2015 Profile in Courage Award
On May 3, 2015, former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) was award the 2015 Profile in Courage Award by Jack Schlossberg, President Kennedy’s grandson, with the 25th annual John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™. Inglis was chosen for this this honor for the courage he demonstrated when reversing his position on climate change after extensive briefings with scientists, and discussions with his children, about the impact of atmospheric warming on our future. Knowing the potential conseque
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1 Why is information security important?

This course introduces you to information security and its management.

A succinct definition of information security might run as follows:

Information security is the collection of technologies, standards, policies and management practices that are applied to information to keep it secure.

But why is it important to secure information? And how should its security be managed? To
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Post Office, Wawaka, Indiana
Wawaka was laid out by Isaac Tibbot in 1857. He built his home there in 1834. It owes its major development to the railroad that was built through the area, originally the Lake Shore Railway. A sign stating this is the post office is somewhat hidden.,Noble County Journey
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Carl Zimmer at the DOE JGI 2012 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting
By: JGI New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer delivering the opening keynote "On the Genome Beat" at the 7th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2012 in Walnut Creek, Calif.
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JLR-ILP Partnership Maximizes MIT Collaboration
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Music: Dr Ian Chapman talks about his teaching
Dr Ian Chapman, Executant Lecturer in Contemporary Music at the University of Otago talks about teaching performers and practising as a performer. He has first-hand experience of how it is possible to use a performance persona to overcome nervousness and stage fright because of ongoing practise with his own performative alter-egos, including the 1970's inspired "Dr Glam".
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Soap-bubble cyclone is a mini deadly storm
Heating soap bubbles from underneath creates vortices that are the baby brothers of huge cyclones -- even Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot. Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129530.100
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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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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Demonstration of a Theodolite Survey in action
Using a theodolite to calculate the height of a building, demonstration 'in the field', includes interactive simulation tools and formulae
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History of American Literature Transdentalism
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in history.  Transcendentalism is explored in American literature before, during, and after the civil War.  
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Battle for Color TV I
If Peter Goldmark had had his way, television would never have been broadcast in black and white. (3:39)
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4.4 Reducing nutrient availability

Once nutrients are in an ecosystem, it is usually much harder and more expensive to remove them than tackle the eutrophication at source. The main methods available are:

  • precipitation (e.g. treatment with a solution of aluminium or ferrous salt to precipitate phosphates);

  • removal of nutrient-enriched sediments, for example by mud pumping; and

  • removal of biomass (e.g. harvesting of common reed) and using it for thatchi
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How the Lean Startup Approach Can Alleviate Poverty
Experimenting before plunging into major investments can pay off in the long run.
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7.340 Regenerative Medicine: from Bench to Bedside (MIT)
Regenerative medicine involves the repair and regeneration of tissues for therapeutic purposes, such as replacing bone marrow in leukemia, cartilage in osteoarthritis or cells of the heart after a heart attack. In this course, we will explore basic mechanisms of how cells differentiate into specific tissues in response to a variety of biologic signaling molecules. We will discuss the use of such factors for in vitro tissue production. We will also study the cellular mechanisms involved in the cl
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At least two hurt in Dutch Shell chemical plant explosion
June 3 - At least two injured after a fire breaks out after explosion at Shell chemical plant in the Netherlands, according to local fire department and local media reports. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including
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1.3.1 Peat formation in deltas and coastal barrier systems

Since mires require poor drainage, low-lying land close to coastal areas might provide the right conditions for peat to form. Most extensive areas of modern peat formation are indeed situated not far above sea-level, and as Figure 2 shows, they are commonly associated with river deltas and coastal barriers. Such enviro
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Introduction #03 - Feel the Glow of the In-Crowd with the Premium Membership
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Alright, so now, we know that the deal is with the Free Audio, where to get it, how to listen to it. We also learned how the PDF Lesson Guide literally walks us through each lesson, with its transcripts and translations, the vocab list with sample sentences, the grammar point and [...]
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Getting Started: 19 Creating a Flash web movie
Create Flash movies for the Web. Automatically create HTML, SWF, FLA, and F4V files. Preview Flash movies in a web browser.
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The Hand That Signed The Paper by Dylan Thomas (read by Tom O'Bedlam)
I tried to find some sense of this poem but in the end I gave up. Dylan was about 20 years old when he wrote it. As a lyric poem it has great style. The hand that signed the paper felled a city; Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath, Doubled the globe of dead and halved a country; These five kings did a king to death. The mighty hand leads to a sloping shoulder, The finger joints are cramped with chalk; A goose's quill has put an end to murder That put an end to talk. Th
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