Solar Cells: Generating Electricity from Light

Solar cells are designed to absorb photons from sunlight and convert that energy into electricity by taking advantage of the photovoltaic effect and separating an electron and hole across the bandgap of the semiconductor.   If a photon does not have enough energy to excite an electron across the gap, it will either be transmitted or…

The Energy Crisis

The motivation behind the search for cost effective, carbon neutral, renewable energy sources is readily apparent in all areas of our daily life.  Since the industrial revolution, the human need for high quality, inexpensive energy has driven both exploration and technology.  For most of that time, that need was filled by fossil fuels, which today…

A Oakey Hall 1826-1893

A Oakey Hall was born July 26th 1826 in Albany New York. His father, James Morgan  Hall, a New Orleans merchant, died of yellow fever in 1830. His mother, Elsie Lansing. He had a sister, Marcia. Oakie married Katherine Louise Barnes on Nov 1st 1849 and had a son, Herbert Oakey Hall and 5 daughters. Oakie Hall died October 7th 1893 from heart disease, at…

7 Best Exercises To Lose Stomach Fat

Many people who have finally decided to lose weight and start a regular workout routine believe that, the more they exercise and submit their bodies to strenuous physical effort, the more weight they’ll lose in a short while. Moreover, the same conception is applied to eating while being on a diet, as people consider less food means fewer…

Foods For A Flat Stomach?

It is somewhat surprising to see how many people are convinced that strenuous effort and endless workout routines are the key to obtaining six pack abs and a flat stomach. Moreover, others are convinced that the less food they eat, the more pounds they will lose and they will automatically achieve a better-looking, more attractive…

How To Gain Weight And Build Muscle Fast

Many of us often wish we knew how to can gain weight and build muscle without increasing fat around the midsection and the truth is it can be done. With the proper diet and exercise you will not only be able to increase your weight and muscle mass, but also have a well defined set of abs. Realistically speaking,…

Why Go For Fasting To Lose Weight

For most people who want to lose weight, what would usually come into mind when fasting is mentioned is not eating or skipping meals for a certain period of time. However, what most people don’t know is that there is a lot more to fasting than skipping certain meals. There are actually three kinds of…

Is Walking To Lose Weight Effective?

I want to start out by saying, this may not be the best place to start if you are already fit. But if you are just starting to get your body back into shape, keep reading. Many people scoff at the idea of walking to lose weight. After all, walking is normally not a very intense physical…

5 Best Exercises That Only Use Your Body

Our body is the first machine that was ever invented in the history of mankind. It is able to do limitless things and can even improve with each hard challenges that it tackles, may it be physiologically or mentally. But more specifically, our body, being an immense power house of energy and muscles, has the…

Top Tips On How To Get Abs For Girls

Muscle development is an incredibly challenging process as it involves a number of components that must all be present in order to obtain quantifiable and sustainable results. Men and women have very different physiques, which would indicate that ladies need to take a different tact when it comes to gaining muscle mass, particularly in certain…