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Annual Technology Day Report 2010
Note: This video has some audio problems, which get resolved early on with some help from an audience member, presumed to be a Course VI alum.

MIT President Susan Hockfield delivers a general update on the Institute to MIT Alumni gathered in Kresge for the annual Technology Day event.

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This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced
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1 Donor motivation
Legacy fundraising, big-gift seeking are all part of the professional fundraiser's role. This unit will help you to gain the skills necessary to persuade individuals to become donors. How do you change people's ideas about methods of giving, moving them from casual street donations to regular direct debit giving?
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From Space to Energy: Changing the World. For Good.
What does it take to achieve the impossible? The lure of a lucrative payoff or of worldwide fame, and a talented team who simply say, “Enough is enough, we’re going to change things.” That’s the perspective of Diamandis and the X Prize Foundation, whose original $10-million award went to Bert Rutan’s SpaceSh
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Reflections on the Current H1N1 Flu
John M. Barry brings unsettling news from the frontlines of H1N1 research: this novel influenza virus is very hard to pin down. In spite of international scientific scrutiny, H1N1 continues to baffle and elude, worrying health officials defending against the pandemic, and challenging some ideas about influenza in general. Says Barry,
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Why History Matters: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Given the volume of writing on the Arab-Israeli conflict, “you might think that everything has been said,” says Noam Chomsky. But Victor Kattan’s new book, Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, takes a fresh look at the prehistory of the dispute, as well as
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New Frontiers in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research
In contrast to cardiovascular disease, few breakthrough remedies for psychiatric illness have emerged in the past half century. Edward Scolnick lays blame for this dismal situation on barriers to understanding the genetic basis behind such illnesses. But the research drought may be over, as the current revolution in
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The Future of Civic Engagement in a Broadband-Enabled World
The digital revolution that brought us Facebook, Twitter and YouTube could help revive participatory democracy in the U.S., says Eugene J. Huang. He unveils the FCC’s plan for providing broadband access to every American, and describes how its recommendations could spur more open government and greater civic engagement.

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Plate Tectonics
This resource received an honorable mention in the 2013 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge.'In this lesson, you will be introduced to Plate Tectonics. You will learn what plate tectonics theory is, why it is important, the history of this concept, the components of the plate tectonic system, the features that form along plate boundaries, the driving force of plate movement and the internal and external processes involved.'
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Globalised Ethical Awareness Skills and Attributes Map.pdf
ALPS has produced three Common Competency Maps which can be used across 16 health and social care professions to assess competence. The Maps cover Communication, Team Working and Ethical Practice. ALPS has received feedback from other professions who have expressed an interest in using the Maps to demonstrate skills and abilities of students. It is with this in mind that the following Globalised Ethical Awareness Skills and Attributes Map is produced for use outside health and social care. It is
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Lecture2: Jodrell Bank, the Lovell Telescope and e-MERLIN
In the second in a series of lectures by senior astronomers about recent developments in the telescope, Professor Phil Diamond talks about his work at Jodrell Bank on E-Merlin, and in particular the Lovell Telescope. Phil Diamond is Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester and Director of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics.In his lecture he touches on some of the practical, political, technical, financial and organisational challenges faced by the te
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Lecture 4: the Pierre Auger Observatory
In the fourth and final lecture in the 'Telescopes Now' series, Professor Alan Watson talks about his work at the Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory. Professor Alan Watson is Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics at the University of Leeds, and with James Cronin established and led the Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory in Argentina. In his lecture he touches on some of the practical, political, technical, financial and organisational challenges faced by the team that he worked with to es
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What makes a good medical innovation?
Some medical innovations are better than others - how can you tell which ones will work and which will not? The Medical Innovation lecture series has been conceptualized to bring together students, researchers, academics, practitioners and managers to debate the cross-cutting issue of innovation in the healthcare sector. The lectures explore the challenges of innovation within complex healthcare organisations and provided nuts-and-bolts advice for healthcare professionals and researchers to buil
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Ethics, Hospitality and Radical Atheism: A Dialogue
Dialogue between Martin Hägglund and Derek Attridge in Wadham College discussing Philosopher Jacques Derrida's ideas on hospitality and the challenge of Radical Atheism
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Virtual Maths Shapes, Space and Measure, Levelling Survey - Rugby pitch
Interactive simulation using a level to take measurements to calculate the volume of earth to be excavated to create a flat rugby pitch.
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Stronger, Smarter, Nicer Humans
Julian Savulescu's 'Sydney Ideas Lecture' on Human Enhancement was originally broadcast on ABC Radio National in Australia, August 19 2007.
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Leverhulme Lecture: What Conservatism and Liberalism Have to Say About the Biomedical Enhancement Pr
Professor Allen Buchanan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy and Leverhulme Visiting Professor to the Uehiro Centre discusses political responses to human enhancement.
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Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2009 (iTunes Enhanced version): Beyond Blankets: in search of political
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Dance skills
Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way, whilst developing a wide-ranging movement vocabulary. The use of different dance techniques can be an effective way of building vocabulary and developing different kinds of skills and abilities. Technical dance skills can form the foundation on which to develop and enhance each individual's performance. As dance teachers, we may have a range of skills,
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Eighteenth-century collections online (ECCO)
Eighteenth-Century Collections Online is a subscription resource accessible to those at subscribing institutions via individual URLs. It is one of the most significant large-scale digitisations of primary material yet undertaken, providing access to the scanned images of 'every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century' as well as a number of texts published in the Americas. The texts have been scanned to a high quality and can
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