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    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2020
     
    Nanogenerator harvests energy from falling snow

    I suspect that the energy yield depends on the type of snow. The wet stuff we get here when the temperature is hovering right around freezing would probably not be right.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2020
     
    It is very strange snow.
    Their snow-based triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) uses the fact that falling snow is positively charged and seeks to give up electrons 
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2020
     
    How else do you get to be positively charged? I don't know about the "seeks to" stuff, however.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2020
     
    I guess that's just ambiguous. I took it to be trying to say that the positively charged snow tends to give up electrons.
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    I look forward to the anthropomorphism of the quark.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2020
     
    Then I can begin my career as a psychiatrist for quarks. I'm sure they have many issues.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2020
     
    Quacks for quarks ...
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2020
     
    Do the Inuits have a unique name for that snow?
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    I believe that's the wrong plural.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2020
     
    Poqquisiarq
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    A few days ago I re-watched "Smilla's Sense of Snow" which as a movie was not as good as the novel but was still pretty good anyhow.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2020
     
    Agreed.