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Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Everything you never knew about ball lightning hallucinations.Everything you never knew about ball lightning hallucinations.

For hundreds of years eyewitnesses have reported brief encounters with the golf ball- to tennis ball-size orbs of electricity. But scientists have been unable to agree on how and why ball lightning forms, since the phenomenon is rare and very short-lived.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 12:28 PM | Tags (8) | ball | lightning | natgeo | phenomena | science | electricity | orbs | forms |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Researchers over at MIT have discovered a brand new way to make electricity.Researchers over at MIT have discovered a brand new way to make electricity.

The discovery may one day lead to a myriad of new devices such as sensors the size of dust that can be dispersed in air to monitor the environment or the tech might lead to implantable devices that produce their own power.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:03 PM | Tags (5) | mit | electricity | science | carbon | nanotubes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.Your cell phone may one day be powered via carbonated beverage.

The designer claims his sugar-based bio-battery lasts up to four times longer than a fully charged lithium battery and is much easier to recharge: just pour some more sweet fuel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:08 PM | Tags (10) | bio | battery | lithium | cell | phones | electricity | carbohydrates | enzymes | oxygen | water |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Magnetic version of electricity, called magnetricity, just recently discovered.Magnetic version of electricity, called magnetricity, just recently discovered.

It is unlikely to become an immediate replacement for electricity because the crystals have to be cooled to below minus 272.15C — just above absolute zero — to be conducting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:25 PM | Tags (8) | discovery | electricity | magnetic | magnetricity | magnets | physics | science | timesonline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Eight signs that you're an energy-hogging jerk.Eight signs that you're an energy-hogging jerk.

If you refuse to turn off your computer, take long hot showers, leave the TV on, idle your car, crank up the AC, leave the fridge open too long, use unneccesary lighting equipment and/or drink bottled water then you are a jerk.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Self Improvement @ 4:06 PM | Tags (8) | electricity | energy | environment | hog | jerk | msnbc | power | usage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

Everything you wanted to know about the state of wireless electricity.Everything you wanted to know about the state of wireless electricity.

Yes, magnetic fields may soon be delivering our power to us without the need for bulky wires.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:53 AM | Tags (6) | cnn | cordless | electricity | fields | magentic | wireless |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Yahoo's next data center to be powered by Niagara Falls?Yahoo's next data center to be powered by Niagara Falls?

Western New York has been courting big data centres thanks to the relatively cheap electricity it can generate from Niagara Falls, and was disappointed last year when HSBC pulled the plug on a $139m, 275,000 square foot data centre that was to open in nearby Cambria, New York.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 3:23 PM | Tags (6) | yahoo | niagara | electricity | green | environment | energy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Wind power could theoretically yield forty times more than the current global electricity use.Wind power could theoretically yield forty times more than the current global electricity use.

The numbers that come out of the analysis are quite impressive: maxing out deployment of current-generation technology could produce five times the total energy used in the world today, and 40 times the electricity.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 12:41 PM | Tags (5) | electricity | energy | environment | power | wind |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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