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Old 07-06-2008, 18:23   #1
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NYT article on biomimetic prop design.

Not sure if this stuff is real or hype, but could be useful for both propulsion as well as wind generators.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/te...rssnyt&emc=rss

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I'm a little skeptical when someone says they have built a better mousetrap but nobody wants to buy it. The reality is that in the manufacturing business, there is extreme competition and anyone who can create a better product for the same price or lowered operating costs, gets the business most all the time.

This is the reason we no longer see the major airlines using DC-3's for carrying passengers or Intel 80286 CPU's in our computers. Somebody built something better.
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I believe a lot of the second page of the article.
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PROBLEM FOR BOATS: Going in reverse.
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PROBLEM FOR BOATS: Going in reverse.
Rotate 180.

Another gear/transmission with a BIG lever.
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