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Williamsburg and the American Revolution
Brief introductory video for Williamsburg, then capitol of Virginia, and the events leading up to the Revolutionary War
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The reversal of cell differentiation and prospects for cell replacement therapy
The inaugural Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture, "The reversal of cell differentiation and prospects for cell replacement therapy", given by Prof Sir John Gurdon FRS, University of Cambridge, at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, on 7 November 2008. Visit http://media.conted.ox.ac.uk/McLaren-2008 to view the full presentation from Professor Sir John Gurdon FRS, including his slides.
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1.2.7 In praise of cheap offshore labour?

Claims over the benefits of globalisation and the exploitation of cheap offshore labour generate strong feelings and, not surprisingly, divide opinion between those who favour the global marketplace and its detractors. The issue turns on whether the constant search for ever-cheaper manufacturing and service locations is seen as a good or a bad thing. It may appear odd, at first, to suggest that exploiting the poor of another country can, on any measure, be regarded as a good thing, but
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2.3.4 More surface disruption

Now let's examine some detailed images of the region of Europa's northern hemisphere that was indicated on Figure 17 (see Section 2.3.2). A medium resolution image is shown in Figure 21, and higher resolution images from within this area are shown in Author(s): The Open University

1.2 Developing countries

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Which countries in the world are classified as ‘developing countries’?

There are various definitions of ‘developing countries’, none entirely satisfactory. The WTO allows
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Women in India’s waste economy
In this Departmental Seminar, Prof. Barbara Harriss-Whiten draws on anthropology, economics and politics to examine the role of women in Indian society. 12 May 2017.
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Open celled aluminium foam produced by infiltration of sintered salt
This is an inexpensive route for the production of open celled foams. It allows a high degree of control over cell size and shape, and results in relatively uniform morphology. The interconnectivity of pores can be controlled by varying the degree of sintering of the precursor.
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mississippi sheiks/the jazz fiddler
one of the most swinging violin blues ever recorded: light, jazzy, tragic, moving, delicate ... and a definitive inspiration on bob dylan(3:16)
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Sheyann Webb
Eight-year-old Sheyann Webb was among the youngest activists to demonstrate during the Civil Rights movement. In this interview, Webb recalls her decision to participate in the 1965 voting-rights march from Selma, Alabama, the resistance she encountered from her parents, and the violent force used by local officials to stop the march. (5:08)
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Introduction

This course introduces the important distinction between our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch and the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities. Concepts of the analogue universe in which we live and the digital world we create are explained. The way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving images, and sound can cross the boundary from the analogue universe into a digital world is explored.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1
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Who Killed The Maya? The History Channel 4/5
This documentary explores the reasons for this society's demise. 'The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.' (Maya Civilization, Wikipedia, 2009). This History Channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise definitions and applications of each of the terms printed in the text

  • critically evaluate statements about the influence of the genome on behaviour

  • explain the ways in which genetic and environmental factors influence the development of the nervous system

  • provide examples of the influence of genetic and environmental factors on the development of the nervous system and behav
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11.3 Frequency selectivity

In preceding sections we examined two ways in which the auditory system may code frequency information: the place theory and phase locking. In this section we will look at the psychophysical evidence for place coding on the basilar membrane by examining the ability of the auditory system to resolve the components of sinusoidal waves in a complex sound – a phenomenon known as frequency selectivity.

The perception of a sound depends not only on its own frequency and intensity but also o
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Conservation of Energy - Khan Academy
Using the law of conservation of energy to see how potential energy is converted into kinetic energy. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. (10:07)
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Who Invented the Rice Krispie Treat?
This clip explains who invented the Rice Krispie treat.  A cooking instructor in this clip explains that they were invented by Mildred Day, a Kellogg's employee, in the 1930s as a fund raiser for the Camp Fire Girls.  A recipe is given for given for how to make  Rice Krispie Treats. 

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There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose from on
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Tips on Acting: Basic Emotions
Music by: http://tinyurl.com/kpm24u Watch Johan teach acting tips to Beans for free. In this lesson we go over 3 very important emotions you need to master t...
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4 Charakterstücke, op.3 for clarinet and piano

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Verhey, Th. H. H