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Electricity in Our Daily Lives
Electricity is a fundamental part of our daily lives. In most electric appliances there are transistors. Radios, ovens, microwaves, computers, and many other objects you can think of that use electricity have transistors in them as well. In order to understand how even the most basic transistors work we need to understand b...
An Argument Against the Misconceptions on Nuclear Energy Production
In the United States there are 65 nuclear power plants and a total of 100 nuclear reactors across the nation. The production of nuclear energy is a complex process that has many safety measures. Although in the past there have been meltdowns in nuclear power plants, such as in Chernobyl, these issues are isolated incidents...
An Outline of the Present Energy Policy in the US and a Suggestion About Its Future
1. Abstract This paper proposes a change of the US energy policy for the next 50 years, assuming that the average power used will then be 3 TW. 80% of the total energy production and use will be as electrical energy, including roughly 30% from each nuclear and wind power, 15% from solar energy and 5% from other renewable...
A History and Benefits of Electric Cars
What first comes to mind when you think of the word electric? Do you think of fierce lightning, bright light bulbs, or crazy science experiments? Now, what do you first think of when you hear cars? Do you think of annoying traffic, poorly constructed roads, or filling up with gas? What comes to mind when you think of electr...
Solar Energy as a Solution to the Energy Crisis All Around the World
There currently exists a single issue which all persons in this world are currently fighting against; this is the need for energy. Nearly all processes which are performed within first and second world nations in the modern world requires some form of electrical energy within the process; be it for the production of fuel fo...
An Overview of the History of Water Usage and Issues of Drought in the State of California
"The drought currently encompasses over 98% of the state of California" (Chuck 2015). Almost the entire state of California is suffeing from drought issues, however, "more than 44% of California is in “exceptional” drought — the worst level of drought" (Rice 2015). This means that the problems affecting people are not limi...
Overpopulation: A Vision of a Future Dystopian Society
You walk shoulder to shoulder down a crowded street, breathing in smog and clutching onto a ten-dollar bottle of water, surveying the street for potential threats as the competition for resources grows ever fiercer. The vision of an overpopulated future is almost a dystopian prospect. The world’s biggest current issue is ov...
Benefits of Using Nuclear Power as a Resource
Nuclear Essay In today’s society there are debates or social problems with using Nuclear power as our resources of energy. Though Nuclear powers are very deadly it can come pretty handful as substitutes to light and such. There are people who are against it due to how dangerous it is, I myself support the usage of nuclea...
An Overview of a Wall Street Journal Article on New Technologies Used by Oil Companies to Lower Production Costs
“Oil Companies Tap New Technologies to Lower Production Costs” Lower petroleum prices spur energy companies to find innovative ways to get more petroleum for less money. -Alison Sider and Erin Ailworth, Wall Street Journal Summary: Due to recent drops in the price of crude oil, energy companies like Halliburton Co. and...
Misinterpretations and False Information Concerning Nuclear Energy Made by Media and Public Opinion
It was perhaps a few months ago that once again, I found myself embroiled in an argument over Facebook. A girl had posted a sensationalist article, loudly proclaiming that nuclear radiation from the Fukushima reactor was pouring over the west coast, poisoning everything in its path. It cited a number of statistics, like an...