wind

  • Wind? That’s barely a breeze

    Lily shows how to handle gusty conditions.

    Birds can fly easily in winds that would challenge engineered air vehicles of a similar size, and now Lily the Britis...

    Birds October 22, 2020
  • For wind farms, a bit of separation is a good idea

    Putting facilities too close together reduces overall efficiency, research finds. Samantha Page r...

    The wake from a wind farm can extend 50 or more kilometres, potentially costing downwind farms millions in revenue. T...

    Earth Sciences November 27, 2018
  • Major wind shifts emerge from smaller changes

    Upper atmosphere winds change direction every 14 months or so, but until now no-one knew why. Phi...

    Scientists have solved the riddle of strong winds that circle the planet in the upper atmosphere, and why they revers...

    Climate June 21, 2018
  • Across the world, cyclones are creeping more slowly

    Hurricane winds are speeding up, but the storms themselves are getting sluggish. Michael Lucy rep...

    Sluggish superstorms like Hurricane Harvey – which loitered over eastern Texas for four days in 2017, dumping up to a...

    Climate June 6, 2018
  • The wind is slowing down

    Near-surface wind speeds over landmasses across the planet have dropped by as much as 25% since t...

    The wind isn’t what it used to be. Scientists say surface wind speeds across the planet have fallen by as much as 25%...

    Climate May 10, 2018
  • Race to store renewable energy

    More investment is needed in large-scale battery technology, says Alan Finkel.

    Solar and wind energy has become cheaper and more popular. The next step for renewable energy is the development of l...

    Technology August 3, 2015
  • Where does wind come from?

    Gales, drafts, gusts and breezes – Roger Rassool investigates why we get them, and how we harness...

    Camped on the banks of the White Nile in Uganda miles from anywhere, I’m suddenly interested in renewable energy.The ...

    Climate November 11, 2013