The Amazing Realm


British researchers transmit data via national electricity grid for the first time: A step towards smart, virtual power grids

Scientists in the United Kingdom have conducted the first ever data transmission through a national electricity grid. The feat, according to the researchers, could pave the way for virtual power grids that constantly monitor the energy usage of businesses and households, notifying them during cases of excessive consumption. By using conventional electricity grid for sending…




Do trees rely on fungi-based internet to talk to each other?

Do you think trees talk to each other like us? In The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - —Discoveries from a Secret World, author Peter Wohlleben claims that plants do indeed communicate with each other. According to scientists, however, the answer is slightly different: while trees and plants are known…




Germany to get the world’s first zero-emission passenger train powered by hydrogen fuel

Germany will be the first country in the world to boast a zero-emission passenger train powdered entirely by hydrogen fuel. Designed by French company Alstom, and recently unveiled at the Berlin InnoTrans trade show, the innovative "hydrail" is being built for the Buxtehude-Bremervörde-Bremerhaven-Cuxhaven line in Germany's Lower Saxony region. According to developers, the train will…