Electricity in the News

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Electrical phenomena have been studied since antiquity,
but we’re still finding out new facts.  Electricity is in the air—
and in the news!  This selection of noteworthy articles is
bound to “spark” some ideas for classroom discussion.

Scientists are close to making a battery that runs on… foam peanuts?!

www.sciencenews.org/article/idea-new-battery-material-isn’t-nuts

Popular “battery bounce test” YouTube videos suggest that a high bounce means a dead battery.  But researchers have found that bouncing is not an effective way to check a battery’s charge.

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150401140835.htm

A graphene light bulb?  This could be awesome!  

www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2015/04/02/why-the-graphene-light-bulb-could-switch-on-a-new-era-of-innovation/

Did you know that lightning hits the ground 3 MILLION times a day?  A new study suggests that the most powerful lightning strikes occur before noon.

www.student.societyforscience.org/article/mornings-become-electric

We love this infographic explaining how a Tesla Coil works.

Click on the image to open a larger version suitable for printing.

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