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Will All World Energy Needs Be Satisfied?

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Could the global demand for electricity be satisfied with a single power generation and distribution system? A team of scientists from Russia believes this may be possible, using technology now a century old. At the start of the 20th century, famed inventor Nikola Tesla designed and built the first Tesla Tower. This futuristic spire was intended as a test of a system to deliver electricity worldwide. Construction of the Wardenclyffe Tower was completed in 1917. Despite several tests, the 187-foot tower, constructed of wood and copper, could not transmit electricity as needed. It was soon torn down. Now, a group of engineers has re-designed the tower, using modern materials and electronic components. After five years of research, they believe their version of the Tesla Tower could provide electricity to locations around the globe. Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov, a pair of brothers who graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, are behind the plan.

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