Polio pt2
Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, is a viral infection of the intestinal tract that sometimes can attack the central nervous system and lead to severe muscular paralysis. After the 1916 outbreak, the United States averaged 21,000 paralytic cases per year. During the 1930-40s, both private and government research was accelerated to try to find a cure for this dreaded disease. The National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, now the March of Dimes, was inaugurated by Franklin D. Roo
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UA Celebrates the Year of the Horse with Festival
To ring in the Chinese new year and celebrate the year of the horse, the Confucius Center at the University of Arizona co-hosted a festival at Centennial Hall. Performances at the Chinese New Year Festival included traditional and contemporary dance, martial arts displays, children's choirs and music by the Purple Bamboo Ensemble, the performing group of the UA Asian Music Club.
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Politics in 60 seconds. Social democracy
Professor Steven Fielding defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on social democracy as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Steven Fielding, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Steven Fielding is Professor of Political History and Director of the Centre for British Politics: CBP at
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Britain hosts first state visit of Irish President
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe April 8 - Irish President Michael Higgins becomes Ireland's first president to make a state visit to Britain. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, nationa
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Why Abenomics Matters: Abenomics and the Japanese economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Motoshige Itoh | Editor's note: The question and answer session has been removed from this podcast. Japan is highly unusual in having experienced serious deflation in recent years, and Japan’s experience may be regarded as providing a good case study for other industrial countries suffering from inadequate capital investment and what has been termed ‘secular stagnation’. This lecture explains the nature of the ‘Abenomics’ introduced by Japan’s Prime Minister, Sh
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An Electronic Design Assistance Tool for Case Based Representation of Designs
In precedent based design, solutions to problems are developed by drawing from an understanding of landmark designs. Many of the key design operations in this mode are similar to the functionalities present in case based reasoning systems: case matching, case adapting, and case representation. It is clear that a rich case base, encoding all major product types in a design domain would be the centerpiece of such an approach. EDAT (Electronic Design Assistance Tool) is intended to assist in preced
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17.905 Forms of Political Participation: Old and New (MIT)
How and why do we participate in public life? How do we get drawn into community and political affairs? In this course we examine the associations and networks that connect us to one another and structure our social and political interactions. Readings are drawn from a growing body of research suggesting that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities represented by the concepts of civil society and social capital can have important effects on the functioning of democracy
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Age Word Problem # 3 (Algebra) - Khan Academy
This video contains another age word problem. This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. This video is appropriate for older middle and high school students. (04:08)
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Sophisticated Sonar of Wild Owls Hunting in the Arctic Forest - BBC Wildlife
In this clip watch the predators team analyse the keen sense of hearing and ideal hunting body shape of the owl. Their satellite-shaped head means that the penalty for rustling is almost always death. (03:55)
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This video shows how one man, through his dedication, has helped bring bluebirds back from almost extinction. He created nesting boxes to help these beautiful birds. (02:31)
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This short video has children singing the classic nursery rhyme with simple animation.
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With the help of archeologists, get a glimpse of the tragedies of the original Jamestown Fort.
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What Is Cellular Respiration?
Cellular respiration is the chemical reaction that helps a person
to turn the sugar in food into energy. Find out how cellular respiration
is related to photosynthesis with information from a science teacher in
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Personality and values
Welcome to ‘Personality and Values’, one of several ‘Futures’ workbooks, which help you choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your personality type and work values as a step toward choosing work
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Secrets in the Salt
In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, take a trip
to an underground salt deposit that formed 250 million years ago to
search for evidence of ancient life. Learn about the formation of the
salt deposit and observe as scientists drill into the salt walls to
retrieve samples. See liquids trapped within the salt that are millions
of years old, and hear from scientists who were stunned to find that
there were fibers of ancient cellulose inside.

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Job Play: Producer (Interactive)
The Student will play the role of the producer planning and coordinating the various parts of television production. This animated interactive job exploration experience connects schoolwork with real work and familiarizes students with some of the Language Arts skills it takes to be a producer. In this activity the producer is writing a script, selecting the graphics and the music for a spot to promote the Kids Work! ETV News.
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A huge 30 foot, 400 pound squid carcass washed ashore on a Spanish beach on Tuesday, October 1st 2013. This sea creature is enormous and looks like something out of a deep sea horror movie. (1:53)


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Dressed for Success
 Ron Benson

At the age of 91, most people will already have been taking things easy for a number of years. Not so for the man responsible for robing graduates at the University of Nottingham – at 91 he’s just beginning his retirement!

In his 27 years service to the University, Arthur Roland Benson (known to all as Ron) has robed such distinguished honorary graduates as Sir David Attenborough,
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21A.348 Photography and Truth (MIT)
Still photography, a practice and form of expression that has worked its way into every facet of social life and every culture in the world, is considered here from the perspectives of history and social science. We will discuss the uses and functions of pictures; how they are to be understood and interpreted; whether they have clear-cut content and meanings; how they shape and are shaped by politics, economics, and social life.
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