Walking and jumping and generating energy, oh my

Sometimes I’m assigned stories and I’m like, “Really? If you insist, boss.” This is one of those stories. It’s a collection of sidewalks, or derivatives, that “work while you wait.” Yup.

For example, there’s the thing in Japan where people walk on tiles, which generates power, which can then be used to charge phones and the like. Sounds sorta like that dance floor thing from a couple weeks back.

Then there’s the tiles in Chicago that generate power to be used for appliances and whatnot.

Not exactly a “fast” news day, no.