Rubbery robot fingers play piano faster than a human
A soft robot can bend in just 50 milliseconds to hit keys and play a simple tune Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24874
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Making the DIY Clinometer
Link to Youtube video showing how to make a do-it-yourself clinometer
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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Inventions by Ben Franklin
This 2:25 long video is a "Ben Franklin" talking to a second grade class. The essence is a listing and explanation of some of Franklin's inventions.
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Benjamin Franklin Biography
This four minute video is about Benjamin Franklin, the American founding father, scientist, inventor, activist, statesman, diplomat and author. It uses painting and a narrator to help tell his story. A good overview.
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Xbox One and Smartglass App for Channel 9

While we were at Build, we took advantage of a nice demo booth setup by Identity Mine, a Premier Plus partner in the Xbox app development program, to run through a demo of our Xbox One app for Channel 9. Identity Mine worked with our development team to add a Smartglass companion app to the Xbox One app that the in-house Channel 9 team (well, mostly Cara... with some API and services support from Sampy) cr
Author(s): Cara, Duncan Mackenzie, Mike Sampson, Mark DeFalco

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Teaching Reading with Children's Rhymes
Learn some examples of children's rhymes and tips like having kids clap with the rhymes in this child-development video about teaching kids how to read using rhymes.  You are given some specific examples of how to get kids to read with feeling and energy using these games and rhymes.

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Ryhming and Reading Games in Reading
Learn from an award winning teacher how reading can be taught with rhyming games.  The teacher talks about how to teach children read with rhymes in this video clip.
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Teaching Reading With Interactive Rhyming
Teach kids how to read by showing different ways to interact with rhymes and by using books that have animation.  An award winning teacher talks about interactive rhyming in this video.
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Sesame Street - Parts of a Face
This animation highlight the parts of a face as the narrator names the face part. Classic Sesame Street. (:28)
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Hello Face
A librarian recites the rhyme "Hello Face" in this video. (:52)
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STS.038 Energy and Environment in American History: 1705-2005 (MIT)
A survey of how America has become the world's largest consumer of energy. Explores American history from the perspective of energy and its relationship to politics, diplomacy, the economy, science and technology, labor, culture, and the environment. Topics include muscle and water power in early America, coal and the Industrial Revolution, electrification, energy consumption in the home, oil and U.S. foreign policy, automobiles and suburbanization, nuclear power, OPEC and the 70's energy crisis
Author(s): Shulman, Peter

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Evaluating Arguments Part One (slides)
Part five of a six-part series on critical reasoning. In this lecture we will continue with the evaluation of arguments - this time deductive arguments - focusing in particular on the notion of validity.
Author(s): Marianne Talbot

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17.812J Collective Choice I (MIT)
This is an applied theory course covering topics in the political economy of democratic countries. This course examines political institutions from a rational choice perspective. The now burgeoning rational choice literature on legislatures, bureaucracies, courts, and elections constitutes the chief focus. Some focus will be placed on institutions from a comparative and/or international perspective.
Author(s): Snyder, James

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"'Bhadralok Detenus': Prisons and Detention Camps in Interwar Bengal"
south asiaA talk by Durba Ghosh, Assistant Professor of History, at Cornell University, and author of "Sex and the Family in Colonial India: The Making of Empire". From the South Asia Seminar.
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Video Interviews - Covering Czech: Economy, History and Literature
Video Interviews - Covering Czech: Economy, History and Literature
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Creating social change: From innovation to impact
Learning how to give back to society ideally should be part of every young person's education, says one of Australia's leading philanthropists, David Gonski AC. Mr Gonski is one of several high profile lecturers in a new short course at UNSW Australia called "Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact." Here Mr Gonski reflects on his own need to broaden himself beyond his field of law and investment banking, the role corporates can play in society and what happens when people don't give
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"International Reactions to the Coup in Honduras" (video)
Rodolfo Pastor photoRodolfo Pastor is Minister of Culture, Arts and Sports of Honduras, and, since the coup of June 28 that overthrew the government of President Manuel Zelaya, he has also been Visiting Professor of History at Harvard University. Pastor discusses the current political situation of Honduras, the Honduran political system, as well as the upcoming electi
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Literary Festival 2013: Philosophy by Podcast [Audio]
Speaker(s): David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton | In the 5th century BC Socrates brought philosophy to the marketplace. Can this ancient branch of learning be rejuvenated by the technology of the 21st century? Philosophy Bites Back is the second book from the team that brings you Philosophy Bites, the hugely successful podcast that has now had 16 million downloads. Philosophy Bites Back is a collection of conversations with leading scholars on major figures in the history of philosophy. David Edmonds
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Williamsburg and the American Revolution
Brief introductory video for Williamsburg, then capitol of Virginia, and the events leading up to the Revolutionary War
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