17.869 Political Science Scope and Methods (MIT)
This course is designed to provide an introduction to a variety of empirical research methods used by political scientists. The primary aims of the course are to make you a more sophisticated consumer of diverse empirical research and to allow you to conduct advanced independent work in your junior and senior years. This is not a course in data analysis. Rather, it is a course on how to approach political science research.
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TWC9: EF June CTP, jPlayer, Kinect Gesture Toolkit, and a flying car

 This week on Channel 9, Dan flies solo covering the week's top developer news (A technical snafu in our other studio hosed the audio of the first recording of the show with Brian Keller).

 

Episode 50 - Matt Winkler Builds an AppFabric Application

Join Wade and Steve each week as they cover the Windows Azure Platform. You can follow and interact with the show at @CloudCoverShow.

In this episode, Matthew Winkler—Senior Program Manager Lead on the AppFabric Team—talks to Steve and Wade about building AppFabric Applications. AppFabric Applications bring new ways o
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Membrane Lipids Illustrations
The first of 14 PowerPoint files containing slides for a topical unit of medical cell biology instruction within the broader categories of Cellular Membranes, Organelles and Molecular Traffic, and Cytoskeleton. Only slides containing illustrations are included. Although text slides are not provided, image slides featuring text are intact. PowerPoint animation of text and images has been removed, but there are several slide sequences that when shown consecutively provide image animation. Illustra
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What a Drag! Activity
The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate how drag affects falling objects. Students will make a variety of shapes out of paper and see how size and shape affects the speed with which their paper shapes fall. They will also be able to see how the weight of an object changes the speed with which it falls.
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How Big? Lesson
The objective of Lesson 2 is for student teams to determine the size of the caverns. Lesson two has student teams measure their classroom to determine area and volume; determine how many people could comfortably sleep in their classroom; scale this number up to find the required area for all Alabraskans. The lesson provides a good application of area and volume concepts. Students also perform math conversions between feet, meters, miles and kilometers.
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Who Needs What?
The teacher leads a discussion in which students identify the physical needs of animals, and then speculate on the needs of plants. With guidance from the teacher, the students then help design an experiment that can take place in the classroom to test whether or not plants need light and water in order to grow. Sunflower seeds are planted in plastic cups, and once germinated, are exposed to different conditions. In particular, within the classroom setting it is easy to test for the effects of l
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Basic Alignment Angles
Alignment angles are and have always been an excellent indicator of other more serious problems related to the vehicle. Recognition of these angles is a trait that today's technician should try to hone in order to be able to better trouble shoot other associated problems. Your objective is to see if you can immediately recognize the basic alignment angles on sight including whether it is positive or negative.
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Teaching Young Learners to Read: Using Illustrations
In this video, Jean Glaserg talks about using illustrations and pictures in stories with young learners. The clip uses examples from Cambridge Storybooks. (3:17)
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Shuttle Showcase: STS-31
The Hubble Space Telescope is deployed from space shuttle Discovery on STS-31
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Shuttle Showcase: STS-124
The second in a series of flights to assemble the Japanese segment of the International Space Station saw the mammoth Kibo module delivered to the complex complements of Discovery and its crew on the STS-124 mission. Kibo, the Japanese word for "hope" would house dozens of experiments and serve as a platform for external payloads brought to the complex on subsequent Shuttle flights and the Japanese "Kounotori" H-2 Transfer Vehicle cargo ship.
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Shuttle Showcase: STS-125
After four previous trips to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, it was time for the Shuttle to make one final service call to install new, advanced instruments, batteries, gyros and insulation on the astronomical icon. Following 5 complex spacewalks, Hubble was left virtually brand new --- and ready for many more years of unprecedented science.
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Varicose Veins - Sclerotherapy (Spanish)
This patient education program explains the benefits and risks of sclerotherapy for varicose veins. It also reviews the anatomy of the cardiovascular system, symptoms, causes, preventive measures, what the procedure involves, and possible complications. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
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Overview of glycolysis
This 13 minute video is about one of the four phases of cellular respiration called glycolysis. Glycolysis is the process in cellular respiration that produces ATP's. For the process glycolysis to produce ATP's however, ATP's must first be available to be used to break up the carbon. The video uses a narrator and a smart board.
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How to Pack for a Semester Abroad
Packing for a Semester Abroad - Some great tips on packing for a semester abroad, like packing an extra empty bag for souvenirs, bringing a gift for your host family and taking along a combination lock for when staying at hostels. (01:48)
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Student Activities for Bach Cantata
A lesson plan aimed at all levels. It presents a number of different activities as starting points for the study of the set work. Teachers may select from the list in any order depending on the level of the class, progress of the students, etc.
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1.2 How have these changes affected the division of labour within families?
Here you will explore how different families have different ideas about how work in the home should be divided. You will also investigate the diversity of families. We will see how any discussion of the division of labour has to recognise that families differ in terms of shape and size.
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Colonoscopy Introduction
All month long, in honor of Colon Cancer awareness, Dr. Raju, in the department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, is answering colonoscopy questions on facebook via video from his computer here at MD Anderson.
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Exploring Important Biological Concepts Using Biology Workbench
This set of three activities uses Biology Workbench, a website that brings together sequence databases and online software for searching databases, aligning sequences, and creating inferred phylogenetic trees. The first two activities explore the diversity of preproinsulin sequences across species. Students use the Student Version of Biology Workbench and search databases by keyword in the first activity, while, in the second, students use the actual Biology Workbench and search the databases us
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Exercise Physiology: The Response of Metabolic Rate to Physical Activity
In this lab, students measure their heart rate, oxygen consumption, and carbon dioxide production in various physical activities on a treadmill or cycle ergometer. After learning the techniques in the first lab period, each group of 3-4 students designs an independent investigation that is performed during the second lab period. To measure metabolic rate, students collect expired air in a Douglas bag, then measure the volume, the temperature, and the concentration of oxygen and carbon dioxide. W
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