2.3.3 Fracturing and motion of the ice shell
The new discipline of astrobiology – that is, the science of searching for extraterrestrial life – is not only rapdly growing, but has also captured the public imagination. This unit examines the emergence of icy satellites of distant planets as potential sites of extraterrestrial life. Focussing on the case study of Jupiter's moon Europa, the unit looks at the potential for life there, and speculates on the ethics of searching for life elsewhere in the solar system.
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You’re at the Mall of Spain, and you can’t get over how huge it is! It’s so big that you get a little overwhelmed and forget the Spanish words for what you came to buy. You look in a few stores and speak Spanish with a few people, and quickly you regain the confidence you [...]
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The Holloway Series in Poetry: Joshua Clover
Lively, stylish and "totally great" poetry from a poet of "fierce power." With graduate poet Colin Dingler. Clover's work has been praised by theorist Judith Butler for the way that it "brilliantly queries our historical moment in and as form" and it is with an intellectual clarity and linguistic sharpness that he undertakes these poetic investigations. Stylish, textured, intricate, irreverent-- Clover's work is studded with intensity, "social passion" and delight. This is what Wallace Stevens
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6.2 Mimicking and mastering nature: manipulating the digital world
How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch? This unit explores the way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving images, and sound can cross the boundary from the analogue universe into a digital world.
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Variability and Selection in Natural Populations of Wood Lice
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in evolution, including student outlines, pre-lab questions, post-lab questions, instructors notes, and suggested questions for laboratory reports.
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Genomic and plasmid-encoded RAS2 genes from Baker's and brewing yeast strains will be analyzed using a shortened Southern blot procedure employing chemiluminescence. Unique parts of this procedure are the gravity-driven "upside down" transfer and a rotisserie-like hybridization oven, which greatly facilitate shortening the transfer time to 45 minutes and the hybridization step to 60 minutes. Chemiluminescence obviates problems associated with radioisotopes without sacrificing sensitivity: the pl
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Harry estimates how long it will take him to get to the front of a long ticket line in this Cyberchase video segment.
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Samuel Bak: The Image of the Warsaw Boy in the Art of Samuel Bak
Samuel Bak - Artist, USA : Icons of Loss- The Image of the Warsaw Boy in the Art of Samuel Bak The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Day 3 -- Thursday, July 10, 2008 Building a Better World -- The Legacy of the Survivors and Celebrating Israel in its 60th Year http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.asp
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Guide to the Davison Sand and Gravel Company (New Kensington, Pennsylvania) Records, 1881-1925
The collection includes ledger books, a journal, business papers, production reports, statistics on Pittsburgh (Pa.) river commerce, and blueprints of steamships.
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The Papers of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Pittsburgh Section, consist of organizational records, including correspondence, memorabilia, reports, minutes, photographs, and oral histories for the period 1894 to 1997. The bulk of the records are from the NCJW Pittsburgh Section, however there are some materials in the collection regarding NCJW state and national activities.
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1.8 Reflecting on definitions of ‘abnormality’

The main thing to remember is that the way that ‘abnormality’ is defined will have consequences for the method of identification. It will also impact on people's expectations of their future development. For example, we discussed the way that dyslexia is defined in relation to a person's IQ. Does that mean that if someone has a low IQ and an even lower reading age we should adjust our expectations of what that person can achieve with help, or let IQ influence how much help is offered
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Logarithm Concepts -- Introduction
This module introduces the concept of logarithms.
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An introduction to the use of specific testing equipment in scientific and medical testing laboratories. Covers sample preparation procedures used in food and beverage testing.
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This 5:22 long video shows Uranus as a  huge, icy giant, Uranus is one of the system's great mysteries. Frigid temperatures, powerful ice storms and a wobbly and upside down ring system make up just a few things that puzzle scientists today. A very good overview that uses graphics and NASA photos.
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Latitude and Longitude
This video shows the Latitude and Longitude lines on a globe with Washington DC. Latitude lines run east to west and its zero degree is the equator. Longitude lines run north to south and has a prime meridian in Greenwich, England. To make latitude and longitude lines more accurate you can split the degree into Minutes and Seconds. The exact measurements for Washington DC is 38 degree 53'22''
North and 77 degree 2'41'' West. This cartoon video explains how the lines were used and why they

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