Tag: Physics

Why Tempered Glass is Used for Cooking Lids

Why Tempered Glass is Used for Cooking Lids

Why Tempered Glass is Used for Cooking Lids

03/17/19

“What type of glass is used for cooking lids?”
Cooking food is one of the most intricate parts of human life, whether it be meal-prepping for the week or dining with friends. And if one is using a pot then one of the most useful things is to see what is going on underneath. That way, we can monitor what processes are occurring and what to do if something goes wrong. Usually, translucent covers are made of glass. However, since cooking involves high changes in temperature and pressure, the glass needs to be extremely strong and sturdy. As a result, tempered glass with its thermal strength is used. This is why Tempered Glass is Used for Cooking Lids.

Quantum Dots for Solar Panels

Quantum Dots for Solar Panels

Quantum Dots for Solar Panels

02/25/19

“Why are quantum dots for solar panels so useful?”

 

Quantum dots are bringing a revolution into the world of semiconductors. And since semiconductors are the backbones of solar panels, things will be greatly changed for them as well. The extra emissivity offered by quantum dots means that two and possibly three electrons can be generated for every photon received, vastly increasing its potential! Quantum dot solar panels can achieve as much as 65% efficiency, nearly double of the theoretical limit of normal panels. This is why Quantum Dots for Solar Panels are so exciting.

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Quasistatic Processes

Quasistatic Processes

Quasistatic Processes

07/14/18

“Can a thermodynamic process be so slow that it’s almost static?”

 

Thermodynamic processes can happen over any period of time. Sometimes they happen so slowly that they almost seem to be static. These Quasistatic Processes are often used in analysis of Iso-Processes due to their stable nature.

Dither

Dither

Dither

07/07/18

“How can we fix signal noise by inducing noise?”

 

When converting a signal from a higher-bit to a lower-bit resolution, unpleasant noise can be induced. To fix this, we can add in some low-volume noise called Dither before the conversion, effectively eliminating the truncation error. Dithering is commonly used in audio sampling during file compression.

Demodulation

Demodulation

Demodulation

07/05/18

“How can we extract information from a signal?”

 

Modulation is amazing for transmitting signals along great distances. However, in order to retrieve their information we have to revert them back to their original form. This can be done with Demodulation, usually done by multiplying the received signal by a signal identical to the Carrier Signal to rectify it.

Modulation

Modulation

Modulation

07/05/18

“How can we transmit information through signals across long distances?”

 

Audio signals are great for transmitting information from one place to another. However, they lack the ability to travel far. So how can we get around this problem? Well, radio frequencies happen to be very capable of traveling great distances. So why don’t we merge our audio frequency Modulation Signal with a radio frequency Carrier Wave to get a new, information-rich, distance capable Modulated-Carrier Signal? This is the idea behind Modulation and is one of the most fundamental parts of radio transmissions.