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TRBQ Podcast #18 — Tornado Man

What if you had an idea that you believed could change the world? What if that idea was a tornado machine? In this episode we ask, what drives some people to pursue an idea for their entire lives?

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Retired engineer Louis Michaud believes he has an idea that could solve the world’s energy problems. He calls it an”Atmospheric Vortex Engine. ” For 50 years, Michaud has been working on a device that he hopes someday will generate mile-high tornadoes from warm air heated by the sun or waste heat from power plants. The updraft would turn turbines and produce power. Lots of power, he believes. All he has to do is prove it.

This story first appeared on The Adaptors, a new podcast hosted by TRBQ producer Flora Lichtman.


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