PowerCut Episode 026 – Heat Wave, Thermodynamics, Music by Nature
In this episode we begin with a few announcements:
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From this episode:
We’ve had a heat wave with temperatures in excess of 33C inside my house, even with all the doors and windows open hoping to catch a breeze.
The spa pool has been in use to cool down, and I briefly mention the different ways we’ve tried to heat the water up to take the chill off – because with the air temperature being so hot and no heating element for the pool, it makes it easier to get in when the difference is not so vast.
At the January Wellington Podcast Brunch Club meetup, one of the members asked me about Stirling Engines.
There’s a lot to know about Stirling Engines so I encourage you to look into it, if you aren’t already familiar.
Correction: in the episode I say that there is “fluid of gas” – what I mean is that there is fluidity or movement of the gas between a hot region and cold region. Also the heat and cold are applied externally to the closed system.
Then I share an article I came across which I found really interesting, about a NZ scientist who took weather data and assigned musical instruments in software to represent the data points and the result was nature’s own symphony.
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I’d love to hear from you:
Let me know if you have experience with Stirling Engines, if you’re in a heatwave, how you’ve been keeping cool (or how you’ve been keeping warm if it’s cold where you are), when you’ve noticed the music of nature from example I was woken by the rain at 2:30am and I enjoyed listening to the waves of rain influenced by the wind. And finally, if you know of any instances where information has been shared in a creative way like in the article about the Scientist converting weather patterns into music.
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Sunshine ones offer inspiration drawn from nature,
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