A novel new turbine based on Archimedes' screw could bring wind power to urban areas by dramatically reducing the noise pollution caused by whirling blades.

A company in Rotterdam has developed an innovative new wind turbine which features a unique design inspired by the ingenuity of both ancient engineers and the natural world. The Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine takes principles which are used by both the Archimedes screw and the shell of a nautilus mollusk to shift…