No one likes sitting in traffic: It's boring, frustrating, and time consuming. The best thing would be to eliminate it via more walkable, mixed use neighborhoods. However, barring a national overhaul of our transporation system, we're stuck with it for the time being. But that annoying flow of car, after car, after car could also be a power source, say researchers in Mexico. They are examining how the flow of traffic could drive bellows to power wind turbines that in turn generate electricity. What about areas with fewer vehicles (say, a side street versus a freeway)? The researchers contend that techniques could be used to multiply the energy-generating impact of each vehicle that passes by a marker. Read More