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OpenLearn Live: 22nd April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 22nd April 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Apr 2016
Tributes to Prince from around, and beyond, the world; plus a TV institution that has lasted longer than Corrie. Then more free learning through...

60 second adventures in microgravity

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60 second adventures in microgravity Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Apr 2016
What is microgravity, and how does it help science research? This series, funded by the UK Space Agency, explores how we recreate microgravity...

60 second adventures: Behind the scenes

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60 second adventures: Behind the scenes Creative commons image Julianlim, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Apr 2016
Go behind the scenes with the 60-second adventures team to learn how OU academic content is transformed into informative and entertaining short...

What's space expanding into?

What's space expanding into? Copyrighted image Copyright: NASA
Updated 23 Mar 2016
You can try imagining curved four-dimensional spacetime, but it might be a bit easier to start with some ants.

OpenLearn Live: 22nd March 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 22nd March 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: J. Hester & P. Scowen (ASU), HST, NASA
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Mar 2016
The eggs in space, and the fish which appear to know how mirrors work. Free learning from across the day.

The Beginning and End of the Universe

The Beginning and End of the Universe Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 09 Mar 2016
In this 2-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe. 

OpenLearn Live: 19th February 2016

OpenLearn Live: 19th February 2016 Creative commons image Bill Herndon under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Feb 2016
A place where - perhaps - people lived 50,000 years ago; EU renegotiation and the life of Harper Lee. Free learning from across the day.

How we found gravitational waves

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Feb 2016
Martin Hendry, part of the team that discovered gravitational waves, explains how they made their historic discovery.