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Judicial Review and Construction
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "Judicial review and construction are closely tied to the concepts of judicial activism and restraint. Judicial review gives the Court the power to determine whether acts of the government are constitutional. Judicial review is the Supreme Court's primary tool in the system of checks and balances on which the American government is based. The power of judicial review makes the Supreme Court the final authority
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CPU basics
What is a "computer processor"?
A computer processor is the brain of the computer. It is the piece of hardware that handles all the calculations that go on inside the computer. When you click on something, that goes to the processor. The computer processor determines what you want to do based on the software that you're running, and makes the calculations, and then you see the result of that on your screen.

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How to convert a BMP to JPEG
This video shows the steps to comvert these files.  A bitmap file is a raster- (or pixel-) based format that only supports the RGB color space and bit depths of 1, 4, 8, or 24 bits per channel and is not supported on websites.
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Admiral Grace Hopper
During the 1950s Hopper was obsessed with the growing problem of computer babble, the things couldn’t talk to each other, and so she developed the first English based programming language, Flow Matic, which, after fits and starts, became the foundation for COBOL, one of the important programming milestones in computer progress.
After retiring from industry in 1967, Hopper was called to active duty and spent twenty years bringing order from chaos in the military computer system. In 1992 R

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Lightweight Isotruss Bike Using Carbon Fibers
Engineers used elements of architecture and geometry to create a strong but lightweight triangle-based isotruss bicycle frame. The isotruss is first wound with carbon fiber using a sheet that holds the tension constant. The engineers then hand-wind Kevlar strands over the isotruss. Students might be suprised that geometry is being used in making bike frames. It is also a good introduction into the triangle and its strengths.
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The Importance of Vitamin D Surprises the Experts Again
This three minute video shows how Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is fundamentally an autoimmune disease. Research now shows that Vitamin D may help prevent and treat this and other autoimmune diseases. This video might be of value if the evidence provided is proven accurate as claimed. Either way, a good video to show the value of knowing about vitamins.
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Dimitri Shostakovich-Symphony #5

In 1937 Russia, at the height of Stalin’s purges, the Communist Party strongly denounced Dmitri Shostakovich’s most recent works. Fearing for his life, the young composer wrote a symphony ending with a rousing march. But to many, the triumph rang hollow. Even today, people wonder just what Shostakovich was trying to say. Was the symphony meant to celebrate Stalin’s regime? Or did it contain hidden messages protesting the very system it seemed to support?
Inspect the controvers

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Debate Tips: Evaluating Evidence
Evaluating how much evidence the other party has in a debate. Get
tips on assessing evidence in a debate from a communications and public
speaking expert in this video.

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Foreign Policy in the late 1800s - China
This video is accompanied by text. "When Theodore Roosevelt took over the presidency in September 1901, after the assassination of William McKinley, he inherited many of McKinley’s policies and programs. During McKinley’s second run for office, he promised to continue programs of prosperity intended to lift the U.S. out of the depression of 1893. The gold standard assigned value to bank notes based on the corresponding price of gold, while imperialism promoted greater U.S. involvement in for
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Megan Follows: The Many Mauds: The Life and Times of Lucy Maud Montgomery (1996)
Megan Follows, the actress who played Anne in the "Anne of Green Gables" movies, talks about Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of the books on which the movies are based. The actress details her intellectual, emotional and psychological empathy with the author in the historical period in which Ms. Montgomery lived: L.M. Mongomery "allowed a child to have a voice that was of equal importance to the grownups around her."  Photos of the author, clips of animated film and live action film base
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Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers
A teacher-made video that shows a virtual video while using a classroom board along with an instructor. Run time 06:42.
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Gary Paulsen Lecture - Part 1 of 3

Lecture took place on October 27, 2007.  He starts his speech with how his youth was troubled, he did not play sports, barely got through school, did not like to read, parents were alcoholics, and had a rough childhood.  One day he went to the library to get warm, the librarian asked him if he needed help.  She told him he needed a library card, he was amazed because no one gave him anything.  He said that card made him somebody.
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Emission and Absorption
calculation of emission and absorption rates for a two level system
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Jefferson Vs. Hamilton :: Freedom Vs. Big Government
The debate over Central Banking and the Big Government that naturally accompanies it is as old as our Republic. Watch Thomas Jefferson argue against a Central Bank and a powerful central government and for an economy based on Freedom. Alexander Hamilton argues for a Central Bank, a national debt-based economy and federal government authority.
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The winds of change: how Denmark is leading the green movement
With the climate change issue becoming ever more a major cause for concern, a new green movement is fast taking shape in the European Union, with Denmark leading the way. And rightly so, because of all the countries in the EU, Denmark is ahead in its use of renewable energy.


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INSEAD Wharton together: charting a new path for MBAs in financial services
“The thing I would say is, the financial services industry is not dead. Full stop.” That’s the view of the Dean of The Wharton School, Tom Robertson. “I agree,” says INSEAD Dean Frank Brown.
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Keeping the momentum on sustainability
Given the current financial crisis, there is no question that sustainability has taken a bit of a hit of late.

“A year ago, or even a year-and-a-half ago, we saw such a huge momentum building. The momentum is still there, but the financial crisis is clearly now taking precedence,” says Paul Kleindorfer, The Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development at INSEAD.

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12.472 Building Earth-like Planets: From Nebular Gas to Ocean Worlds (MIT)
This course covers examination of the state of knowledge of planetary formation, beginning with planetary nebulas and continuing through accretion (from gas, to dust, to planetesimals, to planetary embryos, to planets). It also includes processes of planetary differentiation, crust formation, atmospheric degassing, and surface water condensation. This course has integrated discussions of compositional and physical processes, based upon observations from our solar system and from exoplanets. Focu
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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative C

Changing Times at The Washington Post: Engaging Readers, Enhancing Content
At the Wharton-sponsored Future of Publishing conference held on April 30 in New York, one of the panels looked at the changing nature of content, specifically the increasing popularity of user-generated content spilling forth from an ever-growing variety of sources. The panel included Katharine Zaleski, executive producer and head of digital news products for The Washington Post and before that, senior editor in charge of special projects at The Huffington Post. Following her participation in t
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The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution - Richard Dawkins #1 Bestseller Available Now
#1 Bestseller in Britain! #1 Bestseller in Australia! #1 Bestseller in Ireland! #1 Bestseller in Canada! Richard Dawkins gives an introduction to his new book "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution." He explains why this book was necessary, and what readers can expect from this highly-anticipated work. The book is available now in the UK, and will be released in the US on September 22nd! Read the first chapter of "The Greatest Show" at http://richarddawkins.net/thegreatests
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