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Powering cars with coffee

Powering cars with coffee Copyrighted image Credit: Paseven | Dreamstime.com
Updated 03 Apr 2014
After you've perked yourself up, could your coffee grounds power your car as well?

Sniffing out disease

Sniffing out disease Copyrighted image Credit: Jevgenia Issakova | Dreamstime.com
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Dec 2013
Waving a tricorder in the air to tell what was wrong with a patient might be science fiction, but Dr Claire Turner believes we are moving one small...

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Test kits for water analysis

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Intermediate Level Duration 12 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
This unit steps outside the laboratory to look at some examples of analytical procedures being carried out in the field using commercial test kits....

Drug development process: combating pain

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Drug development process: combating pain
Masters Level Duration 2 hours Updated 23 Jan 2014
The unit provides a brief introduction to the process of new drug discovery; from identification of a suitable candidate drug molecule to the...

Introduction to polymers

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Masters Level Duration 20 hours Updated 20 Jul 2011
This unit examines the use of polymers and demonstrates how the properties of polymers are controlled by their molecular structure. You will learn...

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Science project course: frontiers in chemistry

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Science project course: frontiers in chemistry Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced Level Duration 300 hours Updated 26 Apr 2013 Register by 09 Jan 2014
Investigate and produce an in-depth project about molecular science within a range of defined topics: combinatorial chemistry, fuel cells,...

Practical science: chemistry and analysis

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Practical science: chemistry and analysis Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Intermediate Level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Apr 2013 Register by 09 Jan 2014
Study a range of practical activities in chemistry and analytical science – from fundamental synthesis and analysis to the vital themes of water...

Chemical change and environmental applications

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Chemical change and environmental applications Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced Level Duration 200 hours Updated 14 Apr 2013 Register by 10 Apr 2014
Learn about the factors that cause and direct chemical reactions – from those in a car exhaust to those in the complex natural system of the...