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Historical-Solar oven

ovenSolar oven – this building, designed for catching the sun’s rays and create heat. The entire building is completely covered with curved mirrors. And shine so that you can not look at him sometimes. To date, solar oven, built in 1970 in the Eastern Pyrenees – the largest in the world.

An array of mirrors acts as a parabolic reflector. Light is focused at a single center. And temperatures there can reach 3500 degrees Celsius. At such temperatures can melt steel. But the temperature can be adjusted by setting the mirror at different angles. For example, a temperature of about 1400 degrees is used to produce hydrogen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 30, 2011 in Science


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