Electricity from "thin air"

Posted by $ CBJ 3 months, 1 week ago to Technology
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Not exactly John Galt's invention, but if it works it may accomplish the same purpose.
SOURCE URL: https://phys.org/news/2020-02-green-technology-electricity-thin-air.html


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  • Posted by $ exceller 3 months, 1 week ago
    "we may develop stand-alone air-powered generators that supply electricity off the grid. Once we get to an industrial scale for wire production, I fully expect that we can make large systems that will make a major contribution to sustainable energy production."

    Is this the generator invented by John Galt in AS, producing electricity from static?
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    • Posted by $ AJAshinoff 3 months, 1 week ago
      Sounds like cyclical thought hearkening back to Nikola Tesla's theory. It has since been proven that his world wide wireless power transmission wouldn't work. Passive and stand alone collection I doubt would fare much better.
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 3 months, 1 week ago
    Won't work in desert climates or in your home in areas where winters are cold.

    Just imagine the electricity that could be generated during a Micro Nova when much of the surface water is evaporated on the side of the earth facing the sun.
    Good time to charge up your Tesla batteries before things get cold and dark for a long time.
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    • Posted by $ 3 months, 1 week ago
      From the article: "It can generate power even in areas with extremely low humidity such as the Sahara Desert. It has significant advantages over other forms of renewable energy including solar and wind, Lovley says, because unlike these other renewable energy sources, the Air-gen does not require sunlight or wind, and 'it even works indoors.'"
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      • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 3 months, 1 week ago
        So, although the article didn't say, these microbes can use static electricity. Like my home in the winter where the humidity is less than 30 percent and we get shocked everytime we touch the door knobs....yikes! LOL.
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