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The Future Makers [electronic resource]: Pioneering Sustainable Energy

Galloping Pictures
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
While its fossil fuel exports are sizeable, Australia is also becoming a gigantic laboratory for developing renewable energy systems. This program examines the work of engineering trailblazers who have made the country a world leader in green technology design. Dr. Tim Finnigan uses bio-mimicry to create flexible sea-floor structures that transform ocean currents into power. Likewise, Dr. Robert Dane's Solar Sailor boat incorporates insect wing forms. Designs from Dr. Prame Chopra and Dr. Doone Wyborn hint at the shape of geothermal systems to come, while the Sydney-based activities of SunTech and its Chinese owner, Dr. Zhengrong Shi, evoke the global nature of the sustainable energy movement. Several other case studies are included.
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46 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 01, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Pioneering Sustainable Energy
  • Australia's Rain Forest (2:44)
  • Carbon Emissions (2:34)
  • Design Inspired by Nature (3:08)
  • Ocean Wave Power and Energy Revolution (4:17)
  • Solar Cells on Boats (4:45)
  • Importance of Photovoltaic Cells (2:33)
  • Geothermal Energy (3:03)
  • Steam: Sustainable Energy (6:06)
  • Coal Energy/Solar Energy (2:09)
  • Stand-Alone Solar Power Stations (5:12)
  • Solar Power Station in the U.S. (1:45)
  • Solar Storage (5:06)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
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41923 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (46 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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