Tag: energy

Innovating to zero! | Bill Gates

I’m going to talk today about energy and climate. And that might seem a bit surprising, because my full-time work at the foundation is mostly about vaccines and seeds, about the things that we need to invent and deliver to help the poorest two billion live better lives. But energy and climate are extremely important

Speed of Light Thank You!

Dear citizens of the universe, You probably know that light can reach two hundred ninety nine thousand, seven hundred ninety two measly kilometers in a second, but did you also know that physics can now reach over two hundred ninety nine thousand, seven hundred ninety two amazing people in a minute? We’ve broken the speed

The Speed of Light in Glass

We all know that light bends when it travels through glass, water, or other transparent material – that’s how a microscope, lighthouse and spectacles work! And you might even know that light bends because it travels slower through glass or water than through air – but why does light slow down? And how does it

Your Brain On Coffee

With it’s stimulating effects, it’s easy to understand why coffee is the second most Commodity trading on the ground after oil. For many, it keeps us awake and moving through our busy days. But how does it work? What exactly does coffee do to your brain? Whenever you awake, a chemical called adenosine slowly accumulate

What Is Light?

Light, is the connection between us and the universe. Through light, we could experience distant stars and look back at the beginning of existence itself. But, what is light? In a nutshell Light, is the smallest quantity of energy that can be transported A photon, an elementary particle without a real size That can’t be

Light: Crash Course Astronomy #24

Hey, Phil Plait here and this is Crash Course Astronomy. In last week’s episode, I mentioned that nearly all the information we have about the Universe comes in the form of light. But how does that light get made? What can it tell us about these astronomical objects? And honestly, what is light? Here’s a

How to break the speed of light

You may have heard that Einstein’s theory of special relativity imposes a cosmic speed limit: nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. Well, that’s wrong. All that Einstein said was that light moves at the same speed in every reference frame – and while this implies that nothing with real mass can move