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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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2017

  • How do planes survive lightning strikes?

    How do planes survive lightning strikes? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    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.
  • OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Google Cultural Institute

    OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The production wing of a Viennese art movement; monkey typing; and what happens when you play Lennon in a coffee shop...

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    15 mins

    Updated on:

    12 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Google Cultural Institute
    Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Dec 2016
    The production wing of a Viennese art movement; monkey typing; and what happens when you play Lennon in a coffee shop? Learning and research across the...
  • OpenLearn Live: 2nd December 2016 Creative commons image Icon Aero Icarus under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 2nd December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Ice falling from planes isn't an urban myth - it can be more dangerous than that. Plus how Victorians saw Shakespeare...

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    02 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 2nd December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 2nd December 2016 Creative commons image Icon Aero Icarus under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 02 Dec 2016
    Ice falling from planes isn't an urban myth - it can be more dangerous than that. Plus how Victorians saw Shakespeare. Learning and research from across the...
  • Can engineering help improve patient safety? Creative commons image Icon Visitor6 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Can engineering help improve patient safety?

    New research from Cambridge suggests that better, clearer, consistent design of tubes and liquids could save...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2016

  • Can engineering help improve patient safety?

    Can engineering help improve patient safety? Creative commons image Icon Visitor6 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
    New research from Cambridge suggests that better, clearer, consistent design of tubes and liquids could save lives.
  • OpenLearn Live: 17th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon troy_williams under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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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.
  • Aeroplane Design and Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock

    Aeroplane Design and Engineering

    By Dr James Warren

    Ever wondered what happens to lost luggage or why plane windows are the shape they are? Take a tour of our...

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    Article

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 May 2016

  • Aeroplane Design and Engineering

    Aeroplane Design and Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 25 May 2016
    Ever wondered what happens to lost luggage or why plane windows are the shape they are? Take a tour of our interactive aeroplane to find out.
  • OpenLearn Live: 18th April 2016 Creative commons image Icon CGP Grey under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 18th April 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The medal awarded to celebrate where industry and arts unite. Then more free learning across the day.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Apr 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 18th April 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 18th April 2016 Creative commons image Icon CGP Grey under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2016
    The medal awarded to celebrate where industry and arts unite. Then more free learning across the day.
  • Design for urban living: how we live and how we might live Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Design for urban living: how we live and how we might live

    By Dr Rachael Luck

    In the UK there is a rush to build more homes. Is there a different way of making the houses we want to live in,...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Design for urban living: how we live and how we might live

    Design for urban living: how we live and how we might live Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2016
    In the UK there is a rush to build more homes. Is there a different way of making the houses we want to live in, that suits the ways we live in...
  • Deplaning: Why is the 747 coming to the end of the runway? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Wikimedia Images
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • Deplaning: Why is the 747 coming to the end of the runway?

    Deplaning: Why is the 747 coming to the end of the runway? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Wikimedia Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Feb 2016
    For a long time, the 747 has dominated the skies. But Boeing is slowing production. How come?
  • OpenLearn Live: 23rd October 2015 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Charles01

    OpenLearn Live: 23rd October 2015

    By The OpenLearn team

    What happens when you add Italian design to a British workhorse? What difference has Open Access made? And more free...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Oct 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 23rd October 2015

    OpenLearn Live: 23rd October 2015 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Charles01
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Oct 2015
    What happens when you add Italian design to a British workhorse? What difference has Open Access made? And more free learning through the day.

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    Engineering: frameworks, analysis, production

    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 15 Mar 2018
    This module builds on the concepts and techniques inEngineering: origins, methods,...

    Science project course: frontiers in chemistry

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This is a project module for the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences. You'll undertake...

    The MSc professional project

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    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 11 Oct 2018
    This will be the capstone module of your chosen MSc. This is your opportunity to...

    Research methods for finance

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 18 Oct 2018
    This module introduces students to the underlying principles of research in modern...

    Research project

    Research project Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 30 Nov 2017
    This will be the final module in your chosen MSc, building on your existing...

    MSc project module

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 11 Oct 2018
    This masters-level project module in science, which is entirely online, is an...

    Manufacture materials design

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 12 Apr 2018
    Introducing materials processing from the perspective of a design engineer, this...

    Molecules in medicine

    Molecules in medicine Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This module surveys a prominent area of contemporary medical science: the...

    MA Ed dissertation: inclusive practice

    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    The dissertation or professional project builds on your previous learning from...

    Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century

    Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This key introductory OU level 1 module, packed with learning innovation, will...
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