Archive: 11/22/2009

Generating electricity from air flow

A group of researchers at the City College of New York is developing a new way to generate power for planes and automobiles based on materials known as piezoelectrics, which convert the kinetic energy of motion into electricity. ...

dateNov 22, 2009 in General Physics
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Nuclear weapons: Predicting the unthinkable

If a nuclear weapon were detonated in a metropolitan area, how large would the affected area be? Where should first responders first go? According to physicist Fernando Grinstein, we have some initial understanding to address ...

dateNov 22, 2009 in General Physics
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