wave direction News

  • Making waves work: wave energy trials underway in Wellington

    A uniquely ‘Kiwi’ wave energy generator is harnessing the power of waves in Evans Bay Wellington. The device has been developed by Wave Energy Technology New Zealand (WET-NZ) – a partnership between the Crown Research Institutes Industrial Research Limited (IRL), and NIWA, and the Wellington power consultancy Power Projects Limited (PPL). The generator in Evans Bay is an experimental prototype. ...

  • Tsunami footage assists wave prediction

    When the powerful earthquake of 11 March triggered a tsunami that struck swathes of Japan's north-east coast, images of the devastating wave were captured. As well as conveying the scale of the tragedy, footage of the debris-filled water sweeping across fields can be used to better understand the characteristics of tsunamis and help save lives in the future. "Without exaggeration, it will lead to ...


  • Funding Supports Research into Wave Energy

    The Province is providing $150,000 from the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund to the West Coast Wave Initiative (WCWI) at the University of Victoria to support research into the potential of ocean waves to generate clean, renewable and affordable electricity. “Our B.C. coast is not only one of the province’s most beautiful resources, its waves could also be a source of clean energy, ...

  • Berkeley researchers create first hyperlens for sound waves

    Ultrasound and underwater sonar devices could “see” a big improvement thanks to development of the world’s first acoustic hyperlens. Created by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), the acoustic hyperlens provides an eightfold boost in the magnification power of sound-based imaging technologies. Clever physical manipulation of the ...

  • Easy Steps to Ensure the Heat Wave Doesn't Melt Your Bank Account

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- Ontarians are currently experiencing the first extreme heat of 2010, with record setting temperatures already surpassed in many parts of the province, a mini-blackout experienced in Toronto and no relief in sight until week's end. In the interest of helping reduce stress on Ontario's electrical grid and bringing down home cooling costs, ...


  • Waves & new Fluid Energy Technologies A Paradigm Shift A GAME CHANGER

    We at Solar Inspired Energy Inc, Sustainable Energy from Ocean and Lake Waves, wish to announce and introduce some unique, novel, innovative and patent pending energy-capture concepts in Fluid Energy Technology. This technology can broadly be described as the inherent Kinetic Energy in any of nature’s renewable, sustainable, solar inspired (driven by the sun) mobile fluids of water and air. ...


  • Africa Analysis: Directing technology transfer from China

    Technology transfer is a priority for a new phase in China–Africa cooperation — but it needs the right direction, says Linda Nordling. Africa can learn a lot from China's booming economy about how science and technology can help to boost development — a fact not lost on either party. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • US Department of Labor`s OSHA fines New Wave Plastics $51,800 for multiple serious hazards at Cleveland facility

    New Wave Plastics has been cited for 13 safety violations after the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found a lack of training and personal protective equipment at the Cleveland facility, a recycler and plastic products supplier. After receiving a complaint in November 2013, OSHA initiated an inspection of the facility. Proposed penalties total $51,800. ...

  • New Method provides Direct SI Traceability for Sound Pressure

    Accurate measurements of airborne sound are needed for a range of regulatory, health and safety, and commercial applications, from monitoring environmental noise to testing the performance of acoustic devices. To ensure reliable measurements of sound pressure, microphones must be regularly calibrated by measuring their sensitivity over a certain frequency range. Currently, the most accurate ...

  • Direct Energy: Hot Weather Tips for Small Business Customers

    Record Setting Temperatures Put Strain on Heating GridWhat Can Small Businesses Do to Help?PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- The first heat wave of the summer has arrived and is blasting Pennsylvania with hot, humid air. This can leave many small business owners wondering what they can do. There are several adjustments that small business owners can employ to immediately ...


  • E Source Benchmarks Utility Direct Load Control Programs

    In early 2012, E Source began an initiative to take an in-depth look at utility direct load control programs. Direct load control happens when a utility takes control of its customers' air conditioners or water heaters to reduce electricity demand at peak times. E Source found 49 utilities that run direct load control programs in 25 U.S. states and benchmarked 24 of those programs. ...


  • EU Energy Directives to Invigorate Chemicals and Materials Market in Smart Grid Infrastructure, Says Frost & Sullivan

    Pushed by EU Commission directives and projected capacity growth in renewable energy generation, the European chemicals and materials market in smart grid infrastructure is poised for high growth. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.chemicals.frost.com), Chemicals and Materials Market in Smart Grid ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Liquid Robotics Announces Pacific Crossing (PacX) Grand Challenge to Worldwide Science Community

    Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider® marine robot, today announced its Pacific Crossing (PacX) Challenge open to scientists around the world. During the PacX Challenge, four Wave Gliders will launch in the fall of 2011 off the coast of Northern California and attempt to travel the longest distance at sea by an unmanned marine ...


  • Mariners should use caution near buoy site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies deployed a data buoy off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, three years ago to gather information on wave action for a Corps study and the scientific instrument has been providing useful information to scientists, mariners and the general public since that time. One of the main purposes of deploying the data buoy was to acquire wave ...


    By US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Successful two week mission in the North Sea for autonomous vehicle

    The world’s first autonomous robotic vessel to measure sea level completes a successful two week mission in the North Sea. A team of scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Newcastle University (NU) have developed a novel technique to measure sea surface height directly using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology in combination with a marine ...

  • The SIE-CAT competition

    In an effort to fully appreciate the SIE-CAT technology, it is important to provide a cursory review and analysis of a few of the conventional wave energy devices. This exercise will attempt to focus on three classes of such devices. One class of device does appear to employ numerous light-weight floats regimented in a frame that sits on the ocean floor. This interpretation, on my part, may ...


  • Harnessing energy from the oceans

    Forever moving - our restless oceans have enough energy to power the world. As long as the Earth turns and the moon keeps its appointed cycle, the oceans will absorb and dissipate vast amounts of kinetic energy - a renewable energy resource of enormous potential. But harnessing this resource has proven more difficult than first thought. In this the latest installment of the GLOBE-Net Series on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • LimnoTech Ends Season of Deploying Data Buoys on the Great Lakes

    LimnoTech ended another successful season of deploying and maintaining data buoys on the Great Lakes when we recently pulled in buoys off South Haven and Port Sheldon, MI, for the winter. The buoys are funded through various sources including NOAA, government agencies, and local individuals and groups. The buoys measure wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, solar ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • New radar satellite technique sheds light on ocean current dynamics

    Ocean surface currents have long been the focus of research due to the role they play in weather, climate and transportation of pollutants, yet essential aspects of these currents remain unknown. By employing a new technique – based on the same principle as police speed-measuring radar guns – to satellite radar data, scientists can now obtain information necessary to understand better the ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Harnessing energy from the oceans

    Forever moving - our restless oceans have enough energy to power the world. As long as the Earth turns and the moon keeps its appointed cycle, the oceans will absorb and dissipate vast amounts of kinetic energy - a renewable energy resource of enormous potential. But harnessing this resource has proven more difficult than first thought. In this the latest installment of the GLOBE-Net Series on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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