In the department of cool inventions you'll probably never use, the inventor of the Segway has come up with an idea for an inflatable wind turbine. Its main advantage is that it's mobile: imagine parking your EV and sending your inflatable wind turbine up into the sky to charge it while you're at work. It could be moved to take advantage of the best winds as they shift, and, more to the point, It could also be mounted on top of a building or on the side of the road in order to double as a billboard. Like the Segway, …
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Sarah Laskow is a reporter based in New York City who covers environment, energy, and sustainability issues, among other things.
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