Tag: Energy

Why don’t perpetual motion machines ever work? – Netta Schramm

Why don’t perpetual motion machines ever work? – Netta Schramm

Around 1159 A.D., a mathematician called Bhaskara the Learned sketched a design for a wheel containing curved reservoirs of mercury. He reasoned that as the wheels spun, the mercury would flow to the bottom of each reservoir, leaving one side of the wheel perpetually heavier than the other. The imbalance would keep the wheel turning …

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Meet Our Marine Service Technician

Meet Our Marine Service Technician

I’m Dave, Marine Service Technician for Survitec, on the South Coast of England.I joined the company in December 2002.I’ve been in the company nearly 17 years, which is basically half my life.My Dad worked for the company for 36 years, and I thought I’d follow in his footstepsand learn the trade he did.And I’ve enjoyed …

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Carlos Ghosn of Nissan/Renault: Look Ahead, Dont Stand Still

Carlos Ghosn of Nissan/Renault: Look Ahead, Dont Stand Still

>>[Applause]Carlos Ghosn: It’s better always to enjoy applause beforethan after.>>[Laughing]SPEAKER02: Mr. Ghosn, thank you for joining us today.I would like to open by asking you how you approachleadership,strategy, and execution differently at Nissan versus atRenault, giventhat each company has very different cultural contexts.Carlos Ghosn: Well, you know, the French — the French wayofmanaging and the …

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The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity … | Elon Musk

The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity … | Elon Musk

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton BastChris Anderson: Elon, what kind of crazy dreamwould persuade you to think of tryingto take on the auto industry and build an all-electric car?Elon Musk: Well, it goes back to when I was in university.I thought about, what are the problems that are most likelyto affect the future of the …

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Plastics in Automotive – Composite Load Floors

Plastics in Automotive – Composite Load Floors

To save on fuel, one of the first things manufactures look for is weight reduction.Check this out, a van’s LOAD FLOOR where the seatsfold away. It could be a lot heavier but they chose lightweightplastic.This component package helps save significant weightover the previous floor. This configuration meets specs for rigidityand strength. Versatility and innovation:Plastics are …

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Tackling Energy Issues with Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Leonardo Spanu

Tackling Energy Issues with Nanotechnology: A Conversation with Leonardo Spanu

[LISA] Welcome to a special 15-year anniversary episode of Stories from the NNI. I’m LisaFriedersdorf, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. Todayit’s my pleasure to welcome Leonardo Spanu, Senior Researcher in R&DChemistry at Shell Corporation, where he is part of the new Energy Research andTechnologies Team. Leonardo, thank you so much for joining us …

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