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The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other energy source, except nuclear fusion, and therein lies its greatest attraction. The unit considers the advantages and limitations of generating this power and the environmental and security issues that the process raises.
Author(s): The Open University

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Ring around the Rosie
Students learn the concept of angular momentum and its correlation to mass, velocity and radius. They experiment with rotation and an object's mass distribution. In an associated literacy activity, students use basic methods of comparative mythology to consider why spinning and weaving are common motifs in creation myths and folktales.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Rocking the Boat
The concepts of stability and equilibrium are introduced while students learn how these ideas are related to the concept of center of mass. They gain further understanding when they see, first-hand, how equilibrium is closely related to an object's center of mass. In an associated literacy activity, students learn about motion capture technology, the importance of center of gravity in animation and how use the concept of center of gravity in writing an action scene.
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Tightrope Trials
To learn about the concept of center of mass, students examine how objects balance. They make symmetrical cut-outs of different "creatures" and experiment with how they balance on a tightrope of string. Students see the concept of center of mass at work as the creatures balance.
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Virtual Maths, Density, Mass, Volume calculator
Interactive simulation, density, mass, and volume calculator
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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Laser-induced Remote Sensing for Chemistry and Micro-imaging
Discusses remote sensing instrumentation utilized for rapid characterization of rocks and soils on planetary surfaces in support of explorations on Mars.
Author(s): Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Identify the types and means of generating a pattern for manufacturing
A template is a pattern or stencil that is used in cutting the metal piece or pieces required to manufacture an object. Templates are often used for mass production in the engineering industry. They are developed by hand or computer and save time because they can be used again and again. Templates can be made of paper, sheet metal, cardboard or transferred directly onto material from a computer program known as CAM which stands for 'computer aided manufacturing'.
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Bi 10, Sn 90 (wt%)
Low concentration of bismuth - there are two components - higher bismuth (light coloured because bismuth has a larger atomic mass than tin) and low bismuth (grey).
Author(s): Matt Charles, Department of Materials Science and

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4.651 20th Century Art (MIT)
Critical examination of major developments in European and American art during the past century. Surveys art's engagements with modernization, radical politics, utopianism, mass culture, changing conceptions of mind and human nature, new technologies, colonialism and postcolonialism, and other significant aspects of recent history.
Author(s): Jones, Caroline

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Geography, Inequality and Oxford
Danny Dorling delivers his inaugural lecture as Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography on 'Geography, Inequality and Oxford'. Danny Dorling's talk outlines how geography is increasingly important for revealing inequalities - over the last third of a century, inequalities in health and wealth have been rising and rising fastest in the last 5 years. The last period in recent history when we enjoyed relative equality was back in the 1970s - the time when Danny himself was living and schooled in O
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Bi 20, Sn 80 (wt%)
Low concentration of bismuth - there are two components - higher bismuth (light coloured because bismuth has a larger atomic mass than tin) and low bismuth (grey).
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December, the darkest month
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Inaugural Lecture Prof Nick Frost - Assessing Modern British Childhood: research, policy and practic
This lecture explored the contemporary policy agenda for children and young people living in England. The major focus of the lecture was on the relationship between the state and modern childhood. The lecture then moved on to examine the state of contemporary British childhood. A series of recent research and policy reports have suggested that British children inhabit a world that compares negatively to children in otherwise comparable societies. Childhood and youth are also a high profile and f
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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Obesity
This topic gives a brief introduction to obesity and an introduction to its genetic link. There is an interactive calculator allowing students to calculate their Body Mass Index to categorise their weight status (e.g. overweight, underweight, etc.).
Author(s): St George's, University of London,Janet Camacho

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Mass media in America
This module analyzes the foundations of mass media in America as well as the political and technological developments that generate change. The primary focus is upon news disseminated by television, newspapers, radio, and the internet as the chief sources of current information about the world.
Author(s): Dr Jon Parker, Keele University

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Groundwater Hydrology, Fall 2004
Fundamentals of subsurface flow and transport, emphasizing the role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle, the relation of groundwater flow to geologic structure, and the management of contaminated groundwater. Topics include: Darcy equation, flow nets, mass conservation, the aquifer flow equation, heterogeneity and anisotropy, storage properties, regional circulation, unsaturated flow, recharge, stream-aquifer interaction, well hydraulics, flow through fractured rock, numerical models, groundw
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Cold War: Mutual Assured Destruction - part 5/5
1960 - 1972 Throughout the 60s, the U.S. and the Soviet Union are locked in a nuclear stand-off; each realizes that bombing the enemy could provoke retaliation and self-destruction. Nuclear strategy evolves into Mutual Assured Destruction, or MAD, in which both sides are guaranteed certain annihilation in the event of nuclear war.
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The US Industrial Growth (Pre-Civil War)
This video is accompanied by text. "In the eighteenth century, British inventors perfected a series of machines for mass production of textiles, which initiated the European Industrial Revolution and gave Britain a head start in industrial production. For many years, the British carefully guarded their industrial secrets, forbidding the export of machines or even descriptions of them and restricting the departure of informed mechanics. The British could not keep its secrets forever, and in 1789,
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How can we stop cyberbullying?
The start of the new school year this fall has brought with it a national focus on and concern with cyberbullying. What is this form of bullying and how can it be addressed? University of Minnesota expert on cyberbullying Shayla Thiel-Stern, assistant professor in the U of M's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, talks about this devastating problem.
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May the Force Be With You: Weight
The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand the relationship between the mass and the weight of an object. Students will study the properties of common materials and why airplanes use specific materials.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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