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Kite solution on horizon for windpower

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Kite solution on horizon for windpower

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Conventional wind turbines can be dangerous for birds, are ugly, noisy, and do not take advantage of the really strong constant winds found at higher altitudes.

Now scientists in California are harnessing one of the oldest known technologies, kites, to tap all those missing kilowatts, and in the process may make wind-generated electricity genuinely viable.

Hi-tech gets out its ball of string to go fly a kite.