A new battery breakthrough could change rechargeable batteries as we know it.
Scientists discover that applying small amounts of electric stimulation to the brain while sleeping can cause lucid dreaming.
For years, hydroelectric power has been problematic because of the damage it does to the environment. But now researchers have found that dragging salt water over graphene can create electricity, effectively changing the entire dialogue.
The U.S. Air Force is testing electrical brain stimulation to keep soldiers more alert and more focused, and it may work on you, too.
Leave it to the folks at Disney to figure out that simply rubbing two pieces of material together can generate electricity.
Delicate patterns are burned into wood via electrical charge.
Turns out that all it takes is a little electricity to keep a soap bubble around for a few hours.
Now that the election is blissfully behind us, maybe it's safe to make grand political pronouncements without seeming to be partisan, such as: We Americans used to build big. From the Erie Canal to the transcontinental railroad, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Hoover Dam, from the interstate highway system to putting a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth, we love to build big things. But what have we done on this monumental scale lately? Many point with pride to our public project penury as saving future generations a hefty bill. But it seems we also are robbing the future of not only monuments to our collective derring-do, but of necessary infrastructure advancements so the world we leave behind doesn't one day simply crumble from our niggling neglect. In this spirit, I have a suggestion for a grand public project — not a visible monument to our achievements, but an invisible one. A grand project that would make us all safer and secure, and rid our landscape of possibly the ugliest intrusion on our scenery: Cables.
It took us humans a long, long time to figure out that electricity is good for blogging, but other living things have been taking advantage of it for ages to do other, more important things like lighting up Christmas trees. Scientists in Denmark have discovered a new sort of bacteria that also use electricity, making a living by acting as microscopic extension cords.
You know why we don't have battery-powered trains? It's because having battery-powered trains would be a silly idea. When you have something that just goes from point A to point B over and over, it makes more sense to make electricity available over the entire stretch, and Siemens is going to try that idea out with trucks on highways.