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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 Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week

Bitcoin’s surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring.
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
Canada
Canada

This 1000-Ton Turbine Will Harvest Tidal Energy to Power 500 Homes in Canada

It’s the first tidal array in North America that feeds energy directly into an electrical grid.
Kate Lunau
11.8.16
politics
politics

Could Hillary Clinton’s ‘Open Borders’ Energy Grid Idea Really Work?

Investigating the feasibility of a controversial line from a speech revealed by Wikileaks.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
10.23.16
death
death

A Very Simple Explanation for How Lightning Killed 323 Reindeer at Once

Here’s what most likely happened.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.29.16