26 Jun '15, 4pm

Owl Research Inspires Quieter Wind Turbines: Thanks to research into how owls silently stalk their... #Hacktivism

Owl Research Inspires Quieter Wind Turbines: Thanks to research into how owls silently stalk their... #Hacktivism

Thanks to research into how owls silently stalk their prey, wind turbines could end up becoming much quieter in the future. When it comes to resistance to alternative energy, opponents of wind turbines often point to the noise pollution wind farms can create during their operation as a reason to block development of the technology, especially close to residential areas. However, new research into making wind turbines quieter and more efficient is being conducted all over the world; the newest innovation comes from Cambridge University, thanks to a research study that sought to investigate the flight characteristics of owls could put an end to the objection. According to Cambridge professor Nigel Peake, the leader of the research project, certain owl species rely own stealth in order to hunt. These owls have developed an evolutionary adaptation that allows them to fly in co...

Full article: http://www.greenoptimistic.com/owl-quiet-wind-turbines/

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