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Tesla Coils

Have you ever wanted to see an arc of blue, and blazing electricity flash before your eyes, like in a mad scientists lab? If you would then this article is for you. There are a number of things that could do it, here are some:

·A Plasma Ball

·Van De Graff Generator

The (in my opinion) best, most unsafe, and one gives the most exciting experience is the tesla coil. REMEMBER, SAFETY FIRST: ONLY LET SKILLED PROFESSIONALS OPERATE THE COIL. It is very dangerous.

The tesla coil is named after Nikola Tesla. Tesla coils were used for spark gap radio. Now they are usually used for education, and entertainment. In the picture one is protecting a car. It has components such as a capacitor, transformer, primary coil, secondary coil, and some other things. Some tesla coils can even produce music. In the picture below, one is protecting a car.

tesla coil

How the tesla coil works is very complex. First power from a plug goes into a transformer, where it is amplified to many volts. Then the electricity goes to a capacitor, where it is held for a little. Then it goes to a spark gap. The spark gap feeds it into the primary coil. Each time this happens the other coil picks up some electricity, from the primary coil. A special type of capacitor is on the other coil. It shoots out the sparks.

A diagram/ picture of a tesla coil.

A diagram/ picture of a tesla coil.

Some of the components in the last paragraph you may not now, so in this paragraph I will right there definition. A transformer converts AC (alternating current), to DC (direct current). It also converts a certain voltage to another voltage. A capacitor is like a small rechargeable battery, except that it releases the electricity when it is done charging. Last a spark gap is a gap that electricity shoots through, and can be replaced with a vacuum tube.

I hope that you like my article. Remember, always be careful when around a tesla coil. There are many websites where you can find out more. These are some:

http://www.sciencebrothers.org/how-a-tesla-coil-works/

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070622071414AA7K39e

http://www.hvtesla.com/,

and there are many others.

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The BIOME

Mercedes-Benz has built a car that can be grown in a lab. It is named the BIOME, It weighs about 875 pounds. It is completely biodegradable. It made it’s appearance at the Los Angeles motor show. The BIOME can be composted at the end of it’s life.

The process of how the car is produced is similar to agar jelly. The body of the car grows from two stars (the companies symbol), and each wheel grows from a seed. It would run on solar energy stored in BioNectar4534. . The only byproduct is oxygen. Would you like to drive in one of these?

This is the BIOME, a completely biodegradable car.

This is the BIOME, a completely biodegradable car.

New Car Has Interchangeable Bodies

Honda has invented a car with interchangeable bodies! It is called the Micro Commuter. It was first seen at the Tokyo Motor Show. Since then the car has improved very much. It is not for sale yet, though it is almost ready for production. The car is extremely lightweight. It is less than 400kg. It can use a tablet for the display of the car. You won’t have to worry about if your tablet runs out of battery quickly, because tablets can be charged via solar cells on the cars roof. It might as well be the car of the of the future, so if you’re buying a car in a few years you may want to look for this one.