What if We Replaced Nuclear With Potatoes

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Energy use can be confusing – I mean, how do you compare gasoline in your car to electricity piped to your house? That’s why we made these things spud-tacularly simple.

To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords:
– Calorie: the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1°C (now usually defined as 4.1868 joules).
– Energy: power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, especially to provide light and heat or to work machines.
– Joule: the SI unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one newton when its point of application moves one meter in the direction of action of the force, equivalent to one 3600th of a watt-hour.
– Watt: the SI unit of power, equivalent to one joule per second, corresponding to the power in an electric circuit in which the potential difference is one volt and the current one ampere.
– Watt-hour: a measure of electrical energy equivalent to a power consumption of one watt for one hour.

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