Batteries and How They Work

Web Extra: Batteries: The Unsung Hero of Modern Man – and How They Work

Batteries are everywhere and play an integral role in our lives. They’re also way under-appreciated.
Here is a simple explanation of how the Unsung Hero of Modern Man actually works.


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Learn more about batteries in Hour Two: Segment B: Running On Batteries, part of the two-hour
BURN: Radio Special: The Power of One.

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THE BURN BLOG: November 8, 2012

The University of Texas is curating this series of blogs to raise important questions about Energy.  This is a unique opportunity for you to join in discussions with some of the world’s brightest energy minds.

 

Gas Prices: The Dog that Didn’t Bark?

Professor John Sides

John Sides

November 8, 2012
Back in March, amidst a steep increase in the price of gasoline, the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake and Chris Cillizza declared, “It’s the gas prices, stupid”—a take-off on James Carville’s famous “it’s the economy, stupid” mantra from the 1992 presidential campaign.  They suggested that gas prices would likely be a “critical factor” that would help voters make up their minds in 2012.

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