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A set of 20 to 50 solar powered flat minifans placed on
walls, floor and ceiling, silently create desired slow and
"light" air flow and convection in the home or office.
these are pretty *cool*
[xandram, Aug 15 2014]
||Have we perchance just had an incident with some paper a fan & large areas of the floor at the office?
||sorry, i don't understand.
||Your desire for less vigorous airflow suggested to me you may have been the recent victim of having a fan blow papers all over the floor.
||I think you're reading into it. Air conditioning is
expensive and energy intensive, I think he's just
proposing an air conditioning solution that
distributes the work to many small fans rather
than just a single large fan.
||It makes sense. A large fan doesn't really produce
much airflow in a large space, and anyone who has
had one of those back and forth alternating fans
knows what it's like to wait for that breeze to
intermittently return. But I imagine many small
fans would create a constant slight breeze that is
distributed around the area. And of course would
not be strong enough to blow the papers.
||Maybe install mini fans in the desk, to suck on the paper so it stays where put.
||I meant more like a domino effect, where the air
gets sent to one area, and there it is sent to
another. So you get to actually "structure" the
stream you want. And thanks [xandram]!!
||Years ago there was a similar concept of 'water
sculpting' all around in Canberra (the official capital
of Australia) including on the sloped roof of the
parliament house, which also doubled as a walking
parkway. It was an American Architect's artistic
idea, the same man who planned most of the
town of Canberra. I think most of the 'water
sculpting' is gone now, following several years of
drought and water shortage.
||// most of the 'water sculpting' is gone now, following several years of drought and water shortage. //
||And has anyone drawn the obvious connection between those two things ?
||oh you meant, a connection between the water
sculpting (and artificial lake) and the water
||In fact there were environmentalists who claimed
that the large artificial changes were part of the
climate disasters in those years, but I think the
mainstream scientific view was that it was the
lack of bush fires connected with the Eucalyptus
trees (who's seeds are dependent on fire) and the
native Aborigine peoples, which had previously
kept the eco-system running "correctly".
||My brother had worked with someone who had a
vision of changing the trees in south and east
Australia to ones that are not dependent on fires,
and rather send up the cloud thickening chemicals
and aerosol particles themselves.