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  • If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors

    By Bill Sullivan

    Bill Sullivan imagines the feedback facing The Avengers, if Hollywood worked the way scientific journals work. ...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Jul 2018

  • If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2018
    Bill Sullivan imagines the feedback facing The Avengers, if Hollywood worked the way scientific journals work. WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS.
  • Stephen Hawking in his own words

    In this tribute created by the University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking reflects on "a glorious time to be alive...

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    14 Mar 2018

  • Stephen Hawking in his own words

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2018
    In this tribute created by the University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking reflects on "a glorious time to be alive doing research"
  • Stephen Hawking: A brief history of his timeline

    Time travel might not be possible, but you can join us for a trip through Stephen Hawking's remarkable life.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Mar 2018

  • Stephen Hawking: A brief history of his timeline

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Mar 2018
    Time travel might not be possible, but you can join us for a trip through Stephen Hawking's remarkable life.
  • Stephen Hawking: The tributes

    Famous theoretical physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking had died aged 76. Here, academics from around the world pay...

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    20 mins

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    14 Mar 2018

  • Stephen Hawking: The tributes

    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 14 Mar 2018
    Famous theoretical physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking had died aged 76. Here, academics from around the world pay tribute to the scientist...
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    Coming soon: Exoplanets

    This brand new free course will explore our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great...

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    01 Feb 2018

  • Coming soon: Exoplanets

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    Coming soon: Exoplanets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dana Berry
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Feb 2018
    This brand new free course will explore our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great surprises.
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    Finding creativity in orbit?

    By The OpenLearn team, Professor John Zarnecki

    Has space tourist Trevor Beattie got it wrong by suggesting that it's time to send creative people to space?

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    11 Dec 2017

  • Finding creativity in orbit?

    Finding creativity in orbit? Creative commons image Icon FCUK by DJWhelan under CC-BY-NC-ND licence; LHC by TobTob under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Has space tourist Trevor Beattie got it wrong by suggesting that it's time to send creative people to space?
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    What happens when you microwave an egg?

    The New Scientist team have microwaved an egg, so you don't have to. Because you really, really shouldn't.

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    07 Dec 2017

  • What happens when you microwave an egg?

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    What happens when you microwave an egg? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Nicman
    Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Dec 2017
    The New Scientist team have microwaved an egg, so you don't have to. Because you really, really shouldn't.
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    Measure the speed of light with your microwave

    By The OpenLearn team

    This video discovers an unconventional way to measure the speed of light using the microwave in your kitchen

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    07 Dec 2017

  • Measure the speed of light with your microwave

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    Measure the speed of light with your microwave Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Dec 2017
    This video discovers an unconventional way to measure the speed of light using the microwave in your kitchen
  • How to build a real lightsaber

    By Gianluca Sarri

    Creating a light yet powerful tool that uses a blade of energy to defeat the Dark Side and also act as an...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Dec 2017

  • How to build a real lightsaber

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Dec 2017
    Creating a light yet powerful tool that uses a blade of energy to defeat the Dark Side and also act as an effective shield against laser blasts is...
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    Light And Dark

    In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the...

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    02 Nov 2017

  • Light And Dark

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    Introductory level Updated 02 Nov 2017
    In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe.

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    Collisions and conservation laws

    This free course, Collisions and conservation laws, begins by explaining elastic and inelastic collisions and then goes on to show how collisions...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    06 Jun 2018

  • Collisions and conservation laws

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    Collisions and conservation laws Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: D. M. Eigler, IBM Research Division
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 06 Jun 2018
    This free course, Collisions and conservation laws, begins by explaining elastic...
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    Describing motion along a line

    Motion is vital to life, and to science. This free course, Describing motion along a line, will help you to understand why classical motion is...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    30 Apr 2018

  • Describing motion along a line

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    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 30 Apr 2018
    Motion is vital to life, and to science. This free course, Describing motion along...
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    The science behind wheeled sports

    This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and wheelchair racing: what we might collectively call wheeled sports. The...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Apr 2018

  • The science behind wheeled sports

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 24 Apr 2018
    This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and...
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    Motion under gravity

    From the moment that Galileo dropped two cannonballs of different sizes and weights from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa mankind has been...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Mar 2016

  • Motion under gravity

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    From the moment that Galileo dropped two cannonballs of different sizes and...