What is Black History Month Part 4 of 4
This is the last part of the series and talks about the origins of Black History Month and Carter G. Woodson. (1:11)
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Civil Society, Aid and Security
The Obama administration has abandoned the term 'War on Terror' and taken steps to undo the worst excesses of the post-9/11 security regime. However the legislation, structures and practices introduced after the attacks remain deeply embedded. The event is followed by the launch of Jude Howell and Jeremy Lind's new book Counter-terrorism, Aid and Civil Society.
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The Emergence of a “Renewable Feedstock-Based” Chemical Industry
If the future once lay in plastics, as the film “The Graduate” claimed, today the watchword may be “feedstocks.” This term includes corn, wheat, soy, sunflower, rapeseed (canola)—the array of carbohydrates and proteins growing in fields across the planet. The news, as Douglas Cameron makes clear, is that these crops no lon
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Building Resilient Infrastructure to Combat Terrorism: Lessons from September 11th
Building Resilient Infrastructure to Combat Terrorism: Lessons from September 11th
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How Can We Improve Disaster Response?

Even if the U.S. draws the right lessons from Hurricane Katrina, panelists suggest, the nation may still be caught short in the next disaster.

In some areas of government, Kenneth Oye points out, “weaknesses can go on for a long time because you don’t confront a reality test. Katrina was a reality test wi

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The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters
It’s time to trade in the Department of Homeland Security for a Department of Homeland Vulnerabilities, says Charles Perrow. At its peril, our nation “privileges terrorism over natural and industrial disasters.”

From Perrow’s perspective, the U.S. landscape is riddled with “weapons of mass destruction:

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Chantal Akerman: Moving through Time and Space
This exploration/homage arrives in the form of a lecture/conversation, breaking some conventions, not unlike the object/subject of the event, Chantal Akerman, filmmaker and video artist. Two Akerman experts discuss her work in the kick-off event to an exhibition at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center.

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Living with Catastrophic Terrorism: Can Science and Technology Make the U.S. Safer?
After the terrorists attack of September 11, three Academies-the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine-sponsored a major study of the role that science and technology might play in countering the threat of catastrophic terrorism in the United States. This study involved a committee of 24 expe
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Chomsky on Gaza
While he admits to no surprise about events in Gaza, Noam Chomsky does consider “the latest U.S.-Israeli attack on helpless Palestinians” a step beyond terrorism and aggression. He says “some new term is needed for the sadistic and cowardly torture of people caged with no possibility of escape, being pounded daily by the most s
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Institutional Perspectives on Storage
European archivists grapple with the legal obligations, civic responsibilities and future prospects of their collections, which, thanks to the Internet and other new technologies, are increasingly awash in image and sound. As William Urichhio notes, “tradition-bound institutions know what we should be gathering: feat
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Luminescent Solar Concentrators Explained
Researchers are well along in designing a highly efficient, inexpensive solar cell, but the big barrier to the dissemination of solar power in society remains the problem of installation, says Marc Baldo.

As an engineer, Baldo expresses confidence that “we’re going to mow down” the problem of producing a g

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Book Talk
Professors Amos Guiora and Wayne McCormack discuss their recently published books on law and counter-terrorism in the context of the school of law's focus on international law.
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Saltatory Conduction in Neurons
This 12 minute video is about saltatory conduction in neurons. Saltatory conduction works because of cytoplasm and the axon being electrically conductive. Because the cytoplasm and axon are electrically conductive, the myelin prevents electrical
charge to leak through the membrane. The video starts with a review and uses graphic cartoon images and a lecturer.

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Embedding the concept of competency maps
This presentation outlines the background, context and transferability of a competency mapping tool originally developed in health but suitable for enterprise
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Genetic engineering and the production of molecules
By: nsf Theoretical biophysicist William Bialek discusses genetic engineering and how the placement of instructions for a gene alters an organism.
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(11/12)Battlefield: The Battle for Russia
This fast paced episode of "Battlefield" chronicles the titanic war in the east, that eventually decided World War II in Europe. Despite numerous warnings from the Communist spy networks: the Lucy Spy-Ring the Red Orchestra Richard Sorge, and pleadings from Churchill and FDR, through ultra decrypts, Stalin discounted all invasion warnings. Stalin felt that all these alarming reports was actually an attempt to divide agreements between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, by the British and America
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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Demonstration of a Theodolite Survey in action
Using a theodolite to calculate the height of a building, demonstration 'in the field', includes interactive simulation tools and formulae
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Mitrovica: North and South of a Divided City
A documentary film about reconcilliation and reconstruction in Mitrovica, a city in northern Kosovo, Serbia.
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Getting Out of the Classroom - Outdoor Learning with Forest School
In a short 15 minute film, this Teachers TV programme demonstrates the impact of Forest School on a group of Reception and Year 1 children from Charlbury School Oxfordshire. We see children experiencing outdoor learning in wet and dry weather and hear their views of the activities. We also gain an understanding of how the activities have changed children, from the perspectives of both teachers and parents. Of the greatest benefit to trainee teachers and teachers, we hear how the featured teacher
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