New seawall design generates power from the sea

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Waterstudio, a Dutch company that focuses on water-based urban planning and research, has developed an innovative floating seawall called Parthenon – named after the Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Seawalls are obviously nothing new, but Parthenon is somewhat unique in its design. Rather than being a solid seawall, Parthenon is made up of rows of three-foot columns that slowly rotate in both directions as the water passes through them. There are a couple of important advantages to this. Firstly, it's more resilient than a solid wall because the columns allow a degree of flexibility without reducing its effectiveness…

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