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Spiders Jump With Deadly Accuracy in Green Light
Researchers have discovered a unique visual attribute that jumping spiders use in attacking and catching prey. The arachnids use what is called image defocus-proven in part by videos that show spiders jumping with deadly accuracy in green light (and fumbling in red).
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Segboard Ride/Interview

My first ride of Segboard (hence I'm a little shaky). Turns out talking while riding actually helps you get used to it. Calms the nerves. :-) Being created at MITERS (MIT Electronic Research Society).


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Savings Plans and the Climate

Relating savings strategies to how we address a shifting climate.


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Paterno crosses campus for the last time during funeral procession.
Iconic Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno, was laid to rest amid campus streets lined with thousands of friends and fans. Some, who waited to see the motorcade, braved the elements to say their final farewell to the coach, philanthropist and teacher.
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Nassau Grouper Being Attended by Cleaner Shrimp
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a Nassau Grouper being cleaned by a shrimp. The Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) is one of the larger reef fish and one that has suffered a dramatic decline during the 20th Century, primarily as a result of over fishing. These large groupers have a robust, oblong body; the background colour varies from light buff to pinkish red, depending on depth. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and t
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Keller Future: Resilience in Latino Youth Week 2
A recap of week 2 of Keller Future: Resilience in Latino Youth Week 2.
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WHOIS: Danah Boyd, MSR Social Scientist

Today we'll chat with Danah BoydDanah is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, Mass., exploring social media. You can read more about Danah in this NY Times article posted this week.  

How did you get into technology?

As a child, I remember playing a few computer games and I had fun
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Increasing Student Engagement with Games
Lesson Objective: Engage students in meaningful practice with games and competition. Questions to Consider: How does the visual model scaffold and support students in distinguishing between and combining tenths and hundredths?In what ways does the structure of the game allow students to support one another's learning?
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How To Prevent Identity Theft
This 2:30 video provides some valuable tips to keep your personal identity safe. Students should be aware that this can happen at most any age. This is a good video for all students to review.

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Hazel Pot Beetle--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a Hazel Pot Beetle. An orange and black insect that has the typical - if slightly squarish - 'beetle' shape. The thorax is black in males and red in females, and the wing covers are reddish-orange fringed with black. The whole beetle is very glossy. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
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30.01.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Montag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. Wenige Wochen vor der Präsidentschaftswahl hat der französische Staatschef Nicolas Sarkozy die Einführung einer Finanztransaktionssteuer in seinem Land angekündigt. Wie er in einem Fernseh-Interview erklärte, soll sie bei einem Steuersatz von 0,1 Prozent im kommenden August in Kraft treten. Frankreich wird dami
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Social capital and productivity: how might training affect a company’s social capital? does the li
The ultimate purpose of this literature review, carried out by Liam Aspin as part of the TLRP Phase 3 Project Adult Basic Skills and Workplace Learning (dir. Alison Wolf and Karen Evans 2003-2008) was to answer the following questions: How might training affect a company’s ‘social capital’? Does the literature indicate how this might happen, and whether we might expect a significant impact on productivity? Can these effects be measured? In order to answer these questions, we attempted to
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Maximising the return on multichannel marketing at IBM
Brendan Dineen, Director of Marketing -- Demand Programmes at IBM UK talks about the Chief Marketing Officer survey that IBM has been conducting in order to understand the role and concerns of the CMO and what is likely to be on the agenda for technology requirements over the next few years - part of the Cranfield Customer Management Forum Guest Speaker Series: http://bit.ly/9UuSf9
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Male Stag Beetles Fighting for Female
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of two male Stag Beetles fighting for a female. The stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) is arguably the most spectacular looking beetle in Britain; the male looks like something from a prehistoric age. The giant antler-like mandiblesare used in courtship displays, and wrestling with other males. Although rather fearsome in appearance, the mandibles cannot be closed with any force. You are more likely to be nipped sharply b
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Arab Spring-Dr. Fawaz Gerges
Dr. Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, served as the keynote speaker for the event.
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Synthetic repurchase programs through put derivatives: theory and evidence
A Synthetic Repurchase is an open market share repurchase program enhanced with sales of put derivatives on the firm’s own stock. Microsoft, in 1999, using a synthetic repurchase program sold put derivatives on its own stock and received $766 million in premiums and, at the same time, signaled that it is a good-quality company and certified its future earnings. I present theoretical rationale that explains why a synthetic repurchase program provides an efficient signal about a firm’s future
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Notes on the Synthesis of Form
Every design problem begins with an effort to achieve fitness between two entities: the form in question and its context. The form is the solution to the problem; the context defines the problem. We want to put the context and the form into effortless contact or frictionless coexistence, i.e., we want to find a good fit. For a good fit to occur in practice, one vital condition must be satisfied. It must have time to happen. In slow-changing, traditional, unselfconscious cultures, a form is adjus
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Duke Chapel Live - 1/29/2012
Duke Chapel Live - 1/29/2012
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MITEF-NYC: The Age of "Big Data" in Bioscience is Here

The rapid development of the City`s startup scene started making big news towards the end of last year. Startups are reported to be choosing NYC over Silicon Valley, depending on the industry. And Mayor Bloomberg campaigned for and won a new graduate school of engineering to be built on Roosevelt Island. Meanwhile, in the background, earlier NYC startups have been steadily maturing and achieving notable success.


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