AT 130 - "Scale and Proportion Presentation" (Budden)
Recorded by Katie Budden, 3/2/15.
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Computer History Museum, Pop-Up Pi Day 2013
Kano is designing a computer kit for everyone, so they took it to the Computer History Museum for some perspective. CHM CEO John Hollar with amazing volunteers and 50 young people -- some beginners, some Python hackers -- joined them. With the Kano Kit, a computer can be made, hooked up to wireless, coded games and sounds, and be fun.
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Veggie Tales - Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler prt 4

This video shows the value of friendship and of being considerate of others. The main feature stars Larry the Cucumber as Sheerluck Holmes and his sidekick Bob the Tomato as Watson; together they are London's crack crime-solving team. But Sheerluck starts to take credit for all the duo's achievements, leaving Watson to stew in his own jui
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De Carle Lecture 2014: Doctoring the State: Plato, Hobbes, Humboldt, Hegel, Virchow
Professor Haun Saussy, from the University of Chicago and a leading scholar of Chinese and comparative literature, delivers the second lecture in the 2014 De Carle Lecture series. Western political philosophy, at its beginning (Plato's Republic), introduces an analogy between medical treatment and political reform that, like all metaphors, has consequences on both the supposedly different domains that it incorporates. As long as the metaphor is viewed as a mere analogy, however, the practical r
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1.2 What's going on – learning online

In the following few pages we will look at some underlying principles of learning, and of learning computing skills in particular. This section is divided into two parts:

  • your learning style;

  • computing with confidence.


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6.2 Concepts of Illness

Sontag (1979) wrote about the metaphors we use to describe illness. Metaphors are ways of speaking about something as if it were something else which is imaginatively but not literally applicable, for instance calling a new moon a sickle. Sontag was mainly concerned with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and AIDS, and how the metaphors we use can serve to stigmatise the sufferers, for instance referring to AIDS as a gay plague. But people use metaphors to explain illness to themselves
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Trade Creates Wealth

Made in Missouri

Last month, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran an article focusing on Missouri governor Jay Nixon's "Made in Missouri" jobs initiative. To promote this new initiative, Missouri's Department of Economic Development was planning to give away 6,000
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10.1 What motivates individuals to invent?

It seems clear from the number of new patents applied for each year, and the many inventions that are not patented, that the level of inventive activity around the world is high. It's possible to identify a number of starting points for invention and new product development. For the purposes of this analysis I'll consider first what motivates individuals to invent and then what drives invention in organisations.

While economic incentives are behind the development and commercialisation
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Practicing Speeches: Ideas
After your first speech recorded speech rehearsal, this video will teach you to ask yourself how well your ideas are being communicated. Learn specific tips on how to improve and fine tune the ideas that you are trying to get across in your speech. (01:25)
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The Frog Prince Part 3
This is part 3 of 11 of the very cute musical / movie, The Frog Prince, featuring many great actors and actresses from the 1980's.
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Leading Rockwell Collins' Lean Transformation (w/Spanish subtitles), Part 3
(Original, english-only version located here: http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/16101-leading-rockwell-collins-lean-transformation) 04/19/2006 10:45 San Antonio Clayton Jones, President and CEO, Rockwell Collins Description: "When we began our Lean journey," recounts Clayton Jones, "it was mostly an act of faith, with doubters and cynics in every corner." Now, after 11 years engaged in a top-to-bottom streamlining process, Jones declares, "There is no single initiative I've pioneered and pushe
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The Fourth Revolution: the global race to reinvent the state [Audio]
Speaker(s): John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge | Is Britain falling behind in the global race to reinvent the state? Britain has led previous attempts to reinvent the state, from the Hobbesian security revolution of the 17th century, to the liberal, meritocratic revolution of the 19th century, to the welfare revolution of the early 20th century. We are now embarked on a new revolution, driven by IT, unsustainable debts and the rise of emerging markets. But Britain is much less well placed to l
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Simple Harmonic Motion (Part 1)
An introduction to simple harmonic motion through demonstrations and animated sequences.
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Bing Code Search | Visual Studio Toolbox

In the episode, Robert is joined by Youssef Hamadi and Yi Wei, who show us the Bing Code Search extension for Visual Studio. With this extension, you can search for code samples across the coding community, including MSDN, StackOverflow, Dotnetperls and Author(s): Robert Green

Uncertainty, Lags and Nonlinearity: Challenges to Governance in a Turbulent World
Prof. Homer-Dixon looks at systems displaying high levels of uncertainty. Using the example of climate change, he asks whether standard "management" approaches used by policymakers are enough or if we must find new approaches in times of uncertainty. Global financial, climate, energy, and food challenges exhibit similar characteristics - all emerge from systems exhibiting high levels of uncertainty, countless unknown unknowns, time lags, threshold effects, occasional chaotic behavior, and someti
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Enzymen : In je lijf en in je leven
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In ons lichaam worden continu voedingsstoffen afgebroken tot bouwstenen, die we vervolgens inzetten voor de opbouw van lichaamsstoffen. Bovendien houden we tegelijkertijd ook onze lichaamstemperatuur op peil, is er doorlopend transport van …


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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Rearranging Formulae
Interactive simulation, rearranging formulae (letters and numbers)
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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Understanding LGBT Inequities in America Today, Pt. I
Even as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and issues receive greater national attention, discrimination lingers. LGBT people are fighting for rights, respect and recognition, while LGBT children are increasingly at the center of policy discussions in classrooms, sports teams and religious institutions. In "Stand Up and Be Counted: A Call to LGBT Individuals and Allies," Rice University Professor Michelle Hebl argues that the passage of protective laws and the eradication of sex
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Neil Gaiman Talks about The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman talks about the his book, The Graveyard Book.  He talks about what what the book is about and what children and adults think about his book.

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Duke University 2012 Student Commencement Addresss
At Duke University's commencement ceremony May 12, 2012, student graduation speaker Roshan Sadanani said, "the real wonder in this Gothic Wonderland has always been how after some time here, we all are able to claim a small piece of Duke as our own." Sadanani, a Charlotte, N.C., native who received a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, described how the university became smaller for students over the years as they created their own Duke experiences.
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