Energy & Power Plants

Every time you switch on a light you are tapping into electrical energy. Where did that energy come from? From Power Plants! Learn all about how Power Plants work at Bright Hub’s Mechanical Engineering Channel. Is nuclear power dangerous? Is solar power possible? What are tidal power plants? Find the answers to all your questions about how electrical energy is generated, alternative energy sources and more!

Is Antimatter Real?

Science and science-fiction often refer to terms such as antiparticles, positrons, antimatter spaceships, etc. All this matter-antimatter thing may be a little confusing to the non-expert. This article will make an attempt to clarify what is real and what is not.

Natural Gas Leak Survey Equipment

Natural gas has become pretty common in our everyday lives, but it is not completely safe. What are the hazards and how likely is a gas leak to occur? The article describes precaution measures that can be taken by using proper natural gas leak detection systems.

Coal fired Plants: Pros and Cons

Fossil fuels are indeed the top fuels used all over the world for generating power and electricity. Among the fossil fuels, coal is the most widely used fuel in power plants. Coal fired plants use different kinds of machinery that convert heat energy produced from combustion into mechanical energy.

Japan Nuclear Incident: What Really Happened?

It is hard not to have come across about what happened in Japan on March 11th. The earthquake of magnitude 9.0 triggered another incident that may have been as disastrous as the damage caused by the earthquake- the Fukushima I nuclear accident- raising questions about the future nuclear energy.

What is the Theory behind Nuclear Reactors?

While nuclear reactors are very complex, powerful pieces of equipment, they operate according to just a few basic principles. With an understanding of the basic theory behind nuclear reactors, even a layman can learn to address the issues surrounding modern nuclear technology.