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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 mysterious force -...

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    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.
  • How can you use sand to store energy? Creative commons image Icon Łukasz Zabierowski under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How can you use sand to store energy?

    By Ali Audi

    A new project is attempting to bring together two things the desert has in abundance - sand and sunshine - to...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2016

  • How can you use sand to store energy?

    How can you use sand to store energy? Creative commons image Icon Łukasz Zabierowski under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Aug 2016
    A new project is attempting to bring together two things the desert has in abundance - sand and sunshine - to generate power cleanly and efficiently.
  • Bill Hare - Stories of Change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Bill Hare

    Bill Hare - Stories of Change

    Dr Bill Hare, CEO and Managing Director/Senior Scientist of Climate Analytics, is interviewed by Roger...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2015

  • Bill Hare - Stories of Change

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2015
    Dr Bill Hare, CEO and Managing Director/Senior Scientist of Climate Analytics, is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for 'Stories of Change'. 
  • Bill McKibben - Stories of Change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Bill McKibben

    Bill McKibben - Stories of Change

    Bill McKibben, founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org and the Schumann Distinguished Professor in...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2015

  • Bill McKibben - Stories of Change

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    Bill McKibben - Stories of Change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Bill McKibben
    Introductory level Updated 11 Dec 2015
    Bill McKibben, founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org and the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermon is...
  • Dr Jean-Francois Soussana - Stories of Change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jean Francois Soussana

    Dr Jean-Francois Soussana - Stories of Change

    Dr Jean-Francois Soussana, Scientific Director, INRA, is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for 'Stories of...

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    10 Dec 2015

  • Dr Jean-Francois Soussana - Stories of Change

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    Updated 10 Dec 2015
    Dr Jean-Francois Soussana, Scientific Director, INRA, is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for 'Stories of Change'. 
  • Tamsin Edwards - Stories of Change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tamsin Edwards

    Tamsin Edwards - Stories of Change

    By Tamsin Edwards

    Tamsin Edwards, Lecturer in Environmental Sciences at the Open University, is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for ...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Dec 2015

  • Tamsin Edwards - Stories of Change

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    Introductory level Updated 04 Dec 2015
    Tamsin Edwards, Lecturer in Environmental Sciences at the Open University, is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for 'Stories of Change'.
  • Camille Parmesan - Stories of Change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Camille Parmesan

    Camille Parmesan - Stories of Change

    Professor Camille Parmesan, School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for ...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Nov 2015

  • Camille Parmesan - Stories of Change

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    Introductory level Updated 30 Nov 2015
    Professor Camille Parmesan, School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for 'Stories of Change'.
  • Michael Jacobs - Stories of Change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Michael Jacobs

    Michael Jacobs - Stories of Change

    Professor Michael Jacobs, special adviser to Gordon Brown from 2004-10, is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for ...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Nov 2015

  • Michael Jacobs - Stories of Change

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    Introductory level Updated 30 Nov 2015
    Professor Michael Jacobs, special adviser to Gordon Brown from 2004-10, is interviewed by Roger Harrabin for 'Stories of Change'.
  • Joe Smith - Overview of Projects Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Joe Smith - Overview of Projects

    By Dr Joe Smith

    Joe Smith, Professor of Environment and Society at The Open University, gives us an overview of his current projects.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Nov 2015

  • Joe Smith - Overview of Projects

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    Joe Smith - Overview of Projects Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Updated 20 Nov 2015
    Joe Smith, Professor of Environment and Society at The Open University, gives us an overview of his current projects.
  • Stories of Change Introduction Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Stories of Change Introduction

    By Dr Joe Smith

    Joe Smith, Professor of Environment and Society at the Open University, introduces Stories of Change. 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Nov 2015

  • Stories of Change Introduction

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    Stories of Change Introduction Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Updated 20 Nov 2015
    Joe Smith, Professor of Environment and Society at the Open University, introduces Stories of Change. 

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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

    Updated on:

    30 Jan 2017

  • 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 30 Jan 2017
    This free course, Collisions and conservation laws, begins by explaining elastic...
  • Unclear about nuclear?

    Young people (18+) who are interested in but unsure about entering the nuclear industry will find assistance in this free course, Unclear about...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Sep 2016

  • Unclear about nuclear?

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    Unclear about nuclear?
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 13 Sep 2016
    Young people (18+) who are interested in but unsure about entering the nuclear...
  • Earth's physical resources: petroleum

    The discovery of the world's first major underground oil field in Pennsylvania, USA in 1859 sparked the continuing era of the world's reliance on...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    18 Aug 2016

  • Earth's physical resources: petroleum

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    Earth's physical resources: petroleum Creative commons image Icon Used with permission under Creative-Commons license
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 18 Aug 2016
    The discovery of the world's first major underground oil field in Pennsylvania,...
  • Energy in buildings

    Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating demand in buildings, heating systems and fuel emissions, and...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    03 May 2016

  • Energy in buildings

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    Energy in buildings
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 03 May 2016
    Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating...
  • Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

    This free course, Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability, introduces ways in which systems thinking can help support processes of decision...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2016

  • Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

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    Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    This free course, Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability, introduces ways...
  • Living without oil

    Crude oil is currently our most important global source of energy. It is vital in the manufacture of many modern materials. But the worlds supply...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

  • Living without oil

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    Living without oil Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    Crude oil is currently our most important global source of energy. It is vital in...
  • Future energy demand and supply

    When you consider that the global annual consumption of primary energy increased more than ten-fold during the 20th Century, the importance of...

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    13 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

  • Future energy demand and supply

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    Future energy demand and supply Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 13 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    When you consider that the global annual consumption of primary energy increased...
  • The frozen planet

    This free course is a general introduction to the frozen planet, including the temperature in the polar regions; the energy from the Sun and the...

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    7 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

  • The frozen planet

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    The frozen planet
    Introductory level Duration 7 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    This free course is a general introduction to the frozen planet, including the...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

  • Motion under gravity

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    Motion under gravity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    From the moment that Galileo dropped two cannonballs of different sizes and...
  • Climate change

    Climate change is a key issue on today's social and political agenda. This free course explores the basic science that underpins climate change and...

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    18 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2016

  • Climate change

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    Climate change Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 18 hours Updated 21 Mar 2016
    Climate change is a key issue on today's social and political agenda. This free...

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Science: nuclear energy

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    Introductory level Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2017
    Explore the scientific and technological background to nuclear energy, radiation...

    Renewable energy

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    Renewable energy
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    You’ll review the eight main renewable energy technologies and develop your...

    Energy and sustainability

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    Energy and sustainability Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Can nuclear power, carbon capture and storage or renewable energy sources provide...

    Cell biology

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    Cell biology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Cell biology explores the origins of cells and the generation of cell diversity,...
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