Energy-Saving Technology Inspired By Humpback Whales’ Flippers

Energy-Saving Technology Inspired By Humpback Whales’ Flippers

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humpbackjpg.jpgA new energy-saving wind turbine has been modeled after the flippers of humpback whales. The bumps on the whales’ flippers allow water to flow over them more smoothly, saving energy. The principle has now been adapted to capture wind energy.


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  1. How very interesting. I burst out laughing at the image of prof. Fish cramming two six foot long disembodied wale flippers into the back of his tiny hatchback. I said to myself, ‘that car mustn’t have smelled right ever again.’ But if this new knowledge could be used to produce more efficient wind turbines, and maybe better aircraft wings and propellers, a forever stinky car is a small price to pay, lol!