An Introduction to DNA: Spectrophotometry, Degradation, and the 'Frankengel' Experiment
In this laboratory students perform three exercises as an introduction to the basics of handling and analyzing DNA. In the first, they expose circular plasmid, linear phage, and high molecular weight genomic DNA samples to a variety of physical, thermal, chemical, and enzymatic conditions that might be expected to affect DNA integrity. The DNA's are analyzed by electrophoresis on a group agarose gel. In the second, they pour and reconstruct a "Frankengel" (a gel containing sections with three di
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Fundamentals of Die Casting Design
This book describes the fundamentals of design of the die casting process and die mold/runner. It is intended for people who have at least some knowledge of the basics of fundamental science, such calculus, physics etc. This book will benefit the die casting engineer (the project and process engineers) as well as managers and anyone else who deals with the die casting operations will find this information useful.
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Introduction to Social Network Methods
This on-line textbook introduces many of the basics of formal approaches to the analysis of social networks. The text relies heavily on the work of Freeman, Borgatti, and Everett (the authors of the UCINET software package). The materials here, and their organization, were also very strongly influenced by the text of Wasserman and Faust, and by a graduate seminar conducted by Professor Phillip Bonacich at UCLA. Many other users have also made very helpful comments and suggestions based on the
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Can We Sustain the Basics: Air, Land and Water?
"Can We Sustain the Basics: Air, Land and Water?" was presented as an expert panel discussion, moderated by Loring Bullard, executive director of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. Panelists include: Patrick Byers, regional horticulture specialist at the University of Missouri Extension; Barbara Lucks, materials recovery and education coordinator for the City of Springfield Public Works Department; and Joe Pitts, executive director of the James River Basin Partnership.
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Fine Filters: Filtering Solutions for Clean Water
This unit focuses on the scarcity of safe drinking water across the world, some of the science basics of water, how water can be cleaned through a series of filtration steps, and how nanofiltration can be used as a cost-effective way to solve filtration problems. Upon completing this unit, students will understand: A shortage of clean drinking water is one of the most pressing global issues: As a result of water’s bent shape and polarity, water has unique properties, such as an ability to diss
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6.830 Database Systems (MIT)
This course relies on primary readings from the database community to introduce graduate students to the foundations of database systems, focusing on basics such as the relational algebra and data model, schema normalization, query optimization, and transactions. It is designed for students who have taken MIT course 6.033 (or equivalent); no prior database experience is assumed though students who have taken an undergraduate course in databases are encouraged to attend. Topics related to the eng
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Sprice: MSU's Got Talent
Michigan State University student Steven "Sprice" Price discusses studying mechanical engineering and building Rube Goldberg machines. His talent recently earned him a spot as a contestant on NBC's "America's Got Talent."
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Preparation materials for the Information Exchange activity, based on the specimen paper, adapted for use on Elluminate.
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Researching Mobile Learning: Frameworks, Tools and Research Designs
This edited collection sets out the issues and requirements for mobile learning research, and presents recent efforts to specify appropriate theoretical frameworks, methods and tools. Through their accounts of projects, leading researchers present their experiences and approaches to key aspects of mobile learning research such as data capture and analysis, and offer structured guidance and suggestions on adopting and extending these approaches.
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Cancer Biology Tutorial (Full version)
The content package (full version) is based on an introductory course on Cancer biology at Bath. It includes a)interactive Flash animations designed to develop a strong conceptual understanding of the complex cellular processes of DNA replication, DNA damage and DNA repair pathways in cancer. It includes novel animation material incorporating current research. It also includes a text version of the animation materials. b) powerpoint slides on oncogenesis, oncogenic viruses,apoptosis, angiogenesi
Author(s): Dr. Momna Hejmadi, University of Bath, UK

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An Introduction to Clinical Trials
George Warimwe from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya presents an introduction to clinical trials aimed at trial site staff and anyone new to the field. Topics covered include: equipoise and hypothesis, protocol, trial design, comparative effectiveness, pharmacovigilance, ICH-GCP basics, informed consent, essential documents, databases and statistics.
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Whether you're totally new to Dreamweaver or just creating dynamic Web applications with the program, this chapter will help you find your bearings. The first part explores the Dreamweaver workspace with an emphasis on its application-building capabilities. The rest of the chapter deals specifically with the basics of Web application tools that are standard in Dreamweaver. Everything from applying server behaviors to working in Live Data view is described.
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List of plants growing in urban grounds, offered by Forum Umweltbildung Austria
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Fundamentals of Narrative Film Editing
This course covers the basics of editing a conversation. This is dramatic scene with scripted dialog. Editing dialog is the most basic form of editing in motion pictures. This is what you need to learn first. This series of lessons gives you hands-on experience editing actual motion pictures and television dramas. It's the real thing!
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Computer Applications for Instruction and Training
Introduction to basic computer applications on a Macintosh computer, with special emphasis on software that may be used in instruction and training. In this course, students will orient themselves to the Macintosh environment, get a brief overview of Macintosh-specific software, and learn the fundamental basics of the following tools available to assist in instruction and training: PowerPoint, Photoshop, GoLive, and iMovie.
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The Human Rights Education Handbook: Effective Practices for Learning, Action, and Change
This manual is intended to help people who care about human rights to become effective educators, able to share both their passion and their knowledge. To further human rights education in all its many forms, The Human Rights Education Handbook lays out the basics: why, for whom, what, where, who, and how. It draws on the experience of many educators and organizations, illustrating their effective practices and distilling their accumulated insights.
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Digital Workshops
This site offers online professional development for teachers in math and science, language arts, and other areas. Watch presentations on vocabulary, phonemic awareness, reading and writing in the content areas, algebra, measurement and geometry, computation, linear equations, differentiated instruction, history, inclusive classrooms, using data to improve instruction, No Child Left Behind basics, and more. Many states offer professional development credit for teachers who participate.
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Introduction to Minitab
This laboratory introduces students to the basics of the Minitab software. Students make use of a basic example (water consumption and temperature) to introduce students to manipulation of data, calculation of descriptive statistics, and creation of histograms.
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The Immune System: Red Cell Agglutination in Non-Humans
This exercise presents the concepts of immunology from biochemical, evolutionary, and adaptive standpoints. While all organisms have developed some mechanism of defense against external agents, vertebrates have the most complex immune responses capable of exquisite specificity and long duration. This affords a distinct advantage to species with a relatively long life span and low fecundity. This exercise explores the relationship between immunologic stimulation of the host with foreign antigens
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Episode 131: Developing against the Monitoring Alerts Autoscale and Metrics API | Windows Azure Clou

In this episode Chris Risner and Nick Harris are joined by Stephen Siciliano, Sr Program Manager on Windows Azure.  In this episode Stephen and Chris demonstrate the Windows Azure Monitoring Service API which provides operations  to retrieve and configure monitoring metrics, alerts, and autoscale rules for your Windows Azure services.