NASA | Our Wet Wide World
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch a "Core" satellite carrying advanced instruments that will set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space. The data they provide will be used to unify precipitation measurements made by an international network of partner satellites to quantify when, w
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17.523 Ethnicity and Race in World Politics (MIT)
Discerning the ethnic and racial dimensions of politics is considered by some indispensable to understanding contemporary world politics. This course seeks to answer fundamental questions about racial and ethnic politics. To begin, what are the bases of ethnic and racial identities? What accounts for political mobilization based upon such identities? What are the political claims and goals of such mobilization and is conflict between groups and/or with government forces inevitable? How do ethnic
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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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Modern Grammar
The goals of this course is to help English learners or teachers (including prospective teachers of EFL) enhance their understanding of English, expand their skills in linguistic analysis, and develop a pedagogical approach to teaching English Students who successfully finish this course will be able to apply their understanding of grammar structure to its better usages as well as to the EFL classroom. The course consists of two class hours as a unit. We will cover the contents of one chapter i
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Toward Regulation of Nanomaterials: Gerald McKenny
Gerald McKenny Learn More: http://reilly.nd.edu/conference/nanomaterials
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Herb Sutter: (Not Your Father’s) C++

What makes ISO C++11 "feel like a new language"? What things that we know about past C++ do we need to unlearn? Why is C++ designed the way it is – historically, and in C++11? Finally, what is the difference between managed and native languages anyway, and when is each applicable? This talk gives an overview and motivation of modern C++ and why it's clean, safe, and fast – as clean to code in and as type-safe as any modern language,
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The Iguana Song
This high quality, animated video and song takes a humorous look a the life of a Iguana his friends (turtles, crabs and others) living in the Galapagos Islands. Run time 03:20.
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Rice Creek Field Station: Journey to the Future, Part 3
Third chapter of time-lapse footage showing the transformation of Rice Creek Field Station from 2012 to its 2013 reopening. Pictures: Sara Roe. Concept/revisions: Diann Jackson. For more info on Rice Creek Field Station, visit http://www.oswego.edu/ricecreek
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Perspectives Chinoises
Perspectives Chinoises (Chinese Perspectives) is a French language quarterly revue of modern Chinese politics, economics, society and culture published by The French Centre For Contemporary China (CEFC). From a menu bar on the main page, users can access the mission statement of the publication, along with links to full text online versions of articles from the journal from 2003 to 2005. Summaries of articles from 2006 to 2008 are also provided, with plans to publish full text versions of more r
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Sculpting Details of a Horse Mane: Part 2
Learn how to sculpt the details of a horse's mane on a clay horse head sculpture in this ceramic art video lesson with expert Jorge Benlloch.  English captions. (2:12)
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Talking about the way you feel
This lesson presents different vocabulary used to express your feelings and to show your reactions. There is new vocabulary introduced and written on the screen. The new words are used in examples and also acted out by the presenter.
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Cob Web Plot - A Virtual Manipulative
Change variables and observe patterns from this graphing simulation.There are more instructions to the right of the manipulative.
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Change and a New Administration
A Bill Moyers essay on change and the new administration. And, Bill Moyers sits down with Columbia University professor Eric Foner, who specializes in political and African-American history, and Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University. And, does Barack Obama's victory mean a new and permanent political alignment in American politics? Bill Moyers speaks with Kevin Phillips about how America has changed since Phillips penned THE EMERGING REPUBlICAN MAJORITY 40 years ago. A
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Martin Espada reads "Who Burned for the Perfection of Paper"
Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, this video features
Martin Espada reading "Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper." The video is narrated by Garrison Keillor.

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Dinosaur Plague
What killed off the dinosaurs? Over the years, experts have suggested everything from global climate change to a spate of massive volcanic eruptions to the most widely accepted culprit: an asteroid that unleashed global devastation. But as correspondent Chad Cohen reports in this video, some scientists believe the giant reptiles might have been taken down by something almost too tiny to see. (15:05)
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Meteor From Mars
Shows a meteorite that is famous for killing a dog in Egypt. Explains how meteorite is named. Video interview. Includes closed captioning. Grades 5-12. 1:57 min.
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"Music and Dance Rhythms from the Balkans"
John Kuo photo A demonstration by John Kuo, Director of the Chicago ensemble Balkanske Igre. Presented in Angelina Ilieva's class on Balkan Folklore. Co-sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, and the University of Chicago Arts Planning Council.
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ScienceCasts: Did Earth Have Two Moons?
Did our planet once have two moons? Some researchers say so. Moreover, the missing satellite might still be up there--splattered across the far side of the Moon. NASA's GRAIL mission could help confirm or refute the "two moon" hypothesis. (03:00)
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“Impossible Translation: Beyond the Legal Body in Two South Asian Family Courts”
Srimati Basu, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies University of Kentucky on "Impossible Translation: Beyond the Legal Body in Two South Asian Family Courts"
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The post-crisis politics of financial reform: business as usual or new global order?
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, President of European Socialist Party and former Prime Minister of Denmark talks about the politics of current efforts to regulate the financial sector.
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