Tag: electricity

Solar Roads These solar roads could power the entire country. Watch the slide show to learn about a fascinating possibility for energy production. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

The Electric Universe—The Essential Role of Plasma. We’re not talking blood plasma here, we’re talking about the electrical charges that permeate the whole universe. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

The Electric Universe—Why Should I Care? Has humanity lost interest in science. We seem to think we’ve answered all the questions but awareness that the universe is an electrical entity ought to trigger a revolution in scientific interest. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Welcome to the Electric Universe. Scientists are discovering the universe is wildly electrical, everywhere. The emptiness of space doesn’t exist. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

How to ground your shoes. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Tea time in Britain causes predictable, massive surge in electricity demand. It’s not that the Brits all decide to have tea at the same time, but rather they’re compelled to by what? Read on and discover why engineers gauge upcoming power surges by this one thing. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Here’s how a guy in New Zealand gets free power from a recycled washing machine. He generates enough electricity to live off the grid. Caution: He’s got a water source, a stream, that provides the energy to power this Pelten wheel generator. Neat to see how he modified the washing machine to make it all […]

Cool: Fridge without using electricity. Mohammed Bah Abba of Northern Nigeria picked up $100,000 and a Rolex Award (but no Rolex) for inventing nested pots that cool food by evaporation. My caveat: This thing will work a lot better in hot, dry climates than it does in humid environments. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

How Big A Backyard Do You Need To Live Off The Land? infographic by Column Five Media. If you’ve been thinking about living off the grid this infographic will give you some idea of how much space you’ll need for food and electricity. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

MIT engineers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapor. They think they have found a way to give robots muscles, or the equivalent. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious