China - Economic Miracle or Economic Timebomb?
The growth of China in recent years has been described as an economic miracle with Western companies and governments rushing to build partnerships with the new power in the East. The opening up of the Chinese market and the expansion of industry, technology and production within the country has, however, had a profound effect on the people of China, its political leaders and the rest of the world. This impact can be seen in the growing inequalities within China, the loss of jobs in the west a
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Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture
Colleagues from both academia and business were present on 27 January 2011 for Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall. The garden wall of the lecture's title was Lawrence's metaphor for the potential divide between the two sectors. The lecture reflected Lawrence's career-long wish to get qualitative researchers in the commercial world to talk to their counterparts in the academic world, and vice versa. He discusse
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Brief Overview of William Shakespeare
This video clip starts with a quote from one of his plays. Learn about the life of Britain's famous bard and writer of plays, William Shakespeare. (01:31)
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Gooseneck barnacles in rock crevices
Gooseneck barnacles do not move and rely on surrounding waters for food and nutrients. They have strong, hard, and sharp shells that keep predators from walking on them. They resist drying out and are found in all the intertidal zones.
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Electrical Switches, Part 3, Pushbutton and Selector Switches
This five-minute video describes pushbutton switches and selector switches, including different configurations and terminology.
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Stockholm 1912: The Games of the V Olympiad

The Games of the V Olympiad from Stockholm, Sweden. These games were the last until 1920, as World War I forced the cancellation of the 1916 Games.  These games are best known for the decathlon win of Jim Thorpe, of the United States.  Then the flags of the countries that participated in these Olympics are shown.  There is no talking in this video.  Background music is the Olympic Theme.  Video is of average quality.  (2:54)
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"All the Colored Women Like This Work": Black Workers During World War I
Wartime production demanded the mobilization of thousands of workers to make steel and rubber, to work in petrochemical industries, and to build ships. As a result, African Americans made striking gains in employment even while also facing continuing discrimination. Black women, for example, got jobs working on the railroads for the first time during the world war. Black women found jobs as laborers, cleaning cars, wiping engines, tending railroad beds. Helen Ross was one of them, working for th
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Dr. John Prescott - Academic Spotlight
Missouri State University has a nationally recognized music department. One of the professors in that department, Dr. John Prescott, recently received the National Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, also known as ASCAP. These coveted awards reflect ASCAP's commitment to assist and encourage writers of serious music. The awards are based upon the prestigious value of each writer's catalogue of original compositions, as well as recent performances of those work
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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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The RCBN Consultation Exercise: Stakeholder Report
One of the early objectives of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) Research Capacity Building Network has been to undertake an extensive consultation exercise in order to identify the priorities for research capacity-building and to generate a database of expertise from across the UK educational research community. This report provides an account of the first element of the consultation exercise, interviews with twenty-five key stakeholders each representing the major consti
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MD Anderson addresses when women should get mammograms
By: mdanderson Therese Bevers, M.D., professor and medical director of MD Anderson's Cancer Prevention Clinic, urges women over the age of 40 to continue to have an annual mammogram, noting that studies show women are less likely to die from breast cancer if they stick to the annual schedule. Bevers notes that the heavily publicized Canadian National Breast Screening Study was flawed from the beginning, both in the technology used and the way women were allocated to the arms of the clinical tr
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Women of four wars: stories from the veteran's history project
This site is maintained by the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress. It provides free access to online materials relating to the experience of women service personnel in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Afghanistan conflict and the Gulf war. The site includes online oral histories with video webcasts or podcasts of interviews with the women in whom they detail their experiences of fighting and warfare. Technical and copyright information is displayed on the website.
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#292: Prey for the oceans: How marine predators influence reef ecology

Marine biologist, Prof Robert Warner, discusses the relationship between marine predators and their prey. He also explains why marine environments may be more robust than terrestrial ecosystems in the face of human impacts. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

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Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Meter tool
Light Meter simulation tool
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Beginner S6 #24 - Partying in a Japanese Haunted House
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! When you get to the golf course at the Japanese country club, you’re about to drive your ball off the first tee when you notice a few menacing clouds rolling in. It looks like it’s going to start storming within the hour. Your golf partner mentions in Japanese that he thinks [...]
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Termodinámica Aplicada
La asignatura de Termodinámica Aplicada pertenece a la materia de Ingeniería Energética. Después de cursar esta asignatura los alumnos deberán alcanzar un conocimiento de los conceptos elementales de la Termodinámica. Deberán ser capaces de aplicar los conocimientos básicos de la profesión relacionados con el análisis de sistemas térmicos y energéticos, es la base a utilizar para el desarrollo de otras competencias dentro del campo de la ingeniería térmica en la industria. Se fomen
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Fisica II
El conocimiento y uso del método científico y sus valores se consideran de vital importancia para que el Ingeniero desarrolle su actividad profesional con el rigor adecuado.En este contexto, la asignatura de Física II se plantea como una introducción a los conceptos y leyes básicas para la descripción de la óptica, las ondas y las interacciones electromagnéticas. Este bagaje es imprescindible a la hora de afrontar las competencias que se exigirán al futuro profesional en cursos superior
Author(s): Esther Jódar Ferrández

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Virtual Maths - Numbers, 2D Triangle simulation tool
Diagram and formulas for are and volume of 2D shapes
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Antoine or Louis Le Nain, Peasant Family - Smart History at Khan Academy
Antoine or Louis Le Nain, Peasant Family in an Interior, 2nd quarter of the 17th century, oil on canvas, 1.13 x 1.59 m (Musée du Louvre, Paris) (03:12)
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The Biomolecule Band
You've never seen the four biomolecules presented like this before. Get ready to be blown away by carbs, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, and the monomers that create them.  (7:31)
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