electricity

Brits Warned to Keep Flashlight Handy in Case of Coronavirus Power-Out

Brits Warned to Keep Flashlight Handy in Case of Coronavirus Power-Out

UK Power Networks has told customers to store flashlights and warm clothes nearby in case there is a power outage during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ford, GE Healthcare to produce 50,000 ventilators by July using this tiny company’s design

Ford, GE Healthcare to produce 50,000 ventilators by July using this tiny company’s design

Ford and GE Healthcare have licensed a ventilator design from Airon Corp and plan to produce as many as 50,000 of them at a Michigan factory by July as part of a broader effort to provide a critical
Texas Electrical Grid Adapting to Coronavirus Challenge, Says State Senate Chairman

Texas Electrical Grid Adapting to Coronavirus Challenge, Says State Senate Chairman

Officials responsible for ensuring the reliable supply of electricity to Texans have successfully adapted to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, says the Texas Senate committee
America’s Electricity is Safe From the Coronavirus—for Now

America’s Electricity is Safe From the Coronavirus—for Now

Utilities and grid operators are well-prepared to handle the pandemic, but a second wave of the virus later this year could be disastrous.
Electrician Gets Technical Revenge on Malicious IT Manager

Electrician Gets Technical Revenge on Malicious IT Manager

Here's the story of how one electrician used some McGuyver-like work to undo a rule breaking tool. It gets pretty technical. For more intriguing technical stories of destruction, here's how this guy
Researchers are sitting on tech that could transform trees into power generators

Researchers are sitting on tech that could transform trees into power generators

"When fully grown, one tree can power seven American houses."

Boom says its supersonic XB-1 aircraft test program will be ‘fully carbon neutral’

Commercial aviation isn’t typically the place to look if you’re after carbon-light initiatives. Jet fuel isn’t generally very green, and airplanes burn a lot of it when traversing the skies. But
This Device Generates Electricity from the Air Using a Strange Microbe

This Device Generates Electricity from the Air Using a Strange Microbe

“We are literally making electricity out of thin air.”

Volocopter and Grab to study the feasibility of deploying air taxi services in Southeast Asia

Air mobility startup Volocopter will be working together with on-demand transportation, food delivery and payments company Grab on a feasibility study around air mobility in Southeast Asia. The joint

For Crypto Miners, Bitcoin’s Halving Could Mean a Doubling in Costs

To the operators of high-speed computers used to mine for bitcoin, the halving looks more like a doubling — of costs.

Rain may soon be an effective source of renewable energy

There have been numerous attempt to generate electricity using rain, but this may be one of the more effective solutions yet. Researchers have developed a generator that uses a field-effect
Watch Adam Savage get zapped by electricity

Watch Adam Savage get zapped by electricity

A fun video from 2011 Maker Faire. After his talk, Adam Savage (back when Mythbusters was still on the air) performs the Doctor Who theme song with ArcAttack. We do love around here at Boing Boing.
This Renewable Energy Device Powers 100 LEDs with a Single Drop of Water

This Renewable Energy Device Powers 100 LEDs with a Single Drop of Water

What if an umbrella could charge your phone? By tweaking well-known principles, scientists have created a highly efficient generator that can pump out lots of renewable energy with just a bit of

With Tony Fadell’s help, Advano is building battery components to power an electric future

Using scrap silicon as its feedstock, a New Orleans-based company called Advano has raised $18.5 million to manufacture battery components to enable more powerful, smaller and longer-lasting

NASA reveals the payloads for the first commercial Moon cargo deliveries

NASA has finalized the payloads for its first cargo deliveries scheduled to be carried by commercial lunar landers, vehicles created by companies the agency selected to take part in its Commercial
Here’s a smarter way to save money and energy in your home

Here’s a smarter way to save money and energy in your home

At CES 2020, Schneider Electric and Legrand unveiled smarter electrical panels, which allow users to track and manage energy consumption through voice-enabled apps.
At CES, Schneider Electric unveils its own upgrade to the traditional fusebox

At CES, Schneider Electric unveils its own upgrade to the traditional fusebox

As renewable energy and energy efficiency continue to make gains among cost-conscious consumers, more companies are looking at ways to give customers better ways to manage the electricity coming into

Airbitat's Compact Cooler promises 'deeply cooled' energy-efficient AC

You might not think of your air conditioner (AC) as contributing to climate change, but typical AC units use quite a bit of power, which leads to higher greenhouse gas emissions. In a vicious global
Excellent 1990 electrical safety video for kids starring VOLTON and hallucinatory CGI

Excellent 1990 electrical safety video for kids starring VOLTON and hallucinatory CGI

Edison Electric Institute created this fantastic public safety video in 1990 with CGI that's been aged to perfection for today's vaporwave music videos. (via r/ObscureMedia)
Winter Storm Gage Cuts Power to 125K, Disrupts Holiday Travel

Winter Storm Gage Cuts Power to 125K, Disrupts Holiday Travel

Winter storm Gage is causing massive power outages, flight delays, and traffic snarls in the upper Midwest and New England.