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  • What does an engineer look like? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: NASA

    What does an engineer look like?

    By Ellie Cosgrave

    In 2015, some men still struggle with the idea that engineering might not be an exclusively male endeavour. No, they...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Aug 2015

  • What does an engineer look like?

    What does an engineer look like? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: NASA
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Aug 2015
    In 2015, some men still struggle with the idea that engineering might not be an exclusively male endeavour. No, they really do.
  • Safer battery could spark investment in renewables Creative commons image Icon Ed Suominen [

    Safer battery could spark investment in renewables

    By Tim Radford, Climate News Network

    Researchers have developed a new battery to enable user generated renewable power to be stored cheaply and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2015

  • Safer battery could spark investment in renewables

    Safer battery could spark investment in renewables Creative commons image Icon Ed Suominen [
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2015
    Researchers have developed a new battery to enable user generated renewable power to be stored cheaply and safely, reports Tim Radford from the Climate...
  • Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold

    Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart

    This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2015

  • Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart

    Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2015
    This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history? 
  • OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles ARCHIVE Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles ARCHIVE

    By The OpenLearn team

    In this new BBC Four series, Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of...

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    Updated on:

    15 Jan 2015

  • OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles ARCHIVE

    OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles ARCHIVE Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 15 Jan 2015
    In this new BBC Four series, Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of our lives. 
  • Iconic engineering: The Forth Bridge and Concorde Creative commons image Icon George Gastin under Creative-Commons license

    Iconic engineering: The Forth Bridge and Concorde

    By Dr Ian Johnston

    Why do we look on with adoration and amazement at some engineering creations while others leave us feeling...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Aug 2014

  • Iconic engineering: The Forth Bridge and Concorde

    Iconic engineering: The Forth Bridge and Concorde Creative commons image Icon George Gastin under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Aug 2014
    Why do we look on with adoration and amazement at some engineering creations while others leave us feeling indifferent? Dr Ian Johnston examines why some...
  • How sustainable is mass production? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    How sustainable is mass production?

    By Dr Ian Johnston

    Miraculous inventions and engineering has enabled us to get our hands on cheap and effective products used in...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2014

  • How sustainable is mass production?

    How sustainable is mass production? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: [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 and...
  • OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles - Away Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles - Away

    By The OpenLearn team

    After delving in to the vital materials encompassing the world around us, Mark Miodownik explores how these have made...

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    Updated on:

    07 Aug 2014

  • OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles - Away

    OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles - Away Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 07 Aug 2014
    After delving in to the vital materials encompassing the world around us, Mark Miodownik explores how these have made us go further and travel faster.
  • OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles - Home Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles - Home

    By The OpenLearn team

    As Mark uncovers, what provide us with the home comfort are a collection of metals, plastics, liquid crystals,...

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    Article

    Updated on:

    06 Aug 2014

  • OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles - Home

    OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles - Home Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 06 Aug 2014
    As Mark uncovers, what provide us with the home comfort are a collection of metals, plastics, liquid crystals, plastics and ceramics, all assembled in very...
  • A vision of the future Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    A vision of the future

    By Dr Leslie Budd, Uwe Krueger

    Uwe Krueger, CEO of global engineering firm Atkins, shares how he plans for developments with the future in mind.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2013

  • A vision of the future

    A vision of the future Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Updated 06 Mar 2013
    Uwe Krueger, CEO of global engineering firm Atkins, shares how he plans for developments with the future in mind.
  • OU on the BBC: The Challenger Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    OU on the BBC: The Challenger

    A new drama follows acclaimed scientist Richard Feynman’s search for the truth in the wake of the NASA...

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    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Mar 2013

  • OU on the BBC: The Challenger

    OU on the BBC: The Challenger Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 05 Mar 2013
    A new drama follows acclaimed scientist Richard Feynman’s search for the truth in the wake of the NASA Challenger disaster.
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