Great Scott! Back to the Future Day is here!
If you’re familiar with the 1980s Back to the Future film franchise, you may already know why sci-fi fans everywhere are celebrating today: October 21, 2015 is the day in the then-far future to which Marty McFly accidentally time-travels. To celebrate this momentous fictional occasion, revisit Back to the Future in a whole new way with an edX course.
- 88 miles per hour? How about 1.7 kilometers per second? Learn what happens at hypersonic speeds with UQ’s Hypersonics – from Shock Waves to Scramjets.
- “You built a time machine? ….out of a Delorean?” – How would Doc’s famous time machine fare outside of the fictional world? Enroll in Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics from MIT to find out.
- Clearly there’s some pretty heavy circuitry involved in Doc’s famous invention, the Flux Capacitor. To get the basics, enroll in MIT’s introductory Circuits and Electronics course, taught by edX CEO Anant Agarwal.
- Are you like Doc, already an expert at physics and teaching any student who will listen? Check out BU’s new course for Physics teachers, Force and Motion: Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Physics.
- Emmett Brown came up with the idea of the flux capacitor while standing on his toilet to hang a clock. While you never know when inspiration will strike, when it does, you’ll want to be ready. You can take Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making at your own pace, anytime with TU Delft.
- Want to balance the science of Back to the Future with some philosophical thinking? Learn to improve your ability to critically discuss time travel and other scientific (and science fiction) conundrums in UQ’s Philosophy and Critical Thinking.
Remember: If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.