Month: June 2020

How does a jet engine work?

Do you know how an aeroplane´s jet engine works?

Over 30,000,000 planes take off around the world every year, and the number is still rising. But do you know how an aeroplane's jet engine works?Whether for a happy event, such as a dream holiday, or due to work commitments, everybody will take a plane at some point in their lives. You may be scared of flying, or you may love this feeling that humans have pursued since the beginning of time, but at some point you will no doubt have wondered how the jet engine –that fascinating machine that is capable of transporting us quickly anywhere around the world– actually works.Being a purist, the true question would be how an aeroplane's reaction engine works. The commercial aeroplane we have come to know –yes, the one where you have to fight if you don't check in your suitcase– works in the vast majority of cases through a jet engine. Sound interesting?...

The electric vehicle, a journey through almost 200 years of history

Did you know that the first electric car came before the first vehicle powered by a four-stroke engine? If there is one thing, we can all agree on, it is that electric vehicles exude an image of being both modern and futuristic. But is this completely true? The fact is that the electric vehicle is not a 21st-century invention, but rather a 19th century one. Moreover, it came only 30 years after the main invention of that century: the steam locomotive.To discover the beginnings of the electric vehicle we must, despite the difficulty in establishing an exact date, travel back to the British Empire.We are in Scotland, between 1832 and 1839. Thanks to the advent of the Industrial Revolution, the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh were at the time a cultural and scientific hotbed in Europe. And the Scots were unaware that ten...

Offshore wind

Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition says 1,400 GW of offshore wind is possible by 2050

The OREAC, an initiative led by major players in the offshore wind industry, thinks that the offshore wind will be crucial in the economic recoveryInvesting in renewable energy as the pillar for an economic recovery, one ambitous plan that, after the publication...