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The monster has wings: Should we be worried about youth consumption of energy drinks? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

The monster has wings: Should we be worried about youth consumption of energy drinks?

Young people in the UK chug their way through more energy drinks that anywhere else in Europe. Amelia Lake and Shelina Visram ask if it's time to take action.

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Can renewable energy sources power the world? free course icon Level 1 icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Can renewable energy sources power the world?

We ask the question ‘Can renewable energy sources power the world?’ as a response to the growing awareness that increased use of renewable energy technologies is making a major contribution to global efforts to limit anthropogenic climate change. The course begins by examining the environmental concerns that have caused a rise in interest in renewable energy, introducing the main sources and technologies, and describing global efforts to increase the share of renewables. The course then looks at each of the principal renewable energy technologies and the contributions they might make to global energy demand. Finally, several future energy scenarios are analysed to show how combinations of renewable energy sources and technologies could provide a major share of global energy needs.

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24 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

The science of nuclear energy

This free course, The science of nuclear energy, will delve into the science behind nuclear power and explain what happens inside a nuclear reactor and what it means for an element to be radioactive. It will explore some of the risks of producing nuclear power and examine the arguments for and against including it in future energy planning as well as looking at other potential future solutions.

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12 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease

This free course, Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease, will help you understand the basic principles of light microscopy, before introducing you to histology, concentrating on the structure, function and relationship of normal human tissues.

Free course
12 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Collisions and conservation laws

This free course, Collisions and conservation laws, begins by explaining elastic and inelastic collisions and then goes on to show how collisions may be quantified using the conservation of linear momentum and of kinetic energy. Interactive animations are used to illustrate this behaviour and video examples discuss collisions in the world around us. Finally, this course looks at how the understanding of collisions must be modified when the speeds involved are close to the speed of light, using special relativity.

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5 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology

Collisions and conservation laws

This free course, Collisions and conservation laws, begins by explaining elastic and inelastic collisions and then goes on to show how collisions may be quantified using the conservation of linear momentum and of kinetic energy. Interactive animations are used to illustrate this behaviour and video examples discuss collisions in the world around us. Finally, this course looks at how the understanding of collisions must be modified when the speeds involved are close to the speed of light, using special relativity.

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Collisions and conservation laws

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Languages 

Teaching a robot how to speak

Language is a defining feature of human interaction, and programmers have been gradually developing this capability in robots. But even with the vast progress made in artificial intelligence, is it really possible for robots to learn language? Watch the video below to learn more.  

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10 mins
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What are your views about technologies to support and assess writing skills? [Awards to be won] article icon

Education & Development 

What are your views about technologies to support and assess writing skills? [Awards to be won]

We are inviting all students and professionals to present their views about technology-supported approaches to assessment in a two-step study by June 25th, with the chance to win an award. See details further down this page.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

City in The Sky

You will never look at your time aloft in the same way again after this BBC/OU co-production which explores the world of aviation...

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences: PhD Projects 101

Ever wondered what our research students from the school of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences do? Some of them work while being outdoors and some in the labs. Check out these explainers of their projects...

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Golden Globe Ocean Race: Navigating at sea, rough seas and speed

Antoine Cousot will be be starting his journey through the world's major oceans for the Golden Globe Ocean Race. Our academics ponder over some of the challenges he may face...

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20 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Golden Globe Ocean Race 2018

OU alumni Antoine Cousot will be circumnavigating the globe for 30,000 miles, alone. Here, our academics explore information, science and ideas about the ocean.

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