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Lunar Exploration

Produced by the Royal Astronomical Society, this information booklet looks at how our knowledge of the Moon has been built up through observation, unmanned exploration and the lunar landings of the Apollo missions. Sections include: * Experiments on the Moon * Moon rocks * Structures on the lunar surface * Beneath the...
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A Hydrogen-oxygen Fuel Cell

In this classic demonstration, from the Royal Society of Chemistry, two methods of making a hydrogen oxygen fuel cell are described. One involves the use of platinum electrodes and the other uses carbon electrodes. Each cell has a potential difference of around 1 Volt. The resource provides a list of apparatus and...
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New Cement Set to Reduce Carbon Emissions

A case study from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) looking at a new, carbon-negative cement which is heading for manufacturing reality thanks to Novacem, a spin-out company from Imperial College London. EPSRC funding has played a key role in developing both the cement itself and the...
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Engaging Maths

A resource from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which explores the role of the mathematical sciences in our lives - in security, telecommunications and the internet, the environment, finance and economics, industry, transport and travel, and in medicine and biology.Contents: ...
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On-The-Spot Diagnosis for Cancer Patients

A case study produced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Researchers from the EPSRC-funded Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory (NPRL) at the University of Birmingham, have developed a nanoscale device which can diagnose prostate cancer with more accuracy than current tests. Prostate...
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Fireworks: an Explosive Business

This Catalyst article looks at fireworks and their history, how they are made and set off, and what gives them their colours and effects. The basic chemistry used in fireworks is looked at and how they work once the fuse is ignited.This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2002, Volume 13, Issue 2.Catalyst...
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Advanced maths for AQA: decision maths

Decision maths D1 is part of a series of books that match the 2005 AQA specifications for Maths A-level. The book has been produced in consultation with a senior examiner to ensure complete and authoritative coverage of the decision 1 module.It contains all the discrete maths that students need to know for AS-level...
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2005

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Sphere packing, Lewis Carrol, and reversi

Packing spheres, Reversi, braids, polyominoes, board games, and the puzzles of Lewis Carroll. These and other mathematical diversions return to readers with updates to all the chapters, including new game variations, mathematical proofs, and other developments and discoveries. Read about Knuth's Word Ladders program...
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2009

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Pure mathematics: C3 and C4

 This book is written to help students achieve their best grade in AS/A2 examinations. The current specifications have been fully addressed and the book is ideal for all the main examinations boards.
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2001

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An education for the people

One of the 1944 Education Act's groundbreaking innovations was that it addressed itself to "the people of England and Wales", not just their children and young people. For all of them it prescribed a statutory right to "Other Further Education", a wide and elastic range of post-school activities such as Adult...
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2001

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