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Whizzing in all directions: A history of cycling in Ireland

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Updated 29 Apr 2014
The Giro D'Italia's Big Start in Ireland is a fitting event for a place always quick to adopt the latest cycling trends.

The legacy and impact of Frederick Sanger

The legacy and impact of Frederick Sanger Copyright free image Credit: National Library of Medicine
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Nov 2013
Fredrick Sanger was a double Nobel laureate and expert in all things DNA. What impact has his work had on our lives?

Light: Wave-particle duality

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Sep 2013
One of the most confusing concepts in physics, wave-particle duality is unlike anything we see in the ordinary world.

Elements of the Periodic Table

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Elements of the Periodic Table Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Apr 2013
Explore the impact of chemical elements on our bodies, our world, and see how they changed the course of history

Sir Bernard Lovell: An appreciation

Sir Bernard Lovell: An appreciation Creative commons image Credit: Robert Alexander & doramusic.com under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Aug 2012
Sir Bernard Lovell died on August 7th, 2012. Stephen Serjeant celebrates his contribution to science - and to the war effort.

Putting the elements in order

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Putting the elements in order Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2011
See how patterns and trends between the chemical elements helped to shape the Periodic Table

Origin Day Lecture: Audience Question Six

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Origin Day Lecture: Audience Question Six Copyrighted image Credit: British Council
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Nov 2009
Would the panel care to comment on the grip that creationism has on the minds of the wider public?

Origin Day lecture: Armand Leroi response

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Nov 2009
Chair of the event Armand Leroi offers his response to Professor Wilson's lecture.

Origin Day lecture: Peter Bowler response

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Nov 2009
Peter Bowler offers his reaction to Professor Wilson's lecture.

Origin Day Lecture: Audience Question Four

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Origin Day Lecture: Audience Question Four Copyrighted image Credit: British Council
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Nov 2009
Could the panel list the tools of science that we can use at home to develop the future of biology?

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The incredible shrinking chip

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Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 12 Jul 2011
One of the most important technologies in use today is also one of the smallest. The microchip was invented in Scotland in 1947 and is now at the...