Circulatory System Rap
This computer animated video is a circulatory system rap about the heart, sending blood to the lungs, and  arteries.  Lyrics are included on the screen.  (02:00)

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4.5 A critique of substantial equivalence

In the late 1990s, the principle of substantial equivalence came under sustained attack, and at this point it is worth examining both the points of criticism and the responses. In October 1999, Erik Millstone, Eric Brunner and Sue Mayer published a critical commentary on substantial equivalence in the journal Nature.

Before you read some extracts from this article it is worth commenting both on the nature of the article and who the authors are. The article is a 'commentary' publi
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2.5 Wavelength

So far we have seen that sound is a pressure wave, and that the spacing of the pressure variations is related to the period of vibration of the source.

A graphical representation of the pressure wave from a tuning fork closely approximates to a certain type of wave known as a sine wave.

If we freeze the pressure wave as a snap shot in time, the variations in pressure with distance from the tuning fork can be plotted as a sine wave. The vertical axis is pressure so the crest
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Virtual yeast cell
This rich learning object is used to introduce yeast cytology to students taking Module D24BS3 Brewery Yeast Management as part of the MSc in Brewing Science. The virtual cell permits the students to understand structure and function of yeast organelles.
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7.342 Cancer Biology: From Basic Research to the Clinic (MIT)
This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. In 1971, President Nixon declared the "War on Cancer," but after three decades the war is still raging. How much progress have we made toward winning the war and what are we doing to improve the f
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Lindy Hop - Hellzapoppin (1941)
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers excerpt from "Hellzapoppin" (1941) featuring Frankie Manning (in the Mechanic's Dungarees). (2:22)
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2.5 Surface mining

In surface mining (sometimes called 'opencast' mining in the UK), the coal seam is accessed by removing the rock overburden; a process that benefits from economies of scale by using some of the world's largest machines (Figure 15).

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4.1 Global coal reserves

Having looked in detail at how coal is mined, this section focuses on those areas of the world that produce it. It begins by looking at how and why reserves of coal are distributed throughout the UK and Europe, before reviewing the current global reserves of coal.


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Male Giant Panda Bear Dust Bathing
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a male Giant Panda dust bathing. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
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World's Young Ballet - Mikhail Baryshnikov
This fascinating look at world of international ballet competitions features a young Mikhail Baryshnikov competing and winning in Moscow in 1969. The Moscow International Competition of Ballet Artists at the Bolshoi Theater attracts young dancers from around the world to compete for gold and silver medals, much like the Olympics.
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2.3.2 Inner experiences

A second kind of data is people's inner experiences, including their feelings, beliefs and motives. These cannot be directly seen from the outside; they remain private unless freely spoken about or expressed in some other way. Examples of these inner experiences include feelings, thoughts, images, representations, dreams, fantasies, beliefs and motivations or reasons. These are only accessible to others via verbal or written reports or as inferred from behaviours such as non-verbal communicat
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2 Discrimination in the labour market: introduction

Discrimination can manifest itself in all aspects of life. It may be evident in the type and location of housing available to certain groups, in their access to quality education and health care or how they are treated in the labour market. We will focus on the last of these considerations and, in particular, why the labour market status of some groups of workers is significantly worse than that for the population at large. This does not mean that discrimination in the labour market is a more
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6.2 The hypothalamus as central regulator

Research in the past 30–40 years has established that the hypothalamus, which lies below the thalamus and above the optic nerve chiasma and the pituitary gland in the brain, fulfils all of the functions listed above, at least in part. The main function of the hypothalamus is homeostasis. Factors such as blood pressure, body temperature, fluid and electrolyte balance, and body weight are held to constant values called the set-points. Although set-points can vary over time, from day to
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Sesame Street-Bowling Subtraction
Catchy little number from the good old days on Sesame Street with a bowling ball demonstrating subtraction. (0:55)
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HST.523J Cell-Matrix Mechanics (MIT)
Mechanical forces play a decisive role during development of tissues and organs, during remodeling following injury as well as in normal function. A stress field influences cell function primarily through deformation of the extracellular matrix to which cells are attached. Deformed cells express different biosynthetic activity relative to undeformed cells. The unit cell process paradigm combined with topics in connective tissue mechanics form the basis for discussions of several topics from cell
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Critical social work practice
This series of tracks looks at social work practice around the world and compares attitudes and management techniques within the social work field. Material is taken from The Open University Course K315 Critical social work practice. The iTunes U team.
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"What Comes After" by Steve Watkins--The Pick of the Week from 60 second Recap®
In this video, teenage students will be introduced to "What Comes After" by Steve Watkins. Iris Wight has it rough. Her father's dead. Her best friend's family has decided they can't keep her. Alone and hurting, Iris ends up at horrible Aunt Sue's where her only solace is the goats ... and even those, Iris discovers, can be taken from her in an instant. The first half of "What Comes After" is a particularly tough read, but Iris is a compelling protagonist whose falling-apart life still has
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Wyoming Oil Shale Deposits - Description, Origin, and Exploitation
This video describes the Wyoming oil shales, origins, and methods of exploitation. There is some discussion of coal in western Canada. This is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and re-broadcasted in 1986. Provided by mineguy101. Information is good but production quality of the video is quite dated. (06:12)
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1 Observing the Moon

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Try to make out features on the surface of the Moon, even if you have no optical aid available. If you have the use of a pair of binoculars y
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6.006 Introduction to Algorithms (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to mathematical modeling of computational problems. It covers the common algorithms, algorithmic paradigms, and data structures used to solve these problems. The course emphasizes the relationship between algorithms and programming, and introduces basic performance measures and analysis techniques for these problems.
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