Electricity

Spiders
Spiders

Spiders Can Fly Thousands of Miles With Electric Power

For the first time, scientists have empirically verified electricity’s role in the ballooning abilities of spiders.
Becky Ferreira
7.5.18
Power
Power

How Much Energy Does It Take to Grow Weed vs. Mining Bitcoin?

Power authorities are concerned about Bitcoin's energy use; how does it stack up against growing bud?
Jordan Pearson
5.29.18
Banhammer
Banhammer

A Small American Town Wants to Put a Moratorium on Bitcoin Mining

Plattsburgh is worried about Bitcoin’s energy consumption.
Jordan Pearson
3.6.18
It's Electric
It's Electric

Bitcoin Mining Is Potentially More Energy-Intensive Than Gold Mining

But Bitcoin could be so much more than digital gold.
Christopher Malmo
2.7.18
bitcoin is unsustainable
bitcoin is unsustainable

One Bitcoin Transaction Consumes As Much Energy As Your House Uses in a Week

As Bitcoin’s price increases, its energy consumption is soaring. Bitcoin's power consumption is extremely high compared to conventional digital payment, and one transaction now uses as much energy as your house in a week.
Christopher Malmo
11.1.17
space weather
space weather

Solar Flares Interfered With Radio Network’s Ability to Warn People About Hurricane Irma

“It’s sad, knowing you’re trying to get the information out, or maybe someone out there is trying to talk back to you."
Kate Lunau
9.8.17
clean water
clean water

This Device Zaps Water With Electricity to Make It Drinkable

A big step toward a scalable, energy-efficient water purification device.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.11.17
zap
zap

Watch Someone Play with Electricity and Water in Super Slow Motion

Don't try this at home, kids.
Leif Johnson
5.8.17
alien sand castles
alien sand castles

Saturn’s Moon Titan Has Electrically-Charged, 'Sticky' Sand

"If you grabbed piles of grains and built a sand castle on Titan, it would perhaps stay together for weeks due to their electrostatic properties."
Becky Ferreira
3.27.17
slime
slime

Bacteria Use Electrical Zaps to Recruit Others to Their Slime Colonies

It’s the internet of bacteria.
Bryson Masse
1.12.17
russia
russia

The Ukrainian Power Grid Was Hacked Again

Experts say the country appears to be a “testbed” for cyber attacks that could be used around the world.
Kim Zetter
1.10.17
Health
Health

Scientists Hacked an Old Brain-Zapping Treatment for Parkinson’s

Deep brain stimulation can be more efficient, and safer, by using the computer-generated pattern, the study showed.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.6.17