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  • What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief? Creative commons image Icon DFID under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief?

    By Rebekah Yore

    The Caribbean was hit by two powerful hurricanes in quick succession - Irma and Maria. Citizen scientists were...

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    The Caribbean was hit by two powerful hurricanes in quick succession - Irma and Maria. Citizen scientists were amongst those who swung into action to help,...
  • Ada Lovelace Day: 10th October Creative commons image Icon Wikimedia under Creative-Commons license

    Ada Lovelace Day: 10th October

    By Mike Richards

    Marking the day celebrating Ada Lovelace, discover the intriguing story of her life, Charles Babbage, and their...

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    10 Oct 2017

  • Ada Lovelace Day: 10th October

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Oct 2017
    Marking the day celebrating Ada Lovelace, discover the intriguing story of her life, Charles Babbage, and their role in the 19th century development of...
  • Quiz: How is technology transforming our lives?

    How far has technology spread to different parts of society? To what extent have we reached a cashless society?

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    How far has technology spread to different parts of society? To what extent have we reached a cashless society?
  • 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...

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    13 Sep 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Sep 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...
  • 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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    25 Aug 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 25 Aug 2017
    Does the political fight about who controls safety in the North Sea reveal just how difficult Brexit is going to be?
  • 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
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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
    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

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    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.

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  • Learning, thinking and doing

    How do we learn? Understanding how is the key to learning more effectively. This free course, Learning, thinking and doing, looks at the three main...

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    How do we learn? Understanding how is the key to learning more effectively. This...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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    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...
  • 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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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 24 Aug 2016
    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...