Great Courses Great Faculty: Dr. Tom Fleming
Dr. Tom Fleming is an Associate Astronomer in the University of Arizona's Department of Astronomy and the Steward Observatory. Watch Dr. Fleming's October 6, 2010, class lecture for NATS 102 The Physical Universe. The Physical Universe presents the astronomical phenomena of the universe in the context of physical science. In this lecture on asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets, Dr. Fleming discusses Pluto, its moon Charon, the asteroid Ceres, the Kuiper belt, and a possible tenth planet and it
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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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Introduction to Nanoscale Science: Surface Area to Volume Ratio Module
Many intriguing phenomena observed in the "nanoworld" can be attributed to the increase in the surface to volume ratio ( SVR ) at the nanoscale. Understanding the surface area effects to volume changes is thus crucial to the understanding of nanoscale phenomena and nanotechnology applications. As an introduction to the nanoworld, the major goals of this module are to (1) give students a feel for just how small the nanoscale is, (2) give students practice in mathematically communicating nanoscale
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The Protohaus Project
Alfred University MFA student Ann Holley designed and built Protohaus, with about 150 square feet of living space, using as many recycled, reused and/or sustainable materials as possible. The house, located on AU property, is completely "off-the-grid:" powered by solar energy, with propane-powered refrigerator and stove. Holley will live in the house this academic year as both an art and environmental project.
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Honorary Degree Ceremony 2010 (audio slideshow)
Eight distinguished individuals received honorary degrees from the University of Cambridge in June 2010. The honorary degree is the highest honour that the University can bestow. This year the honorands were recognised for their outstanding efforts in music, literature, science, mathematics, politics and business. Here they tell us how they feel about gaining this prestigious degree.
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Maarten Hajer: Reframing Climate Policy
Professor Maarten Hajer (Director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam), 'Reframing Climate Policy: Reflections on Science, Politics and the Role of the State'. Professor Hajer was delivering the keynote address at the conference 'Democratising Futures' (28 May). Part of the Mellon Sawyer sponsored seminar series 'Modelling Futures: Understanding Risk and Uncertainty'.
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Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
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3.40J Physical Metallurgy (MIT)
Discusses structure-property relationships in metallic alloys selected to illustrate some basic concepts of physical metallurgy and alloy design. Fundamentals of annealing, spinodal decomposition, nucleation, growth, and particle coarsening. Concentrates on structure, structure formation, and structure-properties relationships. Also considers structural features: grain size, interstitial and substitutional solutes, precipitates, second-phase particles, and eutectoids. Examples from advanced stru
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"The U.S. and R.O.C.: A Fresh Start" (video)
taiwan posterKeynote speech by Deputy Representative Ta-tung Jacob Chang, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States. Part of a free conference sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, and International House.Author(s): The Center for International Studies at the Univer

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17.118J Feminist Political Thought (MIT)
This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of political theory. In additi
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Sociology: What is Ethnocentrism?
This is a short video (01:22) about our propensity to judge others by the standard of one's own culture. The video gives an example using an Southeastern Asian standard.
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Curt Smith: Rhetoric and Politics
Former presidential speechwriter Curt Smith speaks about the importance of rhetoric and public speaking in politics. Using examples from New York State government, Smith demonstrates how a politician's ability to communicate to the public can win or lose an election. Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of English. He is also an acclaimed author, radio/television host and columnist.
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Jamestown
With the help of archeologists, get a glimpse of the tragedies of the original Jamestown Fort.
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NC Smartest Card 2011
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Perfect Square Trinomials - Problem 1 of 3
This video is a continuation of Perfect Square Trinomials and presents an example that demonstrates how to recognize perfect square trinomials for easier factoring.  (1:31)
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21H.104J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History (MIT)
This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. It emphasizes finding ways to make sense of these complicated, highly traumatic events, and on using them to understand larger processes of change in American history. The class also gives students experience with primary documentation research through a term paper assignment.
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4 Women's work
In this unit, we are going to look at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being ordinary', including times when people are giving intimate care. In these special circumstances, since the normal rules do not apply, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice.
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21H.433 The Age of Reason: Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries (MIT)
Has there ever been an "Age of Reason?" In the western tradition, one might make claims for various moments during Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. In this class, however, we will focus on the two and a half centuries between 1600 and 1850, a period when insights first developed in the natural sciences and mathematics were seized upon by social theorists, institutional reformers and political revolutionaries who sought to change themselves and the society in which they lived. Thr
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14.12 Economic Applications of Game Theory (MIT)
Game Theory is a misnomer for Multiperson Decision Theory, the analysis of situations in which payoffs to agents depend on the behavior of other agents. It involves the analysis of conflict, cooperation, and (tacit) communication. Game theory has applications in several fields, such as economics, politics, law, biology, and computer science. In this course, I will introduce the basic tools of game theoretic analysis. In the process, I will outline some of the many applications of game theory, pr
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Lower Intermediate S6 #5 - Japanese Calculations and Good Conversation
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! A trip to the gym in Japan isn’t in the cards for you today: you just got your workout by lifting box after box of heavy produce at the Japanese greengrocer. You pause to add up the various weights you’ve lifted, and your calculations come to more than a thousand pounds! [...]
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