The Future Of Wind Farms Could Hinge On Owl Wings
Scientists are taking a cue from the wings of owls to design quieter wind turbines, which could benefit other birds in the long run.By Sebastian Martinez | June 22, 2015
One of the primary complaints from opponents of wind power is the noise turbines produce. (Video via Youtube / Dani McGriffith)
Another complaint is they kill birds, although researchers say they're probably responsible for a tiny fraction of the bird deaths existing cell towers and cats cause.
But there's reason to believe birds could hold the key to solving wind power's problems. Well, one type of bird in particular. (Video via Cornell Lab of Ornithology)