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Bulgarian Prime Minister Resigns; Political Uncertainty Reigns

February 20, 2013, 4:41 pm

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s Wednesday resignation will affect the political future of the country, but the long-term effect on the country’s economy may be minimal.

Bulgarian PM Resigns Amid Austerity Protests

February 20, 2013, 10:55 am

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s approval ratings dropped and protests escalated over the last couple of weeks—he announced his resignation on Wednesday.  A hike in electricity prices exacerbated the economic strife that has caused many Bulgarians to emigrate. Tens of thousands participated [...]

Cable Coalition to Make TV More Energy Efficient

December 16, 2012, 9:09 pm

Cable boxes waste a lot of energy, but the EPA has new standards to improve efficiency.

Swedish Town Sets International Example for Waste Management

October 5, 2012, 3:06 am

Several tons of fruit that used to go to waste daily in a small Indonesian town are now being turned into biogas to produce electricity.

Power Failure: An Attack US Unprepared For

October 4, 2012, 12:29 am

A single electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack could affect the entire United States. Power would go out, financial infrastructure would be lost, electronics would be fried. [...]

Nano-Device Generates Electricity by Hurdling Electrons

August 11, 2012, 3:50 am

Researchers found a new way of generating an electric current with an electron pump, which brings about a new level of accuracy that could soon be used to calibrate machinery.

SCIENCE IN PICS: The Mysterious Plasma Globe

July 12, 2012, 3:56 am

The plasma globe is a strange object that appears to trap colorful strings of light constantly moving inside a transparent ball.

Falling Electricity Demand: Investment Relief for Network

July 2, 2012, 4:18 am

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) says energy use across eastern and southeastern Australia will drop over the next 10 years.

Electricity Drop Indicates Slowdown in Chinese Economy

May 24, 2012, 4:07 pm

The nationwide consumption of electricity has always been an important barometer for evaluating China’s economy, and since the beginning of this year, the rate of increase in [...]

Piezoelectricity Goes Viral (Video)

May 16, 2012, 2:24 am

Californian scientists are using viruses to harvest energy from everyday vibrations like walking.


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