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My MOOC Professor is a Nobel Prize Winner

Take a class taught by a Nobel Prize winner for free.

Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences Winner Robert Shiller 2013.
Financial Markets

Nobel Prize Winner Brian Schmidt - Physics 2011.
Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe.
Exoplanets

Essential MOOC Courses for Inventors

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web.

Coursera:

Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society.
Combine fundamental concepts with hands-on design challenges to become a better designer.

Programming for Everybody.
This course aims to teach everyone to learn the basics of programming computers. The course has no pre-requisites and avoids all but the simplest mathematics. Anyone with moderate computer experience should be able to master the materials in this course.

edX:

Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer?.
You have an idea for a product, but do you know who will want to buy it?

Cyber-Physical Systems.
Introduces students to the design and analysis of computational systems that are integrated with physical processes.

Embedded Systems - Shape The World.
Build real-world embedded solutions using a bottom-up approach from simple to complex in this hands-on, lab-based course.

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python
Is an introduction to computer science as a tool to solve real-world analytical problems.

Udacity:

How to Build a Startup. The Lean LaunchPad.
Learn the key steps to build a successful startup using the Customer Development process where entrepreneurs "get out of the building" to gather and iterate on feedback.

Intro to the Design of Everyday Things. Design Fundamentals.
This course will provide you with the insight to start recognizing the role of design in today’s world, and to start making better design decisions in your own life.

Primordial gravitational waves, The Inflation and The Big Bang

The detection of gravitational waves by a team of scientists involved in the BICEP 2 collaboration is a prodigious discovery similar in importance and scale to the discovery of Higgs field and it has consequences for cosmology and our perception of the universe. The discovery has confirmed the last untested prediction of Einstein's Relativity.

The BICEP 2 collaboration, the theoretical physicist Alan Guth, who proposed the Inflationary cosmology in 1980, the Russian American physicist Andrei Linde, who is the father of the Theory of Inflation and Eternal Inflation,  may be crowned with Nobel Prize.

The Inflation offers an explanation for some very important problems in cosmology. Inflation makes one prediction, the existence of a primordial gravitational wave background with particular properties.  Such gravitational waves would leave a characteristic signature in the CMB maps, namely a slight circular polarization waves.

For detecting the circular polarization wave or the called the B mode signal, BICEP 2 was able to measure features that are 1/100000000 of the CMB signal, which is itself 1/100000000 of the ambient thermal radiation.  The BICEP 2 has got to be one of the most precise measurements in the history of science.

The existence of the CMB was a prediction of the Big Bang Theory and its detection provided the best evidence for the Big Bang, the BICEP 2 is the evidence that convinces us that Inflation really happened.

"Create the Future" Contest

The 11th annual "Create the Future" Design Contest, sponsored by COMSOL, SAE International, and Tech Briefs Media Group, is open for entries. The contest will recognize outstanding innovations in product design worldwide, awarding a Grand Prize of $20,000. There is no cost to enter. Visit www.createthefuturecontest.com to get started.

 Entries can be submitted by individuals and/or teams in seven categories: Consumer Products; Electronics; Machinery & Equipment; Medical; Safety and Security; Sustainable Technologies; and Transportation (including Automotive).

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