Bottle Art
An African American man in rural Kansas amazed family and friends with his ability to make these sculptures inside bottles, employing an art form known as bottle whimsy.
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Nobel Prize in Physics: George F. Smoot
Cosmologist George F. Smoot, who led a team that obtained the first images of the infant universe, confirming the predictions of the Big Bang theory of its origins, has been awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics. Smoot, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and an astrophysicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), shares the prize with John C. Mather of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This is UC Berkeley's twentieth Nobel Prize since
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Seeing our World in a Different Light
This Website shows our world in the infrared light and teaches about the benefits of infrared technology. It includes images and applications in science, medicine, fire fighting, history, art, navigation, and law enforcement.
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Accidental Scientist: Science and Technology of Cooking
This site looks at the science behind food and cooking. Learn about what happens when you eat sugar, bake bread, cook an egg, or pickle foods. Find out how muscle turns to meat, what makes meat tender, and what gives meat its flavor. Take tours of breads and spices of the world. Explore your sense of taste and smell.
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Darwin's mother and the miniature: with Randal Keynes
Charles Darwin's mother Susannah Wedgwood died when he was just eight, and he could never remember her face - until he discovered a long-hidden portrait of her as a young woman. Hear Darwin's great-great-grandson Randal Keynes explain why finally seeing this miniature of his mother (on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum) was so significant for the great naturalist, and why portraits of loved ones were so important to both the Wedgwood and Darwin families.
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Invictus - Nelson Mandela Interview
In this 3:37 minute clip, Nelso Mandela talks about what must be done to secure voting rights for South Africa's black citizens.  He would be arrested for his efforts against Apartheid one year later.
This is the only known video interview of Nelson Mandela before he he was sentenced to his prison term.  It took place on May 21, 1961 and was conducted by ITN's Brian Widlake. A good primary source for students studying civil rights or South Africa.

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QE2 Fuels a Global Fury

[An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by the author, is available for download.]

The Federal Reserve has been busy the last three months pumping up the money supply by $300 billion dollars, with much more promised in the mo
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Cardiac - Video for Mobile Devices
Nursing training video for mobile devices: Cardiac exam.
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Physical Activity for Everyone
These videos help explain physical activity guidelines, give you tips on how to meet them and show you how to do muscle strengthening exercises properly.
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Walk, Run, Jump!
In this activity, students participate in a series of timed relay races using their skeletal muscles. The compare the movement of skeletal muscle and relate how engineers help astronauts exercise skeletal muscles in space.
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Map Collections: 1544-1996
This site offers thousands of digitized online maps. The collections are broken into seven categories, cities and towns, conservation and environment, discovery and exploration, immigration and settlement, military battles and campaigns, transportation and communication, and general maps.
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Cardiac Physiology
A brief review of cardiac physiology. The module contains the following levels: Phases of the Cardiac Action Potential EKG SA node versus AV node Na dependent versus Calcium Dependant Cellular Electrophysiology Normal Rhythms Factors that Increase the Slope of Phase 4 Mechanisms of Tachyarrhythmias Reentry at a Glance Supraventricular vs Ventricular Arrhythmias The Supraventricular Arrhythmias Classifying Atrial Fibrillation Structural and Systemic Etiologies of the Arrhythmias Diagnostics Diagn
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Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
The Introduction to Cardiovascular Pathophysiology course provides the students with two main objectives. It delineates the material students are expected to understand and have recalled from the basic cardiac physiology lectures and it expands on the discussion of the hemodynamic perturbations of cardiac function.
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NASA CONNECT Good Stress
In NASA CONNECT, Good Stress: Building Better Muscles and Bones, students will learn about the importance of building and maintaining better muscles and bones. They will learn that all stresses in life are not "bad." In fact, the body needs good stresses, like exercise, to be healthy. Students will see how scientists and researchers collect and analyze physiological data to understand how muscle and bones are constantly changing, especially in a microgravity environment. Grades 6-8.
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Accidental Scientist: Science and Technology of Cooking
This site looks at the science behind food and cooking. Learn about what happens when you eat sugar, bake bread, cook an egg, or pickle foods. Find out how muscle turns to meat, what makes meat tender, and what gives meat its flavor. Take tours of breads and spices of the world. Explore your sense of taste and smell.
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London looks to lure Chinese firms
The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry launches its China Business Association, aiming to make it easier for Chinese companies to do business in the capital.
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Discovery crew takes final spacewalk
Space shuttle Discovery astronauts Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew kicked off their second spacewalk Wednesday after a brief delay caused by a leak in Bowen's spacesuit. Jon Decker reports.
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Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum for Grades 6-8
This FREE, pioneering curriculum is designed to empower students to think critically and make informed choices about how they create, communicate online
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