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Energy

Science & The Simpsons, Part II: What does the future of energy hold?
March 10, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: In our last post, we left off with Radioactive Man battling The Fossil Fuel Four, an episode of The Simpsons where the show personifies all major aspects for retrieving and releasing energy. Nuclear energy (fission) is represented by Radioactive Man, and his sidekicks Solar Citizen and Wind Lad represent solar and wind power respectively. […]

Science & The Simpsons, Part I: What’s a fossil fuel anyway?
March 9, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

When The Simpsons started in the late 1980s, very few people would’ve believed that the show could last as long as it has. Like the show or not, you can’t deny how it’s changed the way TV shows look at controversial material and incorporate current events and topics into their plots. For instance, take Episode 450, […]

In the spirit of Dickens, waste less this Christmas
December 25, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Ah, Christmas — one of the most beloved holidays ’round the world. There’s nothing like spending quality time with loved ones, giving (and receiving!) gifts, and the smell of your choice of decadent deliciousness roasting in the oven. But did you know that most of what we consider to be “normal” Christmas behavior is a […]

Turning the tide on power: Could we get energy from the Moon?
October 16, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

The Moon has captured man’s imagination from the beginning. Unlike the Sun, it is easy to gaze upon, and unlike the stars and wandering stars, it appears close. Despite classical Greek philosophy, it turned out to be our nearest celestial neighbor. The Moon is a powerful symbol. But did you know it’s a place from […]



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