Why do we leave fingerprints?
Learn about the pores in our fingers, why we have ridges on our fingers and more!
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ART 113-01, Digital Still Images, Spring 2005
This course teaches students the fundamentals of digital art. Emphasis will be placed on developing basic art-making skills using digital image editing, 3-D modeling, and Web design programs. Specifically, students will learn to acquire non-computerized materials through digital photography and scanning; to create, modify, and assemble digital images using applications such as Photoshop; to build basic scenes in a 3-D modeling program and render them as 2-D still images; and to design effective
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Remains of a Libyan compound
June 20 - Libyan officials say at least 15 civilians were killed when NATO airstrikes hit a compound owned by a top Gaddafi aide. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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In a World Without Art
This is a three-minute video that explores all that would be missing from the world without art and what it teaches. This well-done video shows a variety of genres using the theme, "Art is my Life." A good video to show in school districts where the arts are being cut. (03:34)
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21G.068J The Invention of French Theory: A History of Transatlantic Intellectual Life since 1945 (MI
In the decades following the Second World War, a cluster of extraordinary French thinkers were widely translated and read in American universities. Their works were soon labeled as "French Theory." Why would sharing the same nationality make authors such as Lacan, Cixous, Derrida, Foucault or Debord, ambassadors of a specifically "French" theory? The course will explore the maze of transatlantic intellectual debates since 1945 and the heyday of French existentialism. We will
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STEM Course Redesign at CSU Sacramento
This is an e-portfolio presenting the redesing of four STEM courses at CSU Sacramento. We used learning assistants in the classroom to flip. Our data indicates increase in student learning, class retention, and pass rate. 
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Mustang Minute! Peruna Profs
In this the Year of the Faculty, SMU students voted for professors they feel are exceptional and inspiring. The winners were honored with a surprise visit from our beloved mascot Peruna in recognition of their outstanding work.
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Government Roads, Subsidies, and the Costs of Fracking
A result of a complex system of subsidies and other government favors, it is unclear that fracking would be sustainable in a truly free marketplace, writes Sal Ahmed. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

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This course considers working with people in group care and residential settings. Social workers play a critical role in supporting service users in moves to and from residential care, and they should be capable of assessing needs and the quality of care provision. The activities in the course focus on the lives of three people living in a nursing and residential home for elderly and disabled people. Although many of the practice examples relate to work with older people, the values and princ
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Eight Racer, Window Phone 8 Dagu i-Racer

Been on a little big of a racer kick, I know, but well, here's another! This is the last for a while, I promise (for a week at least... ;).

Today Jeff Halbrecht is our builder and he shows off his racer enabled app...

Dagu i-Racer Windows Phone 8

i-Racer is a Bluetooth enabled Windows Phone 8 application that will control a Dagu i-R
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Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Meter tool
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3.5 Napoleon Visiting the Field of the Battle of Eylau

Napoleonic propaganda painting was very tightly controlled. In 1806, for example, the list of subjects was devised by Denon in consultation with Napoleon. The exact moment to be depicted was specified in several cases; as the above examples indicate, this could be crucial in ensuring that any too overt representation of violence was avoided. Artists were simply allocated the subject that they were to paint, and were also required to submit sketches of their proposed compositions to Denon for
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Audience questions -- Nothing event
Join the team from New Scientist and our of guest speakers for an entertaining evening of amazing insights into nothingness. Find out now nothing shapes the world around us, from the importance of zero to how a few words can kill to understanding the big bang. 13 November 2013, Conway Hall, London http://bit.ly/nothingYT
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Asia Week Ahead: China leadership, Indonesia data in focus
Sept. 28 - A possible announcement on the 18th Party Congress in China and Indonesian economic data are on the mind of Breakingviews Asia Editor Peter Thal Larsen as he discusses the week ahead in Asia.
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How the Body Responds to Excercise
This video segment adapted from NOVA describes the effect of exercise on the body and defines one measure used to gauge aerobic fitness. VO2 max (maximal volume of oxygen uptake) is a measurement of how well the body gets and consumes the oxygen that muscles need in order to sustain activity. Learn how the entire cardiovascular system benefits from exercise and how the body's response to the demands of physical activity is a survival mechanism. Nice illustration of how the respiratory,circulator
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The Ocean Floor - by StudyJams
Earth's most magnificent and enormous landforms are all on the ocean floor.  Volcanoes and earthquakes change the ocean floor, creating new landforms.  Erosion on land also deposits minerals and animal matter on the ocean floor.  Learn more about the ocean floor with this slide show from StudyJams.  Vibrant photos are set to music, with information written under each photo.  A short, self-checking quiz is also provided with this link.
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This case study reports on enhancing the first year student experience by engaging students in the practise of business through provision of a coherent and relevant set of learning activities
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