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Materials: Sustainability and structure

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Materials: Sustainability and structure Creative commons image Credit: epSos under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 18 Aug 2014
Whether it's outlining the world's attitude to plastic bags or admiring the Pont de Normandie, Ian Johnston and Bernie Clark discuss sustainability...

How sustainable is mass production?

How sustainable is mass production? Copyright free image Credit: [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 15 Aug 2014
Miraculous inventions and engineering has enabled us to get our hands on cheap and effective products used in everyday life, but are the materials...

Powering cars with coffee

Powering cars with coffee Copyrighted image Credit: Paseven | Dreamstime.com
Updated 03 Apr 2014
After you've perked yourself up, could your coffee grounds power your car as well?

If we’d used the cloud, we might know where MH370 is now

If we’d used the cloud, we might know where MH370 is now Creative commons image Credit: Pechristener, via WikiCommons, using OpenStreetMap, under CC-BY-SA licence
Updated 19 Mar 2014
At present, the fate of Malaysian airlines flight MH370 is unknown, and the search for something the size of a Jumbo Jet is proving a challenge....

Why wearable tech is more than just Google Glass

Why wearable tech is more than just Google Glass Creative commons image Credit: Max Braun under CC-BY-SA licence
Updated 12 Mar 2014
The future of wearable tech offers a lot more than slapping a computer onto the side of your head. Nick Dalton explains.

Lost at sea: Has government sunk wave and tidal power?

Lost at sea: Has government sunk wave and tidal power? Creative commons image Credit: Fundy under CC-BY-SA licence
Updated 07 Mar 2014
Is the UK government being bold enough in its plans to harness tidal power? Perhaps not, worries Godfrey Boyle.

Terminal Cities

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Terminal Cities Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Jun 2013
Everyone wants to be able to go everywhere, but no-one wants the Terminal City near them. Simon Bell discusses the paradox of modern air travel.

A dark future for warehousing?

A dark future for warehousing? Creative commons image Credit: FlySilicensed for reuse under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Introductory level Updated 14 Mar 2013
Dr Tony Hirst asks: If robots are at work, do we need to have the lights on?

Evidence, oversight and regulation - not to be messed with?

Evidence, oversight and regulation - not to be messed with? Creative commons image Credit: NASA
Introductory level Updated 05 Mar 2013
What have we learnt from the organisational and managerial failures of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster?