While electric cars are good for the environment, they haven’t yet taken over the road because of the lack of a nationwide charging infrastructure. Oh, and a global conspiracy by oil companies. But a new charging system from Tesla takes solar power and uses it to fill up an electric vehicle in less time than it takes to fill your tank with gasoline.
Researchers at Wake Forest University have developed what could be the green personal energy source of the future— your clothing. Presuming you wear clothes. They’ve created a fabric consisting of carbon nanotubes that uses minor temperature variations across your body and in your environment to generate electricity.
Back in the 19th century, people were keen on all sorts of crazy fucking medical experimentation. One man, Guillaume Duchenne, was obsessed with finding the perfect smile. And his method to find the perfect smile involved using electricity to shock various parts of the face, from people of all ages and walks of life, in order to force them to smile.
While there’s quite a bit we know about weather, lightning is still mainly a mystery. Oh sure, we know what lightning is, but scientists aren’t exactly sure why it exists or exactly what causes it. Now one meteorologist has started a Kickstarter project to build two giant Tesla coils to try and get to the bottom of the lightning mystery.