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Charge Up Your Knowledge: Learn How Electricity Works
An Animated Graphic Detailing the Science and Technology of ElectricityIf you’ve ever experienced a power outage, you know how important electricity is for our everyday life. From powering our morning coffee to keeping our smartphones charged, electricity is more than just what keeps appliances turned on and off. It’s also everywhere around and inside of us, like the spark of lightning during a thunderstorm or that tiny shock when you touch a doorknob.
Did you know that while Benjamin Franklin is credited as the “founder” of electricity with his famous kite experiment, there have been recorded discoveries of electric charge as far back as 600 B.C.? During this time, the Greeks found that rubbing amber against animal fur created a magnetic attraction – essentially modern day static cling! While we still battle that annoying static that happens every laundry day, we’ve come a long way since.
But maybe it’s been awhile since your elementary school science class and you’ve completely forgotten about how electricity works. Not to worry, we’ve boiled down the science for you and created a helpful animation on the inner workings of electricity. It includes the basics of electricity all the way to how we harness this power to fuel homes, schools, hospitals and more.
Eight Reasons EVs are the Future of Transportation
EVs can no longer be ignored as the world looks for ways to cut carbon pollutionAround the world, oil has become a dependency. For many, it might be difficult to imagine the world without gas-fueled vehicles. However, this future might not be so far off.
Auto Loan Solutions created the below infographic to highlight the ever-growing influence of electric vehicles (EVs). Aside from their economic and environmental benefits, EVs have grown in popularity for several reasons.
The low cost of battery prices, the growing number of charge stations and the benefits of EVs in the industrial sector are all influencers in EVs growing popularity. In fact, these vehicles are becoming so popular that sales forecasts predict EVs will make up 35 percent of new car sales by 2040.
This statistic is no surprise considering Tesla plans to build 1,000,000 EVs by 2020 and Ford has invested $4.5 billion in developing 13 new models by the same year. As well, industrial use of EVs is on the rise, with companies like UPS and Gnewt Cargo using EV fleets.
EVs are an advancement in technology that will meet pollution standards and create a better environment. The International Energy Agency (IEA) referred to EVs as “the heart of future sustainable transportation systems” and “necessary to meet sustainability targets” in their 2016 Global Outlook report.
This revolutionary advancement is necessary to create a sustainable future and these vehicles offer as much power as our current vehicles. New technology has made battery swapping for EVs a simple 5-minute job, and the rising number of charge stations – which currently outnumber gas stations in Japan – point to the importance of EVs, and the convenience they will offer.
Check out the below infographic to learn more about the benefits of EVs for the environment and our economy, and the major role they are currently playing in our transportation industry.
Advanced Environmentally Friendly Football Stadiums
Futuristic "Green" Football Stadiums From Around The GlobeWith the world doing its best to go green, football clubs are following suit and doing what they can to build, or in some cases change their stadiums to be as eco-friendly as possible.
In the infographic, we explore just what football stadiums can do to become greener such as, recycling rain water by collecting and storing rain to be re-used to water the pitch during dryer periods of weather. Stadiums can also install solar panels to power lighting and other electronics in and around the stadium. One easy fix that all stadiums can do, is to provide dedicated transport to carry supports to and from the stadium to cut down on the harmful gases produced by cars.
We’ll also be looking at some of the amazing stadiums of the future to see just how eco-friendly a football stadium can be, particularly in Qatar, where the 2022 World Cup will be staged and the “Garden Stadium” that is currently only just a concept but takes eco-friendliness to a whole new level.
Celebrity Hotel Habits When On Tour
How Famous Stars Prefer Hotel RoomsBelow is an Infographic showing some of the craziest things surrounding celebrities and staying in hotels.
As we all know, a hotel’s number one priority is taking care of their guests. Most of the time that means making sure rooms are tidy, towels and toiletries have been replenished and that you’ve got an extra pillow if you need it. But what happens when an A-List celebrity books in?
Take a look below and see some outrageous rider requests, the best hotels to spot celebrities and which celebrities are known for being serial room trashers!
Celebrating 72nd Anniversary Of US. Women’s Equality Day
Business Women Who Broke The Glass Ceiling
August 26th marks 72 years since women were legally allowed to vote in the US. Women’s Equality Day is a significant turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of women and women’s rights. In celebration, we decided to look at some of the most successful women in business and how they made their millions (or in some cases, billions!).
The barriers to progress for women in the workforce are troubling. How organizations deal with these barriers in the future will determine how our societies progress. After all, why would you want to ignore nearly half of the world’s workforce? It’s time to celebrate the achievements of those who are paving the way for our future female leaders, CEO’s, scientists, bankers, journalists and media moguls.
In this infographic, we’ll show you some interesting facts about the current state of women in the workplace, gender equality and the pay gap. We’ll also give you some lesser known facts about the inspirational women we’ve chosen to profile, with information on their most prolific achievements. If you’re in need of some girl power or motivation, then look no further than these business women who broke the mould.
Do Hosting Countries Of The Olympics Make A Profit?
Olympic Cost Comparison ChartThe Olympics are full of pomp and circumstance. From the grandiose opening ceremony to the spirited fans, nationalism and excitement abound. We can’t help but follow the athletes’ compelling stories and watch as record after record is broken.
But it isn’t just the games that are fascinating — the business of the Olympics is interesting as well. This year more than ever people are questioning whether the Olympics are worth the cost, especially if the host country (like Brazil) has never held the games before.
Costs can easily add up if a country has to update its infrastructure and transportation systems, plus pay for the facilitation of the games and security. Historically, countries go significantly over their proposed budget when hosting the Olympics. But it’s an investment they’re willing to make to gain recognition and hopefully receive a return on their investment.
To determine the return of the Olympics, we looked at Olympic games over the past forty years. We compared how much they costed each host country and if the country made a profit or ended up in debt. All costs, profits, and debts have been adjusted for inflation.