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Where's the impact?

This resource looks at life-cycle analysis and how it is used to work out the environmental impact of different products.
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2000 - 2009

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Six R's

This resource from Practical Action helps students look at the 6Rs, their definitions and products which illustrate the 6Rs in action. These are: rethink, reuse, recycle, repair, reduce and refuse. Students look at the definitions carefully again and rank each of the Rs in terms of which contributes most and which...
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2000 - 2009

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Design abacus

From Practical Action, this resource is an eco-tool used to compare the sustainability of two products or design ideas.
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2000 - 2009

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QTC - Making the Most of a Novel Material

A Catalyst article about Quantum Tunnelling Composite, a material discovered in 1997 and whose resistance decreases dramatically under pressure. How does it work and what uses will it have? The material has been carefully characterised (to understand its composition and how it works), and its first applications have...
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2000 - 2009

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Using shape memory alloys

A Catalyst article describing the use of smart materials to help people with disabilities. Many more people with physical and mental disabilities are leading independent lives at home, thanks in part to recent technological developments. The article focuses on one project which makes use of smart materials to help...
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2000 - 2009

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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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2000 - 2009

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Robot builder's bonanza

 This book features fascinating science tidbits, field-tested projects, and modular organisation to make it easy to invent and build your own designs. Take his heavily illustrated 'bible' of amateur robotics home and start buildings robots today.
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2001

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Amazing origami

 A complete introduction to the mathematical theory of Origami based on the teachings of Freidrich Froebel (1782-1852) and a step-by-step guide to 33 colourful and fun paper folding projects which are in themselves 3-dimensional proofs of geometric principals: - Spiral - Star - Octagon - Pentagon - Hexagon -...
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2003

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Design yourself!

 The simple aim of this book is "finding the best solution to a problem" using concepts of design.  
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2007

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Internal combustion engine model (build your own)

 The model is designed to be fun to put together,To make it easier for you to understand how a full size engine works.Comes complete with it's own Haynes manual giving you clear step by step instructions to guide you through the build processAll you need to provide is time, two batteries and a little vegetable...
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2007

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