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  • 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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    Article

    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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    Article

    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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    Article

    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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    Video

    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.
  • Bang Goes The Theory 7: Episode 6 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thomas Schmitt | Dreamstime.com
    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Feb 2013

  • Bang Goes The Theory 7: Episode 6

    Bang Goes The Theory 7: Episode 6 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thomas Schmitt | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Updated 25 Feb 2013
    This week the Bang team look at Britain under pressure.
  • OU on the BBC: Built In Britain Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    OU on the BBC: Built In Britain

    Britain's infrastructure was a triumph of its time. Trouble is, time moves on. Join Evan Davis as he discovers how we...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Sep 2012

  • OU on the BBC: Built In Britain

    OU on the BBC: Built In Britain Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Sep 2012
    Britain's infrastructure was a triumph of its time. Trouble is, time moves on. Join Evan Davis as he discovers how we bring Britain back up-to-date.
  • Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

    What is a microbe and what have they ever done for us? From Black Death to Cholera, and Syphilis to Typhoid, microbes have been responsible for some of the...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Nov 2011

  • Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

    Seven Wonders of the Microbe World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 17 Nov 2011
    What is a microbe and what have they ever done for us? From Black Death to Cholera...
  • How to damp a wobbly bridge Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    How to damp a wobbly bridge

    By The Science Shack team

    Inspired by the Millennium Bridge in London, Adam Hart-Davis investigates how to damp a wobbly bridge

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Sep 2011

  • How to damp a wobbly bridge

    How to damp a wobbly bridge Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Sep 2011
    Inspired by the Millennium Bridge in London, Adam Hart-Davis investigates how to damp a wobbly bridge
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