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Aussie boffins create electricity from air
Published in News

Enzyme uses atmospheric hydrogen to create electric current

Australian boffins have discovered an enzyme that converts air into energy.

Boffins create plastic which can conduct electricity
Published in PC Hardware

Metallica lasagna

University of Chicago boffins have discovered a way to create a material that can be made like a plastic, but conducts electricity more like a metal.

US discovers flaw in cunning electric vehicle plan
Published in Transportation

Apparently, you need a reasonably good power supply 

The US might be moving its vehicles to electricity, but it has not resolved the fact that its private enterprise based power grid is pretty third world in parts of the country.

Tesla expands electric car share
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 10:36

Tesla expands electric car share

Jaguar's I-Pace and Audi's e-Tron having difficulty

Tesla has managed to expand its electric-car market share, despite two new battery-powered luxury SUVs that have been in US showrooms for the last ten months: Jaguar's I-Pace and Audi's e-tron.

Robotic companies – don't box us in!
Published in AI
Thursday, 20 June 2019 21:48

Robotic companies – don't box us in!

Mike Magee's Rave: Blatant disregard of Isaac Asimov's law of robotics

Earlier this week I had a missive from a large energy company which I won't name.  Oh, I may as well.

TSMC wants to get into electricity
Published in News
Friday, 04 September 2015 11:32

TSMC wants to get into electricity

Building its own power plant

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is thinking of generating electricity in-house.

Monday, 23 August 2010 12:28

Solar storm could kill off electricity


NASA warns of dooms day