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Date: 10/03/07 02:11 AM

37 Responses to Wave Power Generator To Be Built In U.K.

  1. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
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    October 2, 2007 at 9:31 pm
    Link: Wave Power Generator To Be Built In U.K. - It gathers enough energy from ocean waves to power 7,500 households.
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    thisidrocks Male 13-17
    162 posts
    October 3, 2007 at 2:15 am
    if you think about it, it functions like a windmill generator, only it could actually be better, because water currents are constant and probably have more energy than wind.
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    chikoori Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 2:22 am
    Not a bad idea
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    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2007 at 5:36 am
    I hope that, this time, they`ve taken into acount that it will have to withstand storms.

    Anyway, every effort to produce energy without burning fossile fuel should be encouraged.

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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 5:54 am
    Well, it`s about dang time them big useless oceans started pullin` their own weight around here.
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    Lou Two Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 6:15 am
    You fools. Don`t you realise the tides are caused by the gravity of the moon? If you take energy out of the tides you`ll decelerate the moon, it`ll crash into the earth, we`re all doomed DOOMED.
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    Hellven Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 6:43 am
    ^... As stupid as that sounds, it`s a creepy thought. Lol.
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    shiggin Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2007 at 7:14 am
    Thats interesting, but i agree wif Lou about the impact on the moon and poo
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    JeffHatesYou Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 7:44 am
    This is not new at all... There`s been one in France somewhere for years now.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 8:21 am
    Yeah, the University of Edinburgh developed wave power generators years ago. Plus one of the professors recently made a prototype device that (impossible as it seems) harnessed 100% of the energy from a wave under lab conditions.

    Also, that article was very badly written. I would expect an article to be at least slightly eloquent. The guy sounded like a 9-year-old.

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    jebler Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 8:32 am
    the moon is moving away from the earth right now. i forget the rate it is moving away at, i think its in the range of 0.5 - 2 inches a year. depending on who you listen to it will either get to a point and stabilize its orbit or it will continue to move away until it gets far enuf away thats its inertia will be greater then the earths gravity and it will drift off in to space. the tides dont regulate the moon, the moon regulates the tides.
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    Diddie Male 18-29
    218 posts
    October 3, 2007 at 9:07 am
    I think lou has a good point. How will we be able to see at night without the moon...? We`ll have to develop some technology using electricity that illuminates the streets. Counter productive I say.
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    charmingman Male 18-29
    146 posts
    October 3, 2007 at 10:06 am
    "enough power for 7,500 homes"...wow, hardly earth shattering is it. Especially as this is going to have a massive enviromental impact on the area. Go nuclear kids, its for the best.
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 10:25 am
    What a retarded idea. The only reason this got off the drawing board is because the U.K. busts its nuts on anything that reduces CO2. That`s OK, China will make up for the "greenhouse gas" reduction.

    If you believe in global warming, go kill yourself. You are exhaling CO2 and it is destroying the planet, not to mention the CO2 you churn out with daily activities such as driving to work. Everything is your fault and you should feel bad! AL GORE IS NOT PLEASED!

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    danielkwan88 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 10:53 am
    the concept has been around for ages, finally someone is using it
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 11:12 am
    Its a drop in the ocean, if you pardon the pun. As someone said earlier, China and the US will make up for any carbon cut backs we (the UK) make. However, it is a start, and thats what we need. Now maybe other countries will follow.
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    mr_stache Male 13-17
    133 posts
    October 3, 2007 at 4:42 pm
    Wow. This is just one of those things that is such a great idea and somehow noone has ever done it before. You have to wonder why.
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    pea_ooter Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2007 at 5:27 pm
    so how do they work? i didnt know waves had energy in them... and i cant remember whats carbon dioxide... is it good?
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    Lost_In_Time Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    "the tides dont regulate the moon, the moon regulates the tides."

    `Nuff said.

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    Lost_In_Time Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    And to pickme44: co2 IS carbon dioxide. We breathe in oxygen, and exhale carbon dioxide. Plants take in carbon dioxide, and release oxygen.
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    Lost_In_Time Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 5:46 pm
    Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and POISONOUS gas. Sure you can breathe it in if you want to die. Carbon dioxide is CO2, thus the 2 and the end. Mono = 1, Di = 2.
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    pickme44 Male 18-29
    21 posts
    October 3, 2007 at 5:48 pm
    Carbon monoxide, with the chemical formula CO, like i said man i was being sarcastic
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    Lost_In_Time Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 5:50 pm
    Well it`s hard to tell when you edit your posts 50 times, and delete your others. :-D
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    pickme44 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 5:59 pm
    OK HERE IS WHAT I HAVE LEARND
    1. THE WAVES HAVE TOTAL POWER OVER THE MOON
    2. WE MUST HAVE A INTERNAL COMBUSTION SYSTEM IN OUR BODYS BECAUS WE CAUS GLOBLE WARMING WITH OUR BREATH
    3. MY CAR HAS NO EXAUST SYSTEM AND THEIR IS NO SUCH THINGN AS MASS TRANSIT OR HYBRID VEHICALS SO OUR ATTEMTS TO STOP GLOBLE WARMING IS TOTAL BS.
    4. CHINA MAKES GREAN HOUSE GASES considering its a devaloping nation
    5. caol plants do not produce 100tons of co2 a year are lungs which are the size of small cities do

    thank you drop outs i wana be just like you
    f college!

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    JeffHatesYou Male 18-29
    205 posts
    October 3, 2007 at 6:15 pm
    Carbon monoxide is not poisonous...

    It just fills the air, you breathe in that air, there`s not enough oxygen in the air because it`s mostly carbonmonoxide, and lack of oxygen kills you. You don`t get poisoned, you actually suffocate

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    Lost_In_Time Male 18-29
    317 posts
    October 3, 2007 at 6:20 pm
    Here is a definition straight from the dictionary:

    carbon monoxide: an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon
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    philippic Male 18-29
    1704 posts
    October 3, 2007 at 6:58 pm
    we been crazy over here on energy saving ideas lately.
    altho the adverts for em are pretty cool.
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    wolfio Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2007 at 7:57 pm
    bad luck for surfers!
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    pickme44 Male 18-29
    21 posts
    October 3, 2007 at 8:00 pm
    carbonmonoxie is not carbondeoxide kid !
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    TeHrussian Male 18-29
    490 posts
    October 3, 2007 at 8:11 pm
    Stupid arguments aside, I`m curious exactly how it works. It says you only have to maintain the generators and not the underwater electro station (unless they`re mixing up the terms in the article). Now what happens if something breaks down anyway? Do those 7500 households wait for weeks while divers arrive, explore the malfunction underwater, custom order parts to fix it, wait for them, go fix stuff underwater, test run it?
    Better have a contingency plan.
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 1:52 am
    "
    so how do they work? i didnt know waves had energy in them... and i cant remember whats carbon dioxide... is it good?"

    Anything that moves has energy.

    Carbon Dioxide is what we breathe out, and plants take in to make oxygen. If we breathe in Carbon Dioxide, we die.. if we breathe enough of ita nyway.

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    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 3:06 pm
    idiots.. this will have nothign on the moon... the moon CAUSES tides, not the other way around, if it was backwards, then yes, we`d be f***ed
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    Qpax Male 18-29
    188 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 5:34 pm
    `Carbon monoxide is not poisonous...
    It just fills the air, you breathe in that air, there`s not enough oxygen in the air because it`s mostly carbonmonoxide, and lack of oxygen kills you. You don`t get poisoned, you actually suffocate`

    Good luck trying that out then...

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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 5:39 pm
    awesome.
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    omgitssam Male 13-17
    384 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 8:46 pm
    interesting
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    goodbye777 Male 13-17
    64 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 10:30 pm
    This was developed by a kid for his science fair.
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    Rauron Male 13-17
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    October 6, 2007 at 10:05 pm
    pea_ooter
    Male, 13-17, Canada
    659 Posts Wednesday, October 03, 2007 5:27:49 PM
    so how do they work? i didnt know waves had energy in them... and i cant remember whats carbon dioxide... is it good?"
    .... woooooooooooooooow

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