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Instrument field trials

Professor Andrew Coates and Dr Ian Hutchinson explain how the ExoMars instruments, the Pancam and Raman spectroscopy instruments can be combined to help scientists identify areas of interest on the surface of Mars.  The video shows how field trips are important to learn first-hand the challenges that the...
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PanCam engineering

Mechanical engineer, Tom Hunt, shows how precision machines are used to produce the PanCam instrument, which will be sent to the European Space Agency to be integrated on to the ExoMars rover.  Electronics engineer, Barry Hancock, shows the filter wheel being tested within the labs, at the Mullard Space Science...
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Autonomous navigation

Dr. Mark Woods explains how the rover technologies must be partly autonomous, since the signals from Earth to Mars take too long for every command to be send from Earth.  The technologies developed for space, also have applications on Earth.This video is part of a series of ten which look at the one of the...
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Landing sites

Planetary scientists, Dr. Matthew Balme and Dr. Elliot Sefton-Nash, talk about how challenging it is to find a scientifically compelling site to land in, once the engineering considerations in terms of the landing has been taken into account.This video is part of a series of ten which look at the one of the elements...
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Raman spectroscopy

Dr. Lewis Dartnell takes a sample from the Atacama desert, to the Open University, to be analysed by a Raman spectrometer.  The spectrometer shows the organic compounds that Lewis found on the quartz, as well as the composition of the quartz itself.This video is part of a series of ten which look at the one of...
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Collaborative science

Professor Sanjeev Gupta explains how scientists from many different disciplines have been brought together for the European Space Agency Aurora programme.  Scientists and engineers also speak about how exciting it is to be working on a search for life on other planets. This video is part of a series of ten...
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Maths Careers: The Secrecy Scare

This collection contains a range of teaching materials to support the Maths Careers article 'The Secrecy Scare' by Hazel Lewis.The resource collection includes a link to the full article, resources to explore prime numbers as well as ideas teaching primes in real-life contexts.
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25 May 2016

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Maths Careers: How mathematics helps solve murders

This collection contains a range of teaching materials to support the Maths Careers article 'How mathematics helps solve murders' by Hazel Lewis.The resources include a link to the full article, classroom resources for teaching trigonometry and ideas for how best to teach trigonometry in...
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06 April 2016

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Maths Careers: The maths of online dating

This collection contains a range of teaching materials to support the Maths Careers article 'The maths of online dating' by Hazel Lewis.The resource collection includes a link to the full article, explores what makes people attractive and classroom resources for teaching algorithms,...
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06 April 2016

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Maths Careers: The mathematics of football

This collection contains a range of teaching materials to support the Maths Careers article 'The mathematics of football' by Hazel Lewis.The resource collection includes a link to the full article as well as resources to explore mathematical concepts in football.
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06 April 2016

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