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Video: There's diminishing returns when it comes to adding more blades to a wind turbine, however fewer blades mean the turbine would have to spin faster, which is apparently not a very good thing when it comes to controlling a turbine. That's basically why we settled on the three-bladed wind turbine system. I think it also looks coolest?

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There's a reason that wind farms are placed offshore rather than in urban areas — the turbines are typically huge, difficult to erect, and need a solid sustained gust to produce any meaningful amount of current. This prototype, on the other hand, will assemble more easily than an Ikea bookshelf and quietly produce kilowatts atop skyscrapers.

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I've always found wind turbines to be hilarious, I mean, it just stands in the middle of nowhere, minding its own business, spinning peacefully. Not this exploded turbine though. This 100m tall, $US3 million(!) turbine spun itself so fast it EXPLODED IN FLAMES.

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Swiss scientists designed a small blood-powered turbine that would fit in your arteries and power internal electronics like a pacemaker. Each turbine can produce 800 microwatts of energy which is far greater than the 10 microwatts used by a pacemaker.