Leadership Lessons From Obama
Slideshow with pictures to illustrate each point about succeeding like Obama. Gives tips on how to be a good leader in any endeavor. (1:50)
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Ancient Mop Fair (1914)
The 'mop fair' is an annual custom in Stratford-upon-Avon dating back to medieval times. Traditionally held in October, when labourers and apprentices would come to the town seeking work, the fair culminates in the roasting of a whole ox, as can be seen in this evocative Topical Budget newsreel item. The practice, which continues to this day, was described by historian Charles G. Harper in the 1930s as "an offence to people of delicate sensibilities". All titles on the BFI Films channel are pre
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3.1 Introduction

Active galaxies have occupied the attention of an increasing number of astronomers since the first example was identified in the 1940s. By one recent estimate, a fifth of all research astronomers are working on active galaxies, which indicates how important this field is. In this section you will learn about the observational characteristics of the four main classes of active galaxies: Seyfert galaxies, quasars, radio galaxies and blazars. This will set the scene for subsequent sections in wh
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2.5.1 Quantum mechanics and chance

The real quantum revolution dates from the formulation of quantum mechanics by Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) and others in 1925, and its physical interpretation by Max Born (1882-1970) in 1926. However, before attempting even the most basic sketch of quantum mechanics let's take a small diversion into the realm of philosophy.

The basic working philosophy of most scientists, including those who say they have no philosophy, is a kind of realism. (Philosophers recognise many
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Synthesis and characterization of the properties of Ti3SiC2/SiC and Ti3SiC2/TiC composites
In 1996, the ternary compound titanium silicon carbide (Ti3SiC2) was for the first timesynthesized as a single-phase, fully dense compound. Its characterization revealed aunique combination of properties. For its high fracture toughness, low hardness toelastic modulus ratio and excellent damage tolerance, it was dubbed a soft ceramic. Italso displayed good thermal shock and oxidation resistance. In this work, thereinforcement of this material with silicon carbide and titanium carbide particles w
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Bianca Goes Where the Wind Blows
In this segment from Cyberchase, Bianca gives her niece Mikaela a kite for her birthday. Bianca is determined to find the best place to fly it. To help with their search, Bianca creates a wind gauge that measures how hard the wind blows. After taking wind gauge readings in different spots around the park, they are able to find a spot where the kite soars beautifully. Run time 03:25.
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Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of semi cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating how to calculate the surface area of a cover for an astro turf pitch including the ends by using a semi (half) cylinder.
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The Biomolecule Band
You've never seen the four bio-molecules presented like this before. Get ready to be blown away by carbs, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, and the monomers that create them.  (07:31)
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Stephenson on why he resigned
July 19 - Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Paul Stephenson answers the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee as to the reason of his resignation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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6.189 A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python (MIT)
This course will provide a gentle, yet intense, introduction to programming using Python for highly motivated students with little or no prior experience in programming. The course will focus on planning and organizing programs, as well as the grammar of the Python programming language. The course is designed to help prepare students for 6.01 Introduction to EECS. 6.01 assumes some knowledge of Python upon entering; the course material for 6.189 has been specially designed to make sure that conc
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A Lecture by Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway [Audio]
Speaker(s): Jens Stoltenberg | Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government was appointed on 17 October 2005. It is a majority government representing the Labour Party, the Socialist Left Party and the Centre Party. It was re-elected in a general election earlier this year. Mr. Stoltenberg was Prime Minister 2000-2001, Minister of Finance 1996-1997 in Thorbjørn Jagland's Government, Minister of Trade and Energy 1993-1996 in Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government, and state secretary at the Ministry o
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Doldrums to Downing Street? The Conservative Party's long journey from opposition to the brink of of
Speaker(s): Tim Bale | Why did the world's oldest and most successful political party dump Margaret Thatcher only to commit electoral suicide under John Major? Just as importantly, what stopped the Tories getting their act together until David Cameron came along? The answers, Tim Bale shows, are as provocative as the questions.
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Che cosa hai fatto sabato? What did you do last Saturday?
At the end of this lesson you will be able to understand what someone does in their free time. First of all you listen to a dialogue, examine the illustrations and fill in what someone does in their free time. Then you fill in the correct form of the auxiliary verb. You then choose synonyms from the words provided; you will have heard these synonyms in the monologue. Finally you will hear a couple of people talking about what they do in their free time and indicate who says what.
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1.9 Summary

  1. In a basic model of signal transduction, a signalling molecule binds to a specific receptor, and this activates a sequence (or web) of intracellular signalling molecules that spread the information to relevant parts of the cell, activating target molecules, which effect a cellular response.

  2. Signalling between cells can be contact dependent or via secreted signalling molecules. The latter comprise paracrine, autocrine, endocrine or electrical s
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Sea Surface Height and Temperature Anomalies on a Globe: The Indian Ocean
The 1997-98 El Nino was truly a global event. The sequence shows a superposition of sea surface temperature anomalies on anomalies of the sea surface elevation.
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Using Crustaceans to Illustrate the Principles of Osmoregulation, Acid/Base Balance, and Respiratory
Although intended for third or fourth year students in physiology, the exercises are adaptable to first or second year zoology and biology courses. Blood and tissue samples are easy to obtain without sacrificing the animal and the placement of electrodes for chronic recording of gill bailer and heart beats is relatively easy.
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Reims 2011 – Modèle européen d’expertise.

Titre : Reims 2011 – Modèle européen d’expertise : construction et influence sur les juridictions internationales.
Intervenant : Eve TRUILHE-MARENGO (chargée de recherche CNRS).
Résumé : Rôle du juge et liens que celui-ci entretien avec la réalité extra-juridique en particulier dans le domaine sanitaire et environnemental. Projet de recherche financé par la mission droit et justice.
L’auteur n’a pas transmis de conflit d’intérêt concernant les donn
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Weapons of the Middle Ages
The middle class provided the foot soldiers of the Middle Ages, and this three minute video reviews how some of these were used. Graphic descriptions. t
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5.3.2 The 5 Ds
The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This unit will help you discover the meaning of information quality and teach you how to evaluate the material you come across in your study of technology. You will learn how to plan your searches effectively and be able to experiment with some of the key resources in this area.
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ART 485-01, Sculpture in Early Renaissance Florence, Fall 2007
This course will introduce students to advanced critical methods of art history through an extensive examination of Early Renaissance Sculpture in Italy. Students will be introduced to the most important artists and issues and engage in analysis of the most current research and exhibitions in the field. Students will fully engage themselves with an extensive bibliography, intensive critical debates, and critical issues of iconography, connoisseurship, patronage, and the contextualization of rena
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