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Wave World What do a solar-powered car and a green plant have in common?

Jon Chase joins engineering students at Cambridge University hoping to win a race across Australia in their solar-powered car. Today they are testing the 110 km/h car on an airfield. They need as much power as possible, so the team uses solar cells normally used in space to power satellites. Jon discovers how the cells use light to make electricity. ...
  • 2015
  • 00:04:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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None of the Above Extreme Heat

In this episode of None of the Above, Tim Shaw takes us on a thermometer busting scientific journey, from the all-powerful concentrated sunlight of a Fresnel lens to the incredible transformation created by the deep freeze properties of liquid nitrogen. In between he sets a flamethrower against an ice block with astonishing results, creates an eye-popping effect with ordinary corn ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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