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Dyson's Latest: A Fan with No Blades
Business Week ^ | October 13, 2009, 10:24AM EST | Martin Hickman

Posted on 10/13/2009 8:38:41 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican

Dyson's Latest: A Fan with No Blades British inventor James Dyson—creator of the bagless vacuum and air blade hand dryer—has devised a cooling fan that uses 98% less power than air conditioning

For once James Dyson has invented something without cutting-edge technology – a fan without blades. With an eye on the lucrative US market for air conditioning, the creator of the bagless vacuum cleaner is launching his bladeless fan on both sides of the Atlantic today.

Instead of pushing coolness around a room, the loop of the Dyson Air Multiplier "accelerates and amplifies" air, expelling 405 litres a second.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessweek.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blades; fan; no; with
Sounds Interesting, but not sure how it is going to handle high humidity
1 posted on 10/13/2009 8:38:41 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican
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To: BornToBeAmerican

If you constructed a series of these rings, all surrounding a single point, would you have a Dyson Sphere?


2 posted on 10/13/2009 8:42:00 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

I have a Dyson vacuum - the yellow one. Hands down the best vacuum I have ever owned.


3 posted on 10/13/2009 8:42:23 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: BornToBeAmerican

>> the loop of the Dyson Air Multiplier “accelerates and amplifies” air, expelling 405 litres a second

[yawn] Big deal.

I have a *colon* that does that.


4 posted on 10/13/2009 8:43:01 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

A pdf linked in the article can be found here:
http://www.independent.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00250/Dyson_Air_Multiplie_250177a.pdf

It explains how it works in pictures.


5 posted on 10/13/2009 8:43:42 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: BornToBeAmerican

You're gonna love my ................air.............

6 posted on 10/13/2009 8:43:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more airtime than Michael Jordan...........)
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To: BornToBeAmerican
"We would argue that a fan that delivers air that you don't mind sitting in front of is much more ecological, healthier and more pleasant than the chest-chilling chill of air conditioning.

I don't think so.

7 posted on 10/13/2009 8:45:17 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Box fan - $25
Dyson air multiplier - $300

I’ll go for the box fan.


8 posted on 10/13/2009 8:46:14 AM PDT by brownsfan (The screen name is a misnomer. Cleveland is STILL without a PRO team.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican
Dyson's Latest: A Fan with No Blades British inventor James Dyson—creator of the bagless vacuum and air blade hand dryer—has devised a cooling fan that uses 98% less power than air conditioning

Well, duh. No compressor with freon to cool the air. Still, in a hot room, aren't you still just pushing warm air around like you would with an ordinary $13 box fan?
9 posted on 10/13/2009 8:47:18 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Bullsh*t)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

>> chest-chilling chill of air conditioning

They should shop around for a new copywriter.


10 posted on 10/13/2009 8:47:37 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Nothing new here except the packaging. And, yes, there are blades.


11 posted on 10/13/2009 8:49:02 AM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

>> Still, in a hot room, aren’t you still just pushing warm air around like you would with an ordinary $13 box fan?

Not only that, but an A/C takes out humidity, whereas the Dyson thingie just takes out a second mortgage on your house.


12 posted on 10/13/2009 8:49:13 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: loungitude

>> And, yes, there are blades.

Uh UH! They’re called “whirling inducement airfoils”.


13 posted on 10/13/2009 8:50:36 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Malsua

It still has an impeller. Can someone explain?


14 posted on 10/13/2009 8:50:55 AM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Indeed, it does sound interesting.


15 posted on 10/13/2009 8:51:00 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Nervous Tick
Big deal. I have a *colon* that does that.

The difference is that some people are willing to pay $300 to let the Dyson expel air in their face.

16 posted on 10/13/2009 8:52:32 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (...We never faced anything like this...we only fought humans.)
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To: Alex Murphy

>> The difference is that some people are willing to pay $300 to let the Dyson expel air in their face.

Yeah, I see your point. I have to tie my victims to a post, and they darn sure don’t pay for it.


17 posted on 10/13/2009 8:54:44 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

It is in effect a centrifugal blower with an odd-shaped discharge.


18 posted on 10/13/2009 8:56:48 AM PDT by steve8714 (There's a straight line from John Wilkes Booth through Paul Robeson to Sean Penn.)
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To: Nervous Tick

You might be able to run a generator off of that...


19 posted on 10/13/2009 8:58:04 AM PDT by listenhillary (A "cult of personality" arises when a leader uses mass media creating idealized/heroic public image)
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To: hellinahandcart

Ping!


20 posted on 10/13/2009 8:58:31 AM PDT by sauropod (People who do things are people that get things done.)
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To: Malsua

Regarding the PDF, in stage one I see blades.


21 posted on 10/13/2009 8:59:22 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Dyson did not invent the bagless vacuum.

That honor belongs to Filter Queen.

http://www.filterqueen.com/


22 posted on 10/13/2009 8:59:36 AM PDT by stylin_geek (Greed and envy is used by our political class to exploit the rich and poor.)
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To: brownsfan

800 cfm if I figure right, that’s enough air for evap cooling; while it won’t eliminate A/C it may allow cheap douchebag bosses to raise the temp setting and give the whiners these units. I don’t think a box fan pushes this much air or at this velocity.


23 posted on 10/13/2009 9:00:27 AM PDT by steve8714 (There's a straight line from John Wilkes Booth through Paul Robeson to Sean Penn.)
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To: stylin_geek

Dyson more correctly put industrial dust collection technology into a home package.


24 posted on 10/13/2009 9:01:56 AM PDT by steve8714 (There's a straight line from John Wilkes Booth through Paul Robeson to Sean Penn.)
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To: listenhillary

>> You might be able to run a generator off of that...

I suspect that it’s not very rich in hydrocarbons, because unlike everyone else’s, mine doesn’t seem to stink. :-)


25 posted on 10/13/2009 9:02:48 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: loungitude

I noticed that too. To be fair, it may not be truly bladeless, but it may be much more efficient than other fans.

I hear their vacuum cleaner is amazing, but my $100 one (also bagless) has served us great for about ten years now.


26 posted on 10/13/2009 9:03:08 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

On the Dyson drawing board: A car with no wheels, gets 10,000 miles to the gallon, costs 50 million dollars.


27 posted on 10/13/2009 9:03:27 AM PDT by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: Nervous Tick

sounds nipply


28 posted on 10/13/2009 9:21:29 AM PDT by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: brownsfan
Box fan - $25
Dyson air multiplier - $300

I’ll go for the box fan.

But, based on the energy savings, it pays for itself in about 150 years...

29 posted on 10/13/2009 9:21:44 AM PDT by Living Free in NH (Where's MY bailout???)
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To: wiggen

>> sounds nipply

You’re hired! When can you start?


30 posted on 10/13/2009 9:23:54 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Nervous Tick

lol,it was too easy.


31 posted on 10/13/2009 9:24:33 AM PDT by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

I saw a review in either gizmodo.com or engadget.com that this fan (which does have blades, just hidden in the base), doesn’t put out as much air as a conventional fan of the same size and is somewhat noisy. I’ll wait for more reviews before buying one.


32 posted on 10/13/2009 9:28:18 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Actually it looks fairly clever to me. Probaly will go for 24.95 at Walmart.


33 posted on 10/13/2009 9:35:58 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Nervous Tick

LMAO


34 posted on 10/13/2009 9:36:00 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: BornToBeAmerican

I’ll admit I didn’t read the article but a fan is not an air conditioner. If you need to actually lower the air temperature especially if it’s hot out, fan is not going to cut it. A rickshaw is probably more ecological than my car but odds are i’ll be late for work.


35 posted on 10/13/2009 9:41:02 AM PDT by visualops (freeping on my palm pre)
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To: RobRoy

Yes, the real innovation is a 100,000 rpm electric motor that drives a turbine compressor. That IS impressive.


36 posted on 10/13/2009 9:53:41 AM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: loungitude

>>Yes, the real innovation is a 100,000 rpm electric motor that drives a turbine compressor. That IS impressive.<<

I’ll say!


37 posted on 10/13/2009 9:55:02 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: steve8714

“”800 cfm if I figure right, that’s enough air for evap cooling;””

12 inch fan at 1100 rpm does 1200 CFM

http://www.rewci.com/poatvewith.html

Cheap $20 20 inch box fan probably puts out 3-4000 CFM

you can not have engineers in the marketing loop, their love of nifty ideas very rarely translates into sales/profits


38 posted on 10/13/2009 10:20:35 AM PDT by underbyte (TEOTEWAKI)
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To: brownsfan

That’s the problem. You can hardly buy a 300 hundred dollar fan.

I have one of the vacumns. They are great; but the Rainbow is still number one. Really takes the crap up and out of the air.


39 posted on 10/13/2009 10:20:45 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pappyone

On the Dyson drawing board: A car with no wheels, gets 10,000 miles to the gallon, costs 50 million dollars.

So, it’s a GM-UAW product then.


40 posted on 10/13/2009 10:24:53 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: pappyone

On the Dyson drawing board: A car with no wheels, gets 10,000 miles to the gallon, costs 50 million dollars.

So, it’s a GM-UAW product?


41 posted on 10/13/2009 10:25:12 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: Clock King
It still has an impeller. Can someone explain?

I guess he's qualifying it as "no blades exposed"

42 posted on 10/13/2009 10:33:32 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: loungitude

I’m holding out for one that drives a roots blower.


43 posted on 10/13/2009 10:44:58 AM PDT by Deaf Smith
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