Ten Ways the World Will End: The Big Freeze
This video shows how the next Ice Age could start and its impact on the Earth. Very well done with excellent graphics. A good way to explore the impact of global warming. Not for younger students. Shows impact of freezing on humans, too.
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1.2 Different reasons for doing PhDs

Just as there are different views of what a PhD is or means, there are different reasons for undertaking a PhD, ranging from the pragmatic – acquiring a research credential for academia or for industry – to the idealistic – aspiring to deep scholarship. And students have many reasons in between, including things like curiosity, a drive to chase a long-held question, and the need to prove oneself. What's important here is not the reason for starting, but the compelling reason for finishi
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Galileo: Sun-Centered System
Before the 17th century, people generally believed that Earth was at the center of the universe. Galileo, however, was not afraid to challenge existing beliefs when he published his work in support of the Sun-centered, or heliocentric, Copernican theory. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn about the two opposing worldviews and the strong piece of evidence Galileo offered to support the heliocentric theory. Closed captioning included. Run time 05:06.
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Leonardo Da Vinci -The Man Who Knew Everything
Note:  There may be artistic nudity. Leonardo da Vinci is considered to have been an artistic genius. This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452--1519) was arguably the primary figure of the Renaissance. He painted what is probably the most recognizable painting of all time: Mona Lisa. He also designed terrifying w
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Leonardo Da Vinci (Part 18 of 18)
 Leonardo da Vinci is considered to have been an artistic genius. This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452--1519) was arguably the primary figure of the Renaissance. He painted what is probably the most recognizable painting of all time: Mona Lisa. (10:00)
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Leonardo da Vinci Paintings
 A tribute to Leonardo da Vinci.
Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, author, engineer, inventor, lutanist, mathematician & scientist
born 15 April 1452 - died 1519

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Learn About Leonardo Da Vinci
This one minute biography touches on the most important works of DaVinci including his art and inventions.
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Presidents & American foreign policy
Are trends in global politics simply the result of large impersonal structural forces, or does human agency matter? For example, would America have become the dominant country in the 20th century regardless of who was president? To what extent did leaders matter, and if so, what kind of leader? Leadership theorists focus their attention on what they call transformational leaders, but were "transformational" leaders like Woodrow Wilson and Ronald Reagan really more important than "transactional"
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3-Axis CNC Milling in Architectural Design
Physical scale models still have a role in architectural design. 3-axis CNC milling provides one way of making scale models both for study purposes and for presentation in durable materials such as wood. We present some types of scale models, the methods for creating them and the place in the design process that scale models occupy. We provide an overview of CNC milling procedures and issues and we describe the process of how one can creatively develop appropriate methods for milling different t
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King of the Corporate Jungle
Ten finalists from UNSW's Media Portfolio course compete in a battle of pitches to industry professionals. Who will be king of the corporate jungle? One for David Attenborough fans. You'll see why... More info on UNSW's Media Portfolio course: http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2013/MDIA3003.html
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Writing Challenge App for iOS
'With Writing Challenge you will enjoy a game with creative prompts to spark your inspiration and master free writing. Forget about the fear to blank page. Your writing won't stop. HOW DOES IT WORK? It's easy. You just have to press "start" and the app gives you the first prompt to start writing your story. Choose the one that you most like and fire up your writing. Then, every minute (or the time you choose in the app settings) the app will give you a new prompt for you to add new ide
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What Causes the Seasons on Earth?
This video uses computer animation to explain seasons and what causes the Seasons on Earth. (01:02)
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Distributing the downturn
The International Labour Organisation has forecast a rise in unemployment by 20 million world-wide, by the end of 2009. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has forecast a loss of up to 10 million jobs within the OECD group of countries, and up to 25 million jobs world-wide between 2008 and 2010. However, would a strategy of cutting wages as opposed to cutting jobs in the face of this recession create the conditions for economic recovery? Dr Paul Kattuman believes it
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2.6.2 End-of-course questions

Question 8

Express the following numbers using scientific (powers of ten) notation:

  • (a) 2.1 million

  • (b) 36 000

  • (c) 1/10

  • (d) 0.0000
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1.3.11 Statistics

There is a lot of statistical data on the internet relating to education.


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Preschool Lesson: Forming Capital Letters
With Stamp and See, children learn to make capital letters step by step. They form letters by tracing with magnetic chalk or stamping with wood piece shapes.  This lesson shows the teacher modeling a lesson using this product helping a small group of students learn how to form capital letters step-by-step.  (02:20)
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Rural Services Network (RSN)
The Rural Services Network is an English membership organisation which aims to safeguard and improve services in rural communities across England. The Network's website provides rural news, press releases and publications. A members' only section of the site includes analysis and comment, a discussion forum and events listings.
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2.4 African Red Slip ware

Between about 30 BC and AD 75 the most common type of ceramic tableware in the empire was terra sigillata (often known as Samian ware). This was a shiny red-surfaced ceramic which was first made in Arezzo in Tuscany, Italy and then widely imitated in many areas such as Campania, Rome, southern and eastern Gaul, and Asia Minor. The forms of this pottery were typically cups, bowls, plates and dishes. Beyond the areas where it was produced, the pottery was widely traded and it has been fo
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Closing the gap between strategy and execution: making hard choices
In the second of a three part podcast series Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, proposes that we should replace the liner view with an iterative approach that sees strategy always and everywhere as unfolding in a repeated cycle.
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UK National StatisticsThis website contains an extensive range of official UK statistics and information about statistics. Under browse by theme there is an education and training subheading.