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A machine for converting the heat energy in steam or high temperature gas into mechanical energy. In a turbine, a high velocity flow of steam or gas passes through successive rows of radial blades fastened to a central shaft.

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Re: Question about metabolism and some chemical things?

... is to go through another protein channel. This protein is called ATP synthase because it makes ATP. When H+ flows through this protein, a "turbine" starts spinning in the protein, and this action combines two molecules to make ATP. Because there is a constant flow from this H+ buildup, ...

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by sharstar25
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Question about metabolism and some chemical things?
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Views: 7947

Cellular Energy Questions

... in the first living cells. Describe the evidence that supports this. (5) 7. It is often said that the enzyme ATP synthase works like a water wheel turbine. Explain the details of this analogy — what flows, what turns, and what work is done? (5) 8. Why do we breathe in oxygen and why do we die when ...

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by flower555
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cellular Energy Questions
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Views: 7776

aerobic and anaerobic glucose degeneration in a cell

... that utilizes this energy is called ATP Synthase and uses the proton motive force to drive the production of ATP, analagous to hydroelectric turbine that makes use of potential energy in water. The overall process leads to around 26ATP. Hope that is what you were after!

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by Jesse2504
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: aerobic and anaerobic glucose degeneration in a cell
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Views: 15998

Nuclear Power?

... them" I've read a recent research it seemed viable it has lesser waste than the nuclear powered one it runs on a gasoline which turns the turbine the turbine with the generator provides large amount of electricity a fraction of the generated power will be used to run again the turbine ...

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by volcob
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Nuclear Power?
Replies: 33
Views: 25046

The Fiber Disease

... ameobas are the base of all things, eh? I liked your h.links! The Doom Game was unique....... Just a quote I read here: "Big gas-turbine engines can power a city, but a little one could 'power' a person," said Epstein, whose colleagues are spread among MIT's Gas Turbine Laboratory, ...

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by London
Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5562301
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