Harvard computer system fuels our understanding of the brain
Faculty and researchers are using big data to answer society’s most challenging questions, and doing it with the help of FAS Research Computing (FASRC). Founded in 2007, FASRC had one goal: to provide Harvard faculty, students, and staff with leading-edge computational resources. By building a centralized, high-performance computing environment called Odyssey, FASRC gave researchers the keys to unlock the information inside big data. Users have access to more than 60,000 CPUs and 15 petabytes
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Introduction to Human Physiology
Steven Telleen
This chapter provides an introduction to human physiology. It is intended to help students understand key concepts that will help them navigate the specific details in later chapters.

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Feinstein details harrowing CIA "enhanced interrogation" techniques
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Senator Dianne Feinstein says CIA detainees were “stripped naked, diapered, physically struck and put in various painful stress positions” in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. 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 provid
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How to Become an International News Reporter
Becoming an international news reporter, also known as a foreign
correspondent, requires having a grasp on international relations,
possibly knowing a foreign language and understanding the politics of a given country. Understand what it takes to work overseas as a news reporter with insider information from an award-winning former TV news reporter in this video. The importance of risk taking is stressed as wall as keeping up with current events around the world. (01:40)

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Unravelling the mysteries of chromsomes
The DNA in our cells is tightly packed into structures called chromosomes. The role of the physical structure of chromosomes in diseases and genetics is being explored thanks to recent advances in technology that allow scientists to look at how the DNA is packaged into chromatin- the structures that form chromosomes. In this lecture Dr Grigoryev will discuss current models of chromosome organisation, several examples of cutting edge research aimed at understanding role of chromatin in cell diffe
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1 Superconductivity

Superconductivity was discovered in 1911 by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (Figure 1) as he studied the properties of metals at low temperatures. A few years earlier he had become the first person to liquefy helium, which has a boiling point of 4.2 K at atmospheric pressure, and this had opened up a new range of temperature to experimental investigation. On measuring the resistance of a small tube filled with mercury, he was astonished to observe that its resistance fell from ~0.1 Ω at a temper
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9.3 Monoamine oxidase A, maltreatment during childhood and later violence

One Dutch family was found to have a history of antisocial (aggressive) behaviour. Genetic studies were conducted and a potential culprit gene MAOA, monoamine oxidase A, identified. The aggressive individuals in the family appeared to have a mutant gene which produced no MAOAP, an enzyme involved in the breakdown of certain neurotransmitters, including serotonin. A knockout mouse model, in which the MAOA gene was inactive, was also found to be aggressive, apparently confirming the role of MAO
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WQM207 Unit 7
This web page is Unit 7 of the WQM207 course (Operations and Controls of Activated Sludge Systems) at Red Rocks Community College. It covers nitrification and denitrification systems.
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2.1 The Moon

David A. Rothery Teach Yourself Planets, Chapter 6, pp. 66-75, Hodder Education, 2000, 2003.

Copyright © David Rothery

In this chapter you will learn:

  • about the nearest planetary body to the Earth

  • about the long record of impact cratering on its surface, and about the ancient eruptions that flooded many low-lying areas.

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Warm Fronts
Video shows how warm fronts are shown on weather maps and what warm fronts are. The video also includes the cloud types that are seen before a warm front occurs, the temperature changes, the wind changes, and the air pressure changes. Video gives all basic information needed to understand warm fronts. Video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary age students, especially for students who are studying weather in science.
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Francisco Campbell Hooker: The African Presence in Latin America
Ambassador Francisco Campbell Hooker of the Republic of Nicaragua disucsses the African presence in Latin America. Speaker Biography: Francisco Campbell is Nicaraguan Ambassador to the United States.
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Learn About Things That Are Purple
In this video, students will learn about purple things. The name of the object appears on the screen as the picture is shown. Some of the purple pictures include a butterfly, jewel, jigsaw, presents, bow, heart, etc. This is a good resource to introduce or to review colors and color words in the early childhood classroom. (01:44)
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Peru celebrates native percussion instrument, the cajon
A lively celebration as Peruvians hold festival in honor of the cajon drum, and attempt to break the Guinness record for Largest Cajon Ensemble. Gavino Garay reports. 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 business, financial, national, and interna
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1.9 The rock cycle

As you are reading this, rocks are being formed and destroyed on the Earth. Rocks are being heated and squeezed to form new metamorphic rocks; other rocks are melting to form magmas, which eventually cool and solidify as new igneous rocks; and the processes of weathering, erosion, transport and deposition are generating new sediments. The continuous action of rock-forming processes means that (given time) any rock in the Earth's crust will become transformed into new types of rock and that th
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1 Hibernation and torpor: An introduction

This course examines hibernation, a special form of adaptation that animals can make to the ecological demands of remaining in a chosen habitat in winter. Hibernation is a state which enables energy-efficient survival when ambient temperatures are so low that foraging or simply maintaining normal core body temperature and basal metabolic rate are either energetically too costly or impossible.

Polar endotherms can maintain a high T b even when living actively at sub-ze
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Terra Foundation Lectures in American Art 2017: Picturing a Nation: (1) Riding into History, Marchin
Professor David Lubin gives his first Terra Lecture in American Art on the Shaw Memorial in Boston. David M. Lubin is the Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor 2016-17 at Oxford University, as well as the Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Professor Lubin is the author of Act of Portrayal (Yale, 1985), Picturing a Nation (Yale, 1994), Titanic (BFI, 1999), and Shooting Kennedy (California, 2003), which was awarded the Smi
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Hip Hop Dance Moves For Kids : Hip Hop Dance Moves for Kids: Shoe Tap
Shoe tap hip hop dance moves starts off with a very simple toe tapping movement. Learn the shoe tap hip hop dance move with tips from a choreographer in this free hip hop dance lesson video. Easy to follow the instructor-English captions. (1:11)

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7.344 The Fountain of Life: From Dolly to Customized Embryonic Stem Cells (MIT)
During development, the genetic content of each cell remains, with a few exceptions, identical to that of the zygote. Most differentiated cells therefore retain all of the genetic information necessary to generate an entire organism. It was through pioneering technology of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) that this concept was experimentally proven. Only 10 years ago the sheep Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult organism, demonstrating that the differentiated state of a mam
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