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Scientists Generate Electricity from Foods E-mail
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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.

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Scientists Generate Electricity from Foods

Last Updated ( Saturday, 27 July 2013 )
SonicStar Jet - Successor To The Concorde E-mail
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The successor to the Concorde ..... flying at Mach 3.6 ! Twice as fast as Concorde :

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 .

SonicStar Jet - Successor To The Concorde

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