posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 01:03 PM
Since the equation E=f.h (where E=energy, f=frequency and h is plancks constant which is (6.626*10^-34) and represents the amount of joules per
second. Because there is an inverse relationship between frequency and wavelength in the EM spectrum (because c is constant) we can deduce that the
shorter wavelengths will produce more energy.
So, to answer your question: 1) radio waves
2) microwaves
3) IR
4) visible light
5) UV
6) X-ray
7) Gamma
The least energetic being radio waves and the most energetic being Gamma. Gamma and x-rays would be far to dangerous so they would probably use
microwaves or something but i am not really sure.
As for harnessing this power i am not sure, an aerial could do it but the further away it gets the power starts droping very fast (inverse square law)
so the flying insect would have to have a very low power consumption.
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