Conduction

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  • the transmission of heat or electricity or sound

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  • the transmission of heat or electricity or sound

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Conduction Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Conduction in science is when energy moves from one place to another place by touch. Electrical conduction and heat conduction are the two most important kinds. In heat conduction, the heat energy travels from the hot point to a cold point. Something that energy can easily move through is a good conductor. Metal is a good conductor. An insulator is a poor conductor. An example is rubber. Energy cannot move quickly through an insulator. Plastics are insulators. Some materials, such as glass, are conductors for heat but not electricity.

For example, a pan of hot soup is taken off the oven and put on a table. The area of the table under the pot gets hot. Heat from the pot moved to the table top by conduction.

Besides conduction, the other major ways of moving energy are by radiation and convection.



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  • The earphone's connected to the head bone - DIGICare bone conduction headphone [Review]
    Bluetooth headphones are pretty common place but these from DIGICare are a bit different because they use bone conduction technology -- as does Google Glass and some hearing aids. That means instead of sitting in or over your ears they rest on the sides of your head and feed the sound into your inner ear via your skull. First impressions are that the headset is li Read more on this news related to 'Conduction'
  • Towards high-performance flexible solid supercapacitors
    Schematic of proton conduction bridge formation between heteropolyacids (HPA) within a cross-linked polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) host (Top); photographs of a HPA-PVA polymer electrolyte film and its enabled solid flexible supercapacitor (Bottom). Read more on this news related to 'Conduction'
  • Rugged 10 GbE XMC Board supports seamless integration.
    Available in air- and conduction-cooled variants, Titan Quad 10 Gigabit Ethernet XMC is fitted with up to 4 rugged front panel 10GBASE-SR optical LC connectors or recessed rugged optical LC connectors for facilitated in-box optical cabling in conduction cooled environments. Use of Intel XL710 controller, with initial driver offerings for Linux and Windows, fosters Read more on this news related to 'Conduction'

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