From harnessing atmospheric energy to understanding penguin migration: 6 brand new courses announced

Six brand new free online courses are now live on FutureLearn and ready for you to join. Here’s our quick guide to them all.

Out of Thin Air: Harnessing Atmospheric Energy

Harnessing Atmospheric Energy

This eight-week course from Uralsk University explores how emerging technologies, capable of harnessing latent energy from the atmosphere, could reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and reverse climate change.

Find out more and join the course.


Strategies for Reducing Your Personal Gravity

Strategies for Reducing your Personal Gravity

This four-week course from the Patrick Moore Institute will show you how to capitalise on the earth’s reduced gravity when Pluto passes behind Jupiter. It includes instructions on the best style of jump to achieve a good floating height.

Find out more and join the course.


Over Our Heads: Understanding Penguin Migration

Understanding Penguin Migration

The discovery of flying penguins proved that evolution marches ever onwards, even if penguins no longer do. On this two-week course from the Robert Kelly Academy, you will learn about penguin migratory patterns, how to spot penguins in flight, and whether ostriches and other flightless birds should be preparing for lift off.

Find out more and join the course.


The History and Geography of San Seriffe

The History and Geography of San Seriffe

This 12-point course from the University of Bodoni charts the history and geography of the Indian Ocean island nation. Explore the terrain of Upper and Lower Caise, and examine San Seriffe’s economic transformation from unspoilt paradise in the 1970s to honeymoon hotspot today.

Find out more and join the course.


Growing Spaghetti: an Introduction for Urban Farmers

Growing Spaghetti: an Introduction for Urban Farmers. Photograph by Robert Couse-Baker on flickr. Licensed under CC by 2.0.

Want to establish a spaghetti tree on your balcony or in your courtyard garden? This four-week course from the Ticino Agricultural School will show you how – from choosing the right soil and container, to harvesting your own freshly grown pasta day after day.

Find out more and join the course.


Iceberg Detection and Management in Australia

Iceberg Detection and Management in Australia

A changing climate means that iceberg formation in Australia is at an all-time high. From understanding iceberg composition to implementing B2B (‘berg to beverage) recycling strategies, this six-week course from Smith University will introduce you to all aspects of iceberg management.

Find out more and join the course.


Or if none of these options take your fancy, check out more free online courses from FutureLearn.


Spaghetti tree photograph by Robert Couse-Baker on flickr. Licensed under CC by 2.0.
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Comments (4)

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  • Anna Meda

    I am looking forward for your course on growing a spaghetti tree on my balcony!

  • Anna Meda

    April fool very nice

  • Anna Meda

    In italy this is a nice april’s fish!

  • Jeff Paffett

    Haha, very good, but didn’t fool me!