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gracken
 Ecuador
High-altitude solar cells Printer Friendly Version
I was thinking if you could make flexible solar panels and cover a high-altitude balloon with them, you could have sunlight continously generating energy without having to worry about cloud cover or fear of it being damaged by thunder, lightning, tornadoes, etc.
The light intensity would higher too, no?
The problem would be how to send that energy back down. Any ideas? High energy laser pulses? Send up water and then releasing down compressed hydrogen tanks? Compressed air tanks?
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Jeremysb92
 USA
Highway power Printer Friendly Version
The wind off of cars on the highway should be able to be harnessed in a positive manner. Why couldn't we put wind turbines down the middle of the highway so that air generated from passing vehicles could in turn power something such as the highway lights?
Reward: Call it Byrd Power 

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Daniel L. L.
 USA
Geese for the homeless Printer Friendly Version
Problem #1: During the summer months here in Minnesota, it seems that there is geese everywhere and goose poo everywhere (expecialy in suburban areas). I hear of people going to North/South Dakota and having an unlimited bag limit on their goose harvests (I bet most of the geese they harvest go to waste). It seems that we have a problem with an over-population of geese. It's just gross walking around a metro lake that is peppered with goose sh*t everywhere! We simply dont need all of these geese.
Problem #2: A lot of homeless people and they need food.
Solution: Why don't we have a team of professional certified people that go around in various metro areas and humanely harvest some of these geese. Also set up hunts in the Dakota's that are cheaper for hunters if they donate some of their harvest. If we can thin out some of these geese, maybe we won't have so much wasted game from people bringing home 50 geese from a unlimited bag hunt and not eating it. I certainly don't think that this would really impact the goose population too much if the DNR helps monitor the program. The geese can go to shelters and be served to help feed people in need. Goose certainly isn't like "phesant under glass", but to a hungry homeless person, it has more nutrition and better taste than a dirty sock. Beggars can't be choosers.
Reward: The opportunity to go on a "Donation Hunt" for free. 

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