Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wave power

This is something I had never heard of before untill I read about it in a Scientific American email newsletter I got last month. It uses the waves made on an ocean to create electricity. Its a looong cylinder that has hinges. The movement of the hinges creates the electricity which is then sent by cable to a collection thing on the ocean floor then sent to shore by another cable. This is a pretty interesting idea if you ask me. However I do think the setting of the cables on the ocean floor might cause some unwanted disturbance because they would be very long, but I suppose it would depend on what flora and fauna was down there.

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