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  • 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 Updated content
    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.
  • 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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    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 New content
    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...
  • UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out Creative commons image Icon "Radioactive" by Blake Burkhart, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out

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    Leaving the EU treaty that prevents radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands could prove costly for the UK...

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    13 Jun 2017

  • UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out

    UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out Creative commons image Icon "Radioactive" by Blake Burkhart, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2017
    Leaving the EU treaty that prevents radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands could prove costly for the UK nuclear industry
  • Three Unsung Inventions: Tarmac, Time and Propellers

    By Dr James Warren

    Dr James Warren gives us the lowdown on three unsung inventions and the stories behind the ingenious inventors....

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    13 Jun 2017

  • Three Unsung Inventions: Tarmac, Time and Propellers

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    Dr James Warren gives us the lowdown on three unsung inventions and the stories behind the ingenious inventors. Vote for your favourite in our poll....
  • Reboot Your STEM Career Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Reboot Your STEM Career

    By Clem Herman, Kate Chicot

    Returning to a STEM career? Reboot Your STEM Career is a comprehensive interactive toolkit to help you...

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    30 May 2017

  • Reboot Your STEM Career

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    Reboot Your STEM Career Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 May 2017
    Returning to a STEM career? Reboot Your STEM Career is a comprehensive interactive toolkit to help you relaunch your career and navigate your...
  • The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Crossrail Ltd

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    30 May 2017

  • The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown

    The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Crossrail Ltd
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 May 2017
    Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete Crossrail.
  • Digital urban infrastructures: Smart cities in the making Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Smart Cities MK Project

    Digital urban infrastructures: Smart cities in the making

    By Dr Nick Bingham

    Nick Bingham discusses 'smart cities' and how digital technologies are changing the ways in which cities are planned...

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    23 May 2017

  • Digital urban infrastructures: Smart cities in the making

    Digital urban infrastructures: Smart cities in the making Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Smart Cities MK Project
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 May 2017
    Nick Bingham discusses 'smart cities' and how digital technologies are changing the ways in which cities are planned and maintained.
  • Seeing the internet Creative commons image Icon Barrett Lyon / The Opte Project under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Seeing the internet

    By Professor Gillian Rose

    How do we see the internet? Gillian Rose explores why some artists and campaigners think it's important that the...

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    18 May 2017

  • Seeing the internet

    Seeing the internet Creative commons image Icon Barrett Lyon / The Opte Project under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    How do we see the internet? Gillian Rose explores why some artists and campaigners think it's important that the internet is made more visible.
  • Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    By Danah Boyd

    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts

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    17 May 2017

  • Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 May 2017
    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts
  • Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Edward Viles / British Library

    Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen?

    By Conor Deane-McKenna

    The Wannacry malware attack which locked down vital systems throughout much of the NHS on Friday was preventable,...

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    15 May 2017

  • Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen?

    Should the NHS have been better prepared for the cyber-highwaymen? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Edward Viles / British Library
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2017
    The Wannacry malware attack which locked down vital systems throughout much of the NHS on Friday was preventable, explains Conor Deane-McKenna.

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  • 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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    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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  • 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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    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...
  • 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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    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This...
  • 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...