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David Levin interviewed by Elon President Leo M. Lambert
As part of Elon's Spring Convocation for Honors, David Levin,co-founder of the Knowledge is Power Program, was interviewed by Elon University President Leo M. Lambert. This interview was conducted for broadcast on UNC-TV's North Carolina Now news program.
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4.2 Naturalism and reductive explanation
What is consciousness? How does the brain generate consciousness and how can a science of the mind describe and explain it adequately? This unit will introduce you to the slippery phenomenon that is consciousness, as well as some of the difficulties consciousness presents to science and philosophy.
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virtual philosopher interview: Savulescu and Sinnott-Armstrong
Nigel Warburton interviews Julian Savulescu and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong on the topic of addiction.
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TRON:Legacy - An HTML5 Graphic Novel by Disney

The Beauty of the Web shines with Disney's new Tron:Legacy site, a rich graphic novel brought to life online using HTML5 Canvas and audio tags (check out the music). The site, designed to mark the relaunch of the Tron:Legacy application, takes advantage of the power of modern PC hardware through Internet Explorer 9's full hardware acceleration so it feels interactive, immersive and responsive. Giorgio Sardo
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What Does it Mean to Flourish? March 31, 2011
Julia Annas University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center Distinguished Speaker Series
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Carrying the War to the Enemy, American Operational Art to 1945
Dr. Michael Matheny presented a lecture entitled, "Carrying the War to the Enemy, American Operational Art to 1945 as part of the United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) Perspectives in Military History lecture Series.
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Learning outcomes
Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime … these issues are hotly debated in today's society. They are also issues that Robert Owen, seen by some as a visionary and by others as a knave and a charlatan, sought to address in the early 1800s. This unit uses a series of essays written by Owen to explore the ideas of this important and controversial figure.
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Lecture 11a: Functional Analysis
The first part of the eleventh class in Dr Joel Feinstein's Functional Analysis module includes the proof that the space C[0,1] of continuous, real-valued functions on [0,1] is complete when given the uniform norm. (See also the second part of this lecture for a revision interlude on pointwise and uniform convergence for sequences of functions.)
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1.2.2 Rounding to the nearest ten
Scientific calculators are a wonderful invention, but they're only as good as the people who use them. If you often get an unexpected – or ridiculous – result when you press the ‘enter’ button, this unit is for you. Learn how to do a calculation correctly and get the right answer every time.
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Peter Sellars on "Desdemona"
http://calperformances.org/ Peter Sellars talks about the genesis of his new project with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison based on Shakespeare's Othello. The music is composed by African singer/songwriter Rokia Traoré who also stars in the production as the maid Barbary. Cal Performances is co-producer and commission of the project and will present the American premiere October 26-29, 2011.
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Wisskomm Vodcast, 50. Woche 2007
German Vodcast about Science Communication. Diese Woche unter anderem über den neuen Wettbewerb "Wissenschaft interaktiv!" von "Wissenschaft im Dialog" (WiD), der junge Wissenschaftler und Pressestellen zusammenbringen soll. Dazu ein Interview. Außerdem: Studiengang "Science Communications" in Bremen, eine Studie zum Wortschatz der "Tagesschau", der kleinste Adventskalender der Welt, "Brehms verlorenes Tierleben" als schönes Weihnachtsgeschenk und: Joachim Bublath (ZDF) wird Wissenschaftsjour
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3.3 Summary of part C

What the courts have established in the cases we have looked at is not a hard and fast privacy doctrine, but a situation in which each case is decided by individual judges on its particular merits. There is no free-standing right to privacy for individuals to enforce. However, where individuals have a strong countervailing interest to protect, the courts are willing to uphold their right to confidence.

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Reading, vocabulary, structures: I want to be a pilot... What do I have to do?
The student practices their reading comprehension and vocabulary by means of texts concerning the training of pilots. He/she exercise structuring details by comparing data from several websites.
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Giant yo-yos create bounce
June 16 - Students from the Israeli Technion Institute of Technology compete in a giant yo-yo challenge, dropping homemade devices from a massive crane. Elly Park reports.
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1.3.11 The significance of the near-death experience

The sociologist Allan Kellehear (1995) observes that most studies have had a medical focus, investigating whether near-death experiences could be the result of a lack of oxygen to the brain or another medical or psychological cause. Kellehear suggests that the search for psycho-medical explanations has focused on psycho-neurological and defensive mechanisms emphasising altered status of consciousness or physical functioning and not taken into account the meaning of these experiences. Kellehea
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1.3.9 Other common features

In addition to these very common features there are in many accounts further distinctive elements. A sense of entering into or being met by light and/or an area of great beauty has been expressed in a significant number of accounts. Here are just two illustrations:

I was just in a wonderful peace and wellness in a beautiful landscape setting of grass, lawns and trees and brilliant light.

(Fenwick and Fenwick,
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Climate Change Science: Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk, Dr. Robert Pavlowsky and Dr. Alexander Wait present the science behind current and past climate changes -- including global warming and the effects of various sources of carbon and nitrogen on atmospheric, marine and terrestrial systems (including agricultural systems). Global, regional and local patterns are presented and discussed.
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History of Australian Prime Ministers
This is a pictorial montage history of Australian Prime Ministers. (Amateur video) (03:48)


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How to Make a Volcano
Making a volcano involves mixing active yeast, warm water, hydrogen peroxide, a bit of red food coloring and dish soap together into a small container to create a chemical reaction. Create a volcano, under parental supervision, with a demonstration from a science teacher in this video. (03:37)
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