500 NATIONS (PART 21)
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations, which is a comprehensive history of Native American history in the US after the arrival of explorers from other countries. Vintage photos are included in the video.
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3.5.3 Mechano-electrical transduction is rapid

Many other sensory receptors, such as photoreceptors and olfactory neurons, employ second messengers in the transduction process. This is not true for hair cells. The rapidity with which they respond makes this impossible. In order to deal with the frequencies of biologically relevant stimuli, transduction must be rapid. The highest frequency humans can hear is about 20 000 Hz. This in effect means that hair cells must be able to turn current on and off 20 000 times per second (200 000 tim
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3.4.2 Ecological changes

Creation of a reservoir produces ecological changes not only to the area of the reservoir itself, by destroying the natural vegetation, but also upstream and downstream of the reservoir. The gradient of a river upstream of a reservoir may be reduced, so the water will slow down, changing the character of the river, causing deposition of sediment, and changes to the natural vegetation and animal life. Downstream of the reservoir the discharge will change, as well as the sediment load, also aff
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Former Singaporean PM's health deteriorates further
The health of former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew weakens further as his son and current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visits him in hospital. Julie Noce 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 i
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The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Agreement: Law, Science and Globalising Markets
The SPS Agreement is one of the most innovative and controversial aspects of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This agreement uses science as a benchmark for assessing the legality of Member State regulation and has, in high profile cases such as EC Hormones and EC Biotech, been used to condemn regulatory measures as unlawful. The agreement, and the institutions which develop and apply it, walk a precarious middle line between trade and public health/environmental protection. This lecture will
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Environmental Regulation of Federal Lands and Activities: Uncle Sam as a Regulated Entity
Ray Swenson examines the environmental impacts of federal land use policy.
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The Arts in Every Classroom: What is Art?
The Learner Teams and students explore the nature of theatre, music, dance, and visual art as they consider their own definitions for each art form. They watch an excerpt from Quidam, a surrealistic performance piece that combines the four art forms in unusual ways, and begin to explore connections between fantasy and reality.
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Environment: LA River
Who killed the river that runs through Los Angeles? Did you even know there was a river? Using a mix of archive and new footage , this album tells the fascinating story of a city that has ignored the benefits of its river for decades. Now waking up to the fact that it could be a green belt with more acreage than all of Central Park, river activists are fighting developers to bring back nature to central Los Angeles. Up till now the city conquered the threat of floods by concreting over the river
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Radio-quiet AGNs

There has been a great deal of debate about whether there really are two different types of Seyfert or whether they can both be accounted for by the same model.

For example, suppose that you look at the model AGN in Figure 36a from a direction not too far from the rotation axis of the torus. You will see
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National Geographic Live! - Adam Nicolson: The King James Bible
British author Adam Nicolson offers a sweeping look at the work that went into translating the King James Bible, first published 400 years ago and still the most influential Bible translation of all time. (28:33)
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • convert between wavelengths and frequencies

  • describe the main differences between lasers and LEDs as used as light sources for optical-fibre communications systems

  • describe the difference between direct and external modulation of a laser

  • describe the difference in structure and performance of step-index multimode, graded-index multimode and single-mode optical fibres

  • dr
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7.3 The eukaryotic chromosome

Whilst the bulk of eukaryotic DNA is packaged by proteins different from those in the eubacterial chromosome, the principles of bending DNA and neutralising the negative charges in its backbone are shared. Eukaryotic cells have considerably larger genomes than do prokaryotes (in most cases over 1000 times the size of the E. coli genome – see Author(s): The Open University

Voluntary Carbon Offsets
Introduction to doctoral research project by student Adam Bumpus at the Environmental Change Institute.
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8.2 Chromosome scaffolds

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 200 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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Indigenous Peoples' Legal Water Forum 2009 Session 9
A forum to explore the rights of Indigenous peoples to be involved in the governance of freshwater. Law Professor Lee Godden and Director of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental law, University of Melbourne, Australia, "Indigenous Property Rights to Water: Environmental Flows, Cultural Values and Tradeable Property Rights in Australia".
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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 employers’, employees’ and visitors’ 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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Isothermes d'un corps pur : SF6
TP virtuel (réalisé avec SEMM Labs http://semmlabs.univ-lille1.fr/) permettant de relever les valeurs du volume de SF6 contenu dans une éprouvette en fonction de la pression pour différentes températures...
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1.8 Geological fieldwork

Although much can be learned from samples of rocks in the laboratory or at home, the ‘natural habitat’ of rocks is outdoors. Here the distribution and layout of different rocks is visible wherever rocks are exposed in places such as stream beds, cliffs, rocky shorelines, quarries, or road cuttings. The exposed rocks can be studied in just the same detail as individual laboratory samples, and geological fieldwork allows the size and extent of each rock unit to be seen and the relationships
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