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The Brits Who Built The Modern World

Join us for the series that tells the story of how an exceptional generation of British architects conquered the globe with their high-tech vision

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Exploring communications technology

This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the principles underpinning communications technology. It looks at the properties of signals and media (such as optical fibre and radio waves), error control, data compression, and the principles of 4G mobile communications, wi-fi and DSL broadband.

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10 hrs
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Exploring communications technology

This free course, Exploring communications technology, looks at some of the principles underpinning communications technology. It looks at the properties of signals and media (such as optical fibre and radio waves), error control, data compression, and the principles of 4G mobile communications, wi-fi and DSL broadband.

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Languages 

What can emoji teach us about human civilization?

Is emoji another example of the dumbing-down of our language and culture or is there a more educational purpose to the little pictures used to communicate?

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How can scientists fight the tide of "fake news"?

"Fake news" is as much a problem for scientists as politicians. Crispin Maslog calls for an end to propaganda dressed up in lab coats.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Thoroughly Modern Millennials

How do Millennials want to learn? Does their use of new technologies require a more contemporary educational system?

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Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital life, whether at home or work. You will learn how to recognise the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that they will happen to you.

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24 hrs
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Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world and how it works

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Despite sanctions, North Korea's nuclear programme is enjoying success. How? Creative commons image Icon Roman Harak under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license article icon

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Despite sanctions, North Korea's nuclear programme is enjoying success. How?

Despite over a decade of sanctions, North Korea has pursued an ever-more-successful program aimed at developing nuclear weapons. So, asks Daniel Salisbury, have sanctions failed?

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How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space? Creative commons image Icon NASA Goodard Space Flight Center under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license article icon

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How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space?

For good reasons, there are rules about how we run the risk of introducing Earth microbes onto other planets. Dave Rothery suggests we might need to relax those standards as we explore further.

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History & The Arts 

Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical

Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the anniversary, here's Newton's original introduction to the work.

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Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots

Could machines built to enhance our lives one day become our greatest rivals?

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