Gyroscopes Eliminate Fossil Fuel?

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Gyroscopes Eliminate Fossil Fuel?

There cannot be a bigger fan of any technology that reduces the worlds addiction to oil. While billions are poured into R&D to find alternative power sources, is it possible that high school kid from California holds all the answers. Well maybe not all of them but it seems that a gyroscopic powerplant using the ocean as an energy source could be in our future. Way to go Aarin Goldin. Here is American ingenuity at work!

 

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 Energy invention nets scholarship for teen
Gyroscope turns into $100,000 for college

MSNBC staff and news service reports

Updated: 11:23 a.m. ET Dec. 7, 2004

 WASHINGTON - A 17-year-old California boy has won a premier high school science competition for inventing a device that converts ocean wave energy into electricity.Aaron Goldin, a senior at San Dieguito High School Academy in Encinitas, Calif., won a $100,000 college scholarship, the top individual prize announced Monday in the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science and Technology.Goldin, who created a gyroscope that extracts power from ocean waves, began by developing prototypes using a tape recorder, an answering machine and household appliances as parts.He has taken an innovative application of gyroscopic principles and turned it into a reality, demonstrating great independence and originality, said judge Richard Miles, a professor at Princeton Universitys Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. "With further development, his concept may be scalable to large off-shore power generation as a replacement for fossil fuel power plants."



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