The Exchange: Eviscerating the Middle Class
Nov. 3 - Rob Cox is joined by New Yorker writer George Packer, who recently authored "The Broken Contract," an article published in Foreign Affairs to discuss economic inequality in America.
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Professor Karl Spracklen - 60 seconds research
Professor Karl Spracklen, Professor of Leisure Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, describes his research interests in just sixty seconds. http://mediacentre.leedsmet.ac.uk/author/karl-spracklen/ http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/research/professor-karl-spracklen.htm
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Reuters Summit: Josten on restructuring entitlement programs
Nov. 7 - Bruce Josten, the Chief Lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, says the "Super Committee" on deficit reduction will have to fundamentally set a new course on restructuring entitlement programs.
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A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver
This video includes text, narration, and images from the story A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver written by Aliki. The book is listed on the corestandards.org website as part of the text exemplar list for grades K-1. (11:16)
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Dancing with Geometry
A professional dancer and an orthopedic surgeon demonstrate the
fundamental role geometry and technology play in keeping dancers
performing at the highest level.
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Summary of the PE Curriculum
Brief summary of the content and aims of the physical education curriculum. It also offers guidance on planning a physical education programme outlining some of the issues to be considered.
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End of Feudalism and Beginning of Commerce
Europe experienced radical economic and social changes between the 11th and 14th centuries. The medieval world was based on feudalism, a highly regulated and hierarchical form of society in which everyone had their place and responsibilities. The manorial system, in which lords owned the land worked by their vassals, or serfs, started to wane in the late Middle Ages with the development of nation-states. Medieval cities, dominated by the guilds that brought economic stability, became the centers
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Electronic Configurations of the First 30 Elements
Exercises on the electronic configurations of the first 30 elements in the periodic table (and some of their ions).
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Video Tip of the Week: The New Database of Genomic Variants – DGV2
For more information about this resource, please see our blog post at URL http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=10185. In today’s tip I will briefly introduce you to the beta version of the updated Database of Genomic Variants, or DGV.
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China imports surge sign of strong domestic demand: RBC
Nov. 10 - China's imports jumped in October as exports slowed, suggesting efforts to tilt the economy towards domestic demand may be offsetting weakness abroad.
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Snowday: 1945
If you wanted to know what kids looked like while playing in the snow during the 1940s - this is your chance. If you live in a warm climate, you can learn how to build a snowman. (10min)
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Anthropology
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for courses in the Department of Anthropology. A key concern of anthropology is to understand the human species -- its origins, evolution, differentiation, and the structures that reflect forms of social life defining in their various ways persons, families, societies and nations.
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The Rise of Modern Science, Fall 2010
This subject introduces the history of science from antiquity to the present. Students consider the impact of philosophy, art, magic, social structure, and folk knowledge on the development of what has come to be called "science" in the Western tradition, including those fields today designated as physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, astronomy and the mind sciences. Topics include concepts of matter, nature, motion, body, heavens, and mind as these have been shaped over the course of history.
Author(s): Jones, David,Kaiser, David

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Star Life
Visitors to this site can follow the life cycle of a star, beginning with its formation from matter exploded outward by the Big Bang, followed by its expansion into a red giant as nuclear "fuel" is consumed, and ending with its "death" in a supernova, after which it becomes a neutron star or black hole.
Author(s): Jim Lochner

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High Performance Computing with Wenming Ye

If there were a special geek merit badge for those whose desktop PC has the word "CRAY" across the front, Wenming Ye would have plenty of them. Wenming works just down the hallway from us on Channel 9 exploring the possibilities of HPC (High Performance Computing). I wanted Niners to meet Wenming and see some of the interesting projects he's working on and find out how the cloud has changed supercomputing. 

This week Wenming is at
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Jim Bovard: Libertarian Muckraker
Jim Bovard talks with Jeff Deist about his incendiary career as a journalist, the American people as Mencken's "Booboisie", and why the Nanny State has him stocking-up on cigars.

Differential Equation Model
This video explains how a function can be modeled using a differential equation if it is growing or shrinking exponentially.  In the differential equation model, k is a constant that determines if the function is growing or shrinking.  If k is greater than 1, the function is growing.  If it is less than 1, the function is shrinking.  (2:20)
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Differential Equation Model - Problem 1 of 4
This video is a continuation and explains how a function can be modeled using a differential equation if it is growing or shrinking exponentially.  The example provided solves a differential equation problem that involves exponential growth.  (4:19)
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Differential Equation Model - Problem 2 of 4
This video is a continuation and provides another example of solving a differential equation problem related to exponential growth.  (3:39)
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Chariots for Apollo - A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft
This site, originally published as part of NASA's History Series, presents a detailed history of the Apollo program. The story begins in the 1950s with early efforts to beat the Soviet Union into space, carries through the Kennedy administration, with its famous challenge to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth by the end of the 1960s, and culminates with the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon in July 1969. The site features text, pictures, references, and several appendices conta
Author(s): Roger Launius

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