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Bang Goes The Theory 4: Episode 3

Bang Goes The Theory 4: Episode 3 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jul 2011
In the latest episode of the series, the team look at a 1000mph car, make homemade glues and puzzle commuters with an optical illusion.

Measure the Pulfrich Effect

Measure the Pulfrich Effect Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory Level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Mar 2010
Using the Pulfrich Effect, it's possible to calculate the difference in speed in how quickly your eyes communicate with your brain. Why not have a go?

Daresbury SRS: Cool stuff, nice pictures and real science

Daresbury SRS: Cool stuff, nice pictures and real science Copyrighted image Credit: Paul Hatherly
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Feb 2008
Initial results from the synchrotron radiation source show confirm an Egyptian link for the Roman paint.

It's a long long way to Charcot Island

It's a long long way to Charcot Island Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Mar 2007
Mark Brandon travels to the Falkland Islands to board the research ship that will take him to the Antarctic.

Flights of fancy: Why do some wings shine?

Flights of fancy: Why do some wings shine? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2006
Professor Roy Sambles, an optical physicist, describes research into the proteins that create a metallic appearance on the wings of moths and...

Descartes: Introducing Dualism

Descartes: Introducing Dualism Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Feb 2006
Derek Matravers introduces Descartes and Dualism.

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Telescopes and spectrographs

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Telescopes and spectrographs Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate Level Duration 10 hours Updated 27 May 2011
This unit looks at how telescopes and spectrographs are designed to improve our ability to observe the universe. You will examine how different...