#ARTBURST 2012: Snow at Queens!
Our students sing while digital snow falls in Diana Courtyard, courtesy of Prof. Mike Wirth. More #ARTBURST fun: http://blogs.queens.edu/arts-at-queens
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Crazy Nuts - Impossible Object Optical Illusion

A simple but mind-boggling optical illusion of the impossible object type. This illusion shows two independently moving nuts that seem to defy the laws of geometry.

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By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • describe the characteristics of light emitted by stars, and hence the information of cosmological interest that can be deduced from it;

  • distinguish between true and false statements relevant to the distribution and motion of stars within galaxies, and of galaxies within clusters and superclusters;

  • outline the methods used for estimating the distances to stars and to galaxies;

  • explain and
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2.2.1 Do GM crops pose unique problems?

It is perhaps overly simplistic to take the line that only ‘natural foods’ should be commended and that GM plants are unnatural. Arguably, very few of our modern foodstuffs can be termed ‘natural’, in that they are not derived from naturally evolved crops. Tremendous changes in genetic make-up have been achieved by conventional (i.e. non-GM) breeding methods. Traditional plant breeding involves selection of individuals seen as superior, and then crossing, i.e. transferring the pollen
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Introduction

This unit explores conceptual tools for assisting our thinking and deliberation on what matters. In Section 1, a reading by Ronald Moore introduces the notion of 'framing' nature, raising the perceived paradox of inevitably devaluing an aesthetically pleasing unframed entity. Three further readings, two from Fritjof Capra and one from Werner Ulrick (all of which are quite short and markedly reduced from their original courses), provide an understanding of systems thinking for explicitly frami
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Understanding the environment: Co-evolution
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this free course, Understanding the environment: Co-evolution, is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
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Symphony No.7 in A major, Op. 92,ii. Allegretto
Performed by the University of Richmond Symphony. Conducted by Alexander Kordzaia
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Spartan Sagas: Rose Cooper
My name is Rose Cooper. After more than 30 years of being an on-again, off-again student, overcoming obstacles and feelings of failure, I finally earned my interdisciplinary humanities pre-law degree with an emphasis in Korean language from Michigan State. I was honored to have been chosen by my fellow graduates to deliver the senior class remarks at our commencement in December 2012. This video tells my story.
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12.086 Modeling Environmental Complexity (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the study of environmental phenomena that exhibit both organized structure and wide variability—i.e., complexity. Through focused study of a variety of physical, biological, and chemical problems in conjunction with theoretical models, we learn a series of lessons with wide applicability to understanding the structure and organization of the natural world. Students will also learn how to construct minimal mathematical, physical, and computational mod
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YOW! 2012: John Cook - R

John Cook, an Independent Consultant working at the confluence of applied mathematics and software development. After receiving a Ph.D. in from the University of Texas, he taught mathematics at Vanderbilt University. He then left academia to work as a software developer and consultant.

Here, we discuss one of John's favorite topics, the R programming language.

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Classic Sichuan Dishes at Weiyuan Restaurant
Fuchsia Dunlop shows us other Sichuan classics at a neighborhood restaurant called Weiyuan. Here they will encounter the use of fish-fragrant sauce, a hallmark of the Sichuan table. Healthful and fresh seasonal vegetables play a substantial role in the meal. For recipes, visit http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA6
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Financial Aid: How to Find and Complete eForms
This instructional video clip is designed to provide information about the Financial Aid process at Del Mar College and is part of a Financial Aid Video Series for 2012-2013.
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Fermentation Science at Oregon State University
Oregon State University knows the science of beer. Students, graduate researchers, faculty and graduates contribute to the brewing industry on a global scale. Located in one of the great hop growing regions of the world, and in the cradle of the ongoing craft brewing revolution, OSU's strength in fermentation science is a perfect fit for the region. Find out some of the stories of our students, faculty and graduates and learn why we take the art and science beer so seriously.
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Science Pub: Sour Beer Study
Jeff Clawson, manager of Oregon State University's pilot brewery, discusses a recent study on sour beers at a Science Pub event at the Calapooia Brewery in Albany, Oregon. OSU is one of the world's leaders in research on hops and the brewing sciences, and many graduates of the fermentation sciences programs go on to have a huge impact in the industry.
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Lesson 02 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 02 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn a few more useful words in Luxembourgish which you'll use every day. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.
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Lesson 04 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 04 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn how to say that you don't understand something. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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Lesson 05 - one Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 05 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn to say that you're learning Luxembourgish. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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Lesson 06 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 06 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn to introduce yourself. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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Lesson 07 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 07 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn to say that it's nice to meet someone in Luxembourgish. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.
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Lesson 08 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 08 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn to count from one to ten. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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