KLRN Virtual | Thermal Energy

February 3, 2016
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There's No Such Thing As Cold

If cold isn't real, then how can I feel it? Subscribe to It's Okay To Be Smart: bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/jtotheizzoe Follow on Tumblr: www.itsokaytobesmart.com Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/jtotheizzoe You've felt cold before. Sometimes it's cold outside. But what if I told you that "cold" isn't real? There's no substance or quantity called "cold" in science. We can't measure the amount of "cold" in something. Instead it's about what's NOT there. In this week's video, learn the difference between heat and temperature, why a wind makes us feel colder, and what it's like to live as a mass of jiggling atoms. This is the physics of cold Cool PBS NOVA episode on the search for absolute zero: www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2jSv8PDDwA Richard Feynman on jiggling atoms: youtu.be/v3pYRn5j7oI The movement of atoms in a wind: www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/chem03/chem03448.htm Why a breeze feels cool: physics.stackexchange.com/questions/72163/why-does-a-breeze-of-wind-make-us-feel-cooler Density of the interstellar medium: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstellar_medium Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! ----------------- It's Okay To Be Smart is written and hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.DFollow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart Google+ plus.google.com/+itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: www.itsokaytobesmart.com Produced by PBS Digital Studios: www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios Joe Hanson - Creator/Host/Writer Joe Nicolosi - Director Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen IncKate Eads - Associate Producer Andrew Matthews - Editing/Motion Graphics Katie Graham - Director of Photography John Knudsen - Gaffer Dalton Allen - Post-Production Intern Theme music: "Ouroboros" by Kevin MacLeod Other music via APM Stock images from Shutterstock ----------------- Last week's video: How many smells can you smell? www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yEtBps-BnI More videos: Why Are Some People Left-Handed? www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPvMUpcxPSA Why Did We Blow on NES Games? www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gf9mtXnJfM The Science of Game of Thrones - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utu-LpJn3Is There Was No First Human - www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdWLhXi24Mo How The Elements Got Their Names - www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtg9p6A6xnY

Thermal Energy

An unpoppable balloon, spinning soda and a simple steamboat? Explore thermal energy and how different materials conduct heat. STEM Challenge: use a variety of materials to develop ice cube thermos prototypes to reduce heat loss and evaluate the cost of the design. Episode #0107

Energy 101: Geothermal Energy

See how we can generate clean, renewable energy from hot water sources deep beneath the Earth's surface. The video highlights the basic principles at work in geothermal energy production, and illustrates three different ways the Earth's heat can be converted into electricity. Transcript: energy.gov/eere/videos/energy-101-geothermal-energy --- Subscribe to Energy for regular content: goo.gl/Ga5lP Like Energy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/energygov Follow Energy on Twitter: twitter.com/ENERGY

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  • Jennifer Crispin

    Jennifer Crispin is a Program Coordinator at Impression 5 Science Center. She has master's degrees in physics and soil, water, and environmental science, then fell in love with informal education. When not planning day camp programs, she can be found at the science center extracting DNA or blowing up ping pong balls. Outside of work, she enjoys making things out of impossibly tiny beads and reading all the books.

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