What’s the difference between a volt, amp, and watt? Why is your power bill in kilowatt-hours and your battery bank in milliamp-hours? Why are there so many units?… Read the rest
In this video we will learn:
0:00 What is Electricity?
1:38 What is a Direct Current?
4:13 What is an Alternating Current?
5:55 How do Power Plants produce Electricity?
6:51 How do Magnets create Electricity?
7:33 What is Static Electricity?… Read the rest
100 times stronger than steel yet 4 times lighter. Conductive and biocompatible. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are fascinating materials that could channel a kaleidoscope of futuristic technologies around sustainability. They could be a key to the zero-carbon energy future transition. While … Read the rest
Lithium prices are rising as demand for the key ingredient in electric car batteries grows, amid a broader push to move away from oil and gas. But the extraction of the metal is time-consuming and potentially harmful to the environment, … Read the rest
The importance of electricity in our modern world can hardly be overstated. What was a luxury a hundred years ago is now a critical component to the safety, prosperity, and well-being of nearly everyone. Generation is the first step electricity … Read the rest
Capacitors are tiny physical gaps in a circuit. How does that even work? Well, if we analyze capacitors on a deep level, we see they’re almost breathing energy.… Read the rest
Costs for solar panel systems have been dropping at a blistering pace in the last few years and are being widely used as a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Solar panels for home work great, as well as the solar … Read the rest
Given just a copper wire, do you think electricity will flow through it? Or do we need a factor that triggers the flow of electricity? What is that factor? What is the Electric Potential Difference?… Read the rest
There’s been lot of hype about graphene since it was first discovered and called a breakthrough. But we’re still waiting for the next big thing. That’s starting to change. A newly announced supercapacitor from Skeleton Technologies could make a big … Read the rest
The misconception is that electrons carry potential energy around a complete conducting loop, transferring their energy to the load.… Read the rest