Maroon Minute: IDEA Commons
At Missouri State University, we had a big idea -- one that would improve the quality of life for those in the community and facilitate economic growth -- and we've made this idea a reality. It's called IDEA Commons. Essentially, IDEA Commons is a community within a community that blends the elements of Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and the Arts -- all the things that make a community dynamic and help it to thrive. It is a new type of urban innovation park, where people can live, lear
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Academic research on student engagement - lost formulae to inspiring students
This paper shows academic tutors take on a multitude of roles in their current positions at university and while teaching is expected, from most, it is often assumed that the tutor will apply appropriate pedagogical tools to convey knowledge to the students. This view is now being challenged as many students are being actively encouraged to voice their views of the teaching and learning experience this paper shows
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Aptamers

Aptamers are nucleic acid molecules that have been developed to mimic the selective and tight binding of other molecules such as antibodies. In order to identify an aptamer that is capable of binding to a target molecule, a process called Selex (systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment) is utilised. The strategy relies upon a combination of a selective binding assay and amplification by PCR. A ‘library’ of short single-stranded DNA oligonucleotides is synthesised <
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The loss of a DNA base causes an abasic site

Hydrolysis of the deoxyribose Cl'–base linkage results in the complete loss of a purine or pyrimidine base, resulting in what is called an abasic site, an event with obvious genetic consequences. This hydrolysis reaction is much more likely to occur at purine bases, resulting in depurination of the DNA (Table 3a<
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Mysterious Norwegian lights caught on camera
Something strange is lighting up Norway's Hessdalen valley. In the 1980s hundreds of UFOlogists flocked to the area. Now a more scientific approach is unlocking the secrets and opening up the possibility of storing energy in a radical way.
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Engaging students, engaging industry and engaging enterprise
This reflective case study and poster relates to a specific event staged by students and examines the phases and critical points within the whole process. It identifies some key learning outcomes for all involved
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2.2 Going up: using scientific notation for large numbers

Think again about the value for the total volume of water stored on Earth: 1460 000 000 km3.

When dealing with large numbers such as one thousand four hundred and sixty million (1460 000 000), it is tedious to write the number in words or to keep writing all of those zeros. Worse still, it is very easy to lose some of the zeros or add extra ones by mistake. Fortunately, large numbers can be referred to without having to write out all of the zeros. The powers of ten not
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Improve your Italian with songs
Improve your Italian with songs.
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The Chinese Gunpowder
Gunpowder was invented, documented and used in ancient China where the Chinese military forces used gunpowder based weapons technology. This video talks about how gunpowder was discovered and how they used it for firecrackers. (Professional video)Run time 06:17

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The Nottingham New Theatre Seat Naming Appeal Launch
BBC Broadcaster and University of Nottingham Alumnus Matthew Bannister helps launch a new seat-naming appeal to raise funds for England's first and only entirely student-run theatre. To find out more about sponsoring a seat, please call Andy Shields on +44 (0)115 823 2806
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4.1 The varied structures of RNA

RNA is a versatile cellular molecule with the ability to adopt a number of complex structural conformations. Although RNA is often thought of as a single-stranded molecule it is actually highly structured.

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Virtual Maths, Calculating the Volume of a Brick Demo
Interactive simulation, calculating the volume of a brick
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The impact of enterprise focussed modules
This presentation outlines the use of a tested research instrument (Bandura's self efficacy theory) and students own perceptions of their enterprise skills and abilities
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Lady at the O.K. Corral—The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp
While popular film typically depicts the Wild West as a desert full of coarse and lonesome men, this talk presents a tenacious woman at the center of the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Historian Ann Kirschner tells the story of frontierswoman Josephine Marcus Earp, her journey from New York to the West, and her life with lawman Wyatt Earp. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on September 22, 2013. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation. www
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Where Do You Get Your Energy?
Cells extract energy from sugar to produce ATP, the molecular fuel that powers all life processes. This interactive activity adapted from Exploratorium delves into the processes that enable cells to unlock the energy contained in the foods we consume. We often use the term "energy" as an informal shorthand for our ability to stay alert and complete tasks. In fact, the presence of energy-rich molecules and our cells' ability to obtain, process, and
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How Inflation Helps Keep the Rich Up and the Poor Down

[A selection from Deflation and Liberty.]

By Jörg Guido Hülsmann

The production of money in a free society is a matter of free association. Everybody from the miners to the owners of the mines, to the minters, and up to the customers who buy the minted coins — all
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2014 School of Architecture & Allied Arts Commencement
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1.2 Preparing for the video clips

Read the extract ‘I live by faith: the religions described’ by clicking the link below.

A3: this extract is from Worlds of Faith, pp.24–48, by John Bowker, 1983, with the permission of BBC Worldwide Limited.Reading A3: John Bowker,I live by faith: the religions described


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STS.035 The History of Computing (MIT)
This course focuses on one particular aspect of the history of computing: the use of the computer as a scientific instrument. The electronic digital computer was invented to do science, and its applications range from physics to mathematics to biology to the humanities. What has been the impact of computing on the practice of science? Is the computer different from other scientific instruments? Is computer simulation a valid form of scientific experiment? Can computer models be viewed as surroga
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Geometric Shapes Cold Play
This video clip shows a hand drawn geometric shape as the definition scrolls over the shape. Definitions are wordy.  Nice musical background. Student created geometry project.  (4:10)
Student project on paper towel...brilliant!

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