Humans are a needy species. We constantly require things to be done quickly and with little effort. This makes sense from an evolutionary standpoint. However, while have we created machines and technologies to simplify everyday life, we have also correspondingly taken more of these things for granted, especially in the first world. One of the biggest things we take for granted, as we sit in our comfy heated homes while staring at a bright LED screens, is our consumption of power.

Yes, energy. It’s what drives humanity every day, from the toaster that makes your bread crispy hot, to the…

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