The Gold Of The Andes
This video clip is a short film about a journey to source one of the most luxurious materials in the world. The Incas believed the Vicuña animals were  rewarded with a coat of pure gold in return for giving life to their civilization. They called it “The Gold Of The Andes”. (7:17)
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Macroporous hydrogels as vascularizable soft tissue â implant interfaces: materials characterizat
Implantable medical devices, such as biosensors and implantable drug delivery systems, function optimally when rapid solute exchange can occur between implant and surrounding tissue. However, almost all materials implanted into the body are encapsulated in a fibrous layer that prevents this rapid communication. Macroporous materials are known to change this response by allowing vascularized tissue ingrowth, however many questions still exist as to the role material properties play. In this work,
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Allied Victories and Disagreements in Early 1945
In this video clip, from Indigo Film, learn how the German offensive at the battle of the Bulge had been brought to halt by the American Forces as well as other battles and disagreements between the allied powers' leaders between the end of 1944 and early 1945. (5:21)
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Adding Machine (a Musical)
in numbers the mysteries of life can be revealed in numbers April 12-29, Todd Theatre
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Kinect Demo at Quest: Studying Body Language
Randy Belcher and Dan Cutler of SUNY Oswego's human-computer interaction program will show how to use a Kinect controller to study body language and emotion at Oswego's Quest celebration of creativity and scholarly activity on April 18. For more information, visit www.oswego.edu/quest.
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15.974 Leadership Lab (MIT)
This five-day interactive and experiential workshop focuses on how leaders lead innovations that both promote social responsibility and produce business success. The workshop is organized around three main parts: observation, sense-making, and creating. During the observation phase, students spend a full day inside the Boston office of the design company IDEO and visit some of the most interesting proven innovators in corporate social responsibility such as Ben & Jerry’s, KLD, MBDC, Pl
Author(s): Scharmer, Claus Otto

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Cleaning a Personal Computer Keyboard
Learn from our expert some great techniques for cleaning your computer keyboard.
 
You need some electronic wipes, a can of air and a toothbrush to clean the keyboard.  This video takes you through the steps to be able to clean out your keyboard.

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A Deeper Dive into the Page Flip in Canvas/HTML5

Handling Touch Inputs Across Device Browers

Here is the link to the awesome blog post by the IETeam on handling touch and mouse inputs across browsers:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2011/10/19/handling-multi-touch-and-mouse-input-in-all-browsers.aspx

Getting All the Page Flip Code

Here is a download of all the files that make up the PageFlip a
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Tips & Strategies for Effective Differentiation & Instruction
This video will help teachers with differentiation of instruction to provide an effective, engaging, learning environment by creating a culture of student success and meeting the needs of all the students.  The video contains a slide show which provides methods for presenting lessons and tips for classroom management.  ( 8:39)
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Francisco Campbell Hooker: The African Presence in Latin America
Ambassador Francisco Campbell Hooker of the Republic of Nicaragua disucsses the African presence in Latin America. Speaker Biography: Francisco Campbell is Nicaraguan Ambassador to the United States.
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The psychology of habit - Bas Verplanken
Professor Bas Verplanken from the University of Bath talks about the psychology of habit and how much of what we do is done at the same time in the same location.
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Crown Forum: Scholar's Day
April 19, 2012 Scholar's Day Crown Forum
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Convective Cloud Systems
The transfer of energy between Earth's surface and the atmosphere causes all weather. Energy can be transferred through three main processes: convection, conduction, and radiation. This video adapted from the Atmospheric Radiation Program explains the differences between tropical convective cloud systems formed over land and those formed over oceans. (1:09)
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Seeded Plant
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7.340 Immune Evasion: How Sneaky Pathogens Avoid Host Surveillance (MIT)
Every infection consists of a battle between the invading pathogen and the resisting host. To be successful, a pathogen must escape the many defenses of the host immune system until it can replicate and spread to another host. A pathogen must prevent one of three stages of immune function: detection, activation, or effector function. Examples of disease-specific immune evasion and the mechanisms used by pathogens to prevail over their hosts' immune systems are discussed. Also considered is what
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Sensory Exam: Anatomy: Level of Crossing (Localizing Lesions)
The level of crossing of the axons of the 2nd order neurons is immediate for the ST system and not until the medulla for the DCML system. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous system. The neurologic examination permits "dissection" of the nervous system and localizes the disease when present. Instead of simply memorizing the components of the exam
Author(s): Paul D. Larsen, MD,Suzanne S. Stensaas, PhD

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Algebra
Think outside the box! Think of a number and check it against the computer! Substitute numbers for letters to begin learning about algebra!
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The week ahead: May 11th 2012


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Literature Circle
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Bill Gates Biography - BBC Documentary 5 of 6
5:13 Bill Gates Biography - BBC Documentary 5 of 6. William Henry "Bill" Gates III Justice Dept. charges Microsoft and the stock dros.
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