Category: Holiday special

A Few Energy Saving Tips for a Super Scary Halloween

A Few Energy Saving Tips for a Super Scary Halloween

A Few Energy Saving Tips for a Super Scary Halloween

10/31/18

“How can we be both green and scary on Halloween?”

 

Today in the United States and across the world is Halloween. Here stateside, people dress up in silly costumes, decorate their house, and trick-or-treat for candy. But even though this is a special night, it is still time to be thinking about how we can do our part to climate change. So here are A Few Energy Saving Tips for a Super Scary Halloween.

 

  1. Use LED lights for Halloween decorations.
  2. Use solar panels to capture energy during the day and unload it at night
  3. Give out low-carbon intensity candies.

 

Have a great night full of scary sugary goodness Y’all!!!

 

Image credit media.treehugger.com

Why Solar Energy Makes Sense for Manufacturing

Why Solar Energy Makes Sense for Manufacturing

Why Solar Energy Makes Sense for Manufacturing

10/05/18

“Why does solar energy make sense for manufacturing?”

 

In honor of National Manufacturing Day here in the US, we here at Isaac’s Science Blog have decided to make a special report on how solar PV can be used in manufacturing.

 

Factories and manufacturing processes use most of their energy during the daytime. The energy costs and carbon emissions of this can be offset by using solar pv systems on roofs and on nearby arrays. This makes the manufacturing system not only much more efficient but also affordable. An example of this can be seen in the Tesla Gigawatt Factory’s solar roof. As a result, Solar Energy Makes Sense for Manufacturing.   

 

Image credit futurism.com

The Physics of a Fireworks Explosion

The Physics of a Fireworks Explosion

The Physics of a Fireworks Explosion

07/04/18

“What causes fireworks to explode?”

 

On 4th of July, Americans are used to seeing fireworks light up the night sky. However, have you ever wondered how exactly do they work? Well, let us use our scientific mindsets to find out. If we investigate, then we will find out that fireworks contain gunpowder in a container surrounded by a Launch Container. When a Lift Charge ignites and propels the container into the sky, there will be a time delay until it reaches its apex, at which it will explode and release a myriad of different colors!

 

Have a great 4th of July everyone with lots of V/I to the current regime!

 

Radium

Radium

Radium

03/08/18

“What is one of the most fundamental radioactive elements?”

 

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we here at Isaac’s Science Blog thought that it would be appropriate to talk about one of Marie Curie’s most famous discoveries, the element Radium. Radium is a soft, shiny and silvery radioactive metal that belongs in the second group and seventh period of the periodic table. Although it is now deemed to be too radioactive for common use, it used to be used as a paint for clock and watch dials. The discovery of Radium led Marie Curie to receive a Nobel Prize. However, due to not patenting the element, she received few monetary benefits (despite kickstarting an entire industry). In fact, her intense work with the radioactive element had ravaged her health. Never the less, we must honor her work, and spend this International Women’s Day thinking about the countless sacrifices that women have made to advance our knowledge of science.

The Physics of a Hanukkah Dreidel

The Physics of a Hanukkah Dreidel

The Physics of a Hanukkah Dreidel

12/12/17

“How does a Hanukkah dreidel spin?”

 

Hanukkah dreidels are great fun for people of all ages. These little tops are able to spin round and round with a very peculiar pattern. However, why exactly do they spin? Well, let’s use our scientific mindset to find out. All spinning objects with mass have a property called angular momentum. The more moment of inertia it has and the greater spin then the greater angular momentum it will have. Angular momentum tries to be conserved so a dreidel will try to keep on spinning when acting upon!

 

Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays to everybody!!!

The Effect of Refrigeration on Food

The Effect of Refrigeration on Food

The Effect of Refrigeration on Food

 

11/23/17

“What effect does refrigeration have upon food products?”

 

Right here in my family’s home in Los Angeles, California, temperatures have broke 33 degrees Celsius (92 in Fahrenheit) this Thanksgiving. Because of this, I have been inspired to write about some of my favorite topics, refrigeration and food.

 

Before the ascent of electrical HVAC systems, Perishables such as dairy and meat products had to be consumed rapidly. However, with modern day refrigeration technology, we have been able to surmount this barrier and artificially extend the life of our potential meals. It works in a very simple manner. When food is left out in the open, bacteria form and cause it decompose. But if temperatures are low enough, then this bacterial activity will stop, and the food will be able to continue to be fresh unabated. This potential to preserve food without altering its physical or chemical has made it clear why we must be thankful for the effect of refrigeration on food!

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

08/21/17

“What happens when the moon totally blocks the sun?”

 

Every so often a very rare phenomenon happens. Under the right conditions, the path of the moon will pass completely in front of the sun and block all of the light, leaving only a glorious image of the Sun’s corona. After many millennia of research, Astronomers and Astrophysicists have termed this occurrence a total solar eclipse. While magnificent, total solar eclipses can also be quite dangerous, since looking directly into it without any protection can lead to permanent eye damage. An interesting consequences of total solar eclipses is that since the sun is absent from the sky, solar energy generation experiences a large drop, which can have devastating power consequences for regions that rely heavily on solar such as California