Electricity

Thin, flexible material generates electricity when stretched

The specially designed rubber, developed by researchers at Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) is able to convert mechanical movements into electrical charges.

Nov 12, 2017, 15:42 PM IST
Now, crying can help generate electricity

Now, crying can help generate electricity

Researchers have found that applying pressure to a protein present in tears could actually generate electricity.

Oct 03, 2017, 13:26 PM IST
Maharashtra village gets electricity, bus services 70 yrs after Independence

Maharashtra village gets electricity, bus services 70 yrs after Independence

The residents of Amdeli village in Maharashtra had a long wait of 70 years before they could see their homes lit up with electricity and commute in public buses.

Sep 29, 2017, 14:09 PM IST

Energy from evaporation could power much of US: Study

Though still limited to experiments in the lab, evaporation-harvested power could be made on demand, day or night, overcoming the intermittency problems plaguing solar and wind energy.

Sep 27, 2017, 13:53 PM IST
Renewable electricity from waste toilet paper? Scientists say it's possible! - Read

Renewable electricity from waste toilet paper? Scientists say it's possible! - Read

Unlike solar and wind energy, which fluctuate with the time of the day and the weather, waste toilet paper is a continually available resource.

Sep 17, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
Generating electricity from flowing blood? Scientists develop new power generator

Generating electricity from flowing blood? Scientists develop new power generator

The construction principle of the fibre is quite simple.

Sep 11, 2017, 17:37 PM IST
Over 1.6 million in Florida lose power from Irma, utility says

Over 1.6 million in Florida lose power from Irma, utility says

Large utilities that serve other parts of the state, including units of Duke Energy Corp, Southern Co and Emera Inc have had scattered outages.

Sep 11, 2017, 00:27 AM IST
High-tech yarns generate electricity when stretched

High-tech yarns generate electricity when stretched

To generate electricity, the yarns must first be either submerged in or coated with an ionically conducting material or electrolyte.

Aug 27, 2017, 13:06 PM IST

Summer storm delays flights, causes power outages in Phoenix

Strong winds knocked down electrical wires in the northeast part of Phoenix near Scottsdale, resulting in numerous power outages.

 

Aug 04, 2017, 16:52 PM IST

Central Oklahoma earthquake leaves hundreds in the dark

An earthquake registering a 4.2 magnitude in central Oklahoma disrupted electric power to hundreds of customers.

Aug 03, 2017, 10:10 AM IST
Odisha boy invents technique to produce electricity from scrapped 500 rupee notes

Odisha boy invents technique to produce electricity from scrapped 500 rupee notes

Dundi, a science student from Khariar College in Odisha's Nuapada district, says that he could produce up to 5 volts from a single demonetised 500 rupee note.

May 26, 2017, 20:22 PM IST

UP: All district headquarters to get 24 hrs electricity, villages to get 18 hrs

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Apr 07, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
This biomimetic tree can generate electricity for you – Know how!

This biomimetic tree can generate electricity for you – Know how!

The technology developed by researchers at Iowa State University in the US may help people charge household appliances without the need for large wind turbines.

Feb 01, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

Water supply, electricity affected as snowfall worsens in J&K

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Jan 18, 2017, 14:15 PM IST
Researchers develop low-cost, efficient LED lighting

Researchers develop low-cost, efficient LED lighting

In this technique, nanoscale perovskite particles self-assemble to produce more efficient, stable and durable perovskite-based LEDs and the working was published in journal Nature Photonics.

Jan 17, 2017, 20:38 PM IST
Haryana's Panchkula district, 173 villages get 24-hour power supply

Haryana's Panchkula district, 173 villages get 24-hour power supply

Panchkula district, adjoining Chandigarh, and 173 villages of Haryana have qualified for 24-hour power supply from January 1, a spokesman of the state power utilities said on Sunday.

Jan 01, 2017, 16:09 PM IST
All villages to be electrified by May 2017: Piyush Goyal

All villages to be electrified by May 2017: Piyush Goyal

All the villages in the country would get electricity connection by May 2017, a year before the 1000-day deadline set by the NDA government ends, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said Saturday.

Oct 08, 2016, 22:42 PM IST
Researchers develop device from spinach to produce electricity

Researchers develop device from spinach to produce electricity

Using a membrane extract from spinach leaves, Israeli researchers have developed a bio-photo-electro-chemical (BPEC) cell device that produces electricity and hydrogen from water using sunlight.

Sep 23, 2016, 19:33 PM IST
July core sector growth at 3.2% vs 5.2% in June

July core sector growth at 3.2% vs 5.2% in June

Infrastructure sector grew at 3.2 percent in July mainly because of improvement in performance of energy sector, especially refinery output.

Aug 31, 2016, 18:42 PM IST

Maharashtra to soon introduce Energy Conservation policy

The draft of the policy, prepared in line with the Centre's Energy Conservation Policy of 2001 has been uploaded on the government's website and recommendations have been invited from experts to strengthen it, a statement released by the state Energy department said.

Aug 24, 2016, 01:45 AM IST