7.2 An overview of RFID
Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet WiFi – are they terms that mean nothing to you? This unit will gently guide you to an understanding of how devices 'talk' to each other and what technologies and processes are involved. You will also look at wired and wireless communication technologies, introducing you to some of the key methods involved.
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Eichengreen on the Dollar and International Finance
Barry Eichengreen of University of California, Berkeley and author of Exorbitant Privilege talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the history and importance of the dollar as the dominant international currency. Eichengreen explains the advantages to the United States of the dollar's dominance, the historical circumstances that led to its dominance, and the likelihood that the dollar might be supplanted by a competitor. Along the way they discuss China's currency policy, the state of U.S. mo
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Edgar Allan Poe
This three-minute, student-created biography highlights the more important parts of Poe's life and is a good overview. It uses a narrator and paintings and other images to convey the story.
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1 What's in a title? An introduction
What do we mean by ‘community’, ‘care’ and ‘welfare’? In this unit you will explore the meanings of these words in their historical and cultural settings. The unit does not discuss these terms exclusively in terms of social work practice so service users, carers or anyone interested in community care and the ways in which welfare services are provided would find this unit useful.
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Sea Surface Height and Temperature Anomalies on a Globe: The Pacific 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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Foundations of Modern Social Theory — Open Yale Courses
This course provides an overview of major works of social thought from the beginning of the modern era through the 1920s. Attention is paid to social and intellectual contexts, conceptual frameworks and methods, and contributions to contemporary social analysis. Writers include Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, Marx, Weber, and Durkheim.
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Behind the Scenes: Landing the Soyuz
06/20/2011 -- NASA Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly talks to ground support personnel and mission officials in Russia and Kazakhstan as they prepare for the landing of Expedition 27 on May 23, 2011. Crew members Dmitry Kondratyev, Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli returned home aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft while space shuttle Endeavour and the STS-134 crew were still docked to the International Space Station.
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EE 120 - Lecture 27 - Signals and Systems
Structure and Interpretation of Systems and Signals - Spring 2007. This course is an introduction to mathematical modeling techniques used in the design of electronic systems. An important keyword here is "mathematical." Subjects we will cover include continous and discrete signals, with applications to audio, images, video, communications, and control; State-based models, beginning with automata and evolving to LTI systems; Frequency domain models for signals and frequency response for systems,
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Gideon vs. Wainwright
This is a video recreation with poor audio. It is at best the reason that this case reached the Supreme Court.

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Virtual Knee Surgery
This is an excellent animation that shows what happens when the knee is operated on and provides students with lessons on anatomy and medicine. The link is an interactive site where students walk through the steps for replacing a failing knee joint.  No time given, interactive.

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Art and Music-Vincent van Gogh and Johann Sebastian Bach
In this video, students will learn about the paintings ofvVan Gogh and the music of Sebastian Bach. Slides of van Gogh's paintings move across screen as Bach's music is played in background. This is a good teaching resource to integrate the arts into the classroom. It is well done and elementary and middle school students will enjoy this video. 
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Season 2 – Lesson 31 – Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson: Welcome back to our Coffee Break Spanish listeners who have been patiently waiting for the continuation of the series. In lessons 31-40 you’ll be following a mini soap-opera featuring English student Andrew who is learning Spanish in Spain, and his new friend María-José, who’ll be getting to know him and […]
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Virtuous Citizenship and the Moral Values of One Nation [Audio]
Speaker(s): Jon Cruddas MP, David Davis MP, Professor Francesca Klug, Professor Alan Sked | Editor's note: This lecture contains explicit language and/or profanity, please do not download if you may be offended. Britain as "One Nation" is an idea that originated with the Conservative Party, in particular its Victorian leader Benjamin Disraeli who saw Britain divided into two nations, the rich and the poor. Disraeli defined One Nation politics as the practices necessary to, 'maintain the institut
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Sr Jordan sings "¡Feliz Navidad!"
This video features Senor Jordan singing and playing "Feliz Navidad" on the guitar.  The words to the song appear on the bottom of the screen. This video would be helpful in a Spanish class or for "Christmas Around the World" lessons. ( 2:18)
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Unusual Modes of Transportation
Everything from camels, elephants, reed boats, to gasoline powered vehicles, this short video stretches the students' imagination as to what transportation is and how the environment influences it. (1:25)
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History of New Years
Ancient Babylonians first celebrated the new year over 4,000 years ago. This video explores the history of this day from cultures around the world. Students would benefit of a map of the various places mentioned in the video to show the diffusion of the event over time.
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U-M, Dow Announce Sustainability Fellows Program
The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at U-M brings together 300 students from diverse areas of study to help solve some of the world's most pressing sustainability challenges.
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