Did you know how some of those deep-space probes such as Voyager and Cassini are supplied power while millions of miles away in space? The answer- thermodynamics. Wow, that’s a big word- sounds complicated right? Well, once you break it down, thermodynamics is actually very simple- it is all about a difference in temperature. We are showcasing how a difference in water temperature can generate electricity to power a fan. Learn more about how this all works by watching the full Science Sunday segment below.
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Aoife Ryle is a STEM Educator at the Connecticut Science Center. In addition to working with school groups, she works with our Teen Program, Overnights department, and shoots weekly science segments for WFSB. She has a degree in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and has a personal interest in the life sciences and engineering which makes bioengineering a perfect crossover.
Mark Dixon is a meteorologist on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News and a host of the weekly Science Sunday segments with the Connecticut Science Center. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards for weather anchoring and has won awards from the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association and the American Meteorological Society.