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Subject: Can a Stirling engine, on ice, generate electricity?

Date: Wed May 18 12:52:47 2005
Posted by Lisa
Grade level: teacher/prof School: Margaretville Central
City: Margaretville State/Province: New York Country: USA
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 1116438767.Eg

A little Stirling engine placed on a cup of hot coffee generates power. I have seen it do the same on a bag of frozen peas. Why can't we put Stirling engines on the ice in Antarctica to generate electricity? This would provide environmentally-friendly energy.


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