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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

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

    By Daniel Salisbury

    Despite over a decade of sanctions, North Korea has pursued an ever-more-successful program aimed at developing...

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    09 Aug 2017

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

    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 Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Aug 2017
    Despite over a decade of sanctions, North Korea has pursued an ever-more-successful program aimed at developing nuclear weapons. So, asks Daniel Salisbury,...
  • Bang challenge: Take the robot challenge Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain robot images via Pixabay

    Bang challenge: Take the robot challenge

    By The Bang Goes The Theory web team

    A gang of robots want to challenge your knowledge of robotics. You wouldn't want to upset them, would you?

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    03 Aug 2017

  • Bang challenge: Take the robot challenge

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Aug 2017
    A gang of robots want to challenge your knowledge of robotics. You wouldn't want to upset them, would you?
  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    By Dana Kornberg

    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg

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    02 Aug 2017

  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2017
    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg
  • Assessing the Future of Artificial Intelligence Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Maxuser2 | Dreamstime

    Assessing the Future of Artificial Intelligence

    By Dr Tony Hirst

    With the use of more AI techniques in the modern world, how should governments and lawmakers respond? How can we keep...

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    01 Aug 2017

  • Assessing the Future of Artificial Intelligence

    Assessing the Future of Artificial Intelligence Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Maxuser2 | Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    With the use of more AI techniques in the modern world, how should governments and lawmakers respond? How can we keep best informed about which advances may...
  • How can scientists fight the tide of Creative commons image Icon NHD-INFO under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

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

    By Crispin Maslog

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

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    13 Jul 2017

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

    How can scientists fight the tide of Creative commons image Icon NHD-INFO under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jul 2017
    "Fake news" is as much a problem for scientists as politicians. Crispin Maslog calls for an end to propaganda dressed up in lab coats.
  • Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    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...

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    10 mins

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    12 Jul 2017

  • Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

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    Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jul 2017
    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...
  • 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

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

    By Professor David Rothery

    For good reasons, there are rules about how we run the risk of introducing Earth microbes onto other planets. Dave...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jul 2017

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

    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
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jul 2017
    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...
  • Britain's Greatest Invention Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Britain's Greatest Invention

    BBC Two takes us inside the Science Museum vaults and asks the nation to vote for Britain's Greatest Invention.

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    17 Jun 2017

  • Britain's Greatest Invention

    Britain's Greatest Invention Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 17 Jun 2017
    BBC Two takes us inside the Science Museum vaults and asks the nation to vote for Britain's Greatest Invention.
  • North Sea, air safety and Brexit Creative commons image Icon "Crew Change" by arbyreed, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    North Sea, air safety and Brexit

    By James Cusick

    Does the political fight about who controls safety in the North Sea reveal just how difficult Brexit is going to be?

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    14 Jun 2017

  • North Sea, air safety and Brexit

    North Sea, air safety and Brexit Creative commons image Icon "Crew Change" by arbyreed, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Does the political fight about who controls safety in the North Sea reveal just how difficult Brexit is going to be?
  • Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Jarous | Dreamstime.com

    Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe

    By Ana-Maria Seman

    Over the next three years, 30 nuclear reactors across Europe will reach their retirement age. Making the decision...

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    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Jun 2017

  • Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe

    Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Jarous | Dreamstime.com
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Over the next three years, 30 nuclear reactors across Europe will reach their retirement age. Making the decision-making process over their future open and...

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  • Technology, innovation and management

    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This free course, Technology, innovation and management, will provide...

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 04 Aug 2017
    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This...
  • Introduction to structural integrity

    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13 deaths, illustrates the importance of structural integrity. This...

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    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13...
  • Technological innovation: a resource-based view

    This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide you with an overview and introduction to a range of related...

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 17 Nov 2016
    This free course, Technological innovation: a resource-based view, aims to provide...
  • Technology Evaluation

    The aim of this free course, Technology Evaluation, is to provide you with the knowledge you need to develop and work with forms of evaluation that...

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    The aim of this free course, Technology Evaluation, is to provide you with the...
  • Creating musical sounds

    How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something whether a piano or a vacuum cleaner is...

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 24 Aug 2016
    How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we...
  • Sound for music technology: An introduction

    Whether you're a professional musician, play music with your friends on the weekends or just like to listen to CDs, music technology affects your...

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    Whether you're a professional musician, play music with your friends on the...
  • Theories in Technology Evaluation

    This free course, Theories in Technology Evaluation, is devoted to exploring and analysing the theoretical and political nature of evaluation and...

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    This free course, Theories in Technology Evaluation, is devoted to exploring and...
  • Tay Bridge disaster

    The sudden collapse of Scotland's Tay Bridge in 1879 killed more than 70 rail passengers and shocked the population. An extensive inquiry was...

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    The sudden collapse of Scotland's Tay Bridge in 1879 killed more than 70 rail...
  • Structural devices

    Microelectronics has enabled designers of integrated circuits to exercise complete control over the electrical characteristics of each component...

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    Microelectronics has enabled designers of integrated circuits to exercise complete...
  • Superconductivity

    The fascinating phenomenon of superconductivity and its potential applications has attracted the attention of scientists, engineers and businessmen...

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    The fascinating phenomenon of superconductivity and its potential applications has...