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  • How do planes survive lightning strikes? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    How do planes survive lightning strikes?

    As planes carry us through the sky, they can - and do - come under attack from lightning strikes. Good design keeps...

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    18 Jan 2017

  • How do planes survive lightning strikes?

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    How do planes survive lightning strikes? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    As planes carry us through the sky, they can - and do - come under attack from lightning strikes. Good design keeps us safe, though, in the City In The Sky.
  • How do planes take off? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    How do planes take off?

    They're massive, and heavy. And yet they fly in the air. City In The Sky gets to grips with the physics of flight.

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    16 Jan 2017

  • How do planes take off?

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    How do planes take off? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jan 2017
    They're massive, and heavy. And yet they fly in the air. City In The Sky gets to grips with the physics of flight.
  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Kaboompics

    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to...

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    11 Jan 2017

  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Kaboompics New content
    Updated 11 Jan 2017
    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to publish it... but how do you persuade the...
  • OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA

    OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Pressure ridges in ice - and the danger they present; an Aids vaccine undergoes trial and a range of advent calendars...

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    01 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA
    Updated 01 Dec 2016
    Pressure ridges in ice - and the danger they present; an Aids vaccine undergoes trial and a range of advent calendars. Learning and research across the...
  • OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Erik Wilde under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered...

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    30 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Erik Wilde under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 30 Nov 2016
    Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered, and how the Big Mac was born. Learning...
  • Methods in Motion: A view from a train Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pexels / unsplash.com

    Methods in Motion: A view from a train

    By Professor Paul Stenner

    What has physics ever done for psychology? Paul Stenner, Professor of Social Psychology, investigates the history of...

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    Updated on:

    29 Nov 2016

  • Methods in Motion: A view from a train

    Methods in Motion: A view from a train Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pexels / unsplash.com
    Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Nov 2016
    What has physics ever done for psychology? Paul Stenner, Professor of Social Psychology, investigates the history of movement in Physics, and considers what...
  • OpenLearn Live: 28th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Sally Wilson under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 28th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Strange circular chunks of ice - what's the story of ice pancakes? And religious shrines by the side of Lithuanian...

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    28 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 28th November 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 28th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Sally Wilson under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 28 Nov 2016
    Strange circular chunks of ice - what's the story of ice pancakes? And religious shrines by the side of Lithuanian roads. Learning and research across the...
  • Crater calculator Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Fredrik / NASA

    Crater calculator

    How big a crater would be made by an impact from a body hurtling from space? It depends... but our calculator will...

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    Updated on:

    09 Sep 2016

  • Crater calculator

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    Crater calculator Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Fredrik / NASA
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Sep 2016
    How big a crater would be made by an impact from a body hurtling from space? It depends... but our calculator will give you an idea. You can choose either to...
  • OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon SD Dirk under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The poles that allow athletes to vault; and 25 years on from the Soviet Coup. Free learning from across the day.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon SD Dirk under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Aug 2016
    The poles that allow athletes to vault; and 25 years on from the Soviet Coup. Free learning from across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 17th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon troy_williams under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 17th August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Why swimcaps? Why TWO swimcaps? Then more free learning through the day.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 17th August 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 17th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon troy_williams under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Aug 2016
    Why swimcaps? Why TWO swimcaps? Then more free learning through the day.