Times Square Ball Drop
The New Year countdown in Times Square includes the iconic ball drop and attracts millions of people each year. In this video clip, learn more information about how the ball is constructed and how it is a symbol of the New Year. (03:37)
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Library of Alexandria
One of the most important questions for any student of the ancient world to address is 'how do we know what we know about antiquity?' Whether we're thinking about urban architecture, or love poetry, or modern drama, a wide range of factors shape the picture of antiquity that we have today. This free course, Library of Alexandria, encourages you to reflect upon and critically assess those factors. Interpreting an ancient text, or a piece of material culture, or understanding an historical event,
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CSI Clip for Warrants and Backing Argumentation
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8.1 Introduction

We have learned so far that physical energy from the environment is transduced into electrochemical messages that affect the nervous system and give rise to psychological experiences, that is, produce sensations and perceptions. Sensation refers to the initial process of detecting and encoding environmental energy. The first step in sensing the world is performed by receptor cells, which in the case of hearing are the hair cells in the cochlea. Perception on the other hand, generally refers t
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Babbage: April 2nd 2014


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Russian Christmas (Рождество)


Many of you probably know that Russians have always been big on celebrating the New Year rather than Christmas.

After the 1917 Revolution, Christmas was banned throughout Russia, along with other religious celebrations. It wasn't until 75 years later, in 1992, that the holiday was openly observed.

Today, it's once again celebrated in grand fash

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Defrag Tools #86 - Sigcheck (plus: the Heartbleed bug) | Defrag Tools

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Larry Larsen discuss two topics: The Heartbleed bug, and the Sigcheck tool from Sysinternals.

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The Heartbleed Bug
Sigcheck

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First 3D-printed, open-source humanoid robot
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25756 Watch this incredible time-lapse of the world's first 3D-printed, open-source humanoid robot leap into life starter parts
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The Arctic's Sneaky Fox (Part 2)
Snow Fox (Part 2)- (podcast) by Anna Shi (15:00)

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Iraqi parliament in limbo as ISIL declares Islamic caliphate
Iraq's parliament is paralyzed in political limbo as ISIL fighters celebrate their declaration of an Islamic caliphate. Mana Rabiee 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 international news. For over 160
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What Disease Wants 30
The story of telehealth bringing quality specialized health care to rural and underserved communities is told in a shorter version of the one-minute spot.
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The Many Uses of Pi
This video talks about what pi is, how to calculate pi, where pi is found, and fun facts / activities with pi. March 14 is Pi Day. Manly graphics.
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Steven Kotler, "The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance"
As the author of The Rise of Superman and co-founder of the Flow Genome Project, Steven Kotler is one of the world's leading experts on ultimate human performance. In this riveting talk, he provides a stunning tour of current research, primarily focusing on "flow states"—an optimal state of consciousness where we both feel our best and perform our best. Researchers now know that flow sits at the heart of almost every athletic championship; underpins most major scientific breakthroughs; and acc
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1.1.2 Pre-natal diagnosis

The type of genetic testing that the majority of us are most likely to come across is still pre-natal diagnosis (PND). This involves testing a fetus during pregnancy, to see whether it is likely to suffer from a number of different disorders — some genetic, some not. While recent developments allow tests for certain multifactorial genetic diseases (such as spina bifida), pre-natal diagnosis has been available since the 1960s to test for Down's syndrome.

Most cases of Down's syn
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ABC Song
The ABC’s are sung and the letters are shown on the screen.  The song is sung twice.  Video is of good quality and is appropriate for preschool children. 
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Virtual Maths, Calculating the Volume of a Brick
How to calculate the volume of a brick, guide (pdf)
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Areg Danagoulian
Professor Areg Danagoulian is working on developing a monochromatic beam source that emits at a fixed energy level, making active scanning of cargo for the presence of fissionable, fissile, nuclear materials and devices faster and more effective.
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Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, shear force uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation, demonstrating shear force, uniformly distributed load
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2.4 Ownership, control and ideas about the body

This section focuses on the extent to which a person becomes invisible when a practitioner rigidly adheres to a specific view of health and disease, and fails to accept that others (specifically the person they are treating) may have different ideas about illness or, indeed, about their body. The imposition of a fixed view of illness and disease can be extremely disempowering for people seeking help.

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