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Ideas Studio

  • 13 and Over
  • Engineering

A Spark of Science – Seeing Without Eyes

Eilidh and Natalie from the Centre for Doctoral Training for Applied Photonics explain how light travels and how this understanding can help us improve technology.
  • 13 and Over
  • Engineering

A Spark of Science – Lasers

Find out about light, lasers and light engineering from Ben Szutor from the Centre for Doctoral Training for Applied Photonics.
  • 8 and Over
  • Engineering
  • Space

Satellites

Did you know that the Earth and Moon are natural satellites? Learn more in this week's 'A Spark of Science.'
  • 8 and Over
  • Design
  • Engineering

Rube Goldberg

MathWorks: Ross explores where creativity meets invention by taking a look at the Rube Goldberg machine. Get inspired to create your own mechanical masterpiece as Ross sets off his own incredible invention.
  • 8 and Over
  • Design
  • Engineering

Automaton

MathWorks: What is an automaton? How does it work? Join Claire as she explores the original robots and shows us how to make our very own moving mechanical object!
  • 11 and Over
  • Design
  • Engineering

What Floats Your Boat?

MathWorks: What makes a good boat float? Find out from Ross and Claire, as they try to create a boat and test out how much weight it can hold.
  • All Ages
  • Design
  • Engineering

Land Yachts

What is a land yacht? Is it a car with a sail or a boat with wheels? A land yacht is a vehicle powered by the wind - it travels on land but it has both wheels and a sail. Andy shows us how to create a land yacht from everyday recycling.
  • 8 and Over
  • Engineering

Brilliant Bridges

How do bridges hold up so much weight? Join Ruairi as he conducts an experiment to find the most brilliant bridge!