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  • Register your interest: Exoplanets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dana Berry

    Register your interest: Exoplanets

    Coming soon: a brand new free course that explores our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2018

  • Register your interest: Exoplanets

    Register your interest: Exoplanets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dana Berry
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Feb 2018
    Coming soon: a brand new free course that explores our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great surprises.
  • 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

    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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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?
  • What happens when you microwave an egg? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Nicman

    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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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    07 Dec 2017

  • What happens when you microwave an egg?

    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.
  • Measure the speed of light with your microwave Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Dec 2017

  • Measure the speed of light with your microwave

    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 Creative commons image Icon JD Hancock under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    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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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Dec 2017

  • How to build a real lightsaber

    How to build a real lightsaber Creative commons image Icon JD Hancock under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    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...
  • Light And Dark Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    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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    TV Programme

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Nov 2017

  • Light And Dark

    Light And Dark Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    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.
  • Why is discovering gravitational waves from a neutron star collision a big deal? Creative commons image Icon National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Oct 2017

  • Why is discovering gravitational waves from a neutron star collision a big deal?

    Why is discovering gravitational waves from a neutron star collision a big deal? Creative commons image Icon National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Oct 2017
    Scientists have detected gravitational waves by the violent collision of two huge stars weighing more than the sun and more than 100m light years...
  • How does earthquake science help us track North Korea's nuclear tests? Creative commons image Icon Hitchster under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Sep 2017

  • How does earthquake science help us track North Korea's nuclear tests?

    How does earthquake science help us track North Korea's nuclear tests? Creative commons image Icon Hitchster under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Sep 2017
    Scientists more used to tracking natural threats can help shed light on what North Korea is up to. Neil Wilkins explains how.
  • Mars: A collection Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: NASA

    Mars: A collection

    OpenLearn has been covering the scientific research into our neighbour in space for nearly twenty years. Dip into our...

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    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2017

  • Mars: A collection

    Mars: A collection Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: NASA
    Introductory level Updated 23 Aug 2017
    OpenLearn has been covering the scientific research into our neighbour in space for nearly twenty years. Dip into our archive...
  • 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
    Article

    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...