Sometimes, clearing up an oil spill actually makes things worse. Patricia Ash explains why.
21 Jul 2010
By Liz Hartnett
Research student Liz Hartnett looks at IT methodologies and why people are often the key to getting things done.
18 Jun 2010
Dave Rothery reacts to the Haiti earthquake; and we share a gallery of images.
14 Jan 2010
The saying "one law for the rich and another for the poor" seems to be particularly applicable to so-called...
04 Nov 2009
We may never know why did the Air France Airbus A330 crashed in the Atlantic Ocean. Here we take a look at the...
06 Jul 2009
Iain Stewart explains why Istanbul could be in for a shaky future.
16 Jan 2009
An eruption in Iceland would have terrible consequences for the rest of Western Europe
03 Jun 2008
What role does the centre of gravity play in keeping structures upright - or failing to?
27 Mar 2008
30 Aug 2007
Timeline of events related to the Tay Bridge disaster, part of the BBC/OU's programme website for Forensic Engineering
09 May 2007