Yiting Wang: The Revolution of the Kitchen
Yiting Wang is a Researcher, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Green Markets Lab. Her research focuses on the intersection of climate, energy and development. She traces how these issues have been increasingly approached through market-based mechanisms such as carbon finance and how actors access the market and the wealth it generates based on her fieldwork in Kenya and Uganda. From her research in the Indian Himalaya, she also examines household energy transition fro
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Francis Broun
Art historian, Francis Broun, delivers an informative and entertaining lecture on the sculptures of Michelangelo. Broun is a professor in the Faculty of Liberal Studies at the Ontario College of Art
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Making the DIY Clinometer
Link to Youtube video showing how to make a do-it-yourself clinometer
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How Three New Jersey Towns Prepare for the Next Sandy
A five part video includes Intro, Plans for three New Jersey Towns- Sayrevillle, Highlands and Sea Bright, and Conclusion.
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Mount Everest Deaths
A two minute video that deals with those who died the climbing the Mount Everest, in Tibet. A brief history of the people who climbed the peak and those who died. At best this is a video to show about the risk taking and possible rewards as well as preparation and challenges.

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China: Silk Road
This 2:46 video explains the geography and history of the Silk Road through China. Good illustrations. An excellent overview of why this Road was important.
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Tibet and the Himalayas - Wild China - BBC
The capital of Tibet is Lhasa, but the country is better known for the mountain range on it's southern border: The Himalayas. (02:51)
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Semi-automatic control system for hydraulic shovel
A semi-automatic control system for a hydraulic shovel has been developed. Using this system, unskilled operators can operate a hydraulic shovel easily and accurately. A mathematical control model of a hydraulic shovel with a controller was constructed and a control algorithm was developed by simulation. This algorithm was applied to a hydraulic shovel and its effectiveness was evaluated. High control accuracy and high-stability performance were achieved by feedback plus feedforward control, non
Author(s): Araya, Hirokazu and Kagoshima, Masayuki

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News #164 - 10 Days of BIG Spanish Holiday Deals Start Midnight, Tonight
Either you’ve waited all year for this… Or you’ve just popped into SpanishPod101 and are wondering what in the world is going on. The Holiday Party Starts Tonight! Click Here To See Today’s Deal! The biggest and best Spanish learning deals and discounts of 2014 start tonight! Serious about mastering Spanish in the new year? Serious about [...]
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One of the most impressive but puzzling capacities we have is the ability to represent the world around us, both in talking about it among ourselves and in thinking about it as individuals. When someone utters the sentence, ‘The German economy is bouncing back’, for example, they are able to convey to their audience something about the German economy. Their utterance may be correct or it may be incorrect, but either way it is making a claim about how things are, and in this loose but intu
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SiGradi2005: Vision and Visualization
Paradoxically, one of the most difficult but enjoyable things we do is to imagine. To open the eyes of our mind and see what no one else can see. We see images of things that are yet to be and through the same skill we devise ways in which to make them happen. We design the future in the form of environments, graphics, products, films, and a growing range of new media. Our ability to develop a vision and to visualize it is a gift that we are called to cultivate and put to good use. We have been
Author(s): Angulo, Antonieta and V?squez de Velasco, Guillerm

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Abraham Lincoln
This three minute video shows a little about his life. Students would benefit from the fact that he failed many times, but kept on working on his goals. The Civil War is mentioned briefly as is the Gettysburg Address. Not much depth, but good insight into his character.

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4.205 Analysis of Contemporary Architecture (MIT)
The goal of this course is to investigate with students backgrounds on some of the pivotal events that have shaped our understanding and approach to architecture. Emphasis of discussion will be primarily on buildings and works of individual architects. Canonical architects, buildings and movements that have exerted significant influences on the development of architecture will be studied in detail. We will visit some of these buildings for a first-hand look and to evaluate for ourselves their si
Author(s): Chen, Dan Cheng-ta

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Why Study Ancient Coins with Roland Deines
Professor Roland Deines looks at four ancient coins -- all of them nearly 2000 years old -- and shows how they provide a window into the world of Galilee and Judea in the time of Jesus. In the gospel there are many references to coins (for example: Mark 12:15 -- on paying Roman taxes; Mark 11:15 and John 2:15 -- the coins of the money-changers in the temple; Matthew 17:27 -- on the half-shekel tax; or Matthew 20:2 -- a reference to a denarius as a day's wage) and examples of the coins referred t
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Isadora Duncan shown in photographs
This video shows Isadora Duncan in photographs. She is shown through out her life.  Duncan lived from 1877-1927.  She was considered by many to be the creator of modern dance.  The photographs are set to music.(4:06)
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Maunday money and Maunday Thursday
Each year on Maunday Thursday her majesty The Queen distributes Maunday money, here is a list of the cathedrals and abbeys where the distribution has taken p...
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Turning Trash into Toys for Learning
At the INK Conference, Arvind Gupta shares simple yet stunning plans for turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves -- while learning basic principles of science and design. (15:31)
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" Ben and the Green Earth Team"- An Animated Storybook
In this computer-animated storybook, a group of animal friends is discouraged by the lack of recycling in their school.  They work together to begin a school-wide recycling program. This story teaches the three R's of recycling: reduce, reuse, and recycle and that students can be responsible for positive changes in their schools. ( 8:49)
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"Ben Cleans Up"- An Animated Storybook
In this computer-animated storybook, Ben, the mouse, and his animal friends work hard to improve the environment by cleaning up a polluted beach.  This story could be used to teach young children about protecting the environment and recycling. The words of the story appear on each page and are highlighted as they are read. (8:50)
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