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Can You Cook an Egg by Screaming at It?

The Action Lab did an experiment to show how the energy of sound can be converted into heat, and even cook food.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.11.18
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
Moveable
Moveable

People Are Buying Electric Cars in Bulk to Get Cheaper Prices

‘Electronauts’ are laying the groundwork for EV adoption.
Tracey Lindeman
3.5.18
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
Fossil Fuels
Fossil Fuels

Trump Wants to Open Nearly All US Offshore Waters to Drilling

The Trump administration unveiled an unprecedented blueprint for expanding oil and gas drilling in fragile waters.
Sarah Emerson
1.4.18
Moveable
Moveable

The US Energy Grid Is Making Electric Cars Dirtier Than They Should Be

Electric cars still run on coal, gas, and nuclear power.
Tracey Lindeman
1.2.18
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The YouTuber Who Is Redefining Renewable Energy

With a talent for building DIY powerwalls, Jehu Garcia has become the “reluctant battery king.”
Louise Matsakis
12.19.17
Dear Future
Dear Future

Watch Our New Documentary About the DIY Communities Designing the Future of Energy

We visited a prolific DIY powerwall builder in Los Angeles, electric car technicians in San Diego, and the University of Michigan Energy Institute to see how our world will be powered in the years to come.
Motherboard Staff
11.6.17
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
Dear Future
Dear Future

A 'Geoengineering Cocktail' Is the Latest Last-Ditch Proposal to Reverse Climate Change

Humans have been accidentally geoengineering for centuries. At what point should we do it on purpose?
Becky Ferreira
9.27.17
Infrastructure Hacking
Infrastructure Hacking

GCHQ Says Hackers Have Likely Compromised UK Energy Sector Targets

The news comes after the FBI and Homeland Security warned hackers had targeted US energy firms too.
Joseph Cox
7.17.17