Space Station Live: Fluid Motion Study Using Mini-Satellites
NASA Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean talks with Dr. Paul Schallhorn, the principal investigator for the SPHERES-Slosh experiment. This study, which takes a look at fluid motion in microgravity, will use the International Space Station's free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES. The hardware for SPHERES-Slosh will be launching to the station Dec. 18 aboard the Cygnus cargo craft during the Orbital 1 commercial resupply
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Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes
This unit is the first in the MSXR209 series of five units that introduce the idea of modelling with mathematics. This unit centres on a mathematical model of how pollution levels in the Great Lakes of North America vary over a period of time. It demonstrates that, by keeping the model as simple as possible extremely complex systems can be understood and predicted.
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2.2 Analytical tools
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MOOC “Création, publication et partage sur Internet” : cours en ligne délivré du 5 mai 2014 au 13 juillet 2014 sur la plateforme FUN-MOOC.

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