Melt a stack of pennies, burst a glass bottle, damage various food items, and incinerate wood using the power of the Sun! This 4 foot magni...
Melt a stack of pennies, burst a glass bottle, damage various food items, and incinerate wood using the power of the Sun! This 4 foot magnifying lens will melt concrete, and nearly anything else that gets in its way. nnhttp://www.thekingofrandom.comnnMusic by http://www.danosongs.com (Crazy from the message)nnProject inspired by: drsimons http://youtu.be/pPgHkSMQP5snnWARNING: This project should not be attempted without adult supervision and adequate training. Misuse, or careless use, of tools or projects may result in serious injury property damage, or death. Concentrated solar energy can start fires and cause personal and property damage. Extreme caution is advised. Use of this video content is at your own risk.nnLEGALITIES: Some people have asked about the legality of treating pennies in this manner. The federal law states that there are exceptions made for use as "educational, amusement, novelty, jewelry, and similar purposes as long as the volumes treated and the nature of the treatment make it clear that such treatment is not intended as a means by which to profit solely from the value of the metal content of the coins." For more information, see: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2007/04/16/E7-7088/prohibition-on-the-exportation-melting-or-treatment-of-5-cent-and-one-cent-coinsnnA 4 foot magnifying glass is powerful enough to melt metal, incinerate wood, and burn holes in concrete. nnPutting that statement to the test with various items was the purpose of this project. I'm impressed at the results, and excited at the power available through this Fresnel lens that I've nicknamed my "Solar Scorcher".nnIn the summer, the sunlight at this spot is around 2000ºF, maybe more. Enough to melt spots of concrete into glowing orange liquid. nnI'm curious to see what I can do with all this heat so I've filled a glass bottle with water and I'll punch a hole in the cap. It's incredible to see that the instant I focus my lens on the bottle, it starts smoking. Just a few moments later this water is so hot it's boiling, and I'm a little nervous the bottle might blow. Yep, there it goes. I'll try burning a penny, and, wow, it melted. How about a stack of pennies? Yep, they're nothing but liquid metal now, and I'm thinking that slag in the mixture must be what's left of the copper coating. It's only taking about 4 seconds to melt these. nnWell, I'm convinced there's an insane amount of power behind these lenses. If you'd like to see where I got this one, take a look at my video on how I hacked it out of an old TV. nnhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFw7U7V1HoknnThis one boiled water in less than a minute, welded a nickel to concrete, and instantly torched any piece of wood in it's way. Less
Solar Power Satellites (SPS) are fairly large structures in space that convert solar energy, captured as solar irradiation, into an energy f...
Solar Power Satellites (SPS) are fairly large structures in space that convert solar energy, captured as solar irradiation, into an energy form that can be transmitted wirelessly (Wireless Power Transmission - WPT) to any remote location with a receiver station, either on Earth, to high altitude platforms, to other spacecraft or even to surfaces of the moon or other planets. Less
Visit: http://voltsxamps.com/ for more info. This is a portable wifi hotspot powered by a solar panel and 5 AA batteries. It automatically s...
Visit: http://voltsxamps.com/ for more info. This is a portable wifi hotspot powered by a solar panel and 5 AA batteries. It automatically scans for open networks every 30 seconds and then connects to the strongest signal it finds. It then repeats that signal so you can surf the net locaally for up to about 150 feet or more. I put this in the back window of my car and leave it. No matter where I drive me and others are able to connect to it and check email, surf, etc. If you would like me to custom build one of these for you please Visit the http://voltsxamps.com/ to contact me. Thanks Less
NASA veteran John Mankins is a space-based solar power expert. He’s all about using satellites as solar power plants for the Earth. His ...
NASA veteran John Mankins is a space-based solar power expert. He’s all about using satellites as solar power plants for the Earth. His project is called the Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large Phased Array, or SPS-ALPHA for short. Less
This is a short video lining a parabolic satellite dish and a pattern for a parabolic shape. http://greenpowerscience.com/SHOPREFLECTIVEBUY....
This is a short video lining a parabolic satellite dish and a pattern for a parabolic shape. http://greenpowerscience.com/SHOPREFLECTIVEBUY.html Less
This is the dish I got from a local Craig's List Listing. I am lining it with the Trough Liner Material.
The R5800 is my latest and greatest solar creation. Made from an ordinary fiberglass satellite dish, it is covered in about 5800 3/8" (~1cm)...
The R5800 is my latest and greatest solar creation. Made from an ordinary fiberglass satellite dish, it is covered in about 5800 3/8" (~1cm) mirror tiles. When properly aligned, it can generate a spot the size of a dime with an intensity of 5000 suns! This amount of power is more than enough to melt steel, vaporize aluminum, boil concrete, turn dirt into lava, and obliterate any organic material in an instant. It stands at 5'9" and is 42" across.nnmusic: www.incompetech.comnnComing spring of 2011:n Sun Runner 3 n R32000 (R32K) Less
Flares happen when the powerful magnetic fields in and around the sun reconnect. They're usually associated with active regions, often seen ...
Flares happen when the powerful magnetic fields in and around the sun reconnect. They're usually associated with active regions, often seen as sun spots, where the magnetic fields are strongest. Flares are classified according to their strength. The smallest ones are B-class, followed by C, M and X, the largest. Similar to the Richter scale for earthquakes, each letter represents a ten-fold increase in energy output. So an X is 10 times an M and 100 times a C. Within each letter class, there is a finer scale from 1 to 9. C-class flares are too weak to noticeably affect Earth. M-class flares can cause brief radio blackouts at the poles and minor radiation storms that might endanger astronauts. Although X is the last letter, there are flares more than 10 times the power of an X1, so X-class flares can go higher than 9. The most powerful flare on record was in 2003, during the last solar maximum. It was so powerful that it overloaded the sensors measuring it. They cut-out at X28. A powerful X-class flare like that can create long lasting radiation storms, which can harm satellites and even give airline passengers, flying near the poles, small radiation doses. X flares also have the potential to create global transmission problems and world-wide blackouts. nnThis video is public domain and can be downloaded at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10109nnLike our videos? Subscribe to NASA's Goddard Shorts HD podcast:nhttp://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/iTunes/f0004_index.htmlnnOr find NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Facebook:nhttp://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFCnnOr find us on Twitter:nhttp://twitter.com/NASAGoddard Less
A penny-sized rocket thruster may soon power the smallest satellites in space. The device, designed by Paulo Lozano, associate professor of ...
A penny-sized rocket thruster may soon power the smallest satellites in space. The device, designed by Paulo Lozano, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, bears little resemblance to today's bulky satellite engines, which are laden with valves, pipes and heavy propellant tanks. Instead, Lozano's design is a flat, compact square — much like a computer chip — covered with 500 microscopic tips that, when stimulated with voltage, emit tiny beams of ions. Together, the array of spiky tips creates a small puff of charged particles that can help propel a shoebox-sized satellite forward. nnRead more: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/microthrusters-could-propel-small-satellites-0817.htmlnnVideo: Melanie GonicknAdditional images: Fernando Mier Hicks/NASA Less
580 Watts RV Solar Power Install. See Full Blog Post - http://www.loveyourrv.com/my-friends-awesome-580-watt-rv-solar-power-system/nnI've ad...
580 Watts RV Solar Power Install. See Full Blog Post - http://www.loveyourrv.com/my-friends-awesome-580-watt-rv-solar-power-system/nnI've admired my friend Eddie's photos of his solar install for a while now and finally had the chance to see it for myself in real life. We were dry camped together for several days and had a great time chatting about RVing and all the mods, repairs and upgrades we have done to our rigs.nnI thought other RVing folks would love to get a look at the system and he was kind enough to let me video it and give us some details on the equipment used and how he installed it all.nnI think you'll agree he has done a beautiful job on the installation and wiring. I can attest to the fact that it works really well too. While we were boondocked they had no problems running all sorts of things in their rig, from satellite TV to a washer and dryer, deep freeze, kitchen appliances, electronics, etc, etc.nnIf you'd like to see more of photos of Eddie's solar and power systems as well as numerous other mods and upgrades he has made to his rig head over to the RV Happy Hour. Check out his photo albums page. - http://rvhappyhour.com/members/eddie/media/album/nnTrimetric Monitor link - http://www.bogartengineering.com/content/trimetrics Less
From NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio. Solar flares may seem like far-away events, but they can damage satellites and even ground-base...
From NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio. Solar flares may seem like far-away events, but they can damage satellites and even ground-based technologies and power grids. Every 11 years, as the sun reaches its maximum activity they become bigger and more common, and that increases the chances that one will significantly affect Earth. nnSo what are these solar eruptions? A solar flare is basically an explosion on the surface of the sun ranging from minutes to hours in length. Large flares can release enough energy to power the entire United States for a million years. Flares happen when the powerful magnetic fields in and around the sun reconnect. They're usually associated with active regions, often seen as sunspots, where the magnetic fields are strongest. nnFlares are classified according to their strength. The smallest ones are B-class, followed by C, M and X, the largest. Similar to the Richter scale for earthquakes, each letter represents a ten-fold increase in energy output. So an X is 10 times an M and 100 times a C. Within each letter class, there is a finer scale from 1 to 9. C-class flares are too weak to noticeably affect Earth. nnM-class flares can cause brief radio blackouts at the poles and minor radiation storms that might endanger astronauts. It's the X-class flares that are the real juggernauts. Although X is the last letter, there are flares more than 10 times the power of an X1, so X-class flares can go higher than 9. The most powerful flare on record was in 2003, during the last solar maximum. It was so powerful that it overloaded the sensors measuring it. They cut out at X17, and the flare was later estimated to be about X45. nnA powerful X-class flare like that can create long lasting radiation storms, which can harm satellites, and even give airline passengers flying near the poles small radiation doses. X flares also have the potential to create global transmission problems and worldwide blackouts. nnThe seriousness of an X-class flare pointed at Earth is why NASA and NOAA constantly monitor the sun. NASA's Heliophysics fleet of spacecraft can now see the sun from every side and in many different wavelengths. This unprecedented coverage is enabling scientists to predict and detect space weather events like flares and CMEs with ever greater accuracy. With advance warning, governments and companies can take steps to protect their technological infrastructure, so that the worst scenarios will never happen. Less
Courtesy: NASAnNASA released images of a powerful solar flare that unleashed an eruption of super-heated plasma from the surface of the sun ...
Courtesy: NASAnNASA released images of a powerful solar flare that unleashed an eruption of super-heated plasma from the surface of the sun before blasting into space. The flare was recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft, which is part of a 5-year mission focused on the sun. NASA described the eruption as "a beautiful prominence eruption producing a coronal mass ejection," known as a CME. It was not directed towards Earth. Extremely powerful CMEs can pose a danger to astronauts and satellites in space, as well as power grids, navigation and communications systems on Earth.nnRT on Twitter: http://twitter.com/RT_com nRT on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Less
A dish/engine system uses a mirrored dish similar to a very large satellite dish, although to minimize costs, the mirrored dish is usually c...
A dish/engine system uses a mirrored dish similar to a very large satellite dish, although to minimize costs, the mirrored dish is usually composed of many smaller flat mirrors formed into a dish shape. The dish-shaped surface directs and concentrates sunlight onto a thermal receiver, which absorbs and collects the heat and transfers it to the engine generator. The most common type of heat engine used today in dish/engine systems is the Stirling engine. This system uses the fluid heated by the receiver to move pistons and create mechanical power. The mechanical power is then used to run a generator or alternator to produce electricity. Less
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http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/premiumnnThey want to blame you : http://youtu.be/l-RvUedfKpknnDonate Memberships for Others: http://tiny.cc/f195ww or https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DJA3SBBF29BFNnn0bserver Shop: http://www.cafepress.com/s0snnOriginal music by NEMES1S nhttp://www.suspicious0bservers.org/shop/ [Get NEMES1S Music!]nhttp://www.soundclick.com/nemes1snnTODAY's New LINKS:nSolar Cell: http://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/en/press-and-media/press-releases/presseinformationen-2013/world-record-solar-cell-with-44.7-efficiencynHarsh Environment: http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/feature/the-most-inhospitable-places-on-earthnAuto-Cell Lead to Life? http://www.astrobio.net/exclusive/5703/did-autocells-lead-to-lifenSpaceweather ISON Gallery: http://spaceweather.com/gallery/index.php?title=comet&title2=isonnStereo ISON: http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/comet_ison/nBruce Gary: Brucegary.net/ISONnNASA TRMM: http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.govnnBackground:nHow to Watch the Sun: Spaceweather 101 - http://youtu.be/ld5ecZuHECAnIce Age Soon? http://youtu.be/UuYTcnN7TQknAn Unlikely but Relevant Risk - The Solar Killshot: http://youtu.be/X0KJ_dxp170nnREPEAT LINKS:nnWORLD WEATHER:nNDBC Buoys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/nTropical Storms: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/nHurricaneZone Satellite Images: http://www.hurricanezone.net/westpacific/animations.htmlnWeather Channel: http://www.weather.com/nNOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.phpnPressure Maps: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-bin/expertcharts?LANG=us&MENU=0000000000&CONT=glob&MODELL=gfs&MODELLTYP=1&BASE=-&VAR=pslv&HH=0&ARCHIV=0&PANEL=0&ZOOM=0&PERIOD=nSatellite Maps: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-app/satellite?LANG=us&CONT=namknForecast Maps: http://www.woweather.com/weather/maps/forecastmaps?LANG=us&CONT=ususnEL DORADO WORLD WEATHER MAP: http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/satellite/ssec/world/world-composite-ir-sat.htmlnTORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index [Tornado Forecast for the day]nHURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/trackernnUS WEATHER:nPrecipitation Totals: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/ListIntensePrecipReports.aspxnGOES Satellites: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/nTHE WINDMAP: http://hint.fm/wind/nSevere Weather Threats: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-severe/severe-weather-trackernCanada Weather Office Satellite Composites: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/satellite/index_e.htmlnTemperature Delta: http://www.intellicast.com/National/Temperature/Delta.aspxnRecords/Extremes: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/records/nnSPACEWEATHER:nSpaceweather: http://spaceweather.comnSOHO Solar Wind: http://umtof.umd.edu/pm/nHAARP Data Meters: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/data.html nPlanetary Orbital Diagram - Ceres1 JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=ceres;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orbnSDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/ nHelioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/nSOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/soho_movie_theater nStereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/images nSOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/ niSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html nNASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=2038-01-23+00%3A44%3A00&window=-1&cygnetId=261nNOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/nGOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/index.htmlnGamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/ nBARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spaceweather/welcome.htmlnISWA: http://iswa.ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/nNOAA Sunspot Classifications: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/latest/SRS.txtnGONG: http://gong2.nso.edu/dailyimages/nGONG Magnetic Maps: http://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/ondemand.htmlnnnMISC Links:nJAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/nRADIATION Network: http://radiationnetwork.com/nLISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/operations/heliplots_gsn.phpnQUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/seismologist.phpnRSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]nMoon: http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/pacalc.html Less
Originally published on August 26, 2013nnAircraft designer Titan Aerospace unveiled last week its Solara 50 and 60 unmanned aircrafts, the w...
Originally published on August 26, 2013nnAircraft designer Titan Aerospace unveiled last week its Solara 50 and 60 unmanned aircrafts, the world's first atmospheric satellites powered by the sun with a mission range of over 4 million kilometres.nnAn atmospheric satellite is a drone that can conduct most of the operations of an orbital satellite, but is much cheaper and more versatile. nnAmong the applications of a Solara aircraft there are disaster recovery, weather monitoring, communications relay, oceanographic research and earth imaging.nnAccording to reports, Solara 50 and 60 can be launched at night using power from internal battery banks. nnWhen the sun rises, the solar panels covering the crafts' wings and tails, store enough energy to allow them ascend to a position of 20 km above the sea level and to stay aloft continuously for five years, without ever having to land and refuel. nnThe aircrafts will operate in an atmospheric sweet spot known as the tropopause where winds are generally less than 5 knots.nnDespite its massive dimensions, Solara 50 only weighs about 160 kg, and can carry a payload of 32 kg. According to reports, differently from satellites, it is possible to get the payload back at the end of its five years endurance. nnAs for the speed, Solara 50 can travel at 104 kilometres an hour (about 64 MPH).nnAccording to reports, smaller versions of Solara have already flown, and Titan Aerospace is planning to start selling operational systems in less than a year which opens up possibilities like regional internet or a version of Google Maps with real-time images. nn--------------------------------------------------------nnTomoNews is your daily source for top animated news. We've combined animation and video footage with a snarky personality to bring you the biggest and best stories from around the world.nnFor news that's fun and never boring, visit our channel:nhttps://www.youtube.com/user/TomoNewsUSnnSubscribe to stay updated on all the top stories:nhttp://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=TomoNewsUSnnStay connected with us here:nFacebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUSnTwitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUSnGoogle+ http://gplus.to/TomoNewsUS Less
Learn all about providing solar power to laptops here...nhttp://www.modernoutpost.comnnPutting together a solar powered PC laptop is easy wh...
Learn all about providing solar power to laptops here...nhttp://www.modernoutpost.comnnPutting together a solar powered PC laptop is easy when you have the right parts. This video shows how to build a solar power system for a laptop computer. In this example, we are using a direct connection between a solar storage battery (with multiple voltage settings), and an HP Pavillion laptop.nnEquipment used includes...nPowerFilm rollable solar panelnVoltaic Generator multi-voltage lithium battery packnSolar panel input cable for the Voltaic,nThe Voltaic Generator battery pack was set to its 12-20V range, and it auto-selects the voltage within this range that supports charge flowing to the load (ie the HP laptop). In other solar storage battery systems, either the battery has specific voltage settings, or you can use the 12V setting and plug-in a standard car voltage adaptor that connects to the laptop.nnFor complete information on creating a portable solar power system for your electronics, including digital cameras, camcorders, laptops, iPods, satellite phones, AA batteries, and more, the place to go is Modern Outpost.nnhttp://www.modernoutpost.comnThanks for watching! Less
The IRT and USAID use the Mobile MaxPure(R) Solar Powered Water Purification System to deliver clean water and electricity to Haiti. Functi...
The IRT and USAID use the Mobile MaxPure(R) Solar Powered Water Purification System to deliver clean water and electricity to Haiti. Functioning as a three way utility, in that the MMP provides electricity, satellite communications, and up to 30,000 gallons per day of drinkable water, MMP's improve the health and daily lives of Haitians. The MMP can produce water from fresh, brackish and saline sources and ships as a multi-transportable 7x7 cube. Less
mini solar car solar car educational toy it is toys for both kids and adults,also for education for teaching the scientific of solar energyT...
mini solar car solar car educational toy it is toys for both kids and adults,also for education for teaching the scientific of solar energyThis cool little racer needs no batteries, just power from the sun! This is a fun and educational way to learn about solar power.The solar cell used in the solar racer is a small version of the solar panels used on space satellites and space stations. The solar cell generates electricity from sunshine that drives a miniature motor that turns the wheels. These little cars can really move. Race against your friends it is great fun for all ages. China supplier:Email : email@example.com Skype ID : chanceller819http://chinagift.en.ecplaza.net Less
NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory filmed images of a large solar flare on February 24 2011. The (M3.6 rating) event is not the strongest sola...
NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory filmed images of a large solar flare on February 24 2011. The (M3.6 rating) event is not the strongest solar flare ever recorded but was still big enough to kick up a huge tendril of plasma, known as a solar prominence. The entire eruption lasted for about 90 minutes. Thursday's flare was the latest in a recent series of of sun storm emissions, but its blast was directed away from the Earth and is not expected to pose any disruption to satellites or other electronic systems. Scientists use a three tier system to classify solar flares; Class X are the largest and most powerful, Class M are medium but still considered very large, while Class C are the weakest.." nRT on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsnRT on Twitter: http://twitter.com/RT_com Less
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