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  •  Making the Tree Your Bitch (none)
    Billions of little turbines connected to leaf catching platforms on levers!  Then, we can collect the leaves and burn them, providing the energy needed to raise the little levers back into position for the next leaf!

    This technology would provide an added incentive to plant more trees, making the hippies happy.

    No one steal the title above, I'm using that for my upcoming book.

    •  What about genetically modifying... (none)
      trees, so their leaves had thousands of tiny nano-turbines - and the stem of each leaf contained a microwave transmitter?

      As they fell, the turbines would spin, and the transmitter would send the power to a central location (the trunk?  ...sorry...) for collection...

      JF

      Invest in your future - VOTE DIEBOLD!

      by Jaime Frontero on Fri Nov 11, 2005 at 08:22:49 AM PST

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      •  Genetically modified leaf solar panels? (none)
        Or, we could wire up every tree to a huge battery, hoping to collect lightning strikes.
        •  Great Idea! (none)
          Wouldn't it be awesome if instead of leaves trees had some sort of devices that would collect energy from the sun and turn it into chemical energy that could be used some how. Man, if we only had something like that.

          I am totally confident not that the world will get better, but that we should not give up the game... -Howard Zinn

          by Jawis on Fri Nov 11, 2005 at 09:06:01 AM PST

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          •  Like creating oxygen? (none)
            You've got it, maybe the trees could take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen?  Oh, sorry, President Ray-gun told me that "trees pollute", and since I believe all REpub lies, I have cut down all the little polluters around my house- no more leaves for me!!

            Nothing like a little ID education to straighten out the world, and it's all faith-based, no wonder the idiot Bush supports it.

          •  oh sure... (none)
            you libruls always think we can create energy resources out of sunshine and hot air.  typical.

            while you're fantasizing about these magical trees that create chemicals out of light, why don't you go ahead and have them drip sweet sugar syrup while you're at it?  something that tastes good on waffles, preferably.  you know, up there in vermont.

            </irony-impaired wingnut>

            we'd better decide now if we are going to be fearless men or scared boys.
            — e.d. nixon, montgomery improvement association

            by zeke L on Fri Nov 11, 2005 at 10:42:12 AM PST

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        •  Sorry - batteries couldn't handle... (none)
          ...the surge.  You'd have to use capacitors.

          But a great idea!

          JF

          Invest in your future - VOTE DIEBOLD!

          by Jaime Frontero on Fri Nov 11, 2005 at 09:12:20 AM PST

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