Harness Tornado's for Electrical Power?? http://www.unpluggedliving.com/tornado-power/ http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=4455446 http://vortexengine.ca/ http://vortexengine.ca/VSC/AVE_WEB.pdf I heard about this idea on some TV show a while back, and found this site on the internet. The basics of it are that this canadian engineer thinks he can set up a good sized stationary tornado in an enclosed 100 m or so tall cylinder and install turbines at the bottom of the cylinder where air will be drawn in to supply the tornado convection. Does anyone out there know of this project? Is this guy nuts or is this a possible thing to do? I just found it really interesting to look at and think about. I hope this idea turns out to be a flop, or us power workers might have to apply for a job at McDonalds!