Secondary Catalogue

Design and Technology


The Steam Locomotive

The Steam Locomotive

Inventions that Made History

Far faster and stronger than horsepower, steam locomotives triggered a transportation revolution that sped people and goods across the globe. Buckle up as we learn more about how it was created and how it changed the world.
The Steam Engine

The Steam Engine

Inventions that Made History

The steam engine was the driving force behind the machines that powered the Industrial Revolution. But it took some experimentation to get it just right. Let’s take a look at how it works and how it changed the world.
The Electric Motor

The Electric Motor

Inventions that Made History

From the groundbreaking discoveries of Hans Ørsted and the visionary contributions of Nikola Tesla, invention of the electric motor transformed the world, propelling us into an era of powerful machines, sustainable transportation, and the...Show More
The Elevator

The Elevator

Inventions that Made History

From steam-powered lifts to Elisha Graves Otis' groundbreaking safety hoist in the 1850s, the invention of electric elevators revolutionized vertical mobility, giving rise to soaring skyscrapers and reshaping city skylines.
The Printing Press

The Printing Press

Inventions that Made History

Invented by German publisher Johannes Gutenberg in 1450, the Printing Press triggered a reading revolution that put new ideas and information in the hands of ordinary people, not just the wealthy few.
The Phonograph

The Phonograph

Inventions that Made History

The phonograph—the first machine ever to record and playback sound—revolutionised the way we experience music, paving the way for revolutionary formats like compact cassettes, CDs and the convenience of digital music.
The Helicopter

The Helicopter

Inventions that Made History

It took many attempts to get a helicopter into the air, but once it got there, air travel was transformed forever. Let’s explore the evolution of the flying machine that left planes in the dust.
The Airplane

The Airplane

Inventions that Made History

From the invention of the airplane by the Wright brothers to the advancements in jet engines and space exploration, aviation reshaped the world, revolutionising global connectivity and bringing people closer together.
The Car

The Car

Inventions that Made History

This is the story of the four-wheeled wonder, tracing its inception as a steam-powered marvel in 1769 to the groundbreaking innovations that redefined transportation.
The Caravel

The Caravel

Inventions that Made History

The caravel was a new kind of sailing ship that harnessed the power of the wind to dominate the seas. From its invention by Prince Henry of Portugal to Christopher Columbus' historic voyage across the Atlantic, invention of caravel revolutionised...Show More
The Rocket

The Rocket

Inventions that Made History

From ancient Chinese fireworks to the visionary breakthroughs of scientists like Robert Goddard and Wernher von Braun, the remarkable evolution of rockets had an extraordinary impact on space exploration and propelled humanity towards the stars.
The Camera

The Camera

Inventions that Made History

Today, taking photographs has never been easier. But it took a lot of hardwork and experimentation to get to where we are today. Let’s explore how the camera has evolved through time.
The Telephone

The Telephone

Inventions that Made History

From Alexander Graham Bell's invention to the evolution of mobile phones and smartphones, invention of the telephone had a revolutionary impact on communication worldwide, connecting people across long distances and becoming the most widely used...Show More
Navigational Novelties

Navigational Novelties

Inventions that Made History

From ancient cave carvings to modern satellite technology, the remarkable progression of navigation tools revolutionised exploration, enabling sailors to navigate uncharted waters and unlock the secrets of the world.
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Inventions that Made History

Tapping out the world’s first long-distance electrical messages, the telegraph emerged as a groundbreaking invention that sparked a communication revolution and forever transformed global connectivity.
The Computer

The Computer

Inventions that Made History

From enormous engines to tiny devices that fit inside phones, the invention of the computers revolutionised almost every part of modern life in some way—our workplaces, our homes and even our social lives.
The Television

The Television

Inventions that Made History

It’s the marvellous machine that brings the world into your living room. From fuzzy pictures to high-definition images, watching television has kept us informed and entertained for decades.
The Wheel

The Wheel

Inventions that Made History

One of the most significant inventions ever conceived, the wheel revolutionised the world through its profound impact on travel, trade, and machinery. Originating from rudimentary stone wheels to the emergence of sleeker and swifter designs, it...Show More
The Microprocessor

The Microprocessor

Inventions that Made History

From the ingenious invention of integrated circuits to the revolutionary Intel 4004 microprocessor, this remarkable technological wonder, which serves as the brains behind our computers and devices, revolutionised the way we live and interact...Show More
The Radio

The Radio

Inventions that Made History

From the discovery of radio waves by Heinrich Hertz to the groundbreaking moment when Reginald Fessenden made the first voice radio broadcast, radio transformed communication, entertainment, and even played a crucial role in historical events...Show More
What Is Chipageddon?

What Is Chipageddon?

Spotlight On ... Chipageddon

Smart devices have become an integral part of our everyday lives, which means that chips are everywhere. But what happens when there is a global shortage of chips? This video explains how the global supply chain can falter as a result of...Show More
How Does the Global Supply Chain Work?

How Does the Global Supply Chain Work?

Spotlight On ... Chipageddon

Today, the practice of trading goods and services with other people exists on a planetary scale: the global supply chain. This video explains how various consumer goods, from planes to phones, rely on globalisation, the notion of planned...Show More
The Challenges of New Technologies

The Challenges of New Technologies

Agriculture and Technology

For many new agricultural technologies, feasibility issues need to be considered before they can be adopted by farmers and businesses. This video explains why scientific verification and practical adoption of technology are both important and...Show More
Defining the Problem

Defining the Problem

Agriculture and Technology

Agricultural processes have a large-scale impact on natural resources and ecosystems and many businesses are turning to technology to help. This video introduces some issues that agricultural technologies aim to address, including water scarcity,...Show More
Developing Technological Solutions

Developing Technological Solutions

Agriculture and Technology

Before agricultural technologies can be adopted by businesses, they need to be thoroughly tested and evaluated. This video looks at the techniques and systems researchers use to collect and evaluate data, such as internet-connected sensors and...Show More