Are you reading this on your computer or phone? How much battery do you have right now? As we move into the future, how we do find new ways of harnessing and storing energy? Join us tonight to hear from two University of Tennessee scientists researching energy. Doors will be open at 6:30pm. We will have food, drinks and chatting with our new friends until 7:00pm, when the action begins!
Doors will be open at 6:30pm. We will have food from Vol Dogs Food Truck, drinks (both with and without alcohol), and chatting with our new friends.
Following a brief introduction to taste of science and thanks to our sponsors, we will hear from our speakers with plenty of time between for questions and refills.
How To Cool A Man-Made Sun
Have you ever wondered what fusion energy is all about? Imagine if you could create the reactions happening in our sun here on Earth and contain them to harness their energy to generate electricity. This energy could be a revolutionary source of nearly unlimited energy for our world for generations to come! Like the sun itself, this source of energy would be extremely hot. How can we keep the container from melting? Join me to find out!
Building Better Batteries: Free of Charge
I'll be discussing the future of batteries and what it means for the electric vehicle revolution, the environment, and (importantly) your phone; answering questions such as: - The batteries on spacecraft last for YEARS, so why won't my phone last longer than a day? - Will my new smartphone catch on fire? - What is the secret sauce to Tesla's batteries? - How are diamond batteries a thing and when can I have an electro-bedazzled phone? - Seriously, can I please charge my phone faster?