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Photo by Andrzej Kryszpiniuk on Unsplash

Cleaning the seas with asymmetric motion capture


I have always liked asymmetric motion capture. Things like zip-tie, rachets, and tesla valves.

It deeply saddens me that Maxwell’s Demon doesn’t actually work. (At least the extensions to Szilard’s engine and Landauer’s principle don’t incrementally sadden me.)

Every once in a great while, I come across a practical macroscopic application of asymmetric motion capture. Ten years ago, I saw a novel wind energy capture device. The Seabin is the first one I have been excited about since then, so I wanted to share it with you.



More information about Seabins is available from the World Economic Forum.


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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

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