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Checkmate Group's 500 ft Anaconda Creates Electricity from the Ocean

 - May 11, 2009   Updated: Apr 5 2011
References: checkmateuk & dvice
It’s 600-feet long… a massive, serpent slithering through the open ocean. But this snake has good intentions. Really! Developed by the Checkmate Group, the "anaconda" is the latest design that hopes to create electricity from the power of the ocean. Set to start swimming in 2014, each one could generate one megawatt of power, powering tens of thousands of households.

Implications - The ever-changing nature of today's world calls for scientists and companies to always be on the lookout for alternatives to established products. This includes electricity, with new, innovative, and somewhat strange methods for generating power popping up all over. Though these theories are mostly still in testing phases, companies and consumers would be wise to look towards the future.