Simulations of the Breakup of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Employing a Swarm Model: Initial Conditions
The breakup of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 due to its gravitational interaction with Jupiter in July, 1994 is simulated using a swarm model. In this simulation, the comet is modeled as an initially spherical distribution of 16,384 particles. The particles interact with the tidal field of Jupiter and with each other through inter-particle gravitation and collisions. All simulations were performed on the Maspar MP-2 at NASA-GSFC.
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Great Zoom into Houston, Texas: Reliant Stadium (with spin)
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
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Summer youth employment project in Maine, U.S.A.

This program focuses on at-risk teens. It teaches organic farming practices to low-income African immigrants and their families.
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Switzerland's Landscape
Largely images of Switzerland with most of the information at the end of the video. Students would benefit from a map of Switzerland to benefit from this video. This video also reflects on the difficulties posed by the mountains. Essentially a travel video with some historic details (Running Time 5:05).

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Ten Ways the World Will End: The Big Freeze
This video shows how the next Ice Age could start and its impact on the Earth. Very well done with excellent graphics. A good way to explore the impact of global warming. Not for younger students. Shows impact of freezing on humans, too.
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7.342 G-Protein Coupled Receptors: Vision and Disease (MIT)
How do we communicate with the outside world? How are our senses of vision, smell, taste and pain controlled at the cellular and molecular levels? What causes medical conditions like allergies, hypertension, depression, obesity and various central nervous system disorders? G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) provide a major part of the answer to all of these questions. GPCRs constitute the largest family of cell-surface receptors and in humans are encoded by more than 1,000 genes. GPCRs convert
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Closing the gap between strategy and execution: making hard choices
In the second of a three part podcast series Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, proposes that we should replace the liner view with an iterative approach that sees strategy always and everywhere as unfolding in a repeated cycle.
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Galileo: Sun-Centered System
Before the 17th century, people generally believed that Earth was at the center of the universe. Galileo, however, was not afraid to challenge existing beliefs when he published his work in support of the Sun-centered, or heliocentric, Copernican theory. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn about the two opposing worldviews and the strong piece of evidence Galileo offered to support the heliocentric theory. Closed captioning included. Run time 05:06.
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Leonardo Da Vinci -The Man Who Knew Everything
Note:  There may be artistic nudity. Leonardo da Vinci is considered to have been an artistic genius. This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452--1519) was arguably the primary figure of the Renaissance. He painted what is probably the most recognizable painting of all time: Mona Lisa. He also designed terrifying w
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Leonardo Da Vinci (Part 18 of 18)
 Leonardo da Vinci is considered to have been an artistic genius. This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452--1519) was arguably the primary figure of the Renaissance. He painted what is probably the most recognizable painting of all time: Mona Lisa. (10:00)
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Leonardo da Vinci Paintings
 A tribute to Leonardo da Vinci.
Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, author, engineer, inventor, lutanist, mathematician & scientist
born 15 April 1452 - died 1519

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Learn About Leonardo Da Vinci
This one minute biography touches on the most important works of DaVinci including his art and inventions.
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Greengaged
Greengaged is a not for profit organisation which aims to help the design industry respond constructively to environmental change. Founded in 2008 by Sophie Thomas from thomas.matthews, Sarah Johnson from Re-design, and Anne Chick from The Sustainable Design Research Centre at Kingston University, Greengaged offers thought leadership, and provides opportunities for knowledge sharing, both within the design industry and externally. A wide range of categories of design are covered, including gra
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Fair Health: Health Inequities Within and Between Countries - A Global Challenge
The 20th century has seen impressive gains in health and life expectancy in many parts of the world – but these improvements are unequally distributed. In every country, poor people and those from socially disadvantaged groups get sicker and die sooner than people in more privileged social positions. Not only is there a gap in health between the best-off and the worst-off in society, there is a gradient in health running between them. This gradient can be linked clearly to social and economic
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Decisions, Recommendations and other Instruments of the OECD
Database of legal instruments adopted by the Council of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The instruments include decisions, recommendations, and conventions; they can be browsed by subject, type, title, date, reference number or committee. There are also basic and advanced search facilities. The database is available in English and French.
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King of the Corporate Jungle
Ten finalists from UNSW's Media Portfolio course compete in a battle of pitches to industry professionals. Who will be king of the corporate jungle? One for David Attenborough fans. You'll see why... More info on UNSW's Media Portfolio course: http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2013/MDIA3003.html
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Writing Challenge App for iOS
'With Writing Challenge you will enjoy a game with creative prompts to spark your inspiration and master free writing. Forget about the fear to blank page. Your writing won't stop. HOW DOES IT WORK? It's easy. You just have to press "start" and the app gives you the first prompt to start writing your story. Choose the one that you most like and fire up your writing. Then, every minute (or the time you choose in the app settings) the app will give you a new prompt for you to add new ide
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What Causes the Seasons on Earth?
This video uses computer animation to explain seasons and what causes the Seasons on Earth. Run time 1:02
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SIN004 : The red fox in rural areas
SIN004 - The red fox in rural areas, is a seven page leaflet made available as a PDF file by Natural England. The leaflet briefly describes the biology, behaviour, social organisation, population statistics, parisites and disease of the fox, before dealing with possible problems and methods of control. References to other literature are given, as well as contacts to discuss control methods.
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