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High tractive power wall-climbing robot
There are a lot of tasks in building construction and maintenance which demand either the carriage of heavy technological equipment along vertical and sloping surfaces and/or provision for force technological operations on such surfaces For example, surface cleaning or grinding by automatic equipment, the mounting of expansion bolts and anchors by drilling or by driving in. Additionally surface inspection by heavy measuring devices and the painting of big construction areas are difficult and exp
Fungi: Death Becomes Them - CrashCourse Biology #39
Death is what fungi are all about. By feasting on the deceased remains of almost all organisms on the planet, converting the organic matter back into soil from which new life will spring, they perform perhaps the most vital function in the global food web. Fungi, which thrive on death, make all life possible. (11:52)
Circumnavigation of Beinn Bheigier, Islay
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The Parachuting Egg
In this activity, learners work in groups to design a parachute out of household items that keeps an egg secure when dropped from a certain height. Learners must follow a certain number of design constraints (i.e. parachute's max length can only be 3.28 ft or 1 m). During the test, learners measure the time from the release to the impact, the vertical distance of the fall, and the speed of the egg when it hits the ground. This lesson guide includes background information about Solid Rocket Boost
NASA | Saturn's Record-Setting Storm
Saturn's 2010 Great White Spot storm has set a new record for largest temperature change ever recorded for a storm on Saturn. By studying the monstrous disturbance using NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers spotted a massive belch of energy that sent temperatures soaring to an unprecedented 150 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in Saturn's stratosphere, accompanied by an enormous release of ethylene gas. (02:21)
Q methodology is a technique for modelling viewpoints, that was developed by William Stephenson (1902-1989). This animation, intended for a general audience, provides a short non-technical introduction to the methodology, outlining the different stages involved in conducting a Q study. The animation was funded by the UK Higher Education Academy, as part of the National Teaching Fellow 'Assessing Students at Masters level' project, Assimilate.
The Global Drug Wars [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor David Courtwright, Nigel Inkster, Dr William B McAllister, Dr Ethan Nadelmann | How did the international drug control system arise, why has it proven so durable in the face of failure, and is there hope for reform? David Courtwright is professor of history at the University of North Florida. Nigel Inkster is the former director of operations and intelligence for MI6. William McAllister is special projects director at Office of the Historian, US Department of State. Ethan N
The Case for an Aristocratic Electorate
The Case for an Aristocratic Electorate Claudio López-Guerra, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies Center for Research and Teaching in Economics, Mexico City For more on the PPEL Speaker Series visit http://ppel/resources/speaker-series.html
What Makes Ten? Rap
Practice your facts to ten with this song, featuring music by Fatboy Slim and emceeing by mistergreene. Students will enjoy this fun video as they practice facts that make 10. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review what makes ten and addition facts in the elementary classroom. (2:12)
Mary Todd Lincoln: The White House
In this video clip, learn how after moving into The White House, Mary Todd Lincoln began to redecorate the President’s home into something more comforting. (2:10)
Trading at Noon: Facebook soars and Netflix sinks
Oct 24 - Investors friend Facebook, Netflix sinks further and Zynga sends workers packing.
Saft Says: Bernanke successor will be Bernanke part two
Oct 24 - Reuters Columnist James Saft says it is likely Bernanke's successor will not change most Fed policies.
5.1.1 Technique 1: Self-talk—turning negative statements into positive ones
Do you get stressed at the thought of an examination? Does the idea of revision fill you with dread? This unit will provide a host of tips to help you improve your revision and examination techniques and enable you to manage your time effectively by creating a timetable for your revision.
Chapter 30 - Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
Chapter 30. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Mike Vendetti.
Why Science? Plant Molecular Biology
Explore Research at the University of Florida: Harry Klee, a professor of horticultural sciences, explains what makes horticultural sciences an exciting career field. (01:36)
Fibonacci - Tiny House Reflects Nature's Golden Ratio
Author Richard Heinberg once taught a course on sacred geometry, and he's written nearly a dozen books related to society's balance with the natural world so when he and his wife built a tiny cottage in their backyard they embedded the Fibonacci series in the windows as a nod to the importance of the golden mean on nature's patterns. (03:25)
Are Obama & Romney Different on Economic Policy?
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Family Weekend Concert 2012: Women's Chorale
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Mike Schuler at Real Writing for Real People
"The Iterative Process of Proposals for Profit" Mike Schuler, Consultant, Mike Schuler Consulting As an independent consultant I have to write a proposal for the type of work that I want to do for a client. Often times I write up a nice and fancy 10 page document and send it to the client. Then, they chew it up and spit it back to me. I write another version, maybe 6 or 8 pages and send it to the client. They chew it up and spit it back. We go about this process for weeks. Finally, I write up wh