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Harvesting Energy From Vibrating Railroad Tracks Could Save Hundreds of Millions

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To say energy is "ripe" is to say it is there for the taking, if we know how to "harvest it."...

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Kit B (276)
Tuesday August 20, 2013, 10:24 am

Love it when creative imaginations come up new brilliant but practical ideas. I have read before that if we could find ways to harvest energy we save more than the national debt and have millions employed. Shouldn't we encourage more creative thinking? Thank you, Frans.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 4:17 am
nice one

Jacqueline Fonseca (29)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 4:42 am
great job! This is awesome

Mike M (40)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 4:43 am
Really interesting

Danuta W (1250)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 4:51 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 5:19 am
Worthwhile to explore more green-energy generation

Kath P (9)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 5:34 am
What a brilliant idea!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 6:32 am
What will they think of next beyond highway and street pavings that collect and store solar energy and highway lights that only turn on at the approach of a car and then turn off? It's really time to get off the fossil fuel addiction. Go scalar wave!

Kat K (54)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 6:40 am
Awesome idea~~hope it'll be picked up on and researched. That would be great. Thank you for this most interesting article.

Ben O (154)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 6:43 am
This is news to me...thanks Frans!

Timothy S (29)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 6:57 am
Noted! The technology is called Piezoelectric. The tech has been around a few years, but not main stream.

Lexi M (0)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 7:49 am

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 1:33 pm
Noted ! Wow a fantastic idea.

Kathleen R (138)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 1:35 pm
Noted ! Wow a fantastic idea.

Dianna M (16)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 3:13 pm
Wow! Wish *I* were smart enough to figure out how to harvest this energy--living as close to the railroad tracks as I do, I'd have LOTS and LOTS of harvested energy, just from my house's shaking alone!

Freya H (357)
Wednesday August 21, 2013, 6:21 pm
Reminds me of a dance club I visited recently. The floor got energy from the steps of people dancing, and lit up in response. Piezoelectric, I think that's what you call it.

Roger G (154)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 4:13 pm
noted, thanks

Robert Hardy (68)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 9:24 pm
The world needs more simple but effective ideas like this.

Melania P (122)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 10:52 am
That is so awesome! I thinkg there are so many ways to harvest energy from, we need more imaginative people and the technology.
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