kqedscience:

Ocean Floor Mats Send Power to the Surface
“A wave power technology called M3 Wave dispenses with all the problems that come with buoys or other above- and below-the-surface designs by mooring a simple device to the ocean floor. The device contains two air chambers connected by a wind tunnel of sorts. As a wave passes over the top of the first chamber, the pressure inside increases—forcing air through a passageway to the second chamber. Inside the passageway is a turbine, so the passing air is actually what generates the electricity. As the wave continues on, it raises the pressure inside the second chamber, pushing the air back through the turbine and into the first chamber (the turbine is bidirectional). Another wave, another cycle. Repeat.”
Learn more from Conservation Magazine.

kqedscience:

Ocean Floor Mats Send Power to the Surface

A wave power technology called M3 Wave dispenses with all the problems that come with buoys or other above- and below-the-surface designs by mooring a simple device to the ocean floor. The device contains two air chambers connected by a wind tunnel of sorts. As a wave passes over the top of the first chamber, the pressure inside increases—forcing air through a passageway to the second chamber. Inside the passageway is a turbine, so the passing air is actually what generates the electricity. As the wave continues on, it raises the pressure inside the second chamber, pushing the air back through the turbine and into the first chamber (the turbine is bidirectional). Another wave, another cycle. Repeat.”

Learn more from Conservation Magazine.

(via onlyinthismoment)

bl-ossomed:



Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

i’ve never reblogged anything so fast

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bl-ossomed:

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

i’ve never reblogged anything so fast

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(Source: arpleiadian, via yooyen)

NetGalley Review: Dark Sacrifice by Angie Sandro

NetGalley Review: Dark Sacrifice by Angie Sandro

Forever Yours To Be Published Aug 5, 2014 384 Pages

Forever Yours
To Be Published Aug 5, 2014
384 Pages

To read my review of the first book, click Here.

After using her abilities to find a killer, Mala LaCroix is still a psych ward because everyone thinks she is crazy. In order to get out of there she must make a deal with her Aunt who practices black magic in New Orleans. 

Landry is in jail for attempted murder of Mala and involvement in her…

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