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Whale-inspired ocean turbine blades

Interest in developing alternative energy sources is driving the consideration of a promising technology that uses underwater turbines to convert ocean tidal flow energy into electricity.

Nov 28, 2010 4.8 / 5 (11) 3 | with audio podcast

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Why some fish can't go with the flow

Have you ever been snorkelling or scuba diving on a windy day when there are lots of waves? Did you notice how much that flow of water against your body affected your ability to swim and control your movements ...

Mar 07, 2014 2 / 5 (1) 0

What are tidal bores?

Surfers and spectators gathered along the Severn Bore in Gloucestershire, England, in recent days to take advantage of the tidal wave that swept upstream. What's known as a tidal bore – a wave of up to ...

Mar 05, 2014 4.2 / 5 (9) 0

The ocean's hidden waves show their power

Their effect on the surface of the ocean is negligible, producing a rise of just inches that is virtually imperceptible on a turbulent sea. But internal waves, which are hidden entirely within the ocean, ...

Jan 08, 2014 4.5 / 5 (10) 3 | with audio podcast

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