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    Famous Energy Scientists and Inventors
    Archimedes of Syracuse (287 BC 212 BC), Greek: is believed to setting enemy ships on fire using an array of mirrors; the Archimedes' screw, used for pumping water.

    Gottfried Leibniz (1646 1716), German: introduced the "living force" (vis viva) concept which he defined as the product of the mass of an object and its velocity squared.

    Sir Isaac Newton (1642 1727), English: mechanics and gravitation.

    Anders Celsius (1701 1744), Swedish: proposed the Celsius temperature scale in 1742.

    James Watt (1736 1819), Scottish: improvements to the Newcomen steam engine.

    Thomas Young (1773 1829), English: was possibly the first to use the term "energy" instead of vis viva, in its modern sense in 1807.

    Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis (1792 1843), French: the first to coin the term "work" for the transfer of energy by a force acting through a distance and described "kinetic energy" in 1829 in its modern sense.

    William Rankine (1820 1872), Scottish: coined the term "potential energy" in 1853.

    Edwin Laurentine Drake (1819 1880), American: the first oil driller in the United States.

    James Prescott Joule (18181889), English: First Law of Thermodynamics, Mechanical Equivalent of Heat.

    Nikolaus Otto (1832 - 1891), German: inventor of the first internal-combustion engine to efficiently burn fuel directly in a piston chamber.

    William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) (1824 1907), Irish-Scottish: formulated the first and second laws of thermodynamics.

    Rudolf Diesel (1858 1913), German: invented the diesel engine in 1893.

    Thomas Alva Edison (1847 1931), American: first power station; light bulb.

    Nikola Tesla (1856 1943), Serbian-American: alternating current (AC) electric power systems, including the polyphase system of electrical distribution and the AC motor.

    Robert Goddard (1882 1945), American: the world's first liquid-fueled rocket, 1926.

    Henry Ford (1863 1947), American: founder of Ford Motor Company; assembly line and mass production.

    Albert Einstein (1879 1955), German-American: theorized that mass and energy are equivalent and interchangeable properties according to Einstein's famous formula: E=mc.

    Frederick M. Jones (1893 1961), American: refrigeration improvements in transportation of perishable goods.

    David Crosthwait (1898 1976), African-American: invented heating systems, refrigeration methods, temperature regulating devices, and vacuum pumps.

    Louis Roberts (1913 - 1995), African-American: microwave technology.

    Meredith C. Gourdine (1929 - 1998), African-American: converting low-grade coal into inexpensive, transportable and high-voltage electrical energy.


    Energy for Kids
    Energy Saver, Energy Today, and Energy Tomorrow - Energy.gov
    Tiki's Guide to Energy
    Energy Kids - US Energy Information Administration (EIA)
    Touchstone Energy Kids Zone - a Fun place to learn about Energy
    ENERGY STAR KIDS
    Energy and kids
    AE Kids : Home
    Energy Quest Room
    Dr. E's Energy Lab - EERE, U.S. Department of Energy
    Famous People in Energy - DOE
    Kids Page Glossary - DOE
    Milestones in the History of Energy & Its Uses - DOE
    A Gallery of Energy Pioneers - California Energy Commission

    FAQs
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About New Energy Science and Technology
    Energy Questions
    Computer Energy Saving Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    Water energy FAQ
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

    General Energy Resources
    NaturalGas.org
    The Future of Coal - MIT
    Mississippi State University MicroCHP (Cooling, Heating, and Power)
    Fire and Arson Investigation Resources
    Chernobyl/Tschernobyl Information
    Nuclear Plants Around the World
    Energy Quest - California Energy Commission
    Fossil Energy - DOE
    Student's Corner - NRC
    How Nuclear Power Works - HowStuffWorks
    Alternative Energy Institute

    Glossaries and Dictionaries
    Acronyms used in Energy Industry
    Energy Glossary - DOE / EIA
    Electric Power Industry Glossary
    Energy glossary

    Timelines
    Energy Time Machine - California Energy Commission
    Milestones in the History of Energy & Its Uses - DOE
    The History of Shell Oil Company
    Renewable Energy Timeline

    Museums
    Texas Energy Museum
    Queensland Energy Museum
    American Museum of Science and Energy

    Stamps
    Lichtenstein Renewable Energy stamps
    Spain Renewable Energies Stamps

    Humor & Trivia
    Energy Trivia
    Wind and solar power statistics, facts and trivia
    Energy Jokes & Puns
    Energy Quiz

    Science Fair Projects and Experiments
    Energy Projects
    Force, Motion & Energy
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    Solar & Renewable Energy
    Magnetism Projects

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