Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 4/5
Part 4 of 5 about the significance of the Berlin Wall and its destruction during the Cold War years.

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#280: Deferring dementia: Research efforts to keep Alzheimer’s at bay

Neurobiologist Prof Colin Masters explains current medical understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, and discusses ongoing research efforts towards delaying onset of this as yet incurable condition. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

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Gov. Bryant Comments on CME
Gov. Phil Bryant recently stopped by the Center for Manufacturing Excellence at Ole Miss and talked about how the center helps attract businesses to the state. Video by Mary Stanton.
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Tides
Ocean tides are the rising and falling of the sea due to variations in the gravitational pull of the moon on opposite sides of the Earth. Tides are a type of wave with regular frequencies and periods which echo the motion of the moon.  (03:41)   
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Birding at the Museum: Artists Behind the Dioramas
Long before sophisticated wildlife photography, artists in the field captured the color and movement of birds for the background paintings of the Museum's dioramas. Similarly, bird taxidermists studied their subjects' anatomy and behavior to achieve a natural effect, most dramatically in flight. Here, long-time exhibition artist Stephen C. Quinn explores the work of painters Louis Agassiz Fuertes and Francis Lee Jacques and taxidermist David Schwendeman. VIDEO CREDITS: MUSIC "Missive Accomplis
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Birding at the Museum: A Tour with Stephen C. Quinn
Artist, naturalist, and veteran leader of Museum bird walks in Central Park Stephen C. Quinn reveals rich opportunities for bird watching throughout the Museum, from dioramas dedicated to birds to habitat dioramas featuring other animals or ecosystems. Whether focusing on African mammals of African or the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the dioramas always include birds, from cowbirds with bison on the American prairie to pintail ducks in the Nile River Valley. VIDEO CREDITS: MUSIC "Ukulele
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FBLA AwardsRecognition Screencast
Video describes the various award opportunities available in FBLA!

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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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Money as Debt
This 47-minute animated presentation of "Money as Debt" tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created.

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King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, Research Fellow - Matthew Bailey - answers a question posed by Hazel Blears. Co
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The Mysterious Shape of a Dead Star
From Hubblecast, consider NGC 5189, the remnants of a dead sun-like star in our galaxy. This planetary nebula has a chaotic shape, like a ribbon in space. How it got that way is a long running mystery that the Hubble Space Telescope recently unraveled.

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Johns Hopkins Story Swap - He Knew a Lot of Girls
Mark Ellenbogen '66 and Ben Rosenberg '65 laugh about what each brought to their friendship in the beginning, about 50 years ago. One had a dorm room, for late-night crashes, while the other knew a lot of girls, and his mom was a great cook.
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Music of Ancient Greece
Michael Levy plays ancient Greek melodies on his lyre.  This is a short rendition of one of the precious few fragments of surviving ancient Greek music! This fragment of melody was preserved in ancient Byzantine manuscripts (Conspectus codicum:
V. Venetus Marcianus appl. cl. VI, saec. XIII-XIV
N. Neapolitanus graecus III. C4, saec. XV
F. Florentius Ricc. 41, saec. XVI), in the unambiguous alphabetical musical notation used in ancient Greece, & the melodic fragment is catal

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Science Behind the News: Impacts on Jupiter
By: nsf The impact of comets on the surface of Jupiter are a fairly common experience. At the University of Central Florida, astronomers Joseph Harrington and Csaba Palotai are leading a project that studies precisely how these impacts happen, and also provides valuable information about what might happen if such a comet struck Earth. "Science Behind the News" is produced in partnership with NBC Learn. Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn
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17.544 Comparative Politics and China (MIT)
This graduate seminar has two main goals: to explore the main theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of contemporary Chinese politics; and to relate those approches to broader trends in the field of comparative politics. What has the study of China contributed to the field of comparative politics, and vice versa? What are the most effective ways to integrate area studies, broader comparative approaches, and theory? Seminar presumes a basic understanding of the history and politic
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Research methodologies for evaluating enterprise education: a tale of a study.
This paper reports on the experience of the researchers in designing and applying a research approach for evaluating a project using a longitudinal design
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A Degree of Distinction Part 1
 Peter Snow

In this podcast acclaimed broadcaster Peter Snow talks about his honorary graduation at The University of Nottingham.

He speaks candidly about his reaction to the occasion, his illustrious family and how he went from ancient history and classics to Television news.

Parts 2 and 3 of this podcast are also available from the University of Nottingham
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La Fisiología Vegetal es la ciencia que estudia el funcionamiento de las plantas. Esta disciplina tiene gran repercusión en la Agronomía y por tanto, en las actividades del Ingeniero Agrónomo y del I.T. Agrícola. Así, por ejemplo, el aumento de la productividad de las explotaciones agrícolas es consecuencia directa de los conocimientos en Fisiología Vegetal que han permitido optimizar aspectos tan diversos como el suministro de agua y de nutrientes, la distribución de fotoasimilados en
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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Demonstration of a Theodolite Survey in action
Using a theodolite to calculate the height of a building, demonstration 'in the field', includes interactive simulation tools and formulae
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ISS Update: Flight Surgeon Keeps Astronauts Healthy
NASA Public Affairs Officer Amiko Kauderer talks with NASA Medical Flight Officer Steve Gilmore about the role of a flight surgeon in tracking astronaut health and coordinating crew medical experiments before, during and after spaceflight. Flight surgeons are involved in all phases of a human spaceflight mission, including walking the crew members through the process of becoming medically cleared for flight, coordinating the medical experiments the astronauts perform aboard the station, mainta
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