Thursday, June 21, 2007

A new approach to ceiling fans

Apparently, the ceiling fan concept has been used wrongly all of these years. Turns out the best design for a fan blade is to twist it into the shape of a seed pod from a Sycamore tree. You know...those seeds that once you drop them, they automatically go down as if they were an helicopter.

The good thing about this new approach to ceiling fans is that you only have to spin it at just 70 to 130 spins per minute, and you get the same airflow as a regular fan working at twice that speed.

Plus, you get a nice freaky-looking ceiling fan too :-)

For now, these items only exist in Australia, but as soon as people get to know the real efficiency behind this new design I'm pretty sure someday all fan blades will be made this way.

Maybe some PC manufacturer will even pick up this blade design for a PC case fan, and then half the RPMs will equal half the noise.

Source: Gizmodo

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