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Electrons can jump between trees

A new study shows that electrons can jump long distances through wood, which means that timber can transfer a small amount of electric charge.

Bacteria eat electricity and convert it into biofuel

New research into electricity eating bacteria could revolutionise renewable energy.

Fishing vessel transformed into a wave power plant

Is it possible for a redundant fishing vessel to be used as a power plant? Absolutely. The first vessel of its kind is now anchored offshore in Norway, with the aim of generating electricity from the natural forces of the sea.

Doped graphene turns light into electricity

Scientists are one step closer to using super material graphene in solar cells.

Preventing transformer explosions

Technology used in the crumple zones of cars can avert serious explosions in transformers, believe researchers.

New robot will help scientists turn pee into electricity

Danish scientists have created a new member of staff: the robot EVOBOT. Among other things, EVOBOT will help scientists find out how pee can be turned into electricity.

Drastic cut in electricity bill for supermarket

A Norwegian supermarket gets by with just over two-thirds of the electricity used by similar stores.

Little valley – a giant battery?

A new explanation has been given for the eerie floating orbs of light observed in Hessdalen in Norway. An Italian engineer thinks the valley could be acting as a colossal battery. But a Norwegian physicist is not exactly electrified by the clarity of this answer.

Wind power could cover Norway’s energy needs 20 times

University professor believes that Norway should make use of the country's untapped potential in wind power. Not everybody agrees with him.