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An Energy-Harvesting Scheme That Is Nearly Useless?

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Jacob
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Jacob   11/4/2013 12:10:01 AM
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"Yes indeed since there are many festivals that represent many things and that sets the whole country on light. A good sign for many indeed.'

Nimantha, if festival organizers are able to follow it, then its fine. Under normal circumstances, it won't last more than one or two festival season.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   10/31/2013 7:54:33 PM
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@flyingscott, that's a real cautioinary tail about the need for testing!

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Re: Energy Conservation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   10/31/2013 7:53:40 PM
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@Jacob, and why do they ride the bikes? Is it wanting excercise? Or wanting to help? I'd be interested to know the impetus.

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FLYINGSCOT   10/31/2013 1:40:34 PM
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When I was younger I read about aircraft survivability system whereby the planes wing was build in detachable sections whereby if one wing was damaged (say from unfriendlies) then the other good wing could be damaged intentionally to balance up the flying surfaces.  however when the system was tested instead of the small wing tip being detached by use of a small explosive the whole blinking wing was blown off th the plane crashed.  Whoops.

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Himanshugupta   10/31/2013 10:23:48 AM
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Hailey, You are right that government fundings in these technologies are due to far greater community advantage than for real known advantages over existing technologies, but over time people find usefulness of such technologies. I think energy harvesting technologies is a vast field. The main problems are very limited energy being harvested, storage and price.

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nimantha.d   10/31/2013 1:08:05 AM
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@ Jacob: Yes indeed since there are many festivals that represent many things and that sets the whole country on light. A good sign for many indeed.

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nimantha.d   10/31/2013 12:54:53 AM
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@Hailey: Investing on training and research is a very good move indeed but doing it in a very effective manner is something which has to be monitored closely.              

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nimantha.d   10/31/2013 12:49:04 AM
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@Hailey: I think there are many who has rejected or ignored technology at the very 1st instance and then realized the importance of it.         

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Energy Conservation
Jacob   10/30/2013 11:22:42 PM
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"One such case is the energy-harvesting bicycle, developed a few years ago at MIT and now getting serious funding. It's certainly an interesting engineering-design challenge, but as a real product? Sorry, you can count me out."

Bill, now a day's peoples are aware about need of energy harvest and various initiations are happening at state/federal government level. For us now (India) it's the time of celebration "Festival of lights". I had seen in many common places (Public museum, art galleries, palaces etc), where they deployed energy harvesting bicycle. Visitors can ride the bicycle and energy thus created is storing and using for lighting the illumination.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   10/30/2013 7:08:50 PM
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I have to agree with you, Bill...dubious at best. I see similar trends in the research field. I read about studies being developed and funding and i think who would pay for that? Apparantly, we are willing as a greater community. I'd be interested in knowing if anyone has, at first glance, dismissed the importance of a technology and later looked back to realize it had changes the world. anyone?



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