When we view those wonderful photos Hubble takes of exploding galaxies, we may forget it does so using battery power.
It is all too easy to imagine electric cars magically wishing carbon away. However, the electricity to charge them will come largely from oil, coal, and nuclear for a while to come.
When Duke Energy has something to say, the energy industry listens. It owns 58,200 megawatts of base and peak load generating power
There is a substantial electrostatic energy barrier between two naked nuclei a distance apart. At large distances, their positively charged protons repel each other
Fusion means joining things together to form a single entity, perhaps permanently, in the three-dimensional world. A wire can fuse to a connector following a short circuit.
United States’ industrial energy came largely from human hands and the power of levers until 1849. That occasion was when American inventor and engineer George Henry Corliss filed a patent
Nuclear power continues to be controversial. It is a persuasive solution for going green, and the industry has put numerous safety systems in place.
When we struggle for a definition, we remind ourselves that portable energy in batteries is the source of energy, and heat.
When we say, “That child is full of energy” what exactly do we mean? In physics, we define energy as the ability of a person, or an object to do something.
Submarines need large amounts of electricity to operate safely under water. They charge their batteries using diesel or nuclear-driven generators. Diesel subs must surface to recycle their batteries because carbon monoxide fumes are deadly. Nuclear ones can remain under water for months and even years.