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Pedal Power [PDF]

Jon Clarke explains how cyclists can use physics to explain certain limitations to their performance and to get the best out it's all about power.

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What is a solar sail?

Could a spaceship be powered by the sun's energy? An introduction to solar sails.

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Solar Stormwatch

Help scientists spot solar storms and track them across space to Earth in this great citizen science project.

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Sun Lab

Nine short videos covering the basic science of the Sun and solar storms. Also view up-to-date images from some of NASA's best solar space telescopes.

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Why Aren’t Bird Electrocuted When They Perch On Power Lines?

Birds can sit on power lines that have extremely high voltage, find out how they can do this and survive.

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Power

This is an index page for topics related to power and explains the concept. Click on the bubbles to access the topics.

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National Solar Observatory

Details on the observatories and the advanced technology solar telescope with results of the long term investigation of the sun and archive facilities.

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Wave power

An overview of different wave power technologies (including the Salter duck, Pelamis and Oscillating Water Column), and a discussion of their economic, social and envionmental implications.

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Turbines, Generators and Power Plants

Find out how electricity is genererated in power plants.

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Pink Noise

Whereas white noise is defined as sound with equal power per Hz in frequency, pink noise is filtered to give equal power per octave or equal power per 1/3 octave.

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