Electricity

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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05.09.14
Google wants your help making cheaper, tinier solar power systems
05.09.14

Google wants your help making cheaper, tinier solar power systems

Solar panels have become cheaper and more efficient in recent years, but you can't say the same fo...

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04.11.14
We may soon use lasers to redirect lightning strikes
04.11.14

We may soon use lasers to redirect lightning strikes

If there's one thing you should know about Engadget, it's that we absolutely love lasers. And than...

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02.20.14
US military tries using small electric jolts to keep soldiers awake
02.20.14

US military tries using small electric jolts to keep soldiers awake

Soldiers don't have many options for overcoming sleep deprivation outside of a good cup of coffee....

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02.13.14
Biggest-ever solar thermal power plant goes online in California
02.13.14

Biggest-ever solar thermal power plant goes online in California

Solar power just hit the big time in the US -- BrightSource Energy has confirmed that the world's...

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