Heat and Energy

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Some examples of biomass

Generating Electricity: Biomass

Learn how biomass can be used to generate electricity.
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Generating Electricity: Biomass

Hands holding a hot mug

Introduction to Heat Transfer

Learn about the different ways that heat is transferred.
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Introduction to Heat Transfer

Coal and natural gas fueled generator near Hanna, Alberta, Canada

Generating Electricity: Fossil Fuels

Learn how energy from fossil fuels can be used to generate electricity.
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Generating Electricity: Fossil Fuels

Eric and his rocket

ScienceXplosion - The Era of the Air Pump

On this episode of ScienceXplosion, Eric makes a bottle rocket.
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ScienceXplosion - The Era of the Air Pump

Eric experimenting friction with different objects

ScienceXplosion - Friction and Reality

Rub... rub... rub... Can you feel the heat? Yes? It's friction! In this episode of ScienceXplosion, Eric learns how friction creates heat and can slow down moving objects. It's not magic, it's science!
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ScienceXplosion - Friction and Reality

hermographic image a woman’s head and neck

Thermal Imaging

Learn about uses of thermal imaging as a medical imaging technology.
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Thermal Imaging

Energy-saving light bulbs are a great way to save money at home

Energy Efficiency at Home

If you understand heat transfer, you can make lots of little changes at home to help the environment and your household’s bank account!
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Energy Efficiency at Home

Kids camping

How Do Sleeping Bags Work?

How do our bodies get cold? How do sleeping bags keep us warm?
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How Do Sleeping Bags Work?

A person’s hand holding a cold pack on an ankle

The Cold Pack: A Chilly Example of an Endothermic Reaction

When you hurt your ankle, thermodynamics can help you heal! An endothermic reaction reduces the swelling by cooling your injury.
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The Cold Pack: A Chilly Example of an Endothermic Reaction

Above: Tires on a Boeing 737 (Wikimedia Commons/Politikaner)

How do an Airplane's Tires Help It Land Safely?

Manufacturing and engineering airplane tires is important work! Learn how airplane tires keep the aircraft safe during takeoff and landing.
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How do an Airplane's Tires Help It Land Safely?

Heat pump diagram

Tapping Underground Energy with Heat Pumps

Using the heat of the Earth’s interior, you can heat your home with a ground source heat pump. This kind of heating is cheaper and better for the environment!
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Tapping Underground Energy with Heat Pumps

Thermal images of people and objects

Thermopower and the Body Heat-Powered Flashlight

Can your body be a source of electricity generation? Maybe, if you understand heat transfer. Explore this concept through a 2013 invention by a Canadian teen.
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Thermopower and the Body Heat-Powered Flashlight

Radiation shielding garment on the International Space Station

Radiation and Human Space Exploration

One of the greatest hazards that humans in space face is cosmic radiation. Learn what cosmic radiation is, why it's dangerous, and ways that we are looking at protecting humans in deep space.
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Radiation and Human Space Exploration