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Faced with heavy dependence on Russian natural gas and unprecedented price rises, the EU is aiming to cut gas consumption by 15% over the next eight months. To achieve this, some countries have opted for common-sense measures, such as limiting the use of air conditioning and heating, and other much more surprising ones, such as turning off traffic lights at night or allowing only cold showers in public gyms.
From the first device capable of recording and reproducing sound to the forerunner of the modern film projector and an alkaline battery for electric cars. We look at the achievements of one of history's most famous inventors, who was awarded more than 1,000 patents in the United States.
In 2012, two incidents in India left almost 10% of the world's population without power. Nearly a decade later, the idea has become widespread that we could be entering an era of major power outages, even on an international scale. Is there any basis for this concern? In search of answers, we look back at some historic blackouts that affected millions of people for hours, days and even months.