The rise of the Grid & the Large Hadron Collider - Glenn Patrick
Particle Physicist Dr Glenn Patrick talks about the Large Hadron Collider. Based at CERN, in Geneva, the collider is the largest scientific machine in the world. It started operation in the summer of 2008 and aims to produce colossal amounts of data, which thousands of scientists around the world will analyse to further our understanding of the universe.
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Measuring wellbeing and sustainability - Anil Markandya
Professor Anil Markandya, from the Department of Economics & International Development, gives the Charter Day lecture in which he explores more sophisticated ways of measuring a country's wellbeing than just looking at GDP; these include assessing its ecological footprint, rating in the Corruption Perception Index and number of happy life years. Using these techniques, there are some surprising winners and losers.
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Cyber Security
Cyber Frontier: Cyberspace Confronts Cybercrime" Dr. Sheila R. Ronis Project on National Security Reform, Washington, DC, presented by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
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An Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning
This 4:11 video has some interesting ideas about helping students control their emotions, reduce violence and improve the school atmosphere. Lots of good visuals and insights. Well worth watching.
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Narratives of Slavery
This lecture is a segmented 17-minute video which has a transcript to help students follow the sophisticated presentation. The narrator compares primary source material written by Frederick Law Olmsted and published in a collection called The Cotton Kingdom to the letters written by a kidnapped African-American author named Solomon Northup. It would greatly help to have excerpts from these two works to help students understand the lecture better.  There are other works as well and goo
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New Zealand Fur Seal in Natural Habitat
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a New Zealand Fur Seal in its natural habitat. Students will enjoy the beautiful scenery of this animal's home. he New Zealand fur seal has been recorded diving deeper and for longer than any other species of fur seal. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (0:39)
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Crazy Hair Day 2012
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Platypus Swimming in Winter Habitat
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Platypus swimming in its winter habitat. Students will enjoy the sights and sounds of this amazing animal as it swims through icy water. The distinctive features that make the platypus so instantly recognizable are its duck-like bill, dense, waterproof fur, webbed feet, and broad, flattened tail. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (0:43)
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Irregular verbs : Kruiswoordraadsel
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Kruiswoordraadsel op de Engelse onregelmatige werkwoorden.


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Office 911: Get your Office Game on

Of course not all hardcore gamers have difficulties sitting through training. But in this Office Show episode, the Office 911 team encounters one who finds himself pwned by ordinary training approaches.  Fortunately, the team has a solution in Ribbon Hero 2, a game that advances you through levels as you complete more challenging tasks in Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint and Word, all in the name of rescuing Clippy.

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Upper Intermediate S5 #7 - Follow This Fundamental Japanese Rule
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! As you walk home from the store with your friend, she notices a box of Japanese chocolates sitting on a bench. No one is nearby, so this seems very strange to you. When she tells you in Japanese that she’s going to take a chocolate, you tell her not to. She [...]
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Absolute Beginner S2 #7 - Let’s Have a Pizza Break in Spain
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! When your friend suggests in Spanish that you order fast food for dinner, you complain to him that your New Year’s resolution was to eat healthier Spanish foods, not to eat burgers and fries. Your friend says in Spanish that you can order a grilled chicken from the fast-food establishment if [...]
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Rebirth of Math (Cool Like Math)
Time to hype the American Mathematics Competition 2012 at Lusher Charter High School (New Orleans). Parody of the 1993 jam "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat). Doesn't really go over many topics in particular, but it does focus on a few. It is mostly just a song about loving math and being "Cool Like Math." Very entertaining song to show kids to get them interested in math. (3:53)
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How To Play Soccer: 2 Player Soccer Golf
A variation on soccer golf, only now the goal is to best your opponents score is the theme of this 1:40 long video. It is an interesting twist on these two games and it teaches soccer skills as well.
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Tornado Chase
This video explains how toronado watchers chase these storms and gather data. With an average energy of roughly 1 million pounds of TNT, tornados are one of nature’s most powerful phenomena. And while atmospheric scientists know a great deal about tornados, such as the conditions in which they are most likely to form, no one yet understands exactly what makes a tornado or how to accurately predict their creation. The video uses interviews to tell the story of these events.
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Richard Dawkins and Michael Aus discuss The Clergy Project
The Reverend Michael Aus came out as a non-believer on national television on March 25th 2012. Congratulations to Mike on his brave decision, and to the Clergy Project for giving him moral support. For more information about The Clergy Project see their website at http://www.clergyproject.org/
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Breakingviews: Growth excitement in India and China dimming
Mar. 27 - With growth in China and India slowing perhaps investors should follow Chinese money and look to developed markets, like the U.S., where growth is going up say Reuters Breakingviews.
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Reuters on the Road: After the Robin Hood tax
Mar. 27 - Reuters Breakingviews Editor Hugo Dixon has one loop of Canary Wharf in a taxi to argue his case for an alternative bank tax.
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