How the Lunar Landing Site Was Chosen
In this Tech Effect video, brought to you by the History Channel, Buzz Aldrin talks about how they selected the Sea of Tranquility as their landing site. He also mentions that the photography from orbit made the lunar surface appear much smoother. (2:20)

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How the Lunar Module Worked
In this Tech Effect video, brought to you by the History Channel, Buzz Aldrin talks about the Apollo lunar module and how it was meant to be operated in space, but not launched from surface. He also talks about its advanced abort guidance system. (1:42)

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Is time different to observers moving at different speeds? For more information, see the World Year of Physics 2005 feature. Video Transcript: Two spaceships are traveling together through the galaxy at close to the speed of light. Mounted on one ship is a laser that can fire pulses of light, and on the other, a mirror. The pilot of the first ship fires a pulse at the mirror, and watches as it is reflected back. A clock on board measures how long the round trip takes. But now suppose that he d
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The Skeptics Guide to the Universe, Authors at Google
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Simple animations to explain complex procedures

Below are a collection of animated GIF files that do a brilliant job at visually explaining how complex mechanical procedures such as how a sewing machine works.  These would be great for science and engineering students or simply those who have an inquisitive mind.  Enjoy.

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Flaws in their thinking? Stem Cells in Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges (Excerpt)
Dr Bernadette Tobin argues that the challenges for stem cell research are derived from flaws in the thinking of both researchers and would-be patients. Excerpt from the 2012 Medicine Dean's Lecture Series. VIEW FULL LECTURE: http://youtu.be/JfAORhRyvqs George Negus hosts this debate on the use of stem cells in medicine, featuring speakers Dr Bernadette Tobin and Professor Alan Trounson. • Cure vs expensive waste of time? • Strict control vs ethical free for all? • Av
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The Competition at the Worlds
Jack Lee sums up the competition at this years Worlds. The band are all getting better and better as everyone improves. More on what the band is doing in Scotland: http://at.sfu.ca/IfQkGm
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This module provides activities that allow students to develop insights into the ethical approach commonly called virtue ethics. A previous module on moral exemplars has helped students to […]

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