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Skills Needs for Biomedical Research: Creating the Pools of Talent to Win the Innovation Race

This report, published by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) in 2008, is based on a survey of ABPI and UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) member companies to review the position three years on from a previous report called Sustaining the Skills Pipeline in the Pharmaceutical and...

How Much Sewage?

This extension activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), follows on from the How Much Waste? activity and provides an engaging task to continue the learning focusing on the link between sewage and the underground tunnel...

Developing an Aviation Academy

Craven College in Skipton, North Yorkshire is twenty four miles from Leeds Bradford Airport where there are significant employment opportunities covering a range of areas in a busy airport e.g. pilots, ground staff and a range of auxiliary services. The College, through partnership with Jet2.com, Multiflight, TUI...

Aspire Higher - Technology Careers

This case study explores the intention of a provider to engage young learners in engineering and technology. Key to the project was the involvement of parents, employers and a range of STEM Ambassadors. Information on career pathways in engineering being the focus, an innovative approach in making engineering...

Communications of the Future

Jia-Ja Gu explains her work in research and technology for British Telecom. Her research is in connected communities, bringing innovative products and services to people in a linked and connected way.

One application of her research involves putting sensors in litter bins which transmit information...

Body Centric Communications

Body centric communications is any communication on, within or around the body using wireless technology. In this film, engineers give examples of the applications of this technology, including wireless devices which monitor blood glucose and communicate directly with a device which can administer insulin. This...

Mind Control

This film, from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), explores the possibilities of using thought to control machines.

Researcher engineers at Plymouth University are exploring a direct interface between somebody’s brain and a computer which lets you choose options by just thinking about...

Green School

Howe Dell School was commissioned by Hertfordshire County Council as an exemplar eco-school. It took eight years to plan and build and features a wide range of engineering solutions and green technologies. For example, the inter-seasonal heat transfer system uses the playground surface to absorb heat energy...

Safe Drinking Water

This video looks at the availability of clean water around the world and solutions to the problem of water borne diseases. A water and waste engineer talks about her work in water treatment technology. She explains the steps involved in treating water for microbial contamination – filtration and disinfection....

Bionic Limbs

Richard Hirons, a clinical specialist in prosthetics, explains how engineers are designing prosthetic limbs which can reproduce normal sensory and motor control for amputees by combining sensors, artificial intelligence, motors, electronics, software and accelerometers.

Mark Woods, a paralympic gold...

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