Lecture 16 - 11/18/2010
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Why is Nanotechnology Multidisciplinary? A perspective of one EE
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Lecture 10: Advances in Biomedical Engineering
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Discovering Hidden Habitats: Monterey Bay Aquarium & NOAA
This video was produced by NOAA's Ocean Media Center for the National Marine Sanctuary Program. It shows deep ocean habitat and marine life found in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California's (U.S.) central coast. (6:04)
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Pharmaceutical Industry: Origin and Evolution
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College of Charleston Soccer -- Men's Soccer vs. East Tennessee State Highlights (NCAA Tournament)
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12.091 Basics of Analysis with Antineutrinos from Heat Producing Elements - K, U, Th in the Earth (M
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Marine Technology
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Purple Color Song - Jessica Ferrell
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Educational Software Components of Tomorrow (ESCOT)
Prior research and development demonstrates that dynamic notations and multiply-linked representations can enable ordinary students to achieve extraordinary learning of scientific and mathematical concepts (Kaput, 1992). However, prior techniques for building such software have resulted in expensive, incompatible, and inflexible products (Roschelle & Kaput, 1996). The vast majority of educational software projects, many of which are funded by the public sector, show promising results in small te
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