thermoelectricity

Dulled Mind - Chapter 1

“Welcome to the greatest hive of scum and villainy in this entire damned sector,” Bulat chuckled as he landed the cruiser in the spaceport of the most aptly named Avarice Quartus. “Now, let’s get fucked up, shall we?”

Naomi leapt off the ship, going through the bubble of contained air after their ship had been maglocked to the port. They landed on the surface of the spaceport, and walked inside. The artificial gravity kicked in, and Naomi’s feet planted firmly on the ground. She brushed the clinging static of the containment field off her black shirt and waited for Kate to get off the ship.

Kate’s long hair stood up in messy strands from the static electricity, levitating in the air. When she straightened her hair and let it hang down again, Naomi decided to have a little fun. Kate’s hair floated back up, suspended high in the air like some sort of creature that had taken up residence on her head. Kate flattened it down again, shrugging it off as just some electricity that hadn’t quite gone away.

Naomi made it rise up again. Kate caught on, glaring at Naomi, who responded with a smug smile. The hair came to life under her influence, moving and twisting around to form a false mustache around Kate’s mouth.

“Hey, stop!” Kate pushed the hair away, trying and failing to hide an amused smirk. “That tickled.” 

Naomi blew a kiss over in her direction.

“Love you, babe,” she said.

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Mária Telkes (1900-1995) was a Hungarian scientist and inventor, best known for her pioneering work in thermodynamics and solar energy. She moved to the United States after completing a PhD in physical chemistry in her home country, and researched solar energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1947 she invented the first thermoelectric power generator, designing the first solar heating system. A few years later, in 1953, she created the first thermoelectric refrigerator. Throughout her career she designed various other thermal devices for the production and storage of solar power.

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The Power Pot : A Fire Power USB Charger

You’re sitting around the glow of the campfire, looking all rugged and outdoorsy, but when you pull out your phone for a selfie … disaster! Dead battery.

You need the Power Pot. It charges your phone using thermoelectricity magic while you simultaneously heat up a pot of food to charge your tummy.

What’s good is: 

  • Handle and cables are silicone coated and flame resistant
  • Charge your phone while heating up your dinner
  • It’s SCIENCE.

You can get yourself one HERE.

Sossina Haile

(born 1966) Chemist

Sossina Haile is a professor of material science and chemical engineering at CalTech. Haile is responsible for the creation of the first solid-acid fuel cell. Her research is focused primarily on solid-state ionics as well as ferroelectric and thermoelectric materials. She also has been given research grants to develop devices and which take best advantage of her new battery technology.

Number 101 in an ongoing series celebrating remarkable women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Space Tolkien!

I mean, I sort of covered this with my scifi Lord of the Rings AU here and here, plus this amazing Akallabeth AU, but let me add on:

  • Arda Galaxy, with the black hole, Mordor, at its center. (On the very edge of the event horizon live the orcs, a race of scavengers and ravagers who have nearly overrun the galaxy and occupied several planets.)
  • The Lonely Planet, and the story of the company of dwarves–mostly mechanics, distant relatives of a legendary king, and one hobbit off-world for the first time–trying to reclaim their ancestral planet.
  • Also, S.M.A.U.G., the automated weapons defense system with a bug in its coding that allowed it to go rogue and essentially shut down the Lonely Planet.
  • (Bard the hottest guy in the IT department, whose father designed the software in the first place.)
  • (Commander Thranduil of the Intergalatic Police, Mirkwood vector, with  Captain Tauriel, who is intrigued by the alien pirate with his crooked smile and the holograph reminder from his mother to come home safe.)
  • The One Ring is some sort of high-tech thermoelectric generator, which–if it falls into Mordor’s hands–will be used to power a barrage of weapons that will nearly guarantee the destruction of the free peoples.
  • Rivendell is an enormous spaceport at the crossroads between the most populous arms of the galaxy–called the last homely house because beyond it is nothing but fields of ice and rock.
  • The planet Shire is considered one of the most beautiful and peaceful in the galaxy, and would absolutely be a tourist destination if anyone knew about it. However, hobbits only recently developed space travel and haven’t found a culture for it yet.
  • Sam is Frodo’s mechanic, and very devoted to their fat little junker of a spaceship, affectionately named “Bill”
  • They’re pretty sure that Gollum is somehow related to their species, maybe through a distant genetic ancestor, but neither Sam nor Frodo is sure.
  • The Horn of Gondor is an encrypted signal that can only be received by Gondor’s allies.
  • The Battle of Pelennor Meteor Fields.
  • Once Aragorn takes the throne, part of his platform before the Senate of Gondor is to reforge the Reunited Galaxy, which lapsed with the rise of the ruling Stewards.
  • Lots of long asides about how magnificent the stars look, and the different constellations and nebulae and what battles took place among them two hundred years ago and STARS
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BioLite CampStove

You can cook on wood while, at the same time, generate electricity to charge your gadgets!  Typically used outdoors, the stove works in the following way: the heat from the fire generates electricity via a thermoelectric generator to power a fan creating airflow for improved combustion.

If you’re wondering why Garnet can generate electricity, its because natural Garnet is thermoelectric, meaning it creates a charge when it experiences a change in temperature. Given Sapphire’s ice powers and Ruby’s heat abilities, we can assume Garnet is using those properties in tandem to generate huge amounts of electricity.

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It’s using a thermoelectric transducer heated by the candle to power an electric fan. The fan then cools the radiator which then cools part of the transducer increasing the temperature gradient which then increases the current until it reaches an equilibrium

On Tuesday, July 14, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly past Pluto, providing our best views yet of that much-discussed little orb so loved by many youngsters. 

The New Horizons spacecraft, launched in January 2006 from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas V rocket, was designed for NASA by the Southwest Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. Moving away from Earth at a record initial speed over 36,000 miles per hour, it crossed the orbit of Mars that April, then exercised some of its instruments while receiving a gravity-assisted speed boost from Jupiter during a February 2007 fly-by. Saturn’s orbit was crossed the next year. The orbit of Uranus was passed in 2011 and Neptune’s was left behind last August. New Horizons’ circuits are powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator containing plutonium-238 oxide pellets, an essential source out by Pluto, where sunlight is 1,630 times weaker than it is at Earth. A 6’ 7"-diameter dish antenna serves for primary communications with home.

At the heart of the New Horizons mission are instruments to study Pluto’s geology, surface composition, pressure, and temperature of its thin atmosphere, as well as aspects of the interplanetary medium. These devices include: The Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), a long focal length Ritchey–Chretien telescope system with an 8.2-inch aperture designed for high resolution at visible wavelengths. A Plasma and high-energy particle spectrometer suite (PAM) aboard New Horizons comprises a Solar Wind At Pluto (SWAP) electrostatic measuring instrument and Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Instrument (PEPSSI). They are used to study solar wind components reaching Pluto.

New Horizons ’ Pluto Exploration Remote Sensing Investigation (PERSI) has two main components: Alice, an ultraviolet imaging spectrometer and Ralph, a 2.4-inch aperture telescope with visual and infrared imaging capability. They will observe Pluto’s thin atmosphere, and may have New York connections. The instruments are said to have been named after Alice and Ralph Kramden, the city bus driver and his wife of Honeymooners fame. Read more on the Sky Reporter blog. 

On Tuesday morning, join the Museum for a Google Hangout, July 14, 7-9 am EDT, for the New Horizons Pluto Flyby. Hosted by Museum Curator Denton Ebel, Astrovisualization Director Carter Emmart, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, the program will link to New Horizons mission control at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and to science museums and planetariums around the world to view and discuss the latest flyby visualizations.  Learn more about the event. 

Thermoelectricity and fly generation science amalgamate finish Thermo Fisher Scientific establish

Thermoelectricity fly to science hold both sides amalgamate the news briefing finished in Beijing generation.

According to amalgamate relevant clause in the agreement, fly shareholder of generation until per share the intersection of common share and stock that hold gain 2 the intersection of thermoelectricity and common share stock in the hand; Thermoelectric shareholder have new company about 39% share, 61% remaining shareholder hold generation for fly.

In May of this year, the power & light company reached and amalgamated the agreement with Fisher Scientific Worldwide, new company fly to with thermoelectricity scientific Company name generation. According to the introduction of market and commercial strategy executive vice president Ruby Chandy of power & light company, thermoelectricity and fly generation complementary technical field win more plump product line after amalgamation, can offer the integral technological solution carrying the end, will remedy the deficiency in consumptive material and reagent in the past of thermoelectricity at the same time. The technological innovation, the whole world expand and strategic merger is that the thermoelectricity realize the three main and effective methods that progresses and constantly strong enormously.

November 9, power & light company and fly generation the scientific company announce the pooling of both sides is finished, the new company Thermo Fisher Scientific is established. Thermoelectricity and fly generation basis give a written reply from the antitrust clause of EU Committee while being earlier the same day, the transaction mode to change the stock through the duty-free and stock realizes this amalgamation. New company is headquartered in Waltham of Massachusetts continent. After amalgamating, the annual sales amount of the company will reach about 9 billion dollars and have about 30000 employees in the whole world. Thermo Fisher Scientific exchange code in New York Stock Exchange is “ TMO ” .

Thermo Fisher Scientific would participate in the analysis day activity that held in New York on December 14, 2006, the company plans information and 2007 offered detailedly when the time comes.

Thermoelectricity and fly generation science amalgamate finish Thermo Fisher Scientific establish

Thermoelectricity fly to science hold both sides amalgamate the news briefing finished in Beijing generation.

According to amalgamate relevant clause in the agreement, fly shareholder of generation until per share the intersection of common share and stock that hold gain 2 the intersection of thermoelectricity and common share stock in the hand; Thermoelectric shareholder have new company about 39% share, 61% remaining shareholder hold generation for fly.

In May of this year, the power & light company reached and amalgamated the agreement with Fisher Scientific Worldwide, new company fly to with thermoelectricity scientific Company name generation. According to the introduction of market and commercial strategy executive vice president Ruby Chandy of power & light company, thermoelectricity and fly generation complementary technical field win more plump product line after amalgamation, can offer the integral technological solution carrying the end, will remedy the deficiency in consumptive material and reagent in the past of thermoelectricity at the same time. The technological innovation, the whole world expand and strategic merger is that the thermoelectricity realize the three main and effective methods that progresses and constantly strong enormously.

November 9, power & light company and fly generation the scientific company announce the pooling of both sides is finished, the new company Thermo Fisher Scientific is established. Thermoelectricity and fly generation basis give a written reply from the antitrust clause of EU Committee while being earlier the same day, the transaction mode to change the stock through the duty-free and stock realizes this amalgamation. New company is headquartered in Waltham of Massachusetts continent. After amalgamating, the annual sales amount of the company will reach about 9 billion dollars and have about 30000 employees in the whole world. Thermo Fisher Scientific exchange code in New York Stock Exchange is “ TMO ” .

Thermo Fisher Scientific would participate in the analysis day activity that held in New York on December 14, 2006, the company plans information and 2007 offered detailedly when the time comes.

Apollo 17, last of the lunar manned flights. (Above) Crescent earth rise before transearth injection (TEI) of Apollo. (Top right) Harrison H. Schmitt collecting rock sample with a lunar rake at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. (Center right) Rover driven beside lunar module by Eugene A. Cernan; South Massif is in the background. (Bottom right) Deployed components of the Apollo lunar surface experiments package (ALSEP), includ-ing lunar ejecta and meteorite experiment (LEAM) and radio-isotope thermoelectric generator (RTG). (Below) Large, split lunar boulder at the Taurus-Littrow landing site. [NASA]

Environmental Health Specialist Jamie A. Keeley of EG&G Florida Inc., KSC’s base operations contractor, uses an ion chamber dose rate meter to measure radiation levels in one of the three radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) that will provide electrical power to the Cassini spacecraft. Technicians tested and monitored four RTGs, including one spare, in the Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Storage building in KSC’s Industrial Area. The RTGs use heat from the natural decay of plutonium to generate electric power. This nuclear powered system enables the spacecraft to operate far from the Sun, where solar power systems are not feasible. Similar RTGs powered the Galileo and Ulysses spacecraft.

A close-up study of Saturn and its moons, the Cassini/Huygens mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Station in October 1997 and reached the Saturnian system in July 2004 for four years of observation. Scientific instruments carried aboard the Cassini orbiter will study Saturn’s atmosphere, magnetic field, rings, and several moons, while the Huygens probe will separate and land on the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.

The Cassini-Huygens mission owes its name to the Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens and Italian astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini. Both had spectacular careers as observers of the heavens, which included important discoveries about Saturn and its satellites. Huygens (1629-1695) discovered Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, in 1655 and in 1656 described the shape and phase changes of Saturn’s rings. Cassini (1625-1712) was the first to observe four of Saturn’s moons, Iapetus, Rhea, Tethys, and Dione, in the 1670s and 1680s. He also, in 1675, discovered the gap in Saturn’s rings, now called the Cassini Division, and proposed that the rings were formed from many tiny particles.

Cassini-Huygens is a joint mission of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI). JPL is managing the Cassini project for NASA. The mission was proposed in November 1982 by a group of European and American scientists from the European Science Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences. The Solar System Exploration Committee of the NASA Advisory Council endorsed the idea in April 1983, and NASA and ESA began a joint assessment study in 1984. ESA officially adopted the project in November 1988, and Congress approved funding for NASA’s portion of the mission in FY 89.

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3D-printed wind turbine puts 300W of power in your backpack

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For the most part, portable energy generators are intended for modest uses. They can charge your phone, but they won’t drive high-powered laptops or small appliances. That might change if Omni3D gets its crowdfunded AirEnergy 3D off the ground. The 3D-printed wind turbine should fit into a backpack, yet produce up to 300W of power — enough that you can keep a whole slew of devices running, including those that wouldn’t run at all on solar or thermoelectric systems. It will be open source, too, since part of the goal is to let those in Africa and other developing regions create their own reliable, renewable power sources.