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Plants-in-Motion
This interactive activity adapted from Indiana University features time-lapse videos that reveal the movement and growth of plants in their pursuit of light. Although plants have no choice about where they are rooted, they do respond to environmental cues in ways that enable them to survive. This interactive site includes five videos using time lapsed photography (no audio) with written explanations.  The videos include: seed germination and gravity, light and dark responses, twining vines, pl
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Sock Seeds
The experiment demonstrated in this ZOOMSci video segment--wearing an old sock through a grassy or weedy field, planting the sock, and watching what grows--will not only give young scientists a better idea of the kinds of plants growing in their area, but will also help them begin to think about the evolutionary strategies of plants. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:00.
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Risk Factors For Squamous Cell Carcinoma -
Doctor identifies risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. Video explains why certain people are at much higher risk for this deadly cancer. 59 sec.
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Understanding Basal Cell Carcinoma
Video has a doctor explaining what basal cell carcinoma is and who is at risk. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of all cancer. Images show what to look for in identifying this cancer. 3:11 min.
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NASA to Launch R2 to Join Space Station Crew
NASA will launch the first human-like robot to space this year to become a permanent resident of the International Space Station. Robonaut 2, or R2, was developed jointly by NASA and General Motors under a cooperative agreement to develop a robotic assistant that can work alongside humans, whether they are astronauts in space or workers at GM manufacturing plants on Earth.
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Plate Tectonics - the Movement of Continents

California and Australia used to be neighbors and Brazil was close to or connected to Nigeria. What drives the engine of plate tectonics remains a mystery.

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Engineering Biofuels
This video segment adapted from KQED's QUEST profiles the work of Jay Keasling, a synthetic biologist experimenting with ways to produce a cleaner-burning fuel from biological matter, using genetically modified microorganisms. Keasling's approach involves engineering microbes to eat simple sugars found in plant matter and then excrete fuel. The video explains the two techniques that may enable Keasling to accomplish this: metabolic engineering and directed evolution. It also suggests that creati
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Treat risks
In this task we’ll look at monitoring the risks and identifying and implementing control measures. it contains a learning pack which addresses the issues surrounding the treatment of risks; strategies you will use control and assess both the ongoing and the short term nature of the risk; differing strategies in risk management; various models and devices to monitor risk.
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Plant Identification
the naming and classification system as applied to plants - part of the process of plant identification.
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From Embryo to Duckling
This video segment from NOVA: "The Shape of Things" charts the development of a duck embryo, from its earliest stages just after fertilization, through cell replication and differentiation, to the final stage, emergence from the protection of the eggshell.  Closed captioning included.  Run time 01:19.
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Energy Sources
Every year that the world continues to rely on non-renewable fossil fuels for our energy needs brings us closer to needing alternatives. This video segment produced for Teachers' Domain identifies some current and future alternatives and describes some of the benefits and limitations inherent in each. The video could also be used for a lesson on transfer of energy. Closed captioning included.  Run time 06:09.
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Sustainable paper for the School of the Arts
Judy Major-Girardin, associate professor at McMaster's School of the Arts, shows us how to make paper from organic materials and discusses its sustainability benefits.
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Design of an eLearning System for Accreditation of Non-formal Learning
This paper deals with issues related to the non-formal learning in vocational education, and the role of ICT for providing appropriate accreditation model in such education. The presented conclusions are based on the Leonardo da Vinci project LeoSPAN. The paper emphasises on the development of a model and a prototype of an adaptive eLearning system that ensures the pre-defined learner outcomes. One of the advantages of the eLearning system is the flexibility for people who upgrade and improve th
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Museum Separates Iconic Battling Dinosaurs in Rotunda
The American Museum of Natural History began the process of separating two long-time combatants -- barosaurus and allosaurus skeletons -- that have shared the same display mount in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda since they were first installed in 1991. The separation kicked off with curator Mark Norell overseeing the first ceremonial cut in the mount. By the end of the six-week project, an eight-food-wide pathway will be cut through the dinosaur mount to allow visitors to walk between the tower
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Undergraduate Research at the University of Memphis on Sickle Cell Disease.
Undergraduate Research at the U of M on Sickle Cell Disease.
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Quest Software's Azure Services

In this interview, Dmitry Sotnikov (Director of Cloud Solutions) and Einar Mykletun (Security and Compliance Architect) from Quest Software discuss building Quest’s new OnDemand product line – cloud-based IT management services to help IT professionals manage their on-premise Active Directory and server infrastructure. We talk about what it took to build the services on top of the Windows Azure platform, focusing specifically on security.

Quest is an early adopter of the Windows Azu
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How ID Theft Works: What Gets Stolen
Scott Stevenson examines the types of information sought by identity thieves. This four minute video goes into the various areas that thieves seek and how they do it and how help make it more difficult for them. Many types of fraud may be new to students and require more of an explanation such as benefits fraud. Run time 5:18
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Engergy Biosciences Institute Seminar - Robin Rogers
Chemist Robin D. Rogers of the University of Alabama addresses ionic liquid solvents used for the extraction and separation of lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose.
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1 Invention and innovation

The terms ‘invention’ and ‘innovation’ are sometimes used interchangeably, although the concepts are readily distinguished. As you will see here, it is helpful to make a distinction in the context of organisational analysis. First consider what you understand by the term invention.

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Trotsky & The Bolsheviks 1917-1924
Leon Trotsky joined the Bolsheviks in August 1917 after many years of separation. He was nevertheless a key figure in the establishment and maintenance of Soviet power. It was Trotsky’s strategy by...

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