable Electrolyte Made from Crab Shells

Accelerating demand for renewable energy and electric vehicles is sparking a high demand for the batteries that store generated energy and power engines. But the batteries behind these sustainability ...

Wind Turbine Blades Could Someday Be Recycled Into Sweet Treats

Wind power is an increasingly popular form of renewable energy. But when it's time to replace the huge turbine blades that convert wind into electricity, disposal is a problem. Today, scientists ...

Report Highlights Technology Advancement and Value of Wind Energy

Wind energy continues to see strong growth, solid performance, and attractive prices in the U.S., according to a recent ...

Do Wind Instruments Disperse COVID Aerosol Droplets?

Orchestral ensembles have faced many challenges when starting to perform again during the COVID pandemic, and contamination is a chief concern: specifically, whether wind instruments are vectors of ...

A New Method Boosts Wind Farms' Energy Output, Without New Equipment

Engineers have developed a method to increase wind farms' energy output. Whereas individual turbines are typically controlled separately, the new approach models the wind flow of the entire ...


Tweaking Turbine Angles Squeezes More Power out of Wind Farms

New algorithm forces turbines in wind farms to be team players, boosting energy output ...

Local Renewable Energy Employment Can Fully Replace U.S. Coal Jobs Nationwide, Study Finds

Across the United States, local wind and solar jobs can fully replace the coal-plant jobs that will be lost as the nation's power-generation system moves away from fossil fuels in the coming ...

New Wind Sensor Uses Smart Materials to Improve Drone Performance

Engineers have designed and successfully tested a more efficient wind sensor for use on drones, balloons and other autonomous ...

Ultrasonic Detectors Reveal the Detrimental Effect of Wind Turbines at Forest Sites on Bats

随着越来越多的风力涡轮机(WTs)安装in the course of the energy transition and distance regulations to human settlements are tightened, suitable locations are becoming increasingly ...

Offshore Wind Farms Expected to Reduce Clam Fishery Revenue, Study Finds

An important East Coast shellfish industry is projected to suffer revenue losses as offshore wind energy develops along the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic coasts, according to two recent ...

Modern Wind Turbines Can More Than Compensate for Decline in Global Wind Resource

Wind energy contributes significantly to the energy sector's sustainable, low-CO2 transformation. However, the efficiency of wind turbines depends on available wind resources and the technical ...

Inspired by Palm Trees, Scientists Develop Hurricane-Resilient Wind Turbines

New results from real-world tests of a downwind turbine could inform and improve the wind energy industry in a world with intensifying hurricanes and a greater demand for renewable ...

Death of Bats at Wind Turbines Interrupts Natural Food Chains

The numerous casualties of bats at wind turbines (WT) have a negative impact on the populations of affected species and potentially far-reaching consequences for the biodiversity in rural areas. ...

Ancient Ocean Floors Could Help in the Search for Critical Minerals

Studying ancient ocean floors could help us discover minerals needed to produce electric cars and solar ...

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