News tagged with kite

An autopilot for steering flying windmills

The idea of using kites to collect the energy produced by high altitude winds has been gaining ground amidst the scientific community. EPFL researchers have developed an autopilot device to control and optimize ...

dateNov 10, 2014 in Engineering
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Electricity in the air

(Phys.org) -- The faster a wind turbine's blade spins, the more energy you can get from it. And the farther you get from the hub, the faster that part of the blade is traveling. So the tips of the blades generate ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Sensing wind speed with kites

Kites have a storied history in meteorological research -- think of Benjamin Franklin and his study of electricity -- including being used to carry aloft sensors that measure wind speed. Previously, however, these sensors, ...

dateJul 28, 2010 in General Physics
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Weather kite gets second wind

The red kite is now a commonly-seen bird of prey in the skies of the south-east, but a specially designed artificial blue kite promises a new way to make weather measurements.

dateJul 23, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Energy from the windy heights

The electricity from our sockets could soon come from a high-tech device flying in the sky. The innovative research project to generate wind energy with the aid of a kite won over the "Venture Kick" jury; ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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