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Earth Hour: Throwing Shade At Poor Or Good Cause?

The lights went out over many of the globe‚Äôs major landmarks last night. From the Great Wall of China and pyramids of Egypt to the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben, there was worldwide participation in the name of the annual …

For Science! Watch This Guy Tongue-Shock Himself with both AC & DC

Ever wondered whether AC or DC hurts more? Thankfully, this guy decided to do the legwork so you don’t have to. Unless you really want to – but I can’t condone that. Ok, fine. Go lick a battery you masochist. …

Google Gives  $2.65M Grant To Energy Foundation, Pushes For Policy Reform Google Gives $2.65M Grant To Energy Foundation, Pushes For Policy Reform

Google announced today that Google.org, the company’s philanthropic arm, is giving a $2.65 million grant to the Energy Foundation to support policy reforms that will “lead to more intelligent energy use”. Specifically, the grant will focus on electricity rates, access …

Tesla Coils Fulfill Their Ultimate Purpose As Performers Of Southern Rock
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The Tesla Coil may be one of the most versatile electricity generating machines ever created. They have been used for years to make music (and perform death defying stunts), but one man may have one of the most impressive Tesla …

The iPad’s Hidden Cost: $1.36 A Year For Charging The iPad’s Hidden Cost: $1.36 A Year For Charging
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Any time you make a purchase, it’s always good to know what extra costs will come with it. After all, every purchase comes with its own little (and sometimes not so little) hidden extras. Stuff you’ll have to pay for …

Charging Your Devices With Sound? Charging Your Devices With Sound?

Hey, you guys wanna get blinded with some science? South Korean engineers have found a novel way to charge your mobile phone – noise. Basically what Dr. Sang-Woo Kim and his team has found is a way to convert sound …