Artwork Visualizes Standing Waves

Artist Daniel Palacios created the art installation simply titled “Waves.” Two motors in opposed positions rotate a piece of rope, causing it to whip through the air at high speed. The rope is coerced into a standing wave form, giving both visual and aural feedback to the viewer.

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Searaser: pump water with waves

(images via dartmouthwaveenergy.com) A horrible name and simple design for pumping water (which can then drive turbines) via wave action on a buoy tethered to the ocean floor (via Treehugger). Not suddenly solving all the world’s energy woes, but large numbers of this relatively simple, DIY-friendly design could have a nice impact towards sustainability…

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