Which of the following can produce electricity? A: Typhoon B: Wave C: Traffic Jam

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Electricity is an indispensable function in our day lives.  Can you imagine the life lake of electricity?  A research reveals that US uses more energy on Christmas lights than developing countries like Salvador, Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Nepal do for whole year’s economy.  The massive gap of the utilization in electricity has shown the serious energy distribution issue. 

For developing countries, electricity is always an issue.  They should adopt all aspects of strategies of energy development, such as hydroelectric power, wind power, solar energy, or geothermal energy.  Developed countries should share the technology and assist the country who lacks of electricity how to acquire electricity from the nature.


Here are some latest technologies for electricity generation.


Usually, typhoon is associated with disaster.  No one is willing to see it coming.  An engineer from Japan invents a wind turbine which can transfer wind energy to usable resource.  Once this machine works smoothly, each typhoon can supply electricity in Japan for 50 years. 


Although the vast ocean has reserved rich resources, the restriction of marine technology makes the development of electricity generation way far behind wind and solar energy.  However, there’s a new technology using the rise and fall of the wave to generate electricity.  The special design of the buoy is connected with a submarine cable, which delivers the generated electricity directly to the land.  Each buoy can supply electricity for around 10 families.


Traffic jam is really annoying.  Have you ever think of stuck in the traffic can generate electricity?  Researchers in the US are developing the piezoelectric crystals that may make this happen.  The crystals will be spread under the highway and will transfer the car weight to usable energy.  The device is still in developing stage.  Maybe traffic jam won’t be so useless in the future.


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