Babbage: September 7 2011
What e-publishing has learned from the music business, why Android works for everyone, and predicting when to buy gadgets
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Why I Chose ISU-Amanda
This was produced by a current student, Amanda Schappert, for the Admissions 'Why I Chose ISU" Video Contest. It was one of five finalists. Keywords: Student Life
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Texas Wildfires on Sept. 6
Smoke plumes and haze from wildfires across Texas on Sept. 6, 2011 can be seen in this video captured from International Space Station.
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2.72 Elements of Mechanical Design (MIT)
This course provides an advanced treatment of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears, cams, and mechanisms. Analysis of these elements includes extensive application of core engineering curriculum including solid mechanics and fluid dynamics. The course offers practice in skills needed for machine design such as estimation, drawing, and experimentation. Students work in small teams to design and build machines that address real-world challenges.

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All Summer In A Day Pt. 1
Based on a short story by Ray Bradbury. It's a sad story. :(
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The Money Song 2
This video features a fun money song that shows the relationship of coins and how their combined values make up the value of other coins. For example, five pennies make a nickel, 10 pennies make dime, etc. It is a great money counting lesson for young children. (1:42)
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Cities - an intro for kids
Introduces the concept of cities to young children. Discusses such things as downtowns, skyscrapers, streets, monuments, and mentions many famous world cities.
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Israeli ambassador to U.S. says Iron Dome is preventing escalation
Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., says if it wasn't for the Iron Dome missile defense system, there would be a need for more forceful action against Hamas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including busi
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Design an Egyptian Playground
Students are broken up into four groups. Each group will use their knowledge about Egypt to originate a playground for Egyptian children. This will involve brainstorming ideas on paper, building a prototype with Legos or other material, and explaining their ideas to the class in a five-minute presentation.
Author(s): Anthony Trinh,Heather Blackwell Bryan Licciadri

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2.2 Basic principles
The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This unit will help you discover the meaning of information quality and teach you how to evaluate the material you come across in your study of technology. You will learn how to plan your searches effectively and be able to experiment with some of the key resources in this area.
Author(s): The Open University

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21A.110 Anthropological Theory (MIT)
This course introduces students to some of the major social theories and debates that inspire and inform anthropological analysis. Over the course of the semester, we will investigate a range of theoretical propositions concerning such topics as agency, structure, subjectivity, history, social change, power, culture, and the politics of representation. Ultimately, all theories can be read as statements about human beings and the worlds they create and inhabit. We will approach each theoretical p
Author(s): Silbey, Susan S.

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How to stop a coffee ring from forming
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/09/born-to-be-viral-stopping-a-coffee-ring-from-forming.html
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Fabricando mundos. Realidad, simulacro e inmanencia [Manufacturing worlds. Reality, simulacra and im
Digital manufacturing in both as art and technology is a new way of designing, re-creation and re-invention of reality. This paper considers, from an epistemological point of view, the process of digital fabrication and its hyperlinks to known and simulated reality, and its ontological nature. Through documentation and methodological approach to the construction of a Moebius strip, this paper analyzes the nature and specifications of digital manufacturing. For this purpose, it makes a study of s
Author(s): Amen, Fernando Garc?a; ?lvarez, Marcelo Payss?; Bo

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Dining for Dealmakers: Beijing hotels
Sept. 15 - Reuters Correspondent Fred Katayama discovers Beijing's best hotel restaurants with Tim Zagat. The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and the Grand Hyatt offer Chinese delicacies and Italian fine dining.
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Stem cell "zoo" could be last refuge for endangered species
Sept. 15 - Stem cell technology is coming to the rescue of the world's endangered animals. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are building what they call a "zoo" of animal stem cells which could be used to repopulate species on the verge of extinction. Ben Gruber reports.
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Children of the New Democracy
The transition to democracy in South Africa brought real improvements in the opportunities open to many children and young people. Some constraints and pressures of the Apartheid Era have been mitigated or removed. In some respects, however, the lives of children and young people have not changed and, in some respects, they may have worsened. The extension of political rights to all adults has not meant an end to poverty among children and adolescents, personal security has declined, and AIDS ha
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Black Adam: End of the White Guy?
This website features video material that can be used by educators and facilitators to generate discussion of whiteness in Post-Apartheid South Africa and the postcolonial world, in general.
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Métodos y técnicas de investigación histórica
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"Molecular Biology and Genetics in Modern Medicine, Fall 2007"
" This course provides a foundation for understanding the relationship between molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and medicine. It develops explicit connections between basic research, medical understanding, and the perspective of patients. Principles of human genetics are reviewed. We translate clinical understanding into analysis at the level of the gene, chromosome and molecule; we cover the concepts and techniques of molecular biology and genomics,
Author(s): Giersch, Anne,Housman, David

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Should Guardian journalists reveal their sources?
The Metropolitan police are seeking a court order to make reporters for the UK newspaper, The Guardian, disclose their sources about the News Corp phone-hacking scandal. Reuters editor-at-large, Harold Evans speaks with Guardian's lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, QC about the latest developments.
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