Since its foundation in 1799, the Royal Institution of Great Britain has aimed to inspire enthusiasm and excitement for science. The Friday Evening Discourses form one of the most prestigious series of lectures on science in the world; famous scientists describe their work in language accessible to a general audience. The latest volume of the Proceedings covers the future of human evolution, the materials and technology used in the Formula One motorcar construction, the future for solar energy, and the role of gravity in astronomy, among other topics that appeal to the scientist and layman alike.Let us now see how we can turn some of the heat in a cup of coffee into mechanical work to power the second mill on the Solarville Industrial ... To run, the engine requires a hot source (in this case a cafetiere) and a cold sink, ... To make it solar-powered, we would have only have to provide the heat by a solar water heater.
|Title||:||Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain|
|Author||:||P. Day, C. R. A. Catlow|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1995-09-14|