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The science of nuclear energy
The science of nuclear energy

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2.1.2 Human power station

In the following clip, Bang goes the Theory demonstrates how much electricity we use without even thinking about it.

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In the experiment, cyclists were used to provide the electrical energy to run a house. When Bradley Wiggins broke the hour record recently, his average power over the hour was 400W.

In the next section, you’ll think about where the energy in the video came from.