Muscles
This topic starts with a basic introduction to muscles and an image illustrating the possible locations of the different muscle tissues. The three types of muscle tissue are described in more detail. Along with the features of muscle tissue (e.g. contractibility), the functions of these tissues (e.g. support) are discussed.
Author(s): St George's, University of London,Raja Habib

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Chris Difford Guest Lecture "Cool for Cats..."
On Thursday 19 November, double Ivor Novello Award winner Chris Difford delivered on song writing to a full lecture theatre. It was a moment to remember for all in attendance, with one member of staff commenting, "I've worked here for sixteen years and that was the best hour yet". Chris' anecdotes and advice were especially appreciated by the song writers and music production students in the audience. With over 25 years of experience, and a single-minded attitude, Chris has become one of the mos
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitian University

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Transport Activities
Activities for Part Seven of Greening Business: Transport often makes up a major part of an organization’s carbon footprint, whether through commuting of employees, business travel, or transport of materials, products or waste. Organizations can reduce this component of their carbon footprint through a wide range of actions including more fuel efficient company cars, increased use of video conferencing, change of source location of materials, reduction in off-site waste transport, and incenti
Author(s): Keele University,Stephen Whitfield,Dr Zoe Robinson

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Article :: Selections: The Key to Compositing in Adobe After Effects 7.0
A particle physicist works with atoms, bakers and bankers work with their own types of dough, and compositors work with selections—many different types of selections, each of them derived uniquely. In this chapter, you'll look at the foundation techniques that define how a layer merges with those behind it.
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22.251 Systems Analysis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (MIT)
This course provides an in-depth technical and policy analysis of various options for the nuclear fuel cycle. Topics include uranium supply, enrichment fuel fabrication, in-core physics and fuel management of uranium, thorium and other fuel types, reprocessing and waste disposal. Also covered are the principles of fuel cycle economics and the applied reactor physics of both contemporary and proposed thermal and fast reactors. Nonproliferation aspects, disposal of excess weapons plutonium, and tr
Author(s): Kazimi, Mujid S.

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UC IPM pest management guidelines - small grains

thumbnailThis illustrated resource, authored by University of California faculty specialists, provides information on the diseases, insects and mites, nematodes, and weeds that can affect small grain crops. The information incl
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After studying this unit you should understand:

  • how the linear sequence of DNA within a gene is related to the linear sequence of amino acids of a protein

  • how the information in DNA is carried via RNA to make a protein

  • how RNA is synthesised from DNA by the process of transcription

  • where the processes of transcription and translation occur within the cell


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The Western Soundscape Archive (WSA)
The Western Soundscape Archive (WSA) recognizes the vital connection between places and their soundscapes and features audio recordings of animals and environments throughout the western United States. The WSA typically features three types of recordings: those of individual species, ambient soundscapes and interviews. The project's geographic focus includes eleven contiguous western states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyomi
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Building for the Big One
Using this activity, students will learn about the effects of earthquakes and how various soil types react during an earthquake. This lesson gives students first-hand experience in making design decisions similar to those made in the real world.
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NASA KSNN Why do magnets work?
Magnetism is an invisible force felt within the space around a magnet. This space, called the magnetic field, can either attract (pull) or repel (push away) other magnets and some types of metal
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Wetlands of the coastal plains
This Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" explores the various wetlands of North Carolina's coastal plain, including the longleaf pine savanna, sandhill scrub, pocosin, pond pine woodland, coastal plain bottomland forest, tidal freshwater marsh, cypress gum swamp, and salt marsh. In each type of wetland, you'll learn about the various plant communities and their adaptations to their environment. You'll also learn how wetlands are formed and why North Carolina has so
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Cell Differentials
Cell Differentials offers a visual dataset of white blood cells that gives students practice in developing strategies and techniques for the recognition of these blood cell types. Over 100 different cell images are randomly presented with feedback on successful identification. In traditional labs, the recognition of white blood cell types can be compromised by several factors. Developmental changes can make recognition difficult and some cell types exhibit similar features. Microscopy can be a
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Data Collection and Organization
The Data Collection and Organization (DC&O) text module provides background on useful, general-purpose software tools. The aim is to discuss types of generic software that virtually every well-equipped scientist uses. This includes: spreadsheets, database programs, statistics packages, graphics programs, and word processors. DC&O includes several examples of the use of these tools in biology. These include 'An Embryological Example with Tips and Tricks' and the complete text and dataset of a cl
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BeeVisit
BeeVisit enables students to evaluate the relative contributions of different pollinator species to a plant's reproductive success through an interactive model of pollen transfer. The model tracks a plant's presentation of pollen through time; pollen may be presented gradually or all at once, and the program lets you choose from a family of power curves to model the shape of the cumulative pollen presentation curve over a set number of time intervals (usually 100). Then, 'bees' of 1, 2, or 3 ty
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A Deeper Look Into Seeds
Developed for second grade. Students will: use their sense of touch and sight to discover differences between several types of seeds; discuss why seeds come in different shapes and sizes; make connections between art and science; discuss the growth process of a seed; discuss how different seeds are used in different products. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a colleg
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The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
This is an introduction to programming and computer science. This course exposes students to techniques of abstraction at several levels: (a) within a programming language, using higher-order functions, manifest types, data-directed programming, and message-passing; (b) between programming languages, using functional and rule-based languages as examples. It also relates these techniques to the practical problems of implementation of languages and algorithms on a von Neumann machine. There are se
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Flash
This course familiarizes students with Macromedia Flash. Topics to be covered include fundamental programming concepts (variables, variable types, code re-use, commenting code, and basic control structures) in addition to the fundamentals of the flash environment (animation, vector graphics, use of sound and video). Students finishing this course will have at least one completed fully functional Flash project for their portfolios demonstrating a strong knowledge of the tool and a good foundation
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National Water Information System Web Data for the Nation
This USGS site provides access to water resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The site features real-time and historical data retrievable by geographic area for surface water, groundwater, and water quality conditions such as temperature, specific conductance, pH, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds. The site also includes an extensive inventory of information about data collection sites at strea
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Descriptive Model of Au-Ag-Te Veins
This USGS document provides a summary of characteristics of gold-silver-tellurium vein deposits. The data includes the geological environment of the deposits such as rock types, textures, age ranges, depositional environment, tectonic setting, and associated deposit types. The deposit description includes information about mineralogy, texture/structure, alteration, ore controls, and weathering. Also included is a list of examples where these vein deposits are found.
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Ground-water Aquifers
This description of a ground-water aquifer has a graphic representation to accompany it. It is part of the U.S. Geologic Survey's Water Science for Schools website. Links to other parts of the site, such as definitions and types of wells, are included.
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