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There have been a lot of new designs for systems that can harness power from the cialis in india waves, tides, and currents flowing in our oceans, but a new concept, currently in the testing phase, struck me as unique. BioPower Systems, based in Sydney, is developing systems to capture energy from both wave and tides, and currently has two products in ocean-based pilot projects, the bioWAVE and the bioSTREAM.

The wave power system, bioWAVE, was inspired by the swaying motion of sea plants, like kelp, as waves rolled over them. The device, which is anchored to the ocean floor, has buoyant “blades” which move upward and downward with the flow of waves. What was particularly interesting was that in rough conditions, the system will automatically lie flat against the bottom, preventing or at least minimizing damage.

The bioSTREAM, in contrast to drugs tramadol its brother, uses the principle of Thunniform, the main method of online pharmacy propecia renova locomotion of large fish, commonly seen as the side to side motion of the tail. The system, however, uses the principle in reverse. Instead of being propelled forward, the anchored generator turns the tail fin from one side to another, capturing the flowing water on canadian viagra for sale its surface, pushing the “tail” section, the resisting torque of which produces electricity to be fed back to land. Once again, due to its streamlined design, it can align itself with current flows, avoiding damage and overloads during extreme conditions.

Both systems, though in the pilot project stage, are eventually expected to come in models that will produce 250kW, 500kW, and 1000kW, matching the specific conditions in any given area.

They’ve got some great animations of the bioWAVE and bioSTREAM that are worth checking out.

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written by nicster, May 28, 2008
At first glance, at least, bioSTREAM seems adaptable to enter site buy pfizer viagra rivers as well as tidal areas. Could this be a viable replacement for hydroelectric dams?
written by Frederick Kurtz, May 29, 2008
Couldn't we just train dolphins to swim around in circles to spin generators?
Proppin yr blog
written by Bryan Roberts, May 30, 2008
Hey Jozef--

These ocean power innovations have so much potential. To imagine the energy we could produce efficiently and cleanly if we pursued this technology on a grand scale-- actually it's hard to fathom (sorry, cheap pun).

Anyway I blogged about your phenomenal ISEF blogging over at Daily Kos, here:

If anyone here ever frequents Kos, it would be serendipitous if you or your fans were to read/recommend/comment that post.

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