Asked in Sentence and Word Structure
We call a machine that produces the electricity a generator why is this named technically incorrect according to it's root meaning?
because the electricity doesn't originate from that source p.s. are you doing the vocab sheet with the root gen? (because i am) ...
Asked in Translations, English to Greek
What is the greek word for electricity?
The word electricity is Greek for amber. Rubbing pieces of amber together caused static electriciy. "Electrons, electricity, electronic and other words that begin with "electr..." all originate from the Greek word "elektor," meaning "beaming sun." In Greek, "elektron" is the word for amber" Source - http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter02.html ...
Asked in Nuclear Energy
Where does nuclear energy originate from?
Basically, from the fission or splitting of the nucleus, mainly of Uranium235,but also of Plutonium239. When the nuclei of these elements is fissioned, heat is released and this heat can then be used to produce electricity. ...