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Bang Goes The Theory 8: Episode 1 - Energy

Bang Goes The Theory 8: Episode 1 - Energy Creative commons image Credit: woodleywonderworks | Flickr
Introductory Level Updated 07 Mar 2014
This week the Bang teams looks at energy - how close Britain might get to running out of electricity? 

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 Credit: The Open University / mapping: Google
Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 31 Aug 2013
Learn about energy production in the UK by entering your postcode into our tool to find out how much of your local area a fuel source can power...

The science of chocolate

The science of chocolate Copyrighted image Credit: Mikael Damkier | Dreamstime.com
Introductory Level Updated 19 Feb 2013
Senior lecturer in analytical science Claire Turner asks: Can chocolate ever be good for us? 

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

Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity - Revelations and Revolutions Copyrighted image Credit: 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.

Warren East on licencing and life-cycles

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Warren East on licencing and life-cycles Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 May 2012
ARM's Warren East reveals the secret of the company's success - and explains why you need to take a long view of technology's environmental impacts.

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

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OU on the BBC: Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity Copyrighted image Credit: 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 -...

Spark it up!

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Spark it up!
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...

Putting people first

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Putting people first Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jun 2011
Pakawan Chuhfamanee is a member of the Thai National Mekong Committee working with Thai, Lao, Vietnamese and Cambodian governments to address the...

Earth Reporters: Damming the Mekong

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Earth Reporters: Damming the Mekong Copyrighted image Credit: tve
Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Jun 2011
Episode five: Thitarat Sriwattanapong takes us on a trip down the Mekong River and introduces us to the people who earn their livelihoods on it

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Unclear about nuclear?

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Unclear about nuclear?
Introductory Level Duration 20 hours Updated 13 Nov 2013
The unit will provide an opportunity for young people (18+) who are interested but unsure about entering the nuclear industry to develop their...

Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

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Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate Level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
In the increasingly complex world of change and uncertainty, particularly in the context of climate change, the notion of sustainability is often...

Living without oil

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Living without oil Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Crude oil is currently our most important global source of energy. It is vital in the manufacture of many modern materials. But the world's supply...

Biofuels

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Biofuels Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 5 hours Updated 27 Feb 2013
This unit investigates what is meant by a biofuel and covers the advantages of using biofuels compared to fossil fuels. The different types of...

Earth's physical resources: petroleum

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Earth's physical resources: petroleum Creative commons image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate Level Duration 12 hours Updated 03 Jan 2012
The discovery of of the world's first major underground oilfield in Pennsylvania, USA in 1859 sparked the continuing era of the world's reliance on...

The frozen planet

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The frozen planet
Introductory Level Duration 7 hours Updated 02 Nov 2011
This unit is a general introduction to the frozen planet, including the temperature in the polar regions; the energy from the Sun and the seasons;...

Future energy demand and supply

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Future energy demand and supply Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate Level Duration 13 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
When you consider that the global annual consumption of primary energy increased more than ten-fold during the 20th Century, the importance of...

Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment

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Obesity: Balanced diets and treatment Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate Level Duration 15 hours Updated 27 Jul 2011
The incidence of obesity is on the increase in affluent societies, and the phenomenon commands increasing attention from health professionals,...

An introduction to sustainable energy

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An introduction to sustainable energy Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 3 hours Updated 26 Jul 2011
The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This unit provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems...

Climate change

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Climate change Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate Level Duration 18 hours Updated 26 Jul 2011
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global...