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Benjamin Banneker: Historical Facts
In this video, the life of Benjamin Banneker is discussed. The video is short yest contains some important facts about his life. This video details Bannekers' life as a self-taught astronomer, that he was a free slave and the role that Thomas Jefferson played in helping him become a part of a survey team. It also explains that Benjamin Banneker was a clock and watch maker by trade. Run time 01:00
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The UN's role in Overcoming Development Challenges
Special Lecture given by former Prime Minister of New Zealand and now Administrator of the United Nations Development Program the Rt Hon. Helen Clark. She is introduced by Director of the Global Economic Governance Program, Professor Ngaire Woods.
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Scientists as Abstainers
Matei Candea (University of Durham) presents 'An ethnography of inter-species trust without belief'. An Anthropology Departmental Seminar (26 October 2012) with a theme of science and technology studies.
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Ocean Odyssey - Coastal Currents
This is a segment from the Ocean Odyssey series that describes coastal currents and how they might effect oil spills and objects in the ocean. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students. 
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientif

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EN-9. Management of an emblematic species: the bluefin tuna (Vidéo)

With Jean-Marc Fromentin, we discover the bluefin tuna. It is fished since Antiquity, but it is subjected to strong pressure for almost three decades, which is responsible for a large decline of the populations. He evidences the scientific, political and social aspects which enabled to better preserve this emblematic species.

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Automated Architecture: Why CAD, Parametrics and Fabrication are Really old News
Automation is transforming a significant number of industries today. This paper discusses how the Design and Construction industry is also entering into a new era of automation. In the paper I observe that designers are automating by using parametric tools (BIM, scripting, etc.) while contractors are moving into pre-fabrication and modularization. Both conceptualizations are incomplete. The paper presents how we are in the first steps of creating learning algorithms that develop specific intell
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Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
Lecture 27
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5.3 Mitochondrial adaptations
Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals. This unit builds on and develops ideas introduced in the
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2.2 Scotland

Having enjoyed political independence until 1707, the survival of many of Scotland's institutions – notably its systems of law, religion and education – after Union with England contributed to the preservation of its singular identity. The different way in which Scotland began to be incorporated into the UK, through monarchical ascent (of James I of Scotland to the English throne) rather than by conquest (as was the case in Wales and Ireland), may account for the lesser impact the develo
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2.3 Wales

In 1282, Edward I conquered Wales and the Statute of Rhuddlan (or Statute of Wales, 1284) established English rule. Rather than involve the assimilation of the Welsh by the English the conquest saw ‘a colonial system … established in those parts of Llywelyn's Principality which were by 1284 in the hands of the king’ (Davies, 1991, p. 166). In 1400, Owain Glyndwr led the most outstanding and successful rising in Wales against the new order and the tyranny of the English border barons, wh
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Conclusion

Hydropower was the earliest means of commercial electricity generation, and currently dominates alternative electricity supply. However, its global capacity for large-scale exploitation is less than six times that currently installed.

Growth of hydropower is slow and its contribution to global electricity supply is falling. Both are due to economic factors, the slow pace of large-scale project construction, the remoteness of high-potential sites, and increasing resistance to the social
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Venus Flytrap Conservation
Venus Flytrap Conservation. Part of the series: How To Care For a Venus Flytrap. Conservation of Venus Fly Traps is an important concept in the world of carnivorous plants, learn all about caring for carnivorous plants in this free video.  Run time 01:48.
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What people really want - User validation of "digital city" concepts
This Paper discusses the experience acquired from the user-compatible development of a digital city model as an aid to urban planning based on the endeavours of a large Austrian city. The method selected was a structured survey of the future users of the "Digital City". In the case in question, the addressee is initially an "internal" client, in other words the staff of the Urban Planning Department. Above all findings it seems vital to work more intensive on common terminology and concepts to f
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • explore ideas about place and identity using our concept of ‘geographical imagination’ by examining the images that represent a place to reveal how those images came about;

  • explore ideas about place and identity by examining the images that represent a place to reveal two sets of relationships that are important in understanding the character of a place: power relations and local-global relations.


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References

Allen, J. (2006) ‘Claiming connections: a distant world of sweatshops?’ in Barnett, C., Robinson, J. and Rose, G. (eds) A Demanding World, Milton Keynes, The Open University.
Barnes, D.K.A. (2002) ‘Invasions by marine life on plastic debris’, Nature, vol. 416, 25 April, pp. 808–9.
Barnett, C. (2006) ‘Reaching out: the demands of citizenship in a gl
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Life Economy in Digital Era
Life Economy in Digital Era
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Multiple perspectives was developed by Patrick Lockley
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Faculty Learning Day, Jan. 2013 | Lennie Scott-Webber
This session will discuss how instructors can design and set-up learning spaces with accessibility and universal design in mind.
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Dragon Departs the Station
The Expedition 31 crew used the Canadarm2 robotic arm to demate the SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle from the Earth-facing port of the station's Harmony node at 4:07 a.m. EDT on Thursday. It was released from the station's robotic arm at 5:49 a.m.
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Paul Kaiser - Drawing on the Past
Kaiser will explore how to use drawing as a means to open up otherwise inaccessible moments of the past -- of private reveries, of abandoned spaces, of live performances long since vanished from the stage. To do so, he will examine a variety of projects and situations, which will include: children as they make a drawing; theater director Robert Wilson as he sketches long-gone productions; the intricate, fleeting, and unrepeatable movement of Merce Cunningham's hands; the oddly haunted afterlife
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