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1.4 Changing environmental attitudes
Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This unit examines the use of ozone depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development of technology can influence the direction of a society. From the Industrial Revolution to the present day find out how we have changed the planet.
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Saving the DNA and the viable cells of the world's endangered animals
The mission of the Frozen Ark Project is to collect, preserve and store tissue, gametes, viable cells and DNA from endangered animals. The project focuses on the thousands of animals that are threatened with extinction. Animal species are dying out at an unprecedented rate. The current round of extinctions is largely created by mankind, because of the increase in human populations and its effect on the planet's ecosystems. Global warming is a major contributor to this destruction. Despite t
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Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
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Crops of the Future: A Problem-Based Learning Exercise for the Laboratory
In problem-based learning (PBL), complex, real-world problems motivate students to discover interconnections between important concepts and in doing so acquire essential skills. These skills include teamwork, problem solving, information retrieval and analysis, and communication. The activity presented here suggests a way to add a "hands on" component to PBL by integrating a problem with a guided inquiry exercise. Problem resolution depends on observations made in the laboratory, using probes an
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Talk: Is Technology Endangering Our Privacy?
David Holtzman, former CTO of Network Solutions and author of "Privacy Lost: How Technology Is Endangering Your Privacy," talks about the impact of digital communication on privacy
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International finance
Richard Portes, Professor of Economics, talks about London's importance as global connection capital and as a centre for coordinating a wide area of research

Is there hope for the planet?
Yiorgos Mylonadis, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategic and International Management, talks about how to encourage companies to find ways to beat global warming.

Virtual Maths, Brick Density - Water Displacement method
Presentation explaining how to calculate the density of a brick using water displacement method.
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Episode 80: A Flood of Water Scarcity in India

Associate Prof Hector Malano, along with India-based colleague Mr Ashok Jaitly, discuss the interdisciplinary approach to addressing water scarcity in India's "food bowl" region, the Krishna Basin. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

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Episode 81: The Last Capitalist

Amidst a global reappraisal of the nature and role of free-market economic systems, Prof R. Edward Freeman argues for a commitment to a more wholistic, stakeholder-driven capitalism. With host Jennifer Cook.

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R. Edwar
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Episode 96: The Wrath of Grapes: Wine Making and Climate Change

Viticulturist Prof Snow Barlow and Wedgetail Estate vigneron Guy LaMothe discuss the threats -- and opportunities -- that global warming poses for the wine industry in Australia and elsewhere. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

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Episode 101: Making a Difference: Kiran Martin and Asha in the slums of Delhi

Paediatrician Dr Kiran Martin recounts the story behind the founding of ASHA, which now helps over 350,000 Delhi slum dwellers to improve their lives. Global health specialist Dr Peter Deutchmann weighs in on how research institutions in rich countries can work to empower and embolden work done by organisations in developing nations. With host Jennifer Cook.


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1 Genetic manipulation of plants and GM crops: an introduction

In this unit we will consider the genetic manipulation of plants, and the production of GM crops. A great deal has been written about the science of GM crops and the controversial issues surrounding their introduction around the world. In the study time available, we will focus on a small number of selected issues.

In this unit you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the science that has been used to engineer a range of GM crops, and examine both the science and social concerns
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Happy Holidays Clemson Alumni!
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Abraham Lincoln (Part 2)
Abraham Lincoln was an ambitious intellectual with a common touch, who's commitment to human freedom would define his nations vision for the 20th century. (08:39)
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Aram Khachaturian Biography 2/10
Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet Armenian composer who lived from 1903-1978.  His music was influenced by Armenian Folk Music.  He composed various piano works, as well as concertos for violin, cello and piano.  He is probably best know for the piece Sabre Dance and the film music for Spartacus.
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Austerity Hurts. But Does It Work?
A former British Chancellor of the Exchequer fears we may be confusing pain with gain.
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The reasons for attrition
This paper focuses on a) to reflect on an approach, decisions and subsequent knowledge with regard to non response and b) to discuss the "attrition survey", rather than discussing the actual results of an overall longitudinal study. This should be linked to the paper "student experiences of enterprise education"
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An Underground River
Groundwater is one of the largest sources of drinking water, so environmental engineers need to understand groundwater flow in order to tap into this important resource. Environmental engineers also study groundwater to predict where pollution from the surface may end up. In this lesson, students will learn how water flows through the ground, what an aquifer is and what soil properties are used to predict groundwater flow.
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Pop Rockets
Students design and build a paper rocket around a film canister, which is used as the engine. An antacid tablet and water are put into the canister, react to form carbon dioxide gas, and act as the pop rocket's propellant. With the lid snapped on, the continuous creation of gas causes pressure to build up until the lid pops off, sending the rocket into the air. The pop rockets demonstrate Newton's third law of motion: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
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