How is a kinetic energy recovery system used in hybrids?

Answer Hybrid vehicles, like the Toyota Prius, the Ford Fusion, the Honda Insight or others, use a braking system that recovers the kinetic energy (the energy of an object's motion) and stores it.Rechargi... Read More »

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Is fossil fuel a kinetic energy or a potential energy?

Fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, store potential energy until this energy is released through the process of combustion. When a fossil fuel is burned, energy is released in the form of heat.Sou... Read More »

Is nuclear energy a kinetic or potential energy?

Nuclear energy can be either kinetic or potential. A chunk of uranium has lots of potential nuclear energy: atoms that have not yet decayed. As the uranium undergoes radioactive decay, it gets hot.... Read More »

What does kinetic energy mean?

When something accelerates, it develops kinetic energy. Kinetic energy is the energy of motion. The word kinetic means "motion" in Greek. When something slows down, the amount of kinetic energy it ... Read More »

Which gas will have more kinetic energy: CO2 or N2?

Kinetic energy is the energy of atoms or molecules colliding with one another. At any given temperature, carbon dioxide gas (CO2) and nitrogen (N2) gas have the same average kinetic energy. When th... Read More »