I am a very curious person and I would love to learn how math and science can be applied to the development of new technology. Learning the physics of how and why things work is really important to me. I like to understand why I am doing something. That way it makes more sense to me and sticks in my brain.
My personal quest for knowledge has been ongoing since the first day I picked up a science book. I have never been more interested in any subject. It truly spoke to me. At a college level, there is a magnitude of opportunities. I had the opportunity to participate in the Student Dissector program on campus in the Spring of 2015, I visited the Stanford Cadaver Lab with Biology Club this semester, and I traveled to see a talk by the world renowned American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
A solar photovoltaic power system is a technology that converts the energy from sunlight into electrical energy. Residential solar photovoltaic systems can offset much of a household's power needs, depending on the size of the system and the household's needs. The output power from is directly proportional to power received from the sun, which varies throughout the day and year. The rated maximum output of the module might be achieved only occasionally, depending on actual site conditions. It is a renewable source of energy that is sustainable and totally inexhaustible. Solar energy is also a non-polluting source of energy that doesn’t emit any greenhouse gases when producing electricity.
Growing up, my curiosity has always been fixated on how things around me work. While walking to school one day in third grade, a plane flew by and triggered me to wonder why don’t airplanes fall. Could there be a supersized car engine…. But it would be so heavy… And then I tripped over my own shoe and fell into the school pond. This became my mother’s favorite story to tell, but also the beginning of my quest to understanding how the world around me function. My love for math and science eventually carved a path to pre-medicine. Although the biological and chemical aspect of science is intriguing, I was dying to understand what makes the world tick as a whole.
The goal of science as a collective institution is to produce more and more accurate explanations of how the natural world works, what its components are, and how the world has become what it is today. The scientific community works toward these explanations through a systematic organization of knowledge about the material universe. It is the principle concern of science to frame theories and discover patterns of relations among an incredible amount of data in such a way that a small number of principles can explain a larger amount of propositions concerning these phenomena. The scientific community progresses by detecting
Technology has played an integral part in shaping society in many different ways. Throughout history, technological inventions have changed everything from the way humans are clothed and fed to the very ways we communicate and interact as a species. Examining the effects technology has on society illustrate both how technology shapes culture and society and how society can affect future technology. This can be seen by examining a few of the major technological innovations in human history followed by a look at a new technology and how it may shape future society.
In order for one to further understand the importance of solar energy, the problem of global warming must be explained. As defined by Webster’s Dictionary, “Global Warming” is an increase in the earth’s average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect. With an average increase in atmospheric temperatures, our planet is slowly deteriorating. In order to stall or halt this global destruction, countries must turn to solar energy as a cleaner alternative to the depletion of fossil fuels. Solar energy creates a homeostasis for the climate. Due to its ability to decrease global climate changes, solar power can address global warming in several ways.
Finding out how and why things work and discovering how products are made has always my passion. I regularly watch engineering and science shows on the television. From my childhood, I have always been a very curious person who would not believe just because someone told me, but I had to know the reason behind it. Science always fascinated me, and I always wondered how we remained on the ground and never fell off something that is spherical. In school I was more interested in maths and science rather than History or Arts and this made me choose Chemistry, maths and physics as my Higher subjects. This has helped me appreciate how Science has been utilised to improve man’s life and make it easier. It is because of this that I would like to
Solar energy is quite simply the energy produced directly by the sun. The sun creates its energy through a thermonuclear process that converts about 650,000,000 tons of hydrogen to helium every second. The process creates heat and electromagnetic radiation. The heat remains in the sun and is instrumental in maintaining the thermonuclear reaction. The electromagnetic radiation (including visible light, infra-red light, and ultra-violet radiation) streams out into space in all directions. It is a clean inexhaustible, abundantly and universally available source of renewable energy. The major drawbacks of solar energy
As the quote by Geeta S. Iyengar goes “Knowledge has a beginning but no end” , I embarked on this journey at a very early age of 4 guided by my teacher-grandfather. My love affair with knowledge and science in particular, which began at a very young age, has remained with me till today and will continue to be a everlasting relationship. As I travelled through this journey, I realized that knowledge is a vast ocean. I kept stumbling upon numerous topics, variety of subjects but finally it was science that succeeded in swaying me towards it.
“Why do things start to glow when they get really hot?” “Why is it colder in the winter and warmer in the summer?” “How did the universe come to be?” Throughout my life, I have been intrigued by the world of science. I would spend a lot of time in my youth either playing with magnets, looking at insects outside, or connecting wires, light bulbs, and batteries together to make rudimentary circuits. Spending many hours in this state of mind helped me get a better understanding of concepts I would encounter later on, when studying Physics at school, even if I often got no immediate answers to questions I genuinely sought to resolve. Such activities awoke my true passion for Physics and laid the foundations on which I would build my knowledge in my teenage years. Indeed, I find the fact that we can describe nature and its
Solar power harness the sun 's energy to create electricity. Solar energy assets are enormous and boundless, and they can be tackled anyplace that gets sunlight. The measure of solar radiation, otherwise called insolation, coming to the earth 's surface consistently is more than all the energy at present devoured by every single human activity yearly . Various variables, including geographic area, time of day, and current climate conditions, all influence the measure of energy that can engage in for electricity creation or heating purposes.
Humanity is in a period of technical adolescence “typical of a civilization about to integrate the type 1 Kardashev scale “as in the words of Carl Sagan which implies a civilization capable of harvesting the full potential of power available on its planet. If Carl Sagan is right about his perspective, then renewable energy particularly solar and wind powers are among the chief contenders to solve global energy predicament and concurrently advance our energy generation to the next level. To contribute towards acceleration of this transition to humanity is the primary guiding rationality behind my desire to pursue higher education in engineering.
The demand for energy is increasing day-by-day and has led to uneven global distribution of primary energy consumption. The non-renewable energy resources like coal and petroleum will eventually run out. So the only option left will be renewable energy resources like sun, wind, waves and
Solar energy is a gateway that will ideally lead us far from our petroleum subordinate sources. The significant issue with sun based board innovation is that the efficiencies for sun based power frameworks are still poor and the expenses per kilo-watt-hour (Kwh) are not focused, much of the time, to rival conventional sources in the use. Solar