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Early inventions used to convert heat energy to kinetic energy with low efficiency.

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  • Real World Application
    To Infinity and Beyond

    To Infinity and Beyond

    by CK-12 //basic

    Discover how an external combustion engine called a Stirling engine works, some of the ways it is currently used, and how NASA plans to use the Stirling engine to produce electricity on spacecraft.

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