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The owl and the wind turbine

June 29th, 2015

Episode 461 of 1853 episodes

The latest developments in wind energy are coming from an unlikely source, the nocturnal hunting owl. A newly-designed material, which mimics the wing structure of owls, is helping to make wind turbines, aeroplanes and computer fans significantly quieter.

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