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Lincoln-Douglas Debate of 1858
This video is accompanied by text. "The Dred Scott case played a pivotal role in the 1858 Illinois senate race and in the 1860 presidential election. Eyeing Stephen Douglas’s seat in the Senate, Abraham Lincoln challenged the incumbent to a series of debates. The two politicians differed in almost every respect. Lincoln, a tall and lanky Republican with a high-pitched voice, relied on his wit and integrity to provide a comforting sense of sincerity. Douglas, meanwhile, was a short, barrel-ches
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Hurricanes: New Tools for Predicting
Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities on August 29, 2005, provided the worst kind of reminder of the importance of accurate hurricane prediction — and of heeding those predictions. This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW a year before Katrina struck, describes the current state of research into what causes hurricanes and how scientists are now able to "see" inside the storms in their ongoing efforts to more accurately predict both the path and
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7 The pros and cons, and future of geothermal energy

Geothermal energy is renewable but the fluids emit gases such as CO2, H2S, SO2, H2, CH4 and N2 when used for electricity generation. However, geothermal power plants are usually sited in areas of natural geothermal activity, where such emissions occur anyway. Other potential pollutants are various ions dissolved in the geothermal fluids, but these are almost always returned to the reservoir when the spent fluids are re-injected
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Online information retrieval: identification of measures that discriminate among users with differen
The major goal of this research was to discover those behaviors associated with the process of online bibliographic searching that are correlated with success. In the assumption that more experienced searchers are more successful, the major research objectives were to identify (1) the differences among the searches of users of online systems who have different amounts of overall experience and (2) the differences between the searches of persons with and without experience on the data base being
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Courthouse erupts with joy at Al Jazeera journalists release
Relatives and friends of two Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, say they are ecstatic at the decision of an Egyptian court to release the men after more than 400 days in jail, even though the case against them is still pending. Rough Cut (No reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provi
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Business problem solving and improvement
This series of tracks looks at how two quite different industries respond to problem solving. They show that methodology is similar regardless of the industry's focus or size. Material is taken from The Open University Course T889 Problem solving and improvement: quality and other approaches. The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open Uni
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3.6 Moon38: Apollo 12 station 5

Two of the frames show Al Bean carrying the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) packages out from the Lunar Module. (QuickTime, 500KB, note: this may take some time to download depending on your connection speed)

Harry Belafonte- Civil Rights Roundtable
Harry Belafonte gives his view, as part of a civil rights roundtable discussion. August 1963
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4.2 A resting heart rate

We can understand the role of the athlete's heart in sport a little more clearly by looking at typical heart rates for trained athletes compared with heart rates for non-athletes. A commonly used measure of heart efficiency is called the resting heart rate. This is the number of times per minute that the heart beats when a person is relaxed and resting. The heart rate for a reasonably healthy adult when they are relaxed and resting is in the range of 55–65 beats per minute. This means that
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Timer+ App for iOS
'Set multiple timers at once! Time by the second, minute or hour. Runs in the background so you’re free to use other apps. Comes with 7 alarms.Downloaded over 3 million times! Get the humble little app that’s repeatedly rated 5-stars by users.Create, label and reuse timers for anything – yoga stretches, timed quizzes, cooking rice, napping, therapeutic treatments or remembering to take your pills.Perfect for busy people, multi-taskers and forgetful folks.'
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18.4 Concept Coach
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Herds, Packs, and Gaggles
Join Doc Sanders in Ohio as he examines the special relationships people have with animals on the farm. Whether it's milk, meat, or a Christmas sweater, these animals provide us with the essentials.  The video shows sheep shearing and the spinning of wool, unusual farm animals like lama and alpaca, the raising of livestock like baby pigs, and the encouragement of programs like 4-H. Run time 06:50.
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Derecho Financiero III (2012)
El Derecho Financiero III consta de los siguientes contenidos: - Estudio de los impuestos cedidos totalmente a las Comunidades Autónomas. - Estudio de los ingresos correspondientes a las Comunidades Autónomas, con especial referencia a su sistema tributario. - Estudio de los ingresos de las Corporaciones locales, con especial referencia a su sistema tributario.
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5 Geothermal power plants

A typical geothermal power plant has a power output around 30-50 MW compared to several GW from conventional oil- or coal-fired plants. Therefore, between 20-33 geothermal stations are needed to replace a 1 GW conventional power station. However, once installed, geothermal operating costs are low.

Electricity generation using steam from geothermal fields is essentially the same as in fossil-fuel and nuclear power plants, with various modifications to suit the enthalpy of the field. In h
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Terry Hodgkinson Inaugural Lecture
Terry has led the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward, as its Chair for seven years, overseeing the Agency in growing the economy of the Yorkshire and Humber region. He was honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2010 with the award of a CBE for services to business and regeneration and was recently appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire. He has recently launched his new business, entitled ‘Inspiration for Industry Education and Regeneration’. He holds a Visiting P
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Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey, Worksheet for Bigger Room
Light Intensity Survey worksheet, activity including resources, for bigger room
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3.1 Introduction

This section builds upon the previous two by encouraging you to critically examine the importance of language in constructing social work relationships. The activities highlight key messages about the power of talk in helping people to make sense of their experiences, take control and make changes to their lives. The ‘power of talk’ applies as much to social workers as to the service users with whom they work. However, the reality of social work practice suggests that ‘making sense, tak
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2 Pressure for change

Bedford Mencap was founded in 1955, as a branch of the National Association for Parents of Backward Children. It provides services for its members, such as the Welfare Visitors Scheme, and also campaigns for change at national and local levels. When the branch was founded there was no provision for families other than the advice to put their child into a mental handicap hospital. Now, partly due to the efforts of Mencap, there is far more on offer. However, you'll shortly be hearing that whil
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DEVELOPING AN INTERACTIVE URBAN MODEL PROTOTYPE
The application of new digital media provides a methodology for reconstructing and analyzing certain architectural elements from the past. In this paper, a research project is described to develop a prototype system to represent and manipulate information in urban settings. In general, our research is aimed at developing a prototype urban database model and Philadelphia is chosen as a case study. An emphasis is placed on identification, categorization and representation of information in a way t
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The second Space symposium- learning spaces
This presentation discusses the various elements that deem enterprise education spaces as fit for purpose
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