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  • 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...

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    Updated on:

    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.
  • Power to the People Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Kelly Machin/ Blast Films

    Power to the People

    This three-part OU/BBC series looks at SSE, one of the Big Six energy companies, and how they are battling to keep electricity...

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    Updated on:

    04 Nov 2015

  • Power to the People

    Power to the People Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Kelly Machin/ Blast Films
    Updated 04 Nov 2015
    This three-part OU/BBC series looks at SSE, one of the Big Six energy companies, and how they are battling to keep electricity flowing to our homes.
  • The energy dilemma Creative commons image Icon Lee Haywood under CC BY-SA 2.0 license under Creative-Commons license

    The energy dilemma

    By Dr Howard Viney

    How can the Government balance voter and industry expectations of the energy market in the lead up to the next...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    26 Aug 2014

  • The energy dilemma

    The energy dilemma Creative commons image Icon Lee Haywood under CC BY-SA 2.0 license under Creative-Commons license
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2014
    How can the Government balance voter and industry expectations of the energy market in the lead up to the next election?
  • Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard Creative commons image Icon The Open University / mapping: Google under Creative-Commons license
    Activity

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Aug 2013

  • Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard

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    Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard Creative commons image Icon The Open University / mapping: Google under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 31 Aug 2013
    If you put a nuclear power station in your street, would you be able to power your town? How about solar panels? Bring the power debate closer to home.
  • An alternative route to the electric car Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Berlinfoto | Dreamstime.com
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Apr 2013

  • An alternative route to the electric car

    An alternative route to the electric car Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Berlinfoto | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Updated 30 Apr 2013
    Is the future of the car electric?
  • Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - Revelations and Revolutions Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Nov 2012

  • Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - Revelations and Revolutions

    Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - Revelations and Revolutions Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Nov 2012
    The final episode of Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity tells the story of how a new age of real understanding dawned.
  • Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - The Age Of Invention Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - The Age Of Invention

    In episode two of Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, we travel back to a world full of excitement at the...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2012

  • Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - The Age Of Invention

    Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - The Age Of Invention Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Nov 2012
    In episode two of Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, we travel back to a world full of excitement at the discovery of electricity.
  • Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - Spark Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - Spark

    In the first episiode of Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, we tell the story of the very first scientists -...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Nov 2012

  • Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - Spark

    Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - Spark Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Nov 2012
    In the first episiode of Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, we tell the story of the very first scientists - people like Francis Hauksbee, Stephen Grey...
  • OU on the BBC: Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity ARCHIVE Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    OU on the BBC: Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity ARCHIVE

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

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Apr 2012

  • OU on the BBC: Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity ARCHIVE

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    OU on the BBC: Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity ARCHIVE Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Apr 2012
    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.
  • Spark it up!

    By Jan Kowal, The OpenLearn team

    How many eels to power a laptop? Discover how much energy it takes to start up a variety of objects in this game...

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    Activity

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Aug 2011

  • Spark it up!

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Aug 2011
    How many eels to power a laptop? Discover how much energy it takes to start up a variety of objects in this game developed to complement the series Shock and...

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  • Superconductivity

    The fascinating phenomenon of superconductivity and its potential applications has attracted the attention of scientists, engineers and businessmen...

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Superconductivity

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    Superconductivity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    The fascinating phenomenon of superconductivity and its potential applications has...

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    Foundation Degree in Engineering

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    Foundation Degree in Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Engineering is at the heart of the built environment, and plays a central role in...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Engineering is at the heart of the built environment, and plays a central role in...

    Science: nuclear energy

    Course Course
    Introductory level Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2018
    Nuclear energy is back in the news as governments around the world increasingly...
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