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A Prototype Demo Showing The Energy Stored In Compressed Air

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Here's a little something we're working on at the moment for one of our shows...

It's hard to appreciate the energy that can be stored in a little bit of compressed air and we calculated (very roughly) that in a 1 litre fizzy drink bottle pressurised to about 90 psi there's about 3000 Joules.

That's about the same amount of energy as in three quarters of a gram of dynamite - so it's not to be sneezed at.

This is our initial idea for a demo that will appear in one of our shows to illustrate the impressive energy content of pressurised air through the medium of an explosive event.

It will probably be a bit more fancy when we've finished with it and there are already ideas forming that involve the wholesale destruction of cuddly toys.
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