Social structure 'helps birds avoid a collision course'
The sight of skilful aerial manoeuvring by flocks of Greylag geese to avoid collisions with York's Millennium Bridge intrigued mathematical biologist Dr Jamie Wood. It raised the question of how birds collectively ...
Advocacy group: Wind turbine rules needed to protect birds
The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering ...
Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals' hearing at risk
Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, according to ecologists who attached GPS data loggers to 24 harbor seals while offshore wind ...
Wind turbines operate under great turbulence, with consequences for grid stability
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Dutch company launches new-generation urban wind turbines
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Stanford scientist to unveil 50-state plan to transform US to renewable energy
Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson and his colleagues recently developed detailed plans to transform the energy infrastructure of New York, California and Washington states from fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable resources ...
New method uses patent data to estimate a technology's future rate of improvement
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Buoyant Airborne Turbine to harness winds in Alaska
Enough wind to power global energy demand, new research says
There is enough energy available in winds to meet all of the world's demand. Atmospheric turbines that convert steadier and faster high-altitude winds into energy could generate even more power than ground- ...
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Researchers team up with architects to create bladeless wind electricity generator
Breakthrough iron-based superconductors set new performance records
(Phys.org)—The road to a sustainably powered future may be paved with superconductors. When chilled to frigid temperatures hundreds of degrees Celsius below zero, these remarkable materials are singularly ...