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  • Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners

    Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of our lives.

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    Updated on:

    18 Apr 2017

  • Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners

    Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 18 Apr 2017
    Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of our lives.
  • The Switch tells us a lot about Nintendo Creative commons image Icon Elvis untot under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    The Switch tells us a lot about Nintendo

    By Dr Brendan Cassidy

    Nintendo's new console, the Switch, makes perfect sense in light of the company's history, says Brendan Cassidy.

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2017

  • The Switch tells us a lot about Nintendo

    The Switch tells us a lot about Nintendo Creative commons image Icon Elvis untot under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2017
    Nintendo's new console, the Switch, makes perfect sense in light of the company's history, says Brendan Cassidy.
  • What is inclusive design and how are Microsoft using it to make the XBox better? Creative commons image Icon ViperSnake151 under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Feb 2017

  • What is inclusive design and how are Microsoft using it to make the XBox better?

    What is inclusive design and how are Microsoft using it to make the XBox better? Creative commons image Icon ViperSnake151 under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Feb 2017
    In this short video, Microsoft's XBox team explain how they used inclusive design to improve everyone's social gaming experience.
  • Why would a nation move its capital city? Creative commons image Icon Bgabel under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why would a nation move its capital city?

    Eight countries in the last 100 years have elected to transplant the heart of their nations. This short video...

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jan 2017

  • Why would a nation move its capital city?

    Why would a nation move its capital city? Creative commons image Icon Bgabel under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jan 2017
    Eight countries in the last 100 years have elected to transplant the heart of their nations. This short video explores why nations go to the bother of such...
  • 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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    Video

    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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    Updated on:

    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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    Article

    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.

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    Engineering: frameworks, analysis, production

    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 12 Feb 2018 Register by 15 Mar 2018
    This module builds on the concepts and techniques inEngineering: origins, methods,...

    Innovation: designing for change

    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 12 Feb 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    Innovations emerge from complex, dynamic, iterative processes. But how do...

    Structural integrity: designing against failure

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 12 Feb 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    Structural integrity is the study of the safe design and assessment of components...

    Science project course: frontiers in chemistry

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 12 Feb 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    This is a project module for the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences. You'll undertake...

    Engineering small worlds: micro and nano technologies

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 12 Feb 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This module demonstrates how matter can be manipulated at the atomic and molecular...

    The MSc professional project

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 12 Feb 2018 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 12 Feb 2018 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 12 Feb 2018 Register by 30 Jul 2018
    This will be the final module in your chosen MSc, building on your existing...

    MSc project module

    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 12 Feb 2018 Register by 11 Oct 2018
    This masters-level project module in science, which is entirely online, is an...

    Design for engineers

    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 12 Feb 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    People encounter designed products every day: chairs, buildings, medicines,...
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