Ant Rafts And Caterpillar Robots
The latest on the bug beat: To survive floods, fire ants band together to form a raft. They can sail for weeks. But how does the raft stay afloat? Researchers report the answer in PNAS this week. Plus, engineers at Tufts are looking to the caterpillar for inspiration for soft-bodied robots. The problem is that squishy bodies make it difficult to move quickly--but some caterpillars have developed a workaround. (3:27)
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Faith and Wisdom in Science
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Learn About the Explorer Hernan Cortes
 Hernan Cortes and his exploration in North, Central, and South America. The quest for gold is explained. A good overview, but nothing about the man. (1:35)

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Golden Lion Tamarins
These tiny, delicate animals live in the rain forest and are endangered. Run time 02:19.
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Learn Spanish Online - Cartoon 3
This video has substitles in English and Spanish (and the narration is only in Spanish) and is suitable for intermediate learners. This tutorial features a vintage cartoon.
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Episode 26 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

It’s time for another episode in our series for advanced Spanish learners. Join Mark and Carmen as they discuss the latest developments in our story featuring María, her Scottish boyfriend Rory and his Argentinian friend Alejandro as they embark upon the search for sunken treasure off the coast of the island of Mallorca. The text, as ever, is rich in idiomatic expressions, complex grammar points, and useful vocabulary which you’ll be able to put into use in your own speaking and writing.
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The Solar System - Space School
This four minute video is about how the solar system was formed. Planets were formed by pieces of debris colliding into each other
until it formed a planet. The sun's gravity held them in orbit. Each of the planets is quickly shown with some debate about Pluto. Dwarf planets are explained. A good overview.

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Texas A&M: Wildfires Scorch Texas
http://www.tamu.edu/ Over three and a half million acres - more land than the entire state of Connecticut - completely scorched. When the worst wildfire in the state's history erupted, the governor enlisted the help of the Texas A&M University system team including the Texas Forest Service, Texas Task Force 1, the Texas Engineering Extension Service, and the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M. Video contains actual footage from the battle to gain control of even the most devastating fir
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Employment relations and employee engagement
This free course, Employment relations and employee engagement, looks at raising levels of employee engagement, which is the latest in a long line of managerial strategies aimed at releasing employee ‘discretionary effort’ and aligning employee interests more closely with managerial goals, on the assumption that this will in turn boost organisational performance. Employees who are more engaged with their work are thus viewed to be more likely to behave in positive and cooperative ways, to th
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Urbanscape Community Forum: "Urban Enviroments Today"
"Urban Environments Today" features panelists Ravi Perry, assistant professor of political science at Clark University and editor of the forthcoming volume 21st Century Urban Race Politics, Miguel Robles-Druan, assistant professor of Urbanism at The New School of Design, and David Faflik, assistant professor of English at the University of Rhode Island and author of the forthcoming book Boarding Out: Inhabiting the American Urban Literary Imagination, 1840-1860. They discuss security concerns, e
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1.1.1 Genetic counselling

In the UK and many other countries, genetic testing is provided by the National Health Service (NHS) or its equivalent, only after patients have undergone genetic counselling. This is defined as the provision of information and advice about inherited disorders, and includes helping people to:

  • Understand medical facts;

  • Appreciate the way in which inheritance contributes to the disease in question;

  • Understand the opti
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Catalogue reference: WO 95/2931 (6)

Detailed report showing the activity of all units within the 168th and 169th Infantry Brigades on the first
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17.424 International Political Economy of Advanced Industrial Societies (MIT)
This graduate class is designed as a Ph.D.-level overview of international political economy (IPE), with an emphasis on the advanced industrial countries. It also serves as preparation for the IPE portion of the International Relations general exam. An important goal of the course is to use economic theories to identify the welfare effects, distributional consequences, and security implication of foreign economic policy decisions, and to use the tools of political science to analyze how interest
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8.1 Introduction

You know by now that plants can synthesise all the complex molecules that make up their tissues and seeds from very simple molecules - water, carbon dioxide and minerals from the soil. Mammals, on the other hand, need to take in many complex molecules ready-made, and some foods do not contain the right amounts or the right mix of nutrients. They have evolved various strategies to overcome the shortfalls, some of which are described in this section.


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6.3 How a gamma camera works

Activity 13

Before we look at a patient being imaged and some of the images which can be obtained using this technique, we will look in a bit more detail at how a gamma camera works. Watch the following video clip and note
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Amusing introduction to beryllium
This introduction to the element beryllium (atomic number 4) covers its main uses and properties.  It is very toxic, invisible to x-rays, expensive, and used in some high-tech equipment.  Those working with beryllium are advised not to lick their fingers.  Combines amusing demonstrations with talking to the camera by a wild-haired chemistry professor.  Part of a series called Author(s): No creator set

The Numeral Four

Excellent video for young learners about the number 4.  The words are big enough to be seen in a pre-school classroom. There is no sound--just text and images. Some of the words and images are advanced. (03:05)

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3.1 How do organisms take up iron?

Nearly all organisms are able to take up iron. However, only a handful of organisms have had their iron-uptake chemistry studied. The organism that has received most attention (other than human) is a single-cell, prokaryotic bacterium (found in the human large intestine and elsewhere), called Escherichia coli (abbreviated to E.coli), a high-resolution image of which is shown in Author(s): The Open University

Familial homeostasis and negotiations of children's eating and physical activity: An analysis of int
Paulina Nowicka gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on November 17th 2016,
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