Latest in Entertainment

Image credit:

A totally new energy source in slow moving rivers

Alternative energy sources are coming up water.
Kerry Davis, @mskerryd
September 15, 2016
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

ICYMI: A totally new energy source in slow moving rivers
Today on In Case You Missed It: University of Michigan researchers spent years creating a water-harnessing river turbine to create electricity, called the VIVACE. It's the first time electricity appears to be effectively generated in slower rivers rather than oceans, but that's because the developers used physics to get turning turbines to agitate the water enough to create more energy for their neighboring cylinders. It's an as-yet prototype but a promising new development in the realm of water-powered electricity.

If you're interested in the giant balloon video from China, that's here, and the JibJab app can be downloaded from an app store. As always, please share any interesting tech or science videos you find by using the #ICYMI hashtag on Twitter for @mskerryd.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

View
Tesla drops Model Y price by $3,000

Tesla drops Model Y price by $3,000

View
Microsoft and Google team up to bring more web apps to the Play Store

Microsoft and Google team up to bring more web apps to the Play Store

View
Facebook used 86 percent renewable energy in 2019

Facebook used 86 percent renewable energy in 2019

View
Hitting the Books: What astronauts can learn from nuclear submariners

Hitting the Books: What astronauts can learn from nuclear submariners

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr