i often wonder what it would be like to have been born a different person in another country… just a thought.
Falkirk Wheel - Falkirk Scotland
The Falkirk Wheel takes about as much energy as it would to boil about 8 kettles of water
What? WHAT? What? WHAAAT?
Wait isn’t that the thing from that movie with Jodie Foster and the aliens?
Apparently this is a real rotating boat lift from Scotland and according to the UK tourist website it is indeed so well balanced it actually takes only 1.5kWh of electricity per rotation and that makes me so happy.
Engineers are magicians.
i live in this town. why does a gif of a place that i live in have 14,500 notes wtf
the two sections weigh the same, so it only has to lift the weight of the boat! physics.
it only has to lift the weight of the boat
on heating-eight-kettles power???
the boat actually displaces the water so the weight of where the boat ports into stays the same, with water, or with the boat the weight of the arm stays the same due to the displacement.