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Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management free course icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This certificate investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives you an in-depth knowledge of how the sector works. Focusing on the needs of participants or clients, you'll explore training, nutrition, motivation and leadership; and increase your effectiveness and skills in these areas. As you study, you'll always come back to what matters most: applying theory to practice.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

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 us safe, though, in the City In The Sky.

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5 mins
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What happens when you fall ill on a plane? video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

What happens when you fall ill on a plane?

If you get sick during a plane flight, the doctors treating you will most likely be thousands of miles away. 

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5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

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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5 mins
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History & The Arts 

OpenLearn Live: 25th April 2016

The man who floated the idea of transport balloons. Then more learning across the day.

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

Science, Maths & Technology 

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

For a long time, the 747 has dominated the skies. But Boeing is slowing production. How come?

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Science, Maths & Technology 

If we’d used the cloud, we might know where MH370 is now

At present, the fate of Malaysian airlines flight MH370 is unknown, and the search for something the size of a Jumbo Jet is proving a challenge. Could cloud computing avoid future flights vanishing in the same way?

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Science, Maths & Technology 

The physical world: helicopters

Want to learn to fly a helicopter? In this album Royal Berkshire Ambulance pilots show two complete beginners the ropes. Normally, Marie and Tracey dispatch air ambulances, now they find out how to fly one. The five video tracks offer a hands-on explanation of the science and engineering behind helicopter flight. They show how rotors help this tonne of metal take off, change direction and gain speed. They explain the difference between traditional and cutting edge military technology, and demonstrate what happens in an emergency landing. This material forms part of the course S207 The physical world.

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25 mins
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Nature & Environment 

Butterflies wing it

How does a butterfly flutter by? David Robinson explains the role of the two pairs of wings.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

The Physical World

This series of tracks introduces the basics of helicopter flight, quantum theory, special relativity, wave mechanics and particle physics, providing practical applications of physics and historical footage of Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr. Material is taken from The Open University course S207 The physical world.

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1 hr 45 mins
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TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: James May's 20th Century - Honey, I Shrunk The World

At the beginning of the 20th Century, long distance travel was for the military-minded, the uprooted and the plain rich, but the pioneers of flight were to change all that.

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TV, Radio & Events 

OU Lecture 2007: Yuri and me

When the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin came to visit Karl Marx's tomb in Highgate, local schoolchildren turned out to see him, among them young John Zarnecki, who was particularly inspired.

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