Beyond Discovery
This site traces the origins of technological and medical advances. Learn about the genetics of ear wax, a vaccine to control malaria, DNA barcoding, aging and the human brain, a genetic classification of dog breeds, the discovery of the first speech and language gene, how living organisms tune in to the time of day, and more.
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Quake: 1906 San Francisco Quake
This site tells why the April 18, 1906, earthquake along the San Andreas Fault was one of the most significant earthquakes of all time. See photos, eyewitness accounts, the 1906 seismogram, and casualty and damage statistics. Learn about the flurry of scientific investigation unleashed by the quake and the advances that followed.
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A wealth of Blooms Based ideas and lessons

I recently came across a great WIKI calledEucational Origami which as a great range of content, but i
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Introduction to Nanoscale Science: Surface Area to Volume Ratio Module
Many intriguing phenomena observed in the "nanoworld" can be attributed to the increase in the surface to volume ratio ( SVR ) at the nanoscale. Understanding the surface area effects to volume changes is thus crucial to the understanding of nanoscale phenomena and nanotechnology applications. As an introduction to the nanoworld, the major goals of this module are to (1) give students a feel for just how small the nanoscale is, (2) give students practice in mathematically communicating nanoscale
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Fine Filters: Filtering Solutions for Clean Water
This unit focuses on the scarcity of safe drinking water across the world, some of the science basics of water, how water can be cleaned through a series of filtration steps, and how nanofiltration can be used as a cost-effective way to solve filtration problems. Upon completing this unit, students will understand: A shortage of clean drinking water is one of the most pressing global issues: As a result of water’s bent shape and polarity, water has unique properties, such as an ability to diss
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Emma Smith: A Mormon Woman of Faith - Joseph Smith
This video is meant to show the faith, dedication and courage of Emma Smith, wife of the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. Emma is one of the unsung heroes of the Restoration.
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Postcast 28: Synaptic Transmission
Review of synaptic transmission of neurotransmitters.
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Battle of the Bags
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HST.950J Engineering Biomedical Information: From Bioinformatics to Biosurveillance (MIT)
This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the technological advances in biomedical informatics and their applications at the intersection of computer science and biomedical research.
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Alzheimer’s Research
Alzheimer's Disease is a devastating illness that is on the rise in Canada. McGill's world-renowned researchers are making major advances in our understanding and treatment of Alzheimer's.
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McGill Goodman Cancer Research Center
A video produced to honor the work of legendary researcher, Dr. Phil Gold, and the advances made everyday in biomedical science at the McGill Goodman Cancer Research Center.
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A materializa??o do modelo digital no processo de ensino [The materialization of the digital model i
The research presents the importance of the experimentations within education of architecture project. Since the studies for traditional and emergent ways with use them digital tools, it values the project inquiries in the simulations of the models in 3D. For many times, the digital model for being tangible cannot present a difficulty in the understanding of constructive details. As in the digital tools, more specifically BIM (Building Information Modeling) possess integrated standards complex.
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Rapid solidification in an atomised droplet
Because of the fine scale of the droplet, heat extraction is very rapid, and large undercoolings are achieved before crystal nucleation can begin. Thus, in this droplet, the solidification front has advanced very rapidly through the droplet from the nucleation point (on the surface at the left of the image). Its velocity is initially so great that no interfacial breakdown is possible. As the front advances, however, latent heat is evolved and this 'recalescence' reduces the rate of solidificatio
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Parabolic beach marks on a polystyrene fracture surface
The fracture surfaces are generally very sharp and angular, indicating fast, brittle fracture with little ductile tearing. Parabolic 'beach marks', can be seen where the fracture has grown at a speed comparable to the speed of sound in the material. This results in periodic, momentary arrests in the crack propagation and periodic ridges in the fracture surface as it advances. These indicate the direction in which the fracture has occurred. Inside the beach marks is a disc-shaped flat region wher
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Beach marks on a polystyrene fracture surface
The fracture surfaces are generally very sharp and angular, indicating fast, brittle fracture with little ductile tearing. 'Beach marks', can be seen where the fracture has grown at a speed comparable to the speed of sound in the material. This results in periodic, momentary arrests in the crack propagation and periodic ridges in the fracture surface as it advances. There is also evidence of the fracture surface branching onto different planes as it progresses.
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Researching solutions to global water shortages
Director of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Clean Water Technologies. Making sure the world’s population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some of
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Lecture 16 - 11/18/2010
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Tensile failure surface of a carbon fibre composite
This is from the region of the fracture surface which was in tension. The fibres show clean, brittle fracture surfaces (with no fibrillation or distortion and little distortion of the matrix) and have broken at varying lengths and hence some stick out while others have left holes in the matrix. This is indicative of fibre pull-out having occurred after an initial failure of the matrix, followed by failure of the fibres themselves. This is a toughening mechanism in fibre reinforced composites.
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Facilitating Conversation Between Disciplines
To facilitate conversation between disciplines, departments participating in the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate have documented their work within the program and share their advances and innovations.
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Advances in nanotechnology
In this podcast, Professor Moriarty discusses nanotechnology, and how it has led to a convergence of the traditional sciences. He talks about the commercial applications of nanotechnology such as hard disk technology in laptops, stain free materials and fabrics, self-cleaning windows and advanced water filtration. He also touches on some of the myths about nanotechnology as well as some of the real dangers of Nanotechnology and the steps governments are taking to regulate it. Professor Moriarty
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