Power a City With a Man-Made Tornado

The heat source for the warm air could come from standard fossil fuel power plants.

December 20, 2012
1:44 PM EST
This is an artist's rendition of an artificial tornado. Theoretically, such a system could generate enough electricity to power a city. Credit: Colin Anderson/Blend Images/Corbis
Turbines at the base spin because of the artificial tornado. Credit: AVEtech