Can Underwater Turbines Solve Our Energy Problems?

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant. A problem solving website that teaches you to think like an Engineer. Next time you’re near the ocean, listen closely to the waves. That sound you hear? That’s wasted energy. The energy from waves, tides and currents, known collectively as ocean energy, is a […]

1942: UChicago’s race to the first nuclear reaction

RACHEL BRONSON: So in 1939, the world is in a desperate situation. The Nazis are on the move. They seem unstoppable. ROBERT ROSNER: The Germans attacked Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, and the French. They were ruthless. They demonstrated their ruthlessness. RACHEL BRONSON: They seem capable and willing to execute a war of total domination. And the […]

SCRAM it!

Narrator: The B Reactor had three redundant safety systems to ensure it could be shutdown in case of an emergency. In contrast, the first small reactor built in Chicago had only one means of control, which was rather simple – SCRAM it! Bob Egge: Basically there was one guy who had the control rod. His […]

Does Evolution Have a Point? 12 Days of Evolution #12

[MUSIC] [BIRD CHIRP] In 1938, scientists found a very weird fish swimming off the coast of S. Africa. They were surprised to see it, because the last time anyone had was in a 66 million year old fossil. The coelacanth has been called a “living fossil”, but that’s a really dumb name, because it’s very […]

Colorado Experience: Room & Board

Nuclear: Tour EBR-1 | Science Trek

JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN, HOST: ARCO, IDAHO WAS THE FIRST CITY EVER POWERED BY NUCLEAR ENERGY. THAT’S BECAUSE SCIENTISTS AT EBR-1 PIONEERED THE WAY TO USE ATOMIC ENERGY FOR ELECTRICITY. COME SEE WHERE IT ALL HAPPENED ON SCIENCE TREK. JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN, HOST: HI I’M JOAN CARTAN-HANSEN, AND WELCOME TO EBR-1.E TREK. THIS EXPERIMENTAL BREEDER REACTOR WAS ONE […]

Sneaking Inside an Abandoned Nuclear Power Plant!

right now standing in front of one of four massive abandoned nuclear reactors at this unfinished power plant construction was halted in the 80s and it set just like this ever since come with us as we take you inside and explore the depths of this monolithic structure [Music] there’s so many spiderwebs holy fuck […]

The Future of Solar Power in Simi Valley | Rising Trends

Semper Solaris Solar energy has become a rising trend in Southern California over the past few years. With advancing technologies and countless benefits, the value of solar panels has definitely increased while solar costs in Simi Valley have become more and more affordable over time It’s no surprise the city of Simi Valley has switched […]

The Future of Solar Power in Long Beach | Rising Trends

Semper Solaris Solar energy has become a rising trend in Southern California over the past few years. With advancing technologies and countless benefits, the value of solar panels has definitely increased while solar costs in Long Beach have become more and more affordable over time It’s no surprise the city of Long Beach has switched […]