Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, rectangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a rectangle
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Darwin’s Compass: Why the evolution of humans is inevitable
Orthodox neo-Darwinism very much emphasises the random and contingent. Re-run the tape of life, as Steven Jay Gould famously observed, and the outcomes would be utterly different. Terrestrial life maybe, but certainly no humans. They, like tulips and tape-worms, are just another evolutionary fluke. The basis of this is hardly surprising: think of random mutations, massive shifts in the environment, not to mention the odd giant rock dropping out of the sky. Life is on a roller-coaster and is flun
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20.440 Analysis of Biological Networks (BE.440) (MIT)
This class analyzes complex biological processes from the molecular, cellular, extracellular, and organ levels of hierarchy. Emphasis is placed on the basic biochemical and biophysical principles that govern these processes. Examples of processes to be studied include chemotaxis, the fixation of nitrogen into organic biological molecules, growth factor and hormone mediated signaling cascades, and signaling cascades leading to cell death in response to DNA damage. In each case, the availability o
Author(s): Essigmann, John,Sasisekharan, Ram

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Revelations Sculpture from the RMIT Collection Panel, feat - Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Lisa Roet, Don
Sculptors Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Lisa Roet, Don Gore and Dan Wollmering are represented in the new RMIT Gallery exhibition Revelations: Sculpture From The RMIT Art Collection. In this panel they join exhibition curator Jon Buckingham to discuss stylistic and formal developments in sculpture and reflect on their own work.
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Online information retrieval: identification of measures that discriminate among users with differen
The major goal of this research was to discover those behaviors associated with the process of online bibliographic searching that are correlated with success. In the assumption that more experienced searchers are more successful, the major research objectives were to identify (1) the differences among the searches of users of online systems who have different amounts of overall experience and (2) the differences between the searches of persons with and without experience on the data base being
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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
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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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What Can Scare a Lion?
You may have heard that lions are called the king of the jungle even though they do not live there. They have hardly any predetors but you may be surprised what animal has the power to make a lion run! (the porcupine...)  Run time 01:37.
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Parking Management Solutions: Innovation through Partnership in Public Higher Education
Who better to originate parking management services than a campus parking division who “gets it”? Learn how a small California State University Police Department has successfully developed a thriving business model through innovation, partnership, and filling a need for California Public Higher Education campuses across the state. Be inspired by a panel of CSU Stanislaus professionals who exemplify the necessity of a team approach proved by over 20 years of success. Participants will learn h
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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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Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2003
Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, visited Stockholm 22 November 2010. She is in exile in the United Kingdom since June 2009, but she never ceases her work for human rights in Iran. Read about her life: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2003/ebadi.html
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10.34 Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering (MIT)
Numerical methods for solving problems arising in heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, chemical reaction engineering, and molecular simulation. Topics: numerical linear algebra, solution of nonlinear algebraic equations and ordinary differential equations, solution of partial differential equations (e.g. Navier-Stokes), numerical methods in molecular simulation (dynamics, geometry optimization). All methods are presented within the context of chemical engineering problems. Familiarity with s
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7.A12 Freshman Seminar: Structural Basis of Genetic Material: Nucleic Acids (MIT)
Since the discovery of the structure of the DNA double helix in 1953 by Watson and Crick, the information on detailed molecular structures of DNA and RNA, namely, the foundation of genetic material, has expanded rapidly. This discovery is the beginning of the "Big Bang" of molecular biology and biotechnology. In this seminar, students discuss, from a historical perspective and current developments, the importance of pursuing the detailed structural basis of genetic materials.
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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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Injection-moulded polypropylene (PP) hinge
The colours in the image are the result of birefringence and relate to the residual strain in the polypropylene. The pattern of strain is indicative of the flow of material during the injection process and reveals the molecular alignment in the constriction which constitutes a hinge. The aligned molecules provide a fatigue resistant, flexible joint. A sprue which has been cut off is also visible in the top left-hand corner of the image.
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International Space Station captures new HD images of Earth
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe NASA releases new images of Earth after it tests its new high definition cameras from the exterior of the International Space Station. Jillian Kitchener reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, f
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The Case against Student Aid

For decades, Federal Financial Aid (FFA) programs have been implemented and expanded to make higher education "affordable" for students. The ostensible merits are obvious: loans, grants, and work-study schemes allow students to purchase education without much need for cash or other sources of private funding — a supposed benefit to students who otherwise might not be able t
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HST.930J Social Studies of Bioscience and Biotech (MIT)
In this course, social, ethical and clinical issues associated with the development of new biotechnologies and their integration into clinical practice is discussed. Basic scientists, clinicians, bioethicists, and social scientists present on the following four general topics: changing political economy of biotech research; problems associated with the adaption of new biotechnologies and findings from molecular biology for clinical settings; the ethical issues that emerge from clinical research
Author(s): Good, Byron,DelVecchio Good, Mary-Jo,Fischer, Mich

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