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More efficient wind power plants

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The current basis of wind power generation is that we believe that the wind is made up of lots of little gas molecules.

Whilst lighting my roll-up this very morning in a nook made up of two walls at 90 degrees, I suddenly realised that wind actually comes in 4ft sections, which explains why it couldn't make it into the nook.

More research is needed to find out if it comes in 4ft cylinders or maybe hexagons?

So, as soon as I can get on with a wind turbine with 4ft wind catchy bits, I will have the most efficient wind turbine of all...

 — not_morrison_rm, Nov 23 2017

The very nook... https://drive.googl...pSxXCWLoaBcOBE8dAYb
Still trying to work out where to put the blue plaque [not_morrison_rm, Nov 24 2017]

This may be the single greatest discovery in meteorology.
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 23 2017

Also, what was in the roll-up?
 — MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 23 2017

Are you sure it is not 3.28084 feet? I always thought air was metric.
 — mylodon, Nov 23 2017

Mind. Blown.
 — 21 Quest, Nov 23 2017

 // I always thought air was metric. //

Only since 1795; for example, the Montgolfier brothers were obliged to use non-metric air in their balloons, and look what happened there ...
 — 8th of 7, Nov 24 2017

Pretty standard response from the Borg...
 — 21 Quest, Nov 24 2017

I think you’ll find that wind is a wave, not a particle. Or particles. Well, waves. The clue is that sound travels through air, and we refer to these as sound waves, not sound particles. If they were particles, you’d listen to something, and then when the sound has done with the transmitting of the energy and all those semantics, etc, there’d be a small pile of sound particles on the floor. There isn’t. Because of waves. The sound waves go back to where they came from, as, like alternating-current electricity (ie the opposite of static electricity) they’re only rented.
 — Ian Tindale, Nov 24 2017

 //there’d be a small pile of sound particles on the floor//

I was wondering where those came from. Now I know why vacuum cleaners are noisy.
 — pertinax, Nov 24 2017

 WIFRT, I thought "Ridiculous; wind isn't molecules, air is molecules. Wind is molecules moving!" Then I realised, if that were all it was, then still-air molecules would be scattered around the floor among the sound particles, and we'd be flat on our faces, trying to snort up those lethargic O2s like desperate cocaine addicts.

 So, wind is air molecules moving *together*, and it's the togetherness that takes up the four feet, as when Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers take a flying leap.

 Then I thought of a pipe organ. Clearly, air togetherness can be achieved with two feet in a confined space, viz., on the pedals.

 Why then not then in then [not]'s nook?

 If the wind hugged the brickwork, yes. I'm afraid what you have there, [nmrm], is unattractive architecture.

Speaking of which, I think we already have an idea somewhere on this site for wind turbines sited in urban skyscraper-canyons to catch all that air that's ducking the nook.
 — pertinax, Nov 24 2017

Further consideration suggets that the distance involved is not 4 feet, but precisely 4 feet, 8 1/2 inches, for obvious reasons.
 — 8th of 7, Nov 24 2017

Current scientific weight is towards smooth, not nooky. I think you would be highly derided by the current researchers. Build a proto-type and they will be silenced.
 — wjt, Nov 25 2017

“I want less wind, more nooky.” - The lament of the Ages.
 — AusCan531, Nov 25 2017

 //I think you’ll find that wind is a wave//

Surely it's water that's a wave...
 — Ling, Nov 25 2017

 So, the reason that flags wave is because the logs of air are thrown at it in a completely disorganized fashion.

Bernoulli's principle might need to be rewritten.
 — RayfordSteele, Nov 25 2017

<wonders if there should be a Non-Proliferation Treaty regulating pseudo-science on HB ...but then..what I be doing on weekends?>
 — not_morrison_rm, Nov 26 2017

 //Non-Proliferation//

The word "shenanigans" has no singular. Just think of epicycles.
 — pertinax, Nov 27 2017

I can’t, while I’m wearing my trouser.
 — Ian Tindale, Nov 27 2017

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