Molecular and Biophysical Mechanisms of Lung Cell Injury
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Stories of the New World intrigued French rulers. Although they wanted a share of the American gold and silver, they were more interested in finding a westward route to Asia. In 1524, the French king commissioned Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano to search for a passageway through the New World. Verrazano spotted the coast of South Carolina and sailed north as far as Nova Scotia, but found no such water route or valuable treasure.
A decade later, French navigator Jacque Cartier led t
Modern transportation is a major threat to many of the world's native species — invasive organisms stow away in ballast water on ships, cargo, and airplane wheel wells. This video segment from Evolution: "Extinction!" features Hawaiʻi's efforts to prevent the brown tree snake from emigrating from Guam. Domingo Cravalho and Lester Kaichi of the Department of Agriculture are featured, and scientist David Burney comments. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:22.
Virus Evolution and Pandemics
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Our future: understanding the big picture
Dr James Martin, founder of the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford, explain why decision-makers need to look at the global big picture to avoid world catastrophe.
Roman Mass Production
Romans were the first to invent mass production. They figured out how
to use water wheels to create a factory flour mill. Professional video.
Elodea Cytoplasmic Streaming
About 10-15 minutes after preparing a wet mount of an elodea leaf, evaporation of some of the water makes it possible to see chloroplasts in motion inside of the cytoplasm. "Cytoplasmic streaming" is defined as the movement of the fluid substance (cytoplasm) within a plant or animal cell. This is the mechanism for the transport of nutrients. Run time 02:31.
mosses and liverworts
Non-vascular plants have no true roots, leaves, stems, or flowers. They also have no internal circulatory system for bringing water to the various parts of their bodies. Therefore, non-vascular plants are typically found in very wet places. This video gives a brief overview of two non-vascular plants, mosses and liverworts. Run time 0:50.
Middle East & Africa: Climate and population distribution
This episode focuses on the extreme climate in the Middle East, the very diverse climate of Africa, and the role water plays in where people live. High quality video.
Land in Water Geography Terms
This cartoon video from Ignite Learning is a rap song about the differentland forms in water. The song included definitions written on the screen along with computer animated examples of each. (Ismus, Peninsula, Island, and Archipelago.) Run time 02:21.
The Panama Canal
This video is accompanied by text. "An important discovery that resulted from the Spanish-American War was America’s need to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. During the war, ships in the Pacific had to travel around South America in order to join the fleet in Cuba. The U.S. now had to protect and supply its far ranging territories in Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The U.S. was also beginning to emerge as a world economic power and needed quicker shipping routes to meet
Childnet International - Cyber Bullying
This video illustrates the dangers of cyber bullying and offers solutions to the problem.
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How to Make Scented Playdough
This video gives you step by step directions for making scented playdough using flour, salt, oil, and water. This video turns the playdough into a "holiday gift" but could be used at any time of the year. This is a great way to teach your kids about how things mix together (solids and liquids) and about smells. The instructor uses peppermint extract for her scent but also recommends variations on color and smell by using 1/2 cup of sweetened powdered drink mix (like grape.) Run time 04:24.
The road to nationhood
Building a nation-state out of the ashes of destruction is not easy, but the President of Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor), José Ramos-Horta, says his country will seek to become a viable nation by eliminating unemployment in the next two to three years by creating new jobs from its investments in infrastructure projects.
Who supervises the board? In Indonesia, that’s the job of another board
Indonesia’s two-tier board system works well and could be a model for other countries. That’s according to the president of the supervisory board of commissioners at major telco PT Telekomunikasi, Tanri Abeng, who says he’s “a little bit critical” of the single-board system used elsewhere.
Barroso makes the case for conclusion of Doha Round
The world should embrace free trade and repudiate protectionism, urges José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, adding that completing the Doha Round on global trade would send a “very important signal” that free trade is vital in lifting the international economy from the current deep recession.
The Lehman fallout: blame the bankers, not the banks
The banking industry, post-Lehman Brothers, is going to be quite a different one going forward, because the impact of the banking crisis was so profound that changes are inevitable.
Innovating in the Arab world
Innovation, it seems, is everything that it’s cut out to be. Done right, it can take a company, government or country from mediocrity to greatness. But innovation doesn’t come easy, and in some industries, the road to innovation is a long and arduous one.
The winds of change: how Denmark is leading the green movement
With the climate change issue becoming ever more a major cause for concern, a new green movement is fast taking shape in the European Union, with Denmark leading the way. And rightly so, because of all the countries in the EU, Denmark is ahead in its use of renewable energy.
The global business leader
Leadership has nothing to do with titles. J. Frank Brown, the Dean of INSEAD, has met a lot of CEOs in his two-and-a-half decades in business and many of them are nothing more than LINOs - Leaders In Name Only. "A lot of people talk about leadership and not that many actually do it," Brown said in an interview with INSEAD Knowledge. Brown believes there are seven hallmarks of a great leader. "I think the most important one is how you communicate and how you listen because if you’re going to be