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Materials: Sustainability and structure

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Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 18 Aug 2014
Whether it's outlining the world's attitude to plastic bags or admiring the Pont de Normandie, Ian Johnston and Bernie Clark discuss sustainability...

How sustainable is mass production?

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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...

Big moon rising

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Aug 2014
David Rothery doesn't think the supermoon we're due to see on 10 August deserves that much attention 

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Introduction to computational thinking

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Introduction to computational thinking
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 10 Jun 2014
You will learn about algorithms and abstraction, and encounter some applications of computational thinking in various disciplines, ranging from...

Modelling heat transfer

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 May 2014
This unit is the fourth in the series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you will be taken through the whole modelling process...

Developing modelling skills

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 May 2014
This unit is the third in the series of five units on mathematical modellng. It provides an overview of the processes involved in developing models...

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Aug 2014
If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course provides a good basic introduction and equips you with the skills...

Certificate in Physics

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Certificate in Physics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 900 hours Updated 20 Aug 2014
Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age – discoveries being made now will change your life, and learning physics...