Putting Together the Pieces of the Universe

"Putting Together the Pieces of the Universe"

A lecture delivered by UCI Professor James Bullockon February 11, 2009. James Bullock, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UC Irvine, is part of a team of scientists who believe they have discovered the minimum mass for galaxies in the universe -- 10 million times the mass of the sun. This mass could be the smallest known "building block" of the mysterious, invisible substance called dark matter. Stars that form within these bu
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Public Health - Environmental Cleanup Partnerships in Washington State

A Public Health Seminar delivered on Monday, October 4, 2010.

In the public imagination, the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. is an enclave of pristine environmental situations. This reputation has also attracted major environmental risks. The state of Washington hosts nearly 60 superfund priority sites under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. These sites include, for example, Hanford, a 586-square-mile site created in 1943 as part of
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Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Plague
This presentation discusses the diseases caused by Yersinia pestis, disease manifestations, how to diagnose and treat them. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Course on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare for Healthcare Providers, was the first of its kind following the devastating events of 2001. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virtual patient cases delivered via a custom learning management system. Originally publi
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Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Radiation Exposure
This presentation discusses the various effects of radiation poisoning at various exposure doses, disease manifestations, how to diagnose and treat them. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Course on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare for Healthcare Providers, was the first of its kind following the devastating events of 2001. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virtual patient cases delivered via a custom learning manag
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Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Anthrax
This presentation discusses inhalation and cutaneous forms of anthrax as seen in bioterrorism and biological warfare, disease manifestations, and how to diagnose and treat them. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Course on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare for Healthcare Providers, was the first of its kind following the devastating events of 2001. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virtual patient cases delivered via
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Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Smallpox
This presentation discusses the use of smallpox as a weapon of mass destruction, disease manifestations, how to diagnose and treat them. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Course on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare for Healthcare Providers, was the first of its kind following the devastating events of 2001. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virtual patient cases delivered via a custom learning management system. Ori
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Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Incapacitating Agents
This presentation discusses exposure to incapacitating agents used in chemical warfare, such as Agent 15 (NATO code name BZ), mechanisms of action, clinical manifestations, how to diagnose and treat exposure. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Course on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare for Healthcare Providers, was the first of its kind following the devastating events of 2001. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virt
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Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Cyanide Poisoning
This presentation discusses cyanide poisoning, mechanisms of action, disease manifestations, how to diagnose and treat it. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Course on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare for Healthcare Providers, was the first of its kind following the devastating events of 2001. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virtual patient cases delivered via a custom learning management system. Originally publis
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Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Botulism
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Psychosocial Aspects of Weapons of Mass Destruction
This presentation discusses the psychological effects on populations and individual victims of weapons of mass destruction and their families, how to recognize and manage them. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Course on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare for Healthcare Providers, was the first of its kind following the devastating events of 2001. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virtual patient cases delivered via
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Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis
This presentation discusses the use of the VEE virus as a weapon of mass destruction, disease manifestations, how to diagnose and treat them. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Course on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare for Healthcare Providers, was the first of its kind following the devastating events of 2001. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virtual patient cases delivered via a custom learning management system
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Birth of a Supernova, Type II
In this interactive activity from NOVA Online, learn about a type of exploding star a Type II supernova that is so large it has a mass 10 times greater than the mass of our Sun.
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Amazon Rainforest
This video segment from the Race to Save the Planet teaching module "Saving the Diversity of Life" describes the ecological value of tropical rainforests and explores some of the causes of their destruction.
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Against Isolationism: James F. Byrnes Refutes Lindbergh
The interwar peace movement was arguably the largest mass movement of the 1920s and 1930s, a mobilization often overlooked in the wake of the broad popular consensus that ultimately supported the U.S. involvement in World War II. The destruction wrought in World War I (known in the 1920s and 1930s as the "Great War") and the cynical nationalist politics of the Versailles Treaty had left Americans disillusioned with the Wilsonian crusade to save the world for democracy. Senate investigations of w
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"A Bold Stroke for Freedom."
On Christmas Eve, 1855, patrollers finally caught up with a group of teenaged slaves who had escaped by wagon from Loudon County, Virginia. But the posse was driven off when Ann Wood, leader of the group, brandished weapons and dared the pursuers to fire. The fugitives continued on to Philadelphia. Although proponents of the Fugitive Slave Law hoped it would reduce the number of slaves escaping to the North, the law fueled abolitionist sentiment. Popular opposition in cities like Boston and Phil
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100,000,000 Guinea Pigs : The Dangers of Consumption
In 1927, responding to the seemingly overpowering claims of advertisers and mass marketers, engineer Frederick Schlink and economist Stuart Chase published Your Money's Worth, which argued for an "extension of the principle of buying goods according to impartial scientific tests rather than according to the fanfare and triumphs of higher salesmanship." Your Money's Worth became an instant best-seller, and the authors organized Consumers' Research, a testing bureau that provided information and p
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A Correlated History of Earth
This page describes a geologic timescale poster available for purchase. The site also contains an interesting essay: "A Galactic Orbit Model for Periodic Mass Extinction," discussing how clusters of impacts could cause periodic mass extinctions.
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The HPLC Doctor
This site provides HPLC troubleshooting tips. It covers common separation problems such as peak fronting or tailing and split peaks and suggests solutions. This site will be most useful for students and practitioners who already have some background knowledge of separation theory. It will be especially helpful for laboratory or research students who are developing a new separation method or are encountering problems with their chromatographic experiments.
Author(s): de Neves, H. J. Chaves

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Introduction to Chemical Equilibria
An equilibrium-oriented web site that presents the concepts of chemical equilibria. It presents notes on general equilibrium topics that include reversible reactions, reaching equilibrium, dynamic equilibrium and factors that can affect equilibria. The explanations are brief, but generally complete. In addition, the site has some self-quiz questions.
Author(s): Whitehead, J.

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