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The most beautiful waves ... ever

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on Dec. 28, 2012, 12:55 p.m.
gold and blue wave

Photo: Clark Little

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The ocean also inspires ideas for creating renewable energy. Wave power can be more productive and robust if it is inspired by ocean life, as with kelp and shark tail-inspired turbines. The design of whale fins have been examined as a prototype for wind turbine blades. What better example to follow than millions of years of evolution?