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Tesla Fight

Why have a snowball fight when you could fight with electricity? The people in Queens have figured it out. -Via Obvious Winner

The Time Benjamin Franklin Tried (And Failed) to Electrocute a Turkey

Image credit: Comstock Benjamin Franklin loved electricity. He also loved the turkey. One day, he put the two together. It all started as a party trick. Franklin had been dabbling with electricity for years, and he wanted to show off his newest electrical toys. On April 29, 1749, Franklin told scientist Peter Collinson about his dream to [...]

Weed zapper fires 2,500-volt charges

Dr Mike Diprose has invented a new device for killing weeds that works by zapping them with electricity. The device is able to kill off weeds without …

Bacteria-powered Lights

The Philips company introduces lights that run without electricity or solar power. Instead, they harness the bioluminescence of bacteria. You have to feed them fuel, namely methane and compost. The lights developed so far aren’t bright enough to read by, but they may have other uses, like illuminating dark roads and exit signs. Link -via [...]

Scientists generate power from urine

Experiments involving the generation of electricity from urine have initially proven successful. While there’s still a long way to go before the techn…

Mad Max Electric Bicycle

Just awesome. Nathaniel Akin found this train of wheels parked by the side of a road. The drive is powered by an electric drill, which is fed electricity by two car batteries held in place with duct tape. The human driver is presumably fueled by beer in the cooler. Link via DVICE

Electrical magic wand puts out fires

Scientists search for a new way to extinguish fires quickly and efficiently with electricity. Although it seems like an unlikely solution the idea of …

Scientists Make "Artificial Leaf"

The photo to the left doesn’t look like much, but it’s actually quite a big deal. MIT scientist Daniel Nocera and colleagues have achieved a huge milestone in energy production by mimicking what nature has done for a long time: they’ve successfully mimicked photosynthesis with an “artificial leaf.” A team of chemistry and engineering scientists [...]

Can gyms generate their own power ?

Its an idea that isn’t actually all that new, using exercise equipment in gyms to generate electricity. The Green Microgym in Portland, Ore. is one su…

Better Math Ability Through Electricity

Psst! Wanna be better at math? The answer may be shockingly simple: just give your noggin a little jolt! The electricity generated by a 9-volt battery might be all there is between you and the mathematical brilliance of a Newton or an Einstein. OK, we can’t guarantee you’ll be that smart, but, amazingly, British scientists have [...]