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Muscle Structure and Function
Visit KMSZone.com for more! And here's the last animation done during high school, also the first 'real' one for biology. It explains the details of muscle structure and function.
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Geography Tutor: Map Skills
This video clip covers map directions, distances, scale, plotting latitude and longitude, common map symbols and features and more. The color variations of the map are also discussed. (02:30)
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The B-B-Blizzard, Kinsley, Kansas
In January 1886 a fierce blizzard struck south central Kansas. Over 200 people were stranded in Kinsley, Kanasas, population 600+. Snowbound for almost a week, the passengers in cooperation with the two local newspapers, the Kinsley Graphic and the Kinsley Mercury, published a one issue newspaper titled the B-B-Blizzard on January 23, 1886. This podcast contains excerpts from that newspaper including humorous descriptions of the plight of the passengers but also a detailed account of the effo
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2.4 Natural science valuation: towards ecological restoration

While the previous two subsections dealt with the social sciences, the ideas of ecology represent more the natural sciences tradition. In the early years of controversy around how to practise sustainable development, some concern was expressed about the perceived bias towards social rather than natural sciences. Bryan Norton (1992), for example, is critical of the social scientific approach. He argues that reliance on standard economic and other social scientific tools will not be enough to e
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16.323 Principles of Optimal Control (MIT)
This course studies basic optimization and the principles of optimal control. It considers deterministic and stochastic problems for both discrete and continuous systems. The course covers solution methods including numerical search algorithms, model predictive control, dynamic programming, variational calculus, and approaches based on Pontryagin's maximum principle, and it includes many examples and applications of the theory.
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5.35 Introduction to Experimental Chemistry (MIT)
This course is the first part of a modular sequence of increasingly sophisticated (and challenging) laboratory courses required of all Chemistry majors: 5.35 Introduction to Experimental Chemistry, 5.36 Biochemistry and Organic Laboratory, 5.37 Organic and Inorganic Laboratory, and 5.38 Physical Chemistry Laboratory. This course provides students with a survey of spectroscopy, and introduces synthesis of coordination compounds and kinetics. This class is part of the new laborator
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The material acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence, not subject to Creative Commons. See Terms and Conditions.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this course:

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3.1 Doctors: the ‘Great-I-Am’

We pin a lot of hopes on doctors. We expect them to know all that is relevant about the classification and treatment of diseases. We expect them to be able to make us better, and to give us an indication of what will happen to us next. There are strong pressures on doctors to respond to this expectation – to be knowledgeable and confident, to set themselves apart from ordinary mortals. Lesley Mackay is a researcher who, in 1989–90, carried out an extensive study involving over a hundred i
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UGA Grad Studies 3MT Finals - April Conway
April Conway presents her entry in the 1st Annual UGA 3MT Competition, titled "Conservation of the Pygmy Hippopotamus in Sierra Leone." Congraulations to April on winning 1st place in this year's competition. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of students' capacity to effectively explain their research in l
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21A.348 Photography and Truth (MIT)
Photographs in anthropology serve many purposes: as primary data, illustrations of words in a book, documentation for disappearing cultures, evidence of fieldwork, material objects for museum exhibitions, and even works of art. This course explores photography as art, research tool, and communication.

Lynda Gratton, World Economic Forum 2013, Davos
Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, Lynda Gratton reveals that the future of leadership was discussed as an issue for the first time in conjunction with increasing levels of youth unemployment, the Euro, and online learning.

How to Conduct an Orchestra
This is the first of four tutorials about conducting an orchestra for the purpose of recording a music soundtrack. The sound quality is a bit hard to understand for some students. Includes how to put music on film as well. A must watch for conducting an orchestra.
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20.07.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** In Spanien haben in rund 80 Städten hunderttausende Demonstranten gegen die jüngsten Sparmaßnahmen der Regierung protestiert. Allein in der Hauptstadt Madrid nahmen nach Angaben der Zeitung "El País" mindestens 100.000 Menschen an den Kundgebungen teil. Zu den Protestaktionen hatten die Gewerkschaften CCOO und UGT aufgerufen, die für den Herbst
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • distinguish between parenthood and parenting

  • outline some of the reasons why parenting may require support from outside the immediate family

  • demonstrate how individual, environmental and structural factors can have an impact on parenting

  • challenge the notion that ‘problem’ parents and ‘problem’ families can be readily identified

  • demonstrate the development of ke
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Antarctic Species Tallied Up
New research has found that the Antarctic islands are home to a greater diversity of species than the Galapagos. This video is a slow loader. Provides a new look at this area that might provide students the opportunity to look at it differently. (01:06)

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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand and use the basic terms for the description of the motion of particles: position, velocity and acceleration

  • understand, use and differentiate vector functions

  • understand the fundamental laws of Newtonian mechanics

  • solve mechanics problems in one dimension by drawing a sketch, choosing a suitable x-axis and origin, drawing a force diagram, applying Newton’s second law, tak
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Introduction

This course explores two important concepts relating to the creation of music, namely composition and improvisation. The concepts of composition and improvisation are closely linked, and the reason for looking at non-Western music is partly to demonstrate this truth – it should help to clarify these two concepts, and the relationship between them.

We couldn't hope to cover a representative sample of the world's musics in a single course, and I have certainly not tried to do so here. W
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4.3 Conclusion

Social work practice is based upon assessments of situations and decisions about strategies to be adopted. Sometimes there can be a tension between the law and working within social work values; the law provides the framework for practice. In the next section you are going to examine the legal structures and processes within which social work skills are applied.

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Toreador Song (Votre Toast) from Carmen by Georges Bizet
Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs the famous Toreador Song from Bizet's "Carmen" at The Royal Albert Hall for The Last Night of the Proms, September 27, 2006. The dashing Toreador, Escamillo enters with a flair and wins the heart of Carmen the tempestuous gypsy in Bizet’s famous opera.

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3.1 Exploring your personal ecology

One of the simplest techniques one can use when investigating a complex situation using a systems approach is to jump between organisational, spatial and temporal scales and explore the relationships between these scales. In this activity the aim is to develop a Author(s): The Open University

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