Scientists Generate Electricity from Foods
Back to Light is a creatively scientific series by photographer Caleb
Charland that explores the naturally electrifying power of ordinary objects like
fruits and loose change. The images in the series features a number of
materials, including consumables readily found in one's pantry, generating
enough power to light lamps and LED lights.
The ongoing photo project, which began in 2010, was initially inspired by the
powerful simplicity of the potato battery. The science enthusiast explains, "By
inserting a galvanized nail into one side of a potato and a copper wire in the
other side a small electrical current is generated. The zinc coating on the nail
gives off electrons due to the electrolyte environment within the potato. These
electrons then travel along the copper wire providing the electrical voltage to
illuminate a small light emitting diode. The utter simplicity of this electrical
phenomenon is endlessly fascinating for me.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 27 July 2013 )
SonicStar Jet - Successor To The Concorde
The successor to the Concorde ..... flying at Mach 3.6 ! Twice as fast as
The SonicStar jet !
This plane, will be twice as fast as Concorde, with a top speed of Mach 3.6.
Plans for 20-seat craft were unveiled at The Paris Air Show. HyperMach claims,
its SonicStar aircraft will be so quick that travelling from London to New York
will take just two hours ! A trip from New York to Sydney, meanwhile, will be
cut by a staggering 75 per cent - from 20 hours on a commercial airliner to just
five hours. A jet that can fly from London to Sydney in three and a half hours
could rob Concorde of its title as the fastest-ever passenger plane.
Plans have been unveiled for the HyperMach SonicStar, a business jet which will
be capable of a top speed of 2,664 mph twice as fast as Concorde. It will fly at
62,000 ft, allowing passengers to see the curvature of the earth. HypeMach chief
executive Richard Lugg, wants the plane in the skies within ten years, and has
already secured funding from the Department of Trade and Industry, which has
agreed to support the company in Britain .
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