7.013 Introductory Biology (MIT)
The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organism
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Feature-Based High Level Design Tools - A Classification
The VR-DIS project aims to provide design support in the early design stage using a Virtual Reality environment. The initial brief of the design system is based on an analysis of a design case. The paper describes the process of analysis and extraction of design knowledge and design concepts in terms of Features. It is demonstrated how the analysis has lead to a classification of design concepts. This classification forms one of the main specifications for the VR-based design aid system that is
Author(s): Achten, Henri H. and Van Leeuwen, Jos P.

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7.340 Regenerative Medicine: from Bench to Bedside (MIT)
Regenerative medicine involves the repair and regeneration of tissues for therapeutic purposes, such as replacing bone marrow in leukemia, cartilage in osteoarthritis or cells of the heart after a heart attack. In this course, we will explore basic mechanisms of how cells differentiate into specific tissues in response to a variety of biologic signaling molecules. We will discuss the use of such factors for in vitro tissue production. We will also study the cellular mechanisms involved in the cl
Author(s): Simic, Petra

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12.746 Marine Organic Geochemistry (MIT)
This class is designed to provide the student with a global to molecular-level perspective of organic matter cycling in the oceans and marine sediments. Topics include: Organic matter (C,N,P) composition, reactivity and budgets within, and fluxes through, major ocean reservoirs; microbial recycling pathways for organic matter; models of organic matter degradation and preservation; role of anoxia in organic matter burial; relationships between dissolved and particulate (sinking and suspended) org
Author(s): Repeta, Daniel,Eglinton, Timothy

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The Industrial Revolution: The Steam Engine
By the late 1700s, the coal powered steam engine was widely used in English factories. Its operation, based on valve-piston action, was a great advancement for its time, further increasing industrial productivity. This video does a good job of showing how the steam engine works and its importance in the Industrial Revolution. Best used as part of a study on technology and/or with a drawing of a steam engine as the video is short.
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The Humor of Ronald Reagan
The Humor of Ronald Reagan from the Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly of Central Florida
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Geochemical instrumentation and analysis
Information is provided on techniques used to analyse geological materials, including fundamental principles, descriptions of instrumentation, typical applications, strengths and limitations, sample collection and preparation, results, data presentation, interpretation, and links to the literature and other online resources. The techniques covered include X-ray crystallography, electron microbeam analysis, elemental analysis, mass spectrometry, micro-imaging, surface spectroscopy, Mossbauer spec
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Carnivore, Herbivore, Scavenger
This video gives a basic explanation of the terms carnivore, herbivore, and scavenger.  It shows examples of each. Video with narration. 1:33 min.
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20.011J Statistical Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems (BE.011J) (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the physical chemistry of biological systems. Topics include: connection of macroscopic thermodynamic properties to microscopic molecular properties using statistical mechanics, chemical potentials, equilibrium states, binding cooperativity, behavior of macromolecules in solution and at interfaces, and solvation. Example problems include protein structure, genomic analysis, single molecule biomechanics, and biomaterials.
Author(s): Hamad-Schifferli, Kim,Griffith, Linda

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7.342 Developmental and Molecular Biology of Regeneration (MIT)
How does a regenerating animal "know" what's missing? How are stem cells or differentiated cells used to create new tissues during regeneration? In this class we will take a comparative approach to explore this fascinating problem by critically examining classic and modern scientific literature about the developmental and molecular biology of regeneration. We will learn about conserved developmental pathways that are necessary for regeneration, and we will discuss the relevance of thes
Author(s): Petersen, Christian

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The Thistle and the Drone [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ambassador Akbar Ahmed | The United States declared war on terrorism in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. In The Thistle and the Drone, world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed, reveals a tremendously important yet largely unrecognized adverse effect of these campaigns: they actually have exacerbated the already-broken relationship between central governments and the tribal societies on their periphery. In the th
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10.569 Synthesis of Polymers (MIT)
Studies synthesis of polymeric materials, emphasizing interrelationships of chemical pathways, process conditions, and microarchitecture of molecules produced. Chemical pathways include traditional approaches such as anionic polymerization, radical condensation, and ring-opening polymerizations. Other techniques are discussed, including stable free radical polymerizations and atom transfer free radical polymerizations (ARTP), catalytic approaches to well-defined architectures, and polymer functi
Author(s): Hammond, Paula

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Learn About Allen Allensworth
Learn about the role of Allen Allensworth, an African American Colonel in the Union army, in California's history. (05:01)
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Programming a Robot
In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad has shrunk Matt and sent him inside Hacker to insert a memory chip that will change Hacker from evil to good. When a force field causes problems, the CyberSquad must program a robot to rescue Matt. And in order to get the robot to do what they want, they must break a task into a sequence of simple steps that the robot can follow. (4:50)
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Mystery Bag: Developing Oral Language Skills
This video explains a version of "show and tell" that can be used by elementary teachers in their classrooms to help students develop oral language skills when they share clues about an object brought from home.  This helps students gain confidence as well as develop their verbal communication skills.  (02:01)
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20.442 Molecular Structure of Biological Materials (BE.442) (MIT)
This course, intended for both graduate and upper level undergraduate students, will focus on understanding of the basic molecular structural principles of biological materials. It will address the molecular structures of various materials of biological origin, such as several types of collagen, silk, spider silk, wool, hair, bones, shells, protein adhesives, GFP, and self-assembling peptides. It will also address molecular design of new biological materials applying the molecular structural pri
Author(s): Zhang, Shuguang

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10.490 Integrated Chemical Engineering I (MIT)
This course uses reaction kinetics, batch reactor analysis, batch distillation, batch operations scheduling, safety analysis, and the ABACUSS process simulator to introduce process design and analysis techniques. Acknowledgements The materials for the Fall 2006 offering of this course were drawn extensively from the materials that Professor Paul Barton used while teaching this course in past years. We are indebted to him for his long service to 10.490.
Author(s): Johnston, Barry S.

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Works of Marc Chagall
A slideshow depicting the more important works of Marc Chagall. In tribute to his Jewish heritage, a Yiddish song, "Under Your White Stars" plays in the background. (4:24)
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5.43 Advanced Organic Chemistry (MIT)
This course deals with the application of structure and theory to the study of organic reaction mechanisms: Stereochemical features including conformation and stereoelectronic effects; reaction dynamics, isotope effects and molecular orbital theory applied to pericyclic and photochemical reactions; and special reactive intermediates including carbenes, carbanions, and free radicals.
Author(s): Movassaghi, Mohammad

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Modern Dance Warm-Up 01
CSM Modern Dance 121 Fall 2008 warm ups. (1:29)
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