15 Feb

Message To Mars? Astronaut Records Mysterious Blue Bolts Of Electricity Blasting From Cloud Tops

Message To Mars? Astronaut Records Mysterious Blue Bolts Of Electricity Blasting From Cloud Tops
Back in 2015, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andreas Mogensen signed up for the “Thor experiment,” named after Thor, the Norse god of lightning. This led him to the International Space Station (ISS), precisely 250 miles above Earth with a state-of …
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This is how people steal electricity in South Africa
Eskom has long warned of the dangers of illegal electricity connections, but the potentially fatal consequences of power theft were brought into stark relief by recent reports of the death of Princess Ntuli. Ntuli, 37, was electrocuted by an illegal …
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Israel cuts off electricity to thousands of West Bank Palestinians
Israeli electric company shuts down power to West Bank, threatens more outages if bills aren’t paid Israel’s electric company cut off power Monday to more than 700,000 Palestinians in two major West Bank cities and nearby villages, and warned that more …
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Your Utility Company Wants to Sell You More than Just Electricity
Utilities have operated more or less the same since the electrification of American cities began more than a century ago. Americans run their lights and appliances, the utility company sends a bill for the electricity consumed and customers send in a check.
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Smart Meter Advances Stop Electricity Theft
Various trends are leading to an increase of electricity theft worldwide. The rate of theft does not seem to be very large, though the cumulative effect on utilities is significant. Electricity meter standards bodies like the International Electrotechnical …
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