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Solar Energy | DelftX on edX | Course About Video

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Solar Energy | DelftX on edX | Course About Video

DR. ARNO SMETS: Welcome to the Delft University of Technology. My name is Arno Smets and it’s my pleasure to be your lecturer in the course, Solar Energy. In this course, you will be introduced to technologies which convert sunlight into electricity, heat and solar fuels. We will discuss the fundamental physical principles of how […]

DESERTEC Foundation: Morocco’s Renewable Energy Future

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DESERTEC Foundation: Morocco’s Renewable Energy Future

Morocco has turned its head to promote the resources of our kingdom. Our government is progressively implementing all the means that could enable people to have clean energy at an affordable price. I think that renewable energies are one of the best examples you can provide to show that mechanical engineering can be applied everywhere. […]

Transforming Air Into Pure Drinking Water Is Finally Possible, Here’s How

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Transforming Air Into Pure Drinking Water Is Finally Possible, Here’s How

Deserts are not particularly welcoming environments, and yet at least hundred million people live in desert regions around the world, according to the UN. They have to make due with less than 25 cm of rainfall each year, and for many, even that miniscule water supply is under threat as climate change is making dry […]

Relaying to the Power Grid

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Relaying to the Power Grid

[music] Keith: Power, energy, electronics, is always going to be here. [music] Keith: My name is Keith St Jeor. I work down here at Grand Coulee Dam and I’m a Power Systems Control Craftsman. [music] [nat sound] Sonny: It’s powered up. Sonny: My name is Sonny Langhurst and I’m a PSCC, which is a glorified […]

Is This New Super Carbon Better Than Graphene?

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Graphene is heralded as a wonder-material that could completely change our world. Its incredibly flexible, strong and conductive carbon structure promises to revolutionize energy storage, computing, and technology as we know it. But graphene isn’t the only nanocarbon out there with promising applications. There’s one in particular that’s been capturing scientists’ attention for decades, and […]

Silicon, Semiconductors, & Solar Cells: Crash Course Engineering #22

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Silicon, Semiconductors, & Solar Cells: Crash Course Engineering #22

Sometimes, in the history of engineering, physicists make their way into the story. Consider, for example: John Bardeen. You might not have heard of him, but Bardeen is the only person in all of history to win the Nobel Prize in Physics twice. He shared the prize once in 1956 and again in 1972. Both […]

Ep. 40 A Distant Asteroid, a Renewable Energy Record and a Marine Reserve | Twig Science Reporter

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Ep. 40 A Distant Asteroid, a Renewable Energy Record and a Marine Reserve | Twig Science Reporter

On this week’s news update– astronomers discover a visitor from another solar system, the small country with a big renewable energy record, and a huge marine reserve is created in the Pacific Ocean. First up, astronomers have been getting very excited about a recent visitor to our solar system! This is an illustration of an […]

Building Brighter Futures Through Zero Energy: Discovery Elementary School

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Building Brighter Futures Through Zero Energy: Discovery Elementary School

We’ve been in Arlington since 2008. I have two children, and one is in 1st grade here. And then one is in kindergarten. It’s a 26-square mile community and it’s a mixture of suburban and very urban. We have a school system that is growing rapidly from year to year – almost a thousand students […]

DIY Home Energy Monitor & CT sensors explained

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DIY Home Energy Monitor & CT sensors explained

Hi everyone! This is a bit of a special Simply Explained video with me talking about my DIY home energy monitor and how I built it. You see I was interested in measuring how much electricity our whole apartment was using and I wanted to collect that data over time. Now, of course, I could […]

Lightning Rods

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Lightning Rods

Frostbite Theater presents… Cold Cuts! No baloney! Just science! Hi! I’m Joanna! And I’m Steve! And this is a Van de Graaff generator! And this is called a grounding dome because it’s attached to the earth through this wire. When we turn the Van de Graaff generator on electrons jump between the two domes, creating […]