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The world of water

The world of water
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Mar 2016
Delve into the world of water to celebrate World Water Day (22 March), and take a look at our free courses and articles on the subject.

What does scientific evidence tell us about making our homes energy efficient?

What does scientific evidence tell us about making our homes energy efficient? Creative commons image dunktanktechnician under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Mar 2016
There's lots of advice about how to save money by making your house more efficient. But how much of it is just - ho ho - hot air? Meet a man who...

OpenLearn Live: 28th January 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 28th January 2016 Creative commons image Brocken Inaglory under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jan 2016
When the sun turns rectangular, and an update on the US Presidential election. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 27th January 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 27th January 2016 Creative commons image NASA Goddard Space Flight Center under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jan 2016
The straight-edge storm that's like a sideways tornado. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 26th January 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 26th January 2016 Creative commons image BB and HH under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jan 2016
What causes sudden, instant leaps in temperature? Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 25th January 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jan 2016
How extreme winters following extreme summers bring misery to Mongolia, and a first attempt to understand how common fat shaming is. Then more free...

Download your free wild weather poster

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Updated 17 Dec 2015
Download your free wild weather poster to accompany the BBC series.

Fracking: Is it possible to persuade the public that the benefits outweigh the risks

Fracking: Is it possible to persuade the public that the benefits outweigh the risks Creative commons image Kate Ausburn under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Dec 2015
Communities across the UK (and beyond) have come together to protest against fracking in their areas. But there are strong economic imperatives...

Researching Antarctic ice sheets

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Researching Antarctic ice sheets Creative commons image By Jason Auch [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Nov 2015
Dr Tamsin Edwards discusses her research on climate change and the instability of Antarctic ice sheets.

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Unclear about nuclear?

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Unclear about nuclear?
Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
Young people (18+) who are interested in but unsure about entering the nuclear industry will find assistance in this free course, Unclear about...

Energy resources: An introduction to energy resources

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Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
Energy resources are essential for any society, be it one dependent on subsistence farming or an industrialised country. There are many different...

Energy resources: Nuclear energy

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Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other...

Water use and the water cycle

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Water use and the water cycle Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

Groundwater

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Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

Future energy demand and supply

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Intermediate level Duration 13 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
When you consider that the global annual consumption of primary energy increased more than ten-fold during the 20th Century, the importance of...

The frozen planet

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The frozen planet
Introductory level Duration 7 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
This free course is a general introduction to the frozen planet, including the temperature in the polar regions; the energy from the Sun and the...

Eutrophication

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
Managing eutrophication is a key element in maintaining the earths biodiversity. Eutrophication is a process mostly associated with human activity...

Energy resources: Wave energy

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Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
The energy carried by ocean waves derives from a proportion of the wind energy transferred to the ocean surface by frictional drag. So, ultimately...

Energy resources: Water quality

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Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...