Super-Earths and Life — HarvardX — February 10, 2015
Are we alone in the universe? In the past 20 years astronomers have discovered more than 1,000 planets orbiting nearby starts. Soon we’ll be able to determine whether these planets have life on them. Discover how to find these planets and learn how life may have arisen on Earth in Super-Earths and Life.
Mastering Quantum Mechanics — MITx — February 10, 2015
Understand the mathematical foundation behind the function of MRI Machines and explore the concepts of quantum nentanglement or teleportation. This course will teach you to explain the behavior of everything from atoms to stars and focus on 1/2 spin systems.
Proteins: Biology’s Work — RiceX — February 10, 2015
Trace proteins in the food we eat through the biological processes that turn these molecules into our personal cellular workforce. Learn how proteins are constructed, how they fold into 3-dimensional states, what types of bonds hold them together and the important and varying roles they serve.
Symmetry, Structure and Tensor Properties of Materials — MITx — February 10, 2015
Explore the structures of crystalline materials. More than just sparkling gems, crystals are found in high-rise buildings, jet engines and computer chips. Learn about the mathematical principles that govern crystalline structures and delve into the relationship between these properties and various materials.
The Einstein Revolution — HarvardX — February 12, 2015
A fascinating examination of physics and mathematics throughout the 20th century though the lens of the great Albert Einstein, this interactive is for anyone interested in learning about the changing role of physics in the modern world. Through graphic novels, film clips, animations and laboratory demonstrations, learn about unified field theory, nuclear weapons, relativity and more.
Organic Electronic Devices — PurdueX — February 12, 2015
From Purdue University and NanoHub U, Organic Electronic Devices will teach you about the molecules and polymers that make flexible solar cells, flexible TV and cellphone displays, and devices that convert heat into electricity possible.
Designed specifically for scientists or those with a technical background, Communicating Strategically will help you improve your presentation and public speaking skills, while highlighting the importance of effectively communicating to a non-technical audience.