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  • Measure the Pulfrich Effect Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: photos.com

    Measure the Pulfrich Effect

    By Dr Peter Naish

    Using the Pulfrich Effect, it's possible to calculate the difference in speed in how quickly your eyes communicate...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

  • Measure the Pulfrich Effect

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    Measure the Pulfrich Effect Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: photos.com
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Mar 2016
    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?
  • Why were David Bowie's eyes two different colours? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Markwaters | Dreamstime.com

    Why were David Bowie's eyes two different colours?

    By Kevin Hunt

    The short answer is that they weren't - but there's a lot more to it than that. Kevin Hunt explains.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2016

  • Why were David Bowie's eyes two different colours?

    Why were David Bowie's eyes two different colours? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Markwaters | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2016
    The short answer is that they weren't - but there's a lot more to it than that. Kevin Hunt explains.
  • Bang Goes The Theory 4: Episode 3 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Bang Goes The Theory 4: Episode 3

    By The Bang Goes The Theory web team

    In the latest episode of the series, the team look at a 1000mph car, make homemade glues and puzzle commuters with an...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Jul 2011

  • Bang Goes The Theory 4: Episode 3

    Bang Goes The Theory 4: Episode 3 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: 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.
  • Daresbury SRS: Cool stuff, nice pictures and real science Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Paul Hatherly
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Feb 2008

  • Daresbury SRS: Cool stuff, nice pictures and real science

    Daresbury SRS: Cool stuff, nice pictures and real science Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: 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

    By Dr Mark Brandon

    Mark Brandon travels to the Falkland Islands to board the research ship that will take him to the Antarctic.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2007

  • It's a long long way to Charcot Island

    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? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Flights of fancy: Why do some wings shine?

    By Professor Roy Sambles

    Professor Roy Sambles, an optical physicist, describes research into the proteins that create a metallic appearance...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2006

  • Flights of fancy: Why do some wings shine?

    Flights of fancy: Why do some wings shine? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: 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 butterflies
  • Descartes: Introducing Dualism Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Feb 2006

  • Descartes: Introducing Dualism

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

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  • Telescopes and spectrographs

    This free course, Telescopes and spectrographs, looks at how they are designed to improve our ability to observe the universe. You will examine how...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2016

  • Telescopes and spectrographs

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    Telescopes and spectrographs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 02 Mar 2016
    This free course, Telescopes and spectrographs, looks at how they are designed to...