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A new weather forecasting satellite
A new weather forecasting satellite

Duration: 03:53

Weather forecasting is still an inexact science. A new satellite, which can 'see' beneath the cloud layers, will help predict the weather with much greater accuracy.

 
A solar power plant in Spain
A solar power plant in Spain

Duration: 05:02

Enough sunlight falls on the Earth every minute to meet the world's energy demands for an entire year. Engineers at a solar plant in Spain explain how they can harness this energy.

 
Engineering a snowboard
Engineering a snowboard

Duration: 05:03

PhD student Liza Brooks uses computer software modelling to produce a better snowboard.

 
Maintaining a gas platform in the North Sea
Maintaining a gas platform in the North Sea

Duration: 04:55

Gas platforms in the North Sea take a constant battering from the wind and the waves. They need constant checks to ensure all the pipework is sound and to maintain their safety.

 
Maintenance of a jumbo jet
Maintenance of a jumbo jet

Duration: 04:45

A jumbo jet has a maintenance check every 100 days to ensure it's airworthy. But what exactly goes on during an aircraft MOT?

 
Maintenance of a modern train using electronic systems
Maintenance of a modern train using electronic systems

Duration: 04:28

Engineers explain how computers are at the heart of a modern train. They control all the train's systems and can now transmit warnings of any technical problems before they cause delays.

 
Man-overboard rescue system
Man-overboard rescue system

Duration: 04:45

As part of a school project, keen sailor Tanya Budd designed a man-overboard rescue system which could be operated by one person. She explains how she came up with the idea, and how she took it to market.

 

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