The 1905 Russian Revolution
Causes, Course, Consequences: In 1905 Russia became famous as a centre of Revolution. The eyes of Europe were focused upon modern forms of discontent, especially the mass strike, in an old political...

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3.3 Spider silk

The presence of regions of helical and sheet-like structures within a protein will affect its properties in different ways: a particularly striking example of this is provided by spider silk.

Imagine a polymer that forms fibres stronger, by mass, than steel and can be processed from water at ambient temperature and low pressure. As a consequence of its biological origin, it is extremely environmentally friendly and totally recyclable. It may sound like science fiction, but this i
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Finding the Center of Mass...achusetts
A cutout of Massachusetts is hung in several orientations and a line is drawn straight downwards. The lines intersect at the center of mass.
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Opportunities in Infrastructure and Built Environment
Half the world’s population currently lives in cities, and that number is spiraling upward, as urban settlements gobble up most of the world’s natural resources and emit the most pollutants. No wonder that these panelists perceive the challenge (and opportunity) of sustainability as much bigger than getting people to switch from
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Thoreau at Creekside
Thoreau's cabin at Walden was only 1 1/2 to 2 miles from Concord, Mass. Most people, however, when they read the book, believe that he hid himself miles from civilization in the middle of a natural nowhere. In order to correct his misconception in the minds of his students--and to expand their knowledge of Transcendentalist philosophy generally--Dickinson College English professor Ash Nichols walked his students from campus to his house at Creekside. At Creekside they met Thoreau himself in a re
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Reflections on an MIT Education
In a neat series of time capsules tagged to his MIT experience, Neil Pappalardo shares his story with MIT graduates in the hope that it will give them “an idea of the possibilities that lie ahead.”

His story begins in 1964, when as a senior majoring in Physics, he decided to pursue a thesis on a

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Virtual Maths Data Handling Light Survey exercise - , Example Of Light Intensity Activity in a Classroom, worksheet and activity resources
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The ear is made up of the outer, middle and inner ears. The outer ear consists of the pinna, the external auditory canal and the tympanic membrane. The middle ear is air-filled and contains the middle ear ossicles. The inner ear is fluid-filled and contains the cochlea, the semicircular canals and the vestibule.

Sound in the external environment is channelled into the auditory meatus by the pinna and impinges on the tympanic membrane causing it to vibrate. These vibrations are transmitt
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The Product Rule for Derivatives
The Product Rule for Derivatives - A few basic examples. For high school students. Appropriate for a student in Algebra 1 or Algebra 2. From mathtv.com. Seasoned math instructor demonstates on white board. Uses colored markers for clarification.
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How has knowledge of the human genome transformed the biological sciences? How should we assess the promises, perils, and ethics of creating new organisms in the laboratory? In a panel moderated by Eric S. Lander, I. Glenn Cohen, Linda Griffith, David Liu, and Pamela Silver discuss the science and ethics of creating new life in the laboratory.
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Grand Opera: For the People
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Speight Jenkins, General Director of Seattle Opera. Jenkins is a leading authority on opera, and a politically active arts advocate. Under his leadership since 1983, the company has broken its box office records many times over, while capturing the attention of critics and the public alike.
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Nick Hylla of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association presents on Solar Training Capacity and Partnerships at the Solar Market Transformation Conference 2010 in Normal, IL. The event was hosted by the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University, The Green Institute at Heartland Community College, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association
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The Man that Don't Fit / Robert Service
This two-minute reading of this famous poem shows the power of the words of the poem as well as the importance of reading it well. The words are played over the screen and should appeal to a variety of students. Delivered by Boucrate in 2010.
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NASA Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean interviews Dr. Ashot Sargsyan, Ocular Health Co-Investigator. Astronauts use an Ultrasound device so doctors can study the effects of microgravity on eyes.
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