Landsat Witnesses the Destruction of Mesopotamian Ecosystem
In one of the greatest ecological disasters of our time, the ancient marshlands of Mesopotamia are systematically being converted to dry salt flats as a result of human mismanagement of the regions water resources. Landsat satellite imagery reveals that in the last 10 years, wetlands that once covered as much as 20,000 square km in parts of Iraq and Iran have been reduced to a small fraction of their original size. The authors of a new report released by the United Nations Environment Programmes
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After Hurricane Floyd: East Coast Flyover September 16, 1999 from SeaWiFS
Flying up the east coast of the United States from Florida to North Carolina using a SeaWiFS image taken September 16, 1999
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Global Tobacco Control
Provides an introduction to global tobacco control. Presents the health and economic burden of tobacco use worldwide and highlights practical approaches to tobacco prevention, control, surveillance, and evaluation. Examines transnational tobacco control issues, including the following: the interpretation and packaging of epidemiologic evidence for policy makers, the determinants of tobacco addiction, the economics of global tobacco control, tobacco industry strategies, legal foundations for regu
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Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Economics is designed to build an understanding of economic institutions, history, and principles. In addition, it will focus on relationship between private and public sectors of the U.S. economy. Also, it will analyze major economic institutions, such as property rights, markets, business organizations, labor unions, money and banking, trade, and taxation.
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Introduction to Microeconomics
This course is designed to help you build an understanding of the economics of the market place. In particular we focus on microeconomic principles that demonstrate the role and limitations of both competitive and imperfectly competitive markets in motivating socially efficient consumer, business, and public sector choices.
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Human Supervisory Control of Automated Systems, Spring 2004
Principles of supervisory control and telerobotics. Different levels of automation are discussed, as well as the allocation of roles and authority between humans and machines. Human-vehicle interface design in highly automated systems. Decision aiding. Tradeoffs between human control and human monitoring. Automated alerting systems and human intervention in automatic operation. Enhanced human interface technologies such as virtual presence. Performance, optimization, and social implications of t
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Fire in an oil refinery
The student will look at a news report about a fire in the port of Antwerp. After looking at the segment, the student should: - pay attention to the language used by the different people; - assess claims made in the segments; - improve on the mistakes made by the speaker; - assess whether the fire was addressed correctly.
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Blueberry Lavender Fizz
From juice bars to coffee bars to cocktail bars, the venues where Americans drink have become more diverse and a lot more inventive. The "bar chef" movement has put the spotlight on the cocktail provider and challenged modern mixologists to get creative. This Blueberry Lavender Fizz is a refreshing and unique beverage option to offer your customers. You can add a shot of gin to make this into a cocktail. Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/blueberries/recipe13.html
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Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Event
Veronica Cook-Euell, Kent State Supplier Diversity Program Manager, and Nicole Corll from University Facilities Management, discuss business opportunities with small business owners at a recent matchmaker event.
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Egyptian Sarcophagus Paper-Craft
This video shows the assembly of a paper-crafted Egyptian sarcophagus. 
( This set shows a set of three nesting boxes.)  Teachers could show this to students studying Egyptian history before having them design their own sarcophaguses.  ( 4:17)

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21H.102 The Emergence of Modern America 1865-Present (MIT)
This subject studies the changing structure of American politics, economics, and society from the end of the Civil War to the present. We will consider secondary historical accounts and primary documents to examine some of the key issues in the development of modern America: industrialization and urbanization; U.S. emergence as a global power; ideas about rights and equality; and the changing structures of gender, class, and race. This subject also examines the multiple answers that Americans ga
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CME Solar Panel Install
UBS Photographer Robert Jordan set up a time lapse of solar panels being installed on the roof of the Center for Manufacturing Excellence from October to December 2011. Here is a look at the process. Video produced by Mary Stanton.
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Gravity and Vertical Motion Problem - Calculus
Gravity and Vertical Motion Problem - Calculus. In this video, a penny is thrown downward from a tower. The Instructor wants to determine how long it takes to hit the ground. (09:56)
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Namaqua Chameleons in Desert Chasing Beetles
This short video gives excellent real life footage of Namaqua Chameleons in their desert habitat chasing and eating beetles. Students will enjoy the close up shots of these amazing lizards using their long, sticky tongues to catch their food. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
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Clinton and Qatar's prime minister speak on Syria
Jan. 11 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said an Arab League monitoring mission in Syria cannot continue indefinitely and dismissed a recent speech by Syria's president as "chillingly cynical." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Day of Commencement Information
Information for Grads and their Guests on the day of the ceremony.
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11.027 City to City: Comparing, Researching and Writing about Cities: New Orleans (MIT)
City to City, as a class, will jump into the complexity of planning in New Orleans, a post-disaster city. City-to-City will ask how a post-disaster city grapple with its ideas of identity, what it is, who it represents, and how it projects its sense of self to residences, businesses, tourists, and to the outside world. In considering its people, how do city planners think about who lives where and why? At the same time, how can city planners celebrate a city's history and its culture and how can
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