Electricity

12.09.14
Your old laptop's battery will light homes in developing countries
12.09.14

Your old laptop's battery will light homes in developing countries

Don't be too quick to toss out the battery from that ancient laptop -- it might just be the key to...

By J. Fingas,   12.09.14
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11.28.14
The world's largest solar power plant is now up and running
11.28.14

The world's largest solar power plant is now up and running

Solar power just hit one of its biggest milestones, in more ways than one. First Solar recently fi...

By J. Fingas,   11.28.14
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11.07.14
WiTricity's CEO paints a picture of a wirelessly powered future
11.07.14

WiTricity's CEO paints a picture of a wirelessly powered future

If WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen gets his way, the company's tech will soon wind up in your phone, you...

By C. Velazco,   11.07.14
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08.23.14
You can steal data from a computer by touching it
08.23.14

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute fo...

By J. Fingas,   08.23.14
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07.18.14
This bacteria eats nothing but electricity to survive
07.18.14

This bacteria eats nothing but electricity to survive

All life is ultimately powered by electricity, albeit indirectly, since most organisms consume sug...

By S. Dent,   07.18.14
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07.17.14
MIT researchers want to power your cellphone with dew
07.17.14

MIT researchers want to power your cellphone with dew

Water is pretty wild when you think about it: all of its three states of matter are consumable by...

By T. Seppala,   07.17.14
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07.16.14
Generating power from heat will soon be dirt cheap
07.16.14

Generating power from heat will soon be dirt cheap

Thermoelectrics -- which use wasted heat to generate electricity -- could get a lot more interesti...

By S. Dent,   07.16.14
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06.27.14
Germany's green energy boom is leaving a 'trail of blood' on coal companies
06.27.14

Germany's green energy boom is leaving a 'trail of blood' on coal companies

Since the beginning, the commercial growth of renewable energy has been a laborious, often painful...

By S. Sakr,   06.27.14
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05.14.14
Tesla Motors' Elon Musk will help fund a Nikola Tesla museum
05.14.14

Tesla Motors' Elon Musk will help fund a Nikola Tesla museum

You may recall The Oatmeal's (aka Matthew Inman's) fundraising campaign to save Nikola Tesla's for...

By J. Fingas,   05.14.14
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