Robotics with the XBC Controller
This course offers a brief history of robotics, and a definition of robot and robotics. The course includes an introduction to IC and the XBC, downloading firmware, Updating the bitstream, and IC Environment and simulator. It concludes with an activity building a Demo-Bot.
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Termite Trails
Students will observe the behavior of termites and draw conclusions about their behavior.
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Social:Learn Introduction
An introduction to the Open University's social:learn project.
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Calisphere Themed Collection - 1870-1900: Closing of the Frontier: Everyday Life and People
The images in this topic show how Californians in the late 19th century worked and played. Many of these photographs reflect the manual labor (mining, logging, agriculture) and services (like barber shops and grocery stores) that supported the rapid growth of cities and towns. As they do today, people spent their free time doing quiet activities like painting, enjoying themselves outdoors, riding bicycles and camping.
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Accumulated Rainfall during Hurricanes Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne, 2004 (WMS)
During the hurricane season of 2004, an unprecedented four hurricanes hit Florida. This animation shows the accumulated rainfall produced by three of those hurricanes during the month of September. The animation also shows the rainfall from the typhoons in the Pacific Ocean during the same period.
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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Solutions Using R and Bioconductor
Covers the basics of R software and the key capabilities of the Bioconductor project (a widely used open source and open development software project for the analysis and comprehension of data arising from high-throughput experimentation in genomics and molecular biology and rooted in the open source statistical computing environment R), including importation and preprocessing of high-throughput data from microarrays and other platforms. Also introduces statistical concepts and tools necessary t
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Problem Solving for Immunization Programs
Countries around the world - even those at war - are collaborating to ensure that children under the age of five don't die from diseases for which vaccines are available. In the past twenty years, global vaccine coverage has surpassed eighty percent, and a second disease, polio, is nearly eradicated. In the United States, coverage rates are even higher, and vaccine-preventable diseases are now rare. Never have so many resources been focused on immunization - yet problems remain. Additional, high
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Analog Integrated Circuit Design
An introductory course in analog circuit synthesis for microelectronic designers. Topics include: Review of analog design basics; linear and non-linear analog building blocks: harmonic oscillators, (static and dynamic) translinear circuits, wideband amplifiers, filters; physical layout for robust analog circuits; design of voltage sources ranging from simple voltage dividers to high-performance bandgaps, and current source implementations from a single resistor to high-quality references based o
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Basics of the Coordinate Plane
This selection provides an introduction to the basics of the coordinate plane.  An interactive board is used to show the x and y axis, quadrants, and an ordered pair.  A tip is also provided to help students learn the number of each quadrant.  ( 1:46)
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Kemp's Ridley Turtle Hatchlings Emerging From Nest
This short video gives excellent real life footage of baby Ridley Turtles hatching and emerging from their nest in the sand. Kemp’s ridley turtle is the most severely endangered marine turtle in the world; in the 1980s only a few hundred females were observed nesting, although the population is now showing signs of recovery. It is also one of the smallest turtles, with adults weighing less than 45 kilograms. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (1903)
19:18 Video Filmakers Edwin S. Porter, Arthur White and others
Mastered at 16 frames per second from a 35mm print courtesy of the Library of Congress


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Firefox OS - HTML5 for a truly world-wide-web

Keynote at Codebits in Portugal, April 2014, explaining the how and why of Firefox OS and how to use it. Video: https://videos.sapo.pt/ZYQyY57ZlB6lhgIdBzrs

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SK76 in Nottinghamshire
This Hectad is an area of countryside in Nottinghamshire conatining several interesting villages and historic sites, including the open field system of Laxton.
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Town Gunsmith
The gun is part of America's creation story. Gunsmith George Suiter describes the technology of this potent tool.
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Reading the Riots
Reading the Riots.
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An interactive tour into Tutankhamon's grave.
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Clicking on the pictures, children can visit Tutankhamon's grave till they arrive at the final step with his mummy that now can be seen by everyone.


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Inaugural Gandhi Oration - Professor Pat Dodson (Excerpt)
Professor Pat Dodson, Professor of Indigenous Policy at UNSW, gives the Inaugural Gandhi Oration. The Gandhi Oration commemorates Martyrs' Day and is delivered by a person whose life's work exemplifies the ideals of Gandhi. Professor Patrick Dodson has shown great leadership promoting and fostering reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and his work in this area has been marked by great tolerance and compassion. VIEW FULL LECTURE HERE: http://youtu.be/53mLOAdsVBI
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Zazie - Tout le monde il est beau
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America: A Secular Nation? Ten Point Vision Finalist
Vote now for the best video: http://richarddawkins.net/contest/finalists/ Learn about: "A Ten Point Vision of a Secular America: Restoring the Values of America's Founders": http://richarddawkins.net/videos/644419 This video is 1 of 7 finalists in the The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science social media contest. ------ Credits ------ Bruce DeShetler
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Ocean Explorer: 2002 Explorations
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Ocean Explorer Web site (last mentioned in the March 8, 2002 -NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences_ ) has begun several of this seasons explorations. Six new voyages have been, or soon will be undertaken and the Web pages include daily updates, photos, and videos of the research efforts. Studies include biological monitoring of marine sanctuaries, hydrothermal vents, geological studies, and recovery of a sunken Civil War ship. An in
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