Scientists just transmitted data across a national electricity grid for the first time
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For the first time anywhere on Earth, new data transmission technology has been successfully tested on UK’s national electricity grid. The achievement marks a leap forward toward ‘virtual’ power grids which would allow homes and businesses to use energy more wisely. Technology like this could help people lower their energy bills, reduce peaks in energy use that strain the grid, and reduce or even eliminate the need for dirty generators that are often employed to supply extra energy during peak...