Video: Energy & Dynamic Braking Demo from GE

Amazing video for GE Ecomagination demonstrating differences in the energy contained within different objects. Great filming, graphic overlay, titles, music

Energy: you can’t destroy it, but you can certainly waste it. That’s what most motorized vehicles do, including trains. Usually, the energy generated when you stop a moving vehicle is dissipated as heat, and is lost to the atmosphere. With GE’s ecomagination we’ve discovered that you can capture and store that energy, then reuse it – that’s how our hybrid systems work. Watch the video to see a simple illustration of the physics behind dynamic braking. Keep in mind an object’s force is measured in newtons, using the equation force = Mass x Acceleration.

Previously, I wrote about GE’s use of Augmented Reality to advertise its smart grid energy technology.