Tower Power

April 16, 2013 in Announcements

Bruce Sterling has started a new thread asking about the tall tower as a potential power source. Could it harness piezoelectric, solar, magnetic, or atmospheric energy? Get in on the conversation about dark lightning!

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Ed Finn is the founding director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, where he is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering and the Department of English. He has worked as a journalist at Time, Slate, and Popular Science. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

1 response to Tower Power

  1. Anything that tall will either need to be made of very light and strong materials or will require some aerial bouyancy: perhaps with gasbags or even completely evacuated graphene spheres on its lower level. Anything to work against the weight!