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Energy from a Giant Rubber Snake


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200-meter-long rubber snakes in the ocean could harness the power of waves to produce energy! The device is called the Anaconda, and is being tested by researchers at the University of Southampton. Link -via Digg

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This is definitely neato-rama. There are all kinds of potential ways to harness ocean energy (waves, wind, tides, thermal gradients), but that's one I hadn't heard of.
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this is awesome! although, one has to wonder if one of the tethers breaks who will be the first swimmer to seriously freak out when it brushes against them?
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Huh-huh...bulge...rubber...snake...flexible tube...traveling down tubes...thickness...sealed off at both ends...too much...gay innuendo...can't...eugh...
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