IS THIS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION? YOU HAVE TO WONDER THESE DAYS WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS WE CAN HELP THE ENERGY CRYSIS. THIS INVOLVES EVERYTHING FROM PRODUCING ENERGY TO WASTING ENERGY. SOLAR POWER, WIND POWER, HYDRO POWER, ALL ARE BASICALLY INFINITE SOURCES OF POTENTIAL ENERGY, ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS COLLECT IT.

FROM A DESIGN STANDPOINT, THIS ARTICLE INTRODUCES THE A MEAN TO COLLECTING ENERGY THAT IS NOT ONLY EFFICIENT BUT ALSO INTERESTING TO LOOK AT. WHILE WINDMILLS ARE GIANT AND FAST MOVING IN ALL OF THEIR GLORY, I THINK THE WHEAT WIND STALKS HAVE A DIFFERENT EFFECT ON THE VIEWER. IT IS A FAMILIAR SITE, (A WHEAT FIELD) EXCEPT IT IS LARGER THAN LIFE. THE LIGHTS ON THE TIPS THAT CREATE A LIGHT TRAIL WHEN THE WIND BLOWS IS AN ADDITION LIKE I WOULD HOPE TO SEE ON WHATEVER ELSE WE PRODUCE TO BE DISPLAYED IN NATURE, WHERE TOO OFTEN NOW, ENDS UP JUST BEING STEEL STUCK IN THE GROUND.

I SAY THIS IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BASED ON THE FACT THAT THE DESIGNERS USED AN ROLE ALREADY FOUND IN NATURE. THEY RECREATED THE ROLE OF WHEAT SWAYING IN THE WIND. A CLEAR EXAMPLE OF FUNCTION FOLLOWING FORM, WHICH IS VERY RARE. WHILE I PERSONALLY DON’T SEE THESE WIND STALKS SOLVING THE ENERGY CRYSIS, I STILL FEEL LIKE THIS IS A SIMILAR APPROACH TO HOW WE MAY EVENTUALLY SOLVE THIS RAPIDLY EXPANDING PROBLEM.

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