Les vacances en France - Quiz
Students can test themselves on travel, tourism and holidays in France.
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UMMC Heart Transplant Recipient Portrayed in New Film, 'The
In 2006, Casey Towers, a young mother of two from Waldorf, Md., received a heart transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center after she was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy a rare heart condition related to her pregnancy. She later learned the identiy of her donor Luke Abbate, a high school athlete who was killed in reckless driving accident. Four years after her transplant, Casey had the opportunity to meet Luke's parents, Steven and Maryanne Abbate. That's when they told her
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"Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making"
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The Future of Religious Trends
In this last part of the interview to Dr. Brekus she refers to the possible religious trends in the future. Although she does not refer to a "future prediction" she talks about some possible changes.
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The Transcontinental Railroad- Laying the Tracks
This video is about how the  tracks for the Transcontinental Railroad were laid, how one section still holds the record for fastest track laying, and how all the rapid growth had both positive and negative consequences. Compares to landing on Mars.
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Social Networking: Joining a Ning
This is a step by step tutorial on how to join a social networking site called a Ning. In this tutorial you will learn how to create your own account by inputting personal information.  A Ning is a way for people with similiar interests to interact and is good to use when working on projects.
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Utopia - The Perfect World
This video talks about what Utopia is and references Thomas More.

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Designing, CAD and CAD
The general aim of our discussion is to analyze what has been changed in design process according to introducing the computers technology. For the better understanding of the design process evolution, we should precisely define start point - the traditional design process.Let's treat it as an iteration game between a designer and user. If we assume that the designing base is a reductive strategy, we can define six stages of it: 1.) To define a need; 2.) To formulate a task; 3.) To synthesize a d
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Biography: Albert Einstein, Part 1
There are six parts to this series. This five minute video shows his life with photos. It explores his married life and first wife. Video does mention his marrying his cousin. His sons are shown and their problems explained. The video ends with his becoming famous and the first super star of the scientific world at that time.
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Teaching a Child Not to Bite
This short video addresses strategies for teaching a toddler not to bite. Some of the ones mentioned are: consistency, not giving the child too much attention, keeping a close eye on the behavior, and consulting a physician.  (02:19)

   


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How To Communicate Your Strengths in a Job Interview
This video provides suggestions for highlighting strengths in job interviews such as relating strengths to job requirements, giving concrete examples of attributes, and turning negatives into positives.
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Mercury Exploration
Mercury is the innermost and smallest planet in the Solar System, orbiting the Sun once every 87.969 days. The orbit of Mercury has the highest eccentricity of all the Solar System planets, and it has the smallest axial tilt.
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How To Build a Campfire
Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from Seaworthy and more videos.
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Trapezoid Midsegment
This video explains how a midsegment of a trapezoid is the line segment connecting the midpoints of the two non-parallel sides of a trapezoid. A trapezoid midsegment is parallel to the set of parallel lines in a trapezoid and is equal to the average of the lengths of the bases. A trapezoid midsegment is related to a triangle midsegment given that both of their lengths are proportional to the bases. (2:51)
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9.52-B Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology (MIT)
Survey and special topics designed for students in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Emphasizes ethological studies of natural behavior patterns and their analysis in laboratory work, with contributions from field biology (mammology, primatology), sociobiology, and comparative psychology. Stresses human behavior but also includes major contributions from studies of other animals.
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The Story of Nicola Tesla, Part 9 (Re-enactment)
Our lives today are dependent upon a bewildering amount of technology, much of which we take for granted. Indeed, some of that technology is so pervasive that we forget it even is technology.

Perhaps that's one reason why so many have forgotten the name of Serbian-born inventor Nikola Tesla.

Tesla endured a frightening number of injustices during his life. This is a story about Tesla, one of his inventions, and his extraordinary generosity, in hopes that he will not fa

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SP.775 D-Lab: Energy (MIT)
D-Lab: Energy offers a hands-on, project-based approach that engages students in understanding and addressing the applications of small-scale, sustainable energy technology in developing countries where compact, robust, low-cost systems for generating power are required. Projects may include micro-hydro, solar, or wind turbine generators along with theoretical analysis, design, prototype construction, evaluation and implementation. Students will have the opportunity both to travel to Nicaragua d
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17.181 Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy (MIT)
This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainabil
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21L.448J Darwin and Design (MIT)
Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology.

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17.251 Congress and the American Political System I (MIT)
This course focuses on both the internal processes of the House and Senate and on the place of Congress in the American political system. Attention has been given to committee behavior, leadership patterns, and informal organization in this course. It considers relations between Congress and other branches of government, as well as relations between the two houses of Congress itself. Graduate students are expected to pursue the subject in greater depth through reading and individual research.
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