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Robert Pape: "The War in Iraq and America's Role in the World"
A talk by Robert Pape, Director, Program on International Security and Department of Political Science. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
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Alash Ensemble Concert
Alash Ensemble photoA performance by the Alash Ensemble at International House. Tuvan throat-singing and traditional Tuvan instruments and music. Sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies.
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“'I Am Who I Am': On Being Nostalgic in Sanskrit”
South Asia mapA talk by David Shulman, Renee Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies, Department of Comparative Religion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From the South Asia Seminar.
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The Dust Bowl and The Great Depression
AP History student's montage shows what The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl was like. Song is "Shelter" by Sarah McLachlan.
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Babbage: The element-hunters

It is 150 years since Dmitri Mendeleev discovered the periodic table, the innate order underpinning the elements. Kenneth Cukier explores how this simple grid has shaped our understanding of the universe and our place in it. In a laboratory near Moscow the search is on for element 119, but on the other side of the world in California, researchers are hesitant. Is chemistry over?


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A First Look at Building Windows 10 Universal Apps | Inside Windows Platform

At Mobile World Congress 2015, Kevin Gallo gave the world a first look at the Windows 10 universal app platform. Kevin provided background into how developers can achieve scale through reach across device types, and introduced adaptive UX, natural user inputs and cloud-based services to help developers deliver unique and personal experiences with Windows 10. Finally, Kevin showed how developers can package existing websites, which (once published to the store) can call universal APIs to creat
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Global Warming Under the Dome: Overcoming the Politics of Denial
Global Warming Under the Dome: Overcoming the Politics of Denial
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Fairground Images: R. Edward's Living Wagon
Fairground Images: R. Edward's Living Wagon
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3.1 Speed and endurance

The first question in this section is a mathematical one, in which you are asked to convert from one set of units to another. If you have been following the advice in previous units in this series, you will be reading km h−1 as kilometres per hour and you will probably already think of m.p.h. as mi
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4.3.3 Pipe dreams?

The idea underlying complementary currencies – that there is a great well of social capital waiting to be drawn upon to make society more sustainable – is an idea that is becoming quietly influential. ‘Social capital’ is a term frequently used by those mainstream politicians and civil servants tasked with addressing the widening gap between rich and poor people within societies throughout the world. Indeed, investing in and enhancing social capital is now the starting point in
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#373: Ongoing symptoms: Why isn't treatment for depression and anxiety leading to lower prevalence?

Public health researcher Prof Tony Jorm asks why prevalence of anxiety and depression in North America, Australia and elsewhere has not decreased despite a quarter century of more and better treatment for two of the world's most common mental health problems. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.


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Normal galaxies

Figure 8 shows schematically the broadband spectrum of a normal spiral galaxy. It resembles that of the Sun, although the peak occurs at a slightly longer wavelength and there are relatively greater spectral flux densities at X-ray, infrared and radio wavelengths.

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2.4.4 Networks

The fourth complication of my definition of a carer was networks. The drive to recognise someone as an informal carer or main carer risks leaving out of the picture other people who play an important part in sustaining someone, but who are not the main carer. In Lynne's case, for example, we heard that her boyfriend, Eddie, was an important figure. If her needs for care were under the spotlight, would Eddie figure? He probably does not count as a main carer, but without him her quality of lif
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Interview with Andrew Goudie, Master of St Cross College
Author of more than 30 books on global warming, Andrew Goudie charts the way forward in present crisis and explains how university research and advice can contribute to solving the problems that face our planet.
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Chloroplast
This short, animated video is a biology group project where students were asked to make a commercial about an organelle in a plant cell. The chloroplast in this commercial is a restaurant called "Le Chloroplaste". The "chef" explains what ingredients he uses to make gluclose in the process of photosynthesis. Run time 01:04.

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The Act of Living: Street Life, Marginality and Development in Urban Ethiopia (Book Launch)
ASC seminar with Marco Di Nunzio Marco Di Nunzio speaks about his new book, The Act of Living. The book explores the relation between development and marginality in Ethiopia, one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Replete with richly depicted characters and multi-layered narratives on history, everyday life and visions of the future, Di Nunzio's ethnography of hustling and street life is an investigation of what is to live, hope and act in the face of the failing promises of development
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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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Finite Element Analysis
Formula 1 is the ultimate motor sport. It demands the highest level of skill from both drivers and the engineers behind the cars. So what are the secrets of good car design? How are Formula One cars engineered for maximum performance? This album takes a behind the scenes look at Red Bull Racing, a front-runner on the F1 grid. Using thrilling archive and expert testimony, the tracks explore how the techniques of Finite Element Analysis are used to optimize the performance of different elements of
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1.8 Enter aspirin!

Aspirin is able to release part of its ester group (Figure 15) in a hydrolysis reaction. Look again at the structure of aspirin, 2.8, and identify this group on the molecule. It is known as an acetyl group and accounts for aspirin also being called acetylsalicylic acid. The acetyl group on aspirin is fairly easily removed and can be available for forming another ester with an —OH group on another molecule; in this case, part of the structure that makes up the inside of the cavi
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Marvelous metamorphosis
Most kids love insects. This integrated unit will enable students the opportunity to observe, identify, and describe the life cycle a mealworm goes through during his metamorphosis into a grain beetle.
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