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Widespread power cut across Edinburgh leaves thousands in blackout

The evening of Sunday 7th February saw a power cut across parts of Edinburgh that lasted for approximately thirty minutes. The outage began at around 21:20 and ended roughly half an hour later. Areas affected included Newington, Marchmont, Bruntsfield and Tollcross. The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, which currently houses Covid-19 patients, ran on generator power […]

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Sparking stomachs: batteries from bacteria

Electricity generating bacteria are not a new discovery. They have previously been known to exist in hard to reach places such as at the bottom of lakes and mines. Given that we already knew such bacteria existed, what makes it newsworthy? Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that the production of electricity […]