Biologist E.O. Wilson and Washington DC's Earth Conservation Corps
Dedicating his life to the exploration of life on Earth, E.O. Wilson is one of the world's foremost authorities on biology. Bill Moyers Journal profiles the author of 25 Books and recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, who speaks about what humankind needs to understand about the Earth to heal it and about his latest project The Encyclopedia of life - a digital, online catalog of every single living species on the planet. And, Bill Moyers Journal updates a report on the non-profit group, the Earth Co
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Lecture by Heather Roberge, Murmur
CCA Architecture Lecture Series Recorded Monday, April 9, 2012, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus at California College of the Arts Visit cca.edu/architecture Heather Roberge is a practicing architect and educator in Los Angeles. She is associate vice chair of the Department of Architecture at UCLA, and director of the undergraduate program in architectural studies. She teaches graduate courses in design and technology. Formerly, as coprincipal of Gnuform, she explored an arch
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1.1 Introduction

At the beginning of the 21st century, terms such as the 'greenhouse effect', 'greenhouse gases' and 'greenhouse warming' are printed or spoken thousands of times a week in the context of climate change caused by human activities. This section is designed to consolidate your understanding of the basic science behind these terms, and then to review what is known about the human impact on the composition of the atmosphere since the dawn of the industrial age, commonly put (in this context) at ar
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Don't Build Your Home, Grow It!
TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat. Soft cars, jet packs and houses made of meat are all in a day's work for urban designer, architect and TED Fellow Mitchell Joachim. While the concept of these future homes is fascinating and a bit "far out there", the ideas are based on scientific research and the merging of biology and architecture. This video could be used t
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First day of the Somme (annotated)

The National Archives UK posted a photo:

First day of the Somme (annotated)

Catalogue reference: WO 153/167

This trench map shows the objectives of the British Army’s 29th Infantr
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Discrete Time Complex Exponential
Dan Calderon, Richard Baraniuk, Stephen Kruzick
Describes the complex exponential function for discrete time.

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2.1.1 Ron revisited

In Case Report 1 you met Ron. Ron is 59 years old, has a BMI of 31 and a central obesity ratio of 0.96, indicating that he is moderately obese, with the fat concentrated in his abdomen, rather than his hips. Clearly a number of factors, some environmental, others relating to Ron's age and all interacting with Ron's genetic constitution, may help to provide an explanation. Let's look at some of these factors in a little more detail. It is clear that Ron enjoys a comfortable lifestyle with litt
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Sesame Street: The Count Sings of 8
The Count sings about the letter 8. (The puppet does NOT count to 8--the puppet just sings about the number 8.) (00:47)
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Exploring mathematics: a powerful tool
How can mathematics help us to understand the world around us? The tracks on this album take us to Antarctica, Hong Kong and New Zealand to find out how mathematicians work with scientists and biologists to create mathematical models, and how collaborations like these can help decipher and predict a range of natural phenomena. We learn how the 17th Century saw the birth of one of the most important mathematical tools - calculus, and modern mathematicians examine the contribution of its three inv
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Pakistan blast kills at least 34
Aug19 - A bomb rips through the side of a mosque in northwest Pakistan. No one has claimed responsibility but Al Qaeda-linked militants vowed to avenge bin Laden's death in May. Lily Grimes reports.
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Bringing Windows Azure Services to the Private Cloud with Ryan Jones | Web Camps TV

Join your guides Brady Gaster and Cory Fowler as they talk to the product teams in Redmond as well as the web community.

This week Brady and Cory are joined by Ryan Jones from the Windows Azure Web Sites team. Ryan is the PM for Windows Azure Services for Windows Server a new o
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The Respiratory System by StudyJams
Your lungs pull in oxygen through your nose, mouth, and throat.  Then, in the lungs, the oxygen is transfered to the blood vessels and the lungs draw waste, carbon dioxide, out of the veins.  You can then exhale all of the waste!  Learn more about your respiratory system with this slide show from StudyJams.  Detailed images are set to music and information is printed under each photo.  A short, self-checking quiz is also provided with this link. 
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COMP14000 Week 9, Lecture 1
COMP14000 Week 9, Lecture 1
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The Electronic Library: It's not Your Father's Library Anymore
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1.4 Obesity

At the time of writing (2004) 20% of the adult population of the UK is classified as obese. The number of obese children has doubled since 1982, 10% of six year olds and 17% of fifteen year olds are now classified as obese. As shown in Table 4, obesity is recognized when the BMI exceeds 30 and occurs quite simply when energ
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Earthquake Country - Seismic Waves
There are other segments of this series on WatchKnow. This is the 'Earthquake Country' series which is suitable for middle school and high school students. Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to the millions of people living in earthquake country. Animat
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Buoyancy
Here's a quick lesson in buoyancy. It compares the weight of an object in the air compared to in the water. English captions are at the bottom of the screen. The words are small so the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen'.
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Introduction

This free course, An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland, will introduce you to the law making process in Scotland. The Scottish legal system and many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those in England and Wales. The law of Scotland has a history and roots, which are distinct from that of England and Wales. Despite forming a union with England and Wales at various points throughout that history, Scotland has retained a separate legal system.

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4 Neural processing of auditory information

In this section we will look at how the frequency selectivity found along the basilar membrane is preserved or modified by the auditory nerve and how information about the intensity of the signal is encoded in the response of the auditory nerve fibres.

The nerve that communicates with or innervates the hair cells along the basilar membrane is called the vestibulocochlear nerve or VIIIth cranial nerve. It enters the brainstem just under the cerebellum and conveys information from
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Conclusion

Hydropower was the earliest means of commercial electricity generation, and currently dominates alternative electricity supply. However, its global capacity for large-scale exploitation is less than six times that currently installed.

Growth of hydropower is slow and its contribution to global electricity supply is falling. Both are due to economic factors, the slow pace of large-scale project construction, the remoteness of high-potential sites, and increasing resistance to the social
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