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  • How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space? Creative commons image Icon NASA Goodard Space Flight Center under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space?

    By Professor David Rothery

    For good reasons, there are rules about how we run the risk of introducing Earth microbes onto other planets. Dave...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jul 2017

  • How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space?

    How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space? Creative commons image Icon NASA Goodard Space Flight Center under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jul 2017
    For good reasons, there are rules about how we run the risk of introducing Earth microbes onto other planets. Dave Rothery suggests we might need to relax...
  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical

    By Sir Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jul 2017

  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical

    Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2017
    Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the anniversary, here's Newton's original...
  • Doctor Who: Is time travel possible? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Mreco99 | Dreamstime.com

    Doctor Who: Is time travel possible?

    By Professor Andrew Norton

    Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 May 2017

  • Doctor Who: Is time travel possible?

    Doctor Who: Is time travel possible? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Mreco99 | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!
  • Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity

    In Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature’s most mysterious force -...

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    10 May 2017

  • Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity

    Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 10 May 2017
    In Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature’s most mysterious force - electricity.
  • The Beginning and End of the Universe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Beginning and End of the Universe

    In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.

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    18 Apr 2017

  • The Beginning and End of the Universe

    The Beginning and End of the Universe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 18 Apr 2017
    In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.
  • What Makes A Sound Musical? Creative commons image Icon Jesse Kruger under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What Makes A Sound Musical?

    By Dr David Sharp

    We look at the defining characteristics that make a sound musical

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2017

  • What Makes A Sound Musical?

    What Makes A Sound Musical? Creative commons image Icon Jesse Kruger under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2017
    We look at the defining characteristics that make a sound musical
  • What is sound? Creative commons image Icon By Chittka L, Brockmann - Perception Space—The Final Frontier, A PLoS Biology Vol. 3, No. 4, e137 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030137 (Fig. 1A/Large version), vectorised by Inductiveload, CC BY 2.5 under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What is sound?

    By Dr David Sharp

    We hear it all the time - but what is sound?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2017

  • What is sound?

    What is sound? Creative commons image Icon By Chittka L, Brockmann - Perception Space—The Final Frontier, A PLoS Biology Vol. 3, No. 4, e137 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030137 (Fig. 1A/Large version), vectorised by Inductiveload, CC BY 2.5 under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2017
    We hear it all the time - but what is sound?
  • The sea sounds experiment

    By Dr David Sharp

    David Sharp takes his microphone and shell into a recording studio to find out why you can hear the sounds of the sea...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2017

  • The sea sounds experiment

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Feb 2017
    David Sharp takes his microphone and shell into a recording studio to find out why you can hear the sounds of the sea when you hold a shell to your ear.
  • How do planes survive lightning strikes? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    How do planes survive lightning strikes?

    As planes carry us through the sky, they can - and do - come under attack from lightning strikes. Good design keeps...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2017

  • How do planes survive lightning strikes?

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    How do planes survive lightning strikes? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    As planes carry us through the sky, they can - and do - come under attack from lightning strikes. Good design keeps us safe, though, in the City In The Sky.
  • How do planes take off? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    How do planes take off?

    They're massive, and heavy. And yet they fly in the air. City In The Sky gets to grips with the physics of flight.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jan 2017

  • How do planes take off?

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    How do planes take off? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jan 2017
    They're massive, and heavy. And yet they fly in the air. City In The Sky gets to grips with the physics of flight.