electric

environment

A Massive Petrochemical Fire In Texas Released Toxic Benzene Into the Air

A shelter-in-place advisory was issued for thousands of Houston suburb residents after a four-day blaze released chemicals into the air.
Caroline Haskins
3.21.19
Moveable

Electric School Buses Can Be Backup Batteries For the US Power Grid

American school buses guzzle $3.2B of carcinogen-laden diesel a year, but they could do a lot of good if electrified.
Tracey Lindeman
5.15.18
Moveable

These Canadians Are Building the First Commercial Electric Snowmobile

Taiga Motors’ electric snowmobile goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds.
Tracey Lindeman
3.17.18
haptics

New Approach to Virtual Reality Shocks You Into Believing Walls Are Real

Haptic feedback device uses electric muscle stimulator to mimic lifting objects and touching walls.
Leif Johnson
4.17.17
video

Watch This Guy Turn on a 20,000 Watt Light Bulb

I’m pretty sure this is what it looks like when you die.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.17.16
Sweden

Sweden Is Testing an Electric Road for Trucks

The road is part of the country’s plan to have all of its vehicles fossil fuel-free by 2030.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.25.16
smirnoff sound collective

Photos From the Launch Party for Our "Electric" Documentary With Nozinja, Laura Jones, and Cassian

The South African star and his dancers might've the most unique performers at Williamsburg club Verboten.
Presented by Smirnoff Sound Collective
12.7.15
Music

Dirty Beats: Hear Music Generated from Bacteria

The Interspecifics Collective sits on the intersection between nature, science, and art.
Anya Tchoupakov
10.2.15
Film

Photographer Uses The "Light Of Japan" To Capture Radiant Long Exposures

Takehito Miyatake, winner of the 2014 Nikkei National Geographic Photo Grand Prize, says his photos are inspired by Waka poetry and natural disasters.
Zach Sokol
8.21.14
Motherboard Blog

The Year In GIFstagrams

Putting everyone's 2013 in a single file.
Daniel Stuckey
12.28.13
Motherboard Blog

Tesla is Cash Flow Positive and it's Shipping 200 Electric Cars a Week

A good year ends the best possible way for the pioneering electric carmaker. No wonder Elon looks so happy.
Brian Merchant
12.14.12
Motherboard Blog

Nanoscale Imaging Just Gave Us a Window Into Why Our Batteries Die So Fast

New nanoscale imaging technology will let researchers pinpoint why the batteries that power our electronics run out of steam so fast.
Brian Merchant
11.28.12
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