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Contact: Michael Dorsey
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

David Olinger, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Caption: This is David Olinger, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with a rig that uses a rocking arm to translate the motion of wind-powered kite into rotary motion to spin an electric generator or power a device like a water pump. With an award from the National Science Foundation, Olinger is currently exploring the use of underwater kites to generate power from currents and tidal flows.

Credit: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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