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Woman Triumphs By Getting $10,000 Check for Unknowingly Paying to Light Streetlamps the Last 25 Years

Reading utility bills can be frustrating. The total amount is usually higher than we think it should be, and figuring out why is nearly impossible.

But one Connecticut woman now knows the reason for her inflated bills: for more than two decades, she was paying the cost of juicing two city streetlamps.

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How Did a Sneeze Cut Power to One Minnesota Town?

You’ve probably heard of power-walking and power-napping, but how about power-sneezing? More specifically, power outage sneezing.

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Can Electricity Shock Your Brain Into Learning Faster? It Works for the Air Force

One of the toughest things to teach Air Force pilots who guide unmanned attack drones is how to accurately spot targets in complex radar images. Researchers, however, have found a way to cut that lengthy training time in half.

Delivering a mild electrical current to pilots’ brains through EEG electrodes placed on the scalp — a process called transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) — can accelerate learning and improve pilot accuracy. In addition, that accuracy is sustained for up to 40 minutes, whereas it otherwise typically declines after 20 minutes.

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Is Your State Paying the Most for Electricity?

Turning up the dial on your thermostat in the fall and winter months is bound to add major coin to your electric bill, so you power through. Unless you live in Utah, and then you really have nothing to worry about, according to new data released this week.

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Scientists Discover Possibility of Turning Urine Into Power Source

Research done by scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol has for the first time shown the possibility of producing electricity from human urine.

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Power Usage Is A Growing Problem In Texas

Excel has been asking us to lower our electric consumption.  And that problem isn't just local.  It is quickly becoming a state-wide problem.

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