electrician holding green Walmart extension cord speaking (l) Electrical fire cord in socket in flames smoke rising on white wall (c) electrician holding green Walmart extension cord speaking (r)

‘I’ve seen more fires caused by these pieces of sh*t in my career than just about any other electrical source’: Fire investigator warns against extension cords from Walmart because they lead to fires

'Not me watching this with my phone plugged into one of these right now.'

On Jun 23, 2022 by Rebekah Harding

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Exclusive: Hacker reveals smart meters are spilling secrets about the Texas snowstorm

Power companies won't disclose who was protected from blackouts—but smart meters may be leaking insights.

On Jun 24, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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How will we illuminate in the future?

There are imaginative new ways to redesign how we use and distribute energy.

On May 19, 2016 by Eric Chan

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This fork will shock your tongue with salt

The sensation of eating salt, without the negative effects.

On Mar 29, 2016

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The USB Killer 2.0 is a flash drive that can zap a computer to death

If you see this flash drive, grab your computer and run.

On Oct 13, 2015 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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The road of the future will charge your car as you drive

Wireless induction charging is an old technology learning new tricks.

On Aug 13, 2015 by Dylan Love

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An MIT battery breakthrough could charge your smartphone in 6 minutes

We spoke to Ju Li, lead researcher of a team to build a better battery.

On Aug 12, 2015 by Dylan Love

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In the future, we might turn everything into a solar panel

Ubiquitous Energy is changing the nature of what we think can be used to collect energy from the sun.

On Aug 10, 2015 by Dylan Love

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Is the Energous ‘energy router’ the future of wireless charging?

Remember when routers just broadcast Internet access?

On Jan 6, 2015 by Alex La Ferla

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Turns out you don’t need much voltage to zap a pencil to smithereens

It only takes 120 volts to burn this pencil.

On Dec 12, 2014 by Mike Fenn

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This is why you shouldn’t play with electrical sockets

This kid might well be the next Edison.

On Dec 5, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Here’s why British electrical plugs are the best invention ever

The more you know.

On Jul 8, 2014 by Rob Price