Bob Berman's strange universe: Energy to spare
May 2007: Wherever we look, we see energy. Yet, most people have no idea what it is.
May 1, 2007
|Wherever we look, we see energy. Yet, most people have no idea what it is. |
Einstein wrote in 1905 that matter and energy are equivalent. Each can change into the other. A slice of cheddar cheese is nature's way of storing nearly a trillion ergs of energy. If you could convert the cheese instead of melting it, you could light up all the houses in a small city.
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