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Science behind the lens

Science behind the lens Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Dec 2014
Do you find yourself screaming at the screen in frustration when Hollywood films get the science wrong? 

The people's project: The idea behind Lunar Mission One

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The people's project: The idea behind Lunar Mission One Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Nov 2014
Dr Mahesh Anand discusses how Lunar Mission One will not only go to the moon but will take the people along with it.

Lunar Mission One: A Moon mission for everyone

Lunar Mission One: A Moon mission for everyone Creative commons image Credit: Aleksander Markin under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Nov 2014
Find out about the most exciting Moon mission since the Apollo landings and discover how you can get involved. 

The chemistry of fireworks

The chemistry of fireworks Creative commons image Credit: Jonathan Chen under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
Ever wondered about the science behind fireworks? 

Influential women scientists in chemistry

Influential women scientists in chemistry Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Oct 2014
Women have played a significant role in the areas of chemistry, the environment and health. Here are just a few examples.

Obtaining graphene from graphite

Obtaining graphene from graphite Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Sep 2014
Discover how graphene, the thinnest material known, can be extrated from graphite, a form of carbon

Slip Slide Collide

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Slip Slide Collide Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 14 Jul 2014
Want to learn more about the Earth's tectonic plates? Start your journey into the surface of the Earth with these three quick-fire challenges

Solid, Liquid, Mash: Why deciding what's a liquid isn't that simple

Solid, Liquid, Mash: Why deciding what's a liquid isn't that simple Creative commons image Credit: Ivana Sokolović under CC-BY licence
Updated 14 Apr 2014
When a traveller was stopped from taking mash on to a plane, the TSA may have been acknowledging the difficulty of  defining exactly what a...

Take a trip to infinity

Take a trip to infinity Creative commons image Credit: Guiseppe Savo under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Updated 11 Apr 2014
The concept of ‘infinity’ has enchanted and perplexed the world’s leading mathematicians for centuries. Through her outreach work in schools, Dr...

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Detecting Down’s syndrome in the unborn fetus

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Detecting Down’s syndrome in the unborn fetus Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Jul 2012
Down's syndrome is the condition that is screened for the most in pregnant women because of the increased risk with the increasing age of mothers....

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course provides a good basic introduction and equips you with the skills...

Certificate in Physics

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Certificate in Physics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 900 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age – discoveries being made now will change your life, and learning physics...

Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...

Certificate in Health Sciences

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Certificate in Health Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some of the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability....

Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

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Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built environments, given the pressures that threaten them? This certificate is...

Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking about studying a health sciences degree, this Certificate of...

Diploma in Paramedic Science

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC registered but lack academic qualifications at this level, or whose...

Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
If you’re already employed in a healthcare setting, the Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Sciences will help you develop the essential...

Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range of scientific topics, the DipHE in Natural Sciences is for you....

Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences

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Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014
This DipHE course has been specially developed for staff working in a variety of paramedic support settings, such as emergency response units. It...