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Most wind energy comes from turbines 150 metres above ground level. Winds at this altitude are however weak and intermittent, with most wind farms operating at only 25-30% of their capacity...

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Vision of the future: new adaptable lens to prolong sight of aging eyes

As we age our eyes lose their ability to focus quickly on near and far objects. Presbyopia is a common problem that comes with aging, but its causes are not yet fully understood. There is evidence that the crystalline lens inside the eye loses its elasticity and therefore its distance-focusing capabilities.