Thom Kubli & Prof. Hiroshi Ishii

Orbiting
Orbiting features floating, machine-generated sculptures. The 3-D-printed objects — made from an ultra-light material — are injected with helium and released into the air as they become buoyant. As the ascending sculptures rise toward the ceiling, they enter the flow of a thermal stream and begin their gentle orbit. While floating, these ethereal objects participate in a continuously changing series of celestial movements.

Altaeros

Buoyant Airborne Turbine
Ettevõte Altaeros Energies tuli välja uudse lendava elektrigeneraatori (Airborne Wind Turbine) ideega, mis peaks tootma piisavalt madala hinnaga elektrit. Seadet vaadates tundub see olevat dirižaabeli ja tuuliku hübriid. Katse käigus (vaata all olevat videot) saadeti lendav elektrigeneraator 107 meetri kõrgusele taevasse ning pärast teatud aega toodi tagasi maapinnale. Katsest järeldati, et lendav elektrigeneraator toodab kaks korda rohkem energiat, kui masti otsa paigaldatud elektrigeneraator.