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7.349 From Molecules to Behavior: Synaptic Neurophysiology (MIT)
Like transistors in a computer, synapses perform complex computations and connect the brain's non-linear processing elements (neurons) into a functional circuit. Understanding the role of synapses in neuronal computation is essential to understanding how the brain works. In this course students will be introduced to cutting-edge research in the field of synaptic neurophysiology. The course will cover such topics as synapse formation, synaptic function, synaptic plasticity, the roles of synapses
Author(s): Chubykin, Alex

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Chemistry Magic Show 
This chemistry project could be used for grades 9-12.  It builds on their previous knowledge of chemistry and shows them how different chemical reactions can be going on at the same time.  Run time 02:57.
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2008.03.05-The Public Understanding of Science
The Public Understanding of Science: Report commissioned by British Gov. Sir Arnold Wolfendale, FRS 14th Astronomer Royal, Great Britain Co-sponsor ? College of Science
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Against the odds? Pathways to peace in East Timor, Aceh and West Papua
States rarely disintegrate in the way that former Yugoslavia did in the 1990s. Many thought Indonesia would disintegrate in the wake of a large number of violent internal conflicts at the turn of the century. East Timor was an exception that did break away to achieve independence. Aceh followed the more historically common path of reintegration after a peace process that made substantial concessions to separatists. West Papua is another Indonesian exception in failing to achieve positive peace a
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8.422 Atomic and Optical Physics II (MIT)
This is the second of a two-semester subject sequence beginning with Atomic and Optical Physics I (8.421) that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics. Topics covered include non-classical states of light, multi-photon processes, coherence, trapping and cooling, atomic interactions, and experimental methods.
Author(s): Chuang, Isaac,Ketterle, Wolfgang

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24.251 Introduction to Philosophy of Language (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the philosophy of language. It examines different views on the nature of meaning, truth and reference, with special focus on the problem of understanding how linguistic communication works.
Author(s): Rayo, Agustín

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Realism and the Value of Peace
In this lecture, Professor White discusses the morality and ethical challenges of war, as examined by Professor Coady in his new book, Morality & Political Violence. Political violence, in the form of wars, insurgencies, violent revolutions and counter-revolutions, and terrorism constitutes a major human challenge today as so often in the past. The challenge is not only to life and limb, but also to morality itself. Professor Coady puts the problems posed by this challenge into the fram
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Women in Business Conference: An interview with Helena Morrissey
Helena Morrissey, discusses her career and her role as CEO of Newton Investment Management. She shares the best career advice she ever received and discusses the barriers women still face in business.

On the Surface

Surface science examines how surfaces react with each other at the molecular level. The atoms at the surface are different than those atoms in the center of an object, making the atoms much more reactive than those inside. This program explores a variety of real world applications of this particular property.

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Really Foamy Reaction
Elephant toothpaste is the name given to the catalyzed decomposition
reaction of 30% hydrogen peroxide that uses soap to collect the oxgen
gas that is produced. It is a favorite of most students at chemistry
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5.95J Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering (MIT)
This participatory seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. This course is designed for graduate students interested in an academic career, and anyone else interested in teaching. Topics include theories of adult learning; course development; promoting active learning, problem-solving, and critical thinking in students; communicating with a diverse student body; using educational technology to further learning; lecturing; cre
Author(s): Rankin, Janet

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Benefits of Reading for Pleasure
The benefits of reading for pleasure include teaching children to
love books, relaxation and being introduced to new ideas. Connect with other people and have things to talk about because of reading.  Advice from a writing instructor on reading for pleasure in this clip.

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Combining life history and life-course approaches in researching lifelong learning: some methodologi
Learning Lives is a large-scale longitudinal study into the learning biographies of adult learners, aged 25 and over. The aim of the project is to deepen understanding of the complexities of learning in the life-course whilst identifying, implementing and evaluating strategies for sustained positive impact upon learning opportunities, dispositions and practices and upon the empowerment of adult learners. From a methodological point of view, one of the more challenging dimensions of Learning Live
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Josephine: -ight-
Watch Josephine as she sells some interesting items to her friends and neighbors. The goal for this segment is word family -ight-. (0:30)
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Freed Cuban tells of release joy
Dec 30 - One of the first Cuban dissidents freed from jail ahead of a visit by Pope Benedict XVI describes his shock at learning of his pardon. Paul Chapman reports.
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ENVIRONMENT-BEHAVIOR STUDIES AND DESIGN RESEARCH
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How it's made: McMaster degrees
Blood, sweat, tears, paper and ink: A lot goes in to a McMaster degree. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how they're made.
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The future of retail banking?
Can banking integrate seamlessly with the day-to-day activities of consumers and interactions with their finances? Travis Ledwith explains how this might be possible.

EL PRESENTE DE SUBJUNTIVO
EL PRESENTE DE SUBJUNTIVO.
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Integrating conceptions of learning for advancing educational practices
Introduction: I have argued elsewhere (Desforges, 2000b) that the core function of educational research is to make a contribution to the educational enterprise. Education is society's commitment to enhancing the human condition through capitalising on human potential for learning. There are many factors involved in such a mission. Better education entails better resourcing, creativity, will, energy and resourcefulness. Researchers must make their contribution by adding to the base of knowledge a
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