TITLE

Windmills in the Sky

AUTHOR(S)
Hapgood, Fred
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Discover;Oct2008, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the efforts of engineers to develop kites that will be used to harness wind energy from altitudes of a mile or more. The author evaluates different design elements of these kites, from those envisioned by Sydney, Australia University of Technology professor Bryan Roberts, to smaller low-altitude kites being designed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Also discussed are scientific revelations about the nature of wind as an energy source.
ACCESSION #
34251933

 

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