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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.
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    We Found a Way to Generate Energy From Nothing But Air!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy7o78CrB-U
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2020
     
    Oh noes!!! Not another revolutionary energy idea that's going to be applied to the critical human need for a self charging cellphone battery!!
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2020
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2020
     
    Read that in Nature a week or two ago. It's a surprisingly nice idea.
    If you have to enslave a living creature, a bacterium probably suffers the least harm.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2020
     
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    Posted By: AngusIf you have to enslave a living creature, a bacterium probably suffers the least harm.
    Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. - Matthew 25:40
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    Posted By: AngusGermany does hydrogen
    That's as fucked up as shelving nuclear. Some sort of spring is broken in the German energy machine mechanism. They have gone haywire.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2020
     
    Nah, they'll ship lignite to the Czech Republic for burning and buy the power to extract hydrogen from them. Problem solved.