Elizabeth Gilbert at TED "Nurturing Creativity"
Excellent video for writers of all ages. It really enforces the importance of hard work and dedication in the arts. Lecture format.

"Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk."
Run time 19:32.

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Computer Basics : How to Change Wallpaper
To create an expanded wallpaper picture for a computer desktop, right click on the desktop, go to "Properties", click on "Desktop" and change the position of the wallpaper to "Stretch". Change computer desktop pictures or photos from the standard centered position with information from a certified computer technician in this video on computer wallpaper.

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The History of Vaccines
The History of Vaccines - Kids are taught about the unique ways in which animals have adapted and evolved to survive in their surroundings. Humans have created their own ways of adapting to the elements. (04:17)
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The chemistry of the elements is immensely varied. But amidst that variety there are patterns, and the best known and most useful is chemical periodicity: if the elements are laid out in order of atomic number, similar elements occur at regular intervals.

The discovery of chemical periodicity is particularly associated with the nineteenth-century Russian chemist Dmitri Ivanovich MendelÃ©ev (Figure 16). The periodicity is represented graphically by Periodic Tables. Author(s): The Open University

The number system which we all use in everyday life is called the denary representation, or sometimes the decimal representation, of numbers. In this system, the ten digits 0 to 9 are used, either singly or in ordered groups. The important point for you to grasp is that when the digits are used in ordered groups, each digit is understood to have a weighting. For example, consider the denary number 549. Here 5 has the weighting of hundreds, 4 has the weighting of tens and
Author(s): The Open University

Lord Owen: British Foreign Policy after Brexit
In this IPR Public Lecture Lord David Owen â€“ former Foreign Secretary and founder of the Social Democratic Party â€“ discusses his advocacy for leaving the EU, and explores what foreign policy might look like after Brexit. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 18 January 2018.
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

• understand that genes are the units of inheritance for individual characteristics and also may contribute to susceptibility to certain diseases

• understand the number of chromosomes that make up the human genome and where they are located within the cell

• understand something of the immense scale of the human genome project

• understand how gametes are produced by the process of meiosis a
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Singlet Fission II
By: icamp2012school Singlet Fission II Justin Johnson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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Different types of evaluation may take place at the end of a project. A common one is determining the extent to which the project outcomes have been achieved. This is often done in a meeting of the sponsor, key stakeholders and project team leaders, and sometimes informed by reports from key perspectives. An evaluation of this nature may be the final stage of the project, and the main purpose might be to ensure that the project has met all of the contracted expectations and can be â€˜signed o
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How can you collect quantitative data that summarise the nature of a habitat when it is three-dimensional? How, in fact, do you collect quantitative data?

Multi-storied habitats where the components have a different scale are usually recorded storey by storey, but using much the same methodology. There are two standard ways of collecting data quantitatively. The first involves recording species present within a standard area such as 10 cm Ã— 10 cm, 0.5 m Ã— 0.5 m, 1 m Ã— 1 m, or 10 m Ã—
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Must-Know Japanese Social Media Phrases #5 - At a Concert
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Have you ever wanted to combine your love of learning language with your love of using social media? This series allows you to do just that! You’ll learn more Japanese so you can chat to your Japanese friends online about topics like shopping, going out to dinner, and being on vacation. [...]
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Most of the chromosomal DNA chains within the interphase nucleus are believed to be held on a scaffold or backbone structure made from various proteins, with loops of between 20 and 200Â kb extruding from attachment sites. This chromosome structure is shown schematically in Figure 40. The scaffold, as well as permitting further compaction, serves to bring the DNA together in organised regions. There are many different protein components of these scaffolds, amongst them DNA topoisomerases.

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Beethoven (Part 15 of 18)
"Beethoven was a German Composer and pianist.Â  His music fell in a transitional period between Classical and Romantic music.Â Beethven studies with Haydn.Â  Even after his hearing began to deteriorate he still composed, conducted and even performed his music.
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Age Word Problems, #1 (Algebra) - Khan Academy
Age word problems. This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. This video is appropriate for older middle and high school students. (07:12)
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This is the fifth and final unit in the MSXR209 series on mathematical modelling. In this unit we revisit the model developed in the first unit of this series on pollution in the Great Lakes of North America. Here we evaluate and revise the original model by comparing its predictions against data from the lakes before finally reflecting on the techniques used.

This unit, the fifth in a series of five, builds on ideas developed and introduced in Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes
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2.9 Summary

In this section, I started by emphasising the fact that the computer, which has become more or less omnipresent in modern society, is a tool like any other.

I went on to look at the special nature of that tool, establishing that its function is to capture, store, present, exchange and manipulate interesting aspects of the world.

I then introduced the idea of two contrasting realms: the analogue world we inhabit and the digital interior world of the computer. When we capture featur
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

• understand the legal framework of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulations associated with it

• understand the employersâ€™, employeesâ€™ and visitorsâ€™ duties

• evaluate hazards and risks in order to carry out a risk assessment

• understand the legal requirement to report any accident or dangerous occurrence

• develop risk assessments for scientific laborat
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In this activity you are going to find out about another interesting hotel, this time in Santiago de Cuba, which overlooks the house of Diego VelÃ¡zquez, the first Spanish governor of Cuba.

DIEGO VEL
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Cornerstones: Irish Americans
WGTE Preview: They came for the opportunity. They stayed because they had made a home for themselves and their families. The Irish provided a crucial cornerstone in the building of Toledo.  Video is of good quality and good for middle elementary and middle school students. (01:19)
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The DPS protein compacts the eubacterial chromosome during stress

When an E. coli cell enters into stationary phase, transcription and cell division cease completely. In such cells, the normal chromatin components, such as those described above, are replaced by a negatively charged protein called DPS. The interaction between DPS and DNA appears to be a specialised bacterial adaptation to survive starvation. In normal conditions of growth, the DNA within the bacterial cell is distributed evenly throughout the entire cytoplasm. In stationary cells, how
Author(s): The Open University