How do nuclear power plants work? – M. V. Ramana and Sajan Saini

On a December afternoon in Chicago during the middle of World War II, scientists cracked open the nucleus at the center of the uranium atom and turned nuclear mass into energy over and over again. They did this by creating for the first time a chain reaction inside a new engineering marvel: the nuclear reactor. […]

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The $50 Water Turbine – DIY, Portable, Powerful, and Open Source

My name is Daniel Connell. The last 10 years I’ve been developing low-tech alternative infrastructure, basically things people can make themselves from recycled readily available materials which takes care of their basic human needs. this is mostly to do with energy, water and sanitation, food, that sort of thing. I’m at a place called Valldaura […]

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Gondelprüfung und Untersuchung elektrischer Eigenschaften am Fraunhofer IWES

In the test stand for wind turbines of Fraunhofer IWES in Bremerhaven complete nacelles from prototypes to serial products up to a capacity of 7.5 megawatts can be tested mechanically and electrically. These tests provide important information for the development process. The good reachability over sea and land way allows a quick transfer to the […]

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What Happens When You’re Struck By Lightning? | The Human Body

(soft music) (clicking) – [Narrator] Contrary to popular belief, lightning strikes aren’t always a death sentence. In fact, about 90% of people in the U.S. who are struck actually survive. Still, victims rarely walk away unscathed and the damage can be permanent. (electricity buzzing) Lightning triggers 75 thousand forest fires in the U.S. each year […]

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Exploring an Abandoned Power Plant – MASSIVE Turbine Hall!

In today’s episode, we’re exploring one of the most incredible structures ever built for the purpose of power generation. The Port Richmond Generating Station. The plant was built by the Philadelphia Electric Company in 1925 along the bank of the Delaware river. It’s Neoclassical architecture was meant to signal permanence, but it would only operate […]

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