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  • 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 content
    Updated 18 Apr 2017
    In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.
  • 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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    12 Apr 2017

  • Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity

    Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Updated 12 Apr 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.
  • 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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    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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    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

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    24 Feb 2017

  • The sea sounds experiment

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    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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    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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    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.
  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Kaboompics

    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to...

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    11 Jan 2017

  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Kaboompics
    Updated 11 Jan 2017
    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to publish it... but how do you persuade the...
  • OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA

    OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Pressure ridges in ice - and the danger they present; an Aids vaccine undergoes trial and a range of advent calendars...

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    01 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA
    Updated 01 Dec 2016
    Pressure ridges in ice - and the danger they present; an Aids vaccine undergoes trial and a range of advent calendars. Learning and research across the...
  • OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Erik Wilde under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered...

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    30 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Erik Wilde under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 30 Nov 2016
    Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered, and how the Big Mac was born. Learning...