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The Alphabet Song
This is a great song to help teach the sounds that each letter makes plus help students learn over 50 new words that go with all the sounds of the alphabet. (03:15)

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The Letter 'H" - Hung Up on H Song
This song from "Between the Lions" is a country tune that laments why the sound of 'h' is nothing like its name. Featuring Jasmine Guy in addition to a variety of puppets, this song contains many words beginning with the h sound. Produced by PBSkids for the learn to read series, "Between the Lions." (1:57)
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The Four Generations of Computers
Computers play a huge part in almost all of our lives, but how did these machines become so powerful and important? And what were some of the earliest models like? This collection of videos takes us through the Four Generations of computers, starting with Colossus, the world's first electronic computer (launched in 1944), and finishing with the BBC Micro (launched in 1981) and Fourth Generation Computers, looking at how technology changed throughout these years. Visiting locations such as The Na
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2.003J Dynamics and Control I (MIT)
Introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Kinematics. Force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion. Work-energy concepts. Virtual displacements and virtual work. Lagrange's equations for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion. Linearization of equations of motion. Linear stability analysis of mechanical systems. Free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models of mechani
Author(s): Hadjiconstantinou, Nicholas,So, Peter,Sarma, Sanja

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On the Expressive Power of Programming Languages for Generative Design - The Case of Higher-Order Fu
The expressive power of a language measures the breadth of ideas that can be described in that language and is strongly dependent on the constructs provided by the language. In the programming language area, one of the constructs that increases the expressive power is the concept of higher-order function (HOF). A HOF is a function that accepts functions as arguments and/or returns functions as results. HOF can drastically simplify the programming activity, reducing the development effort, and al
Author(s): Ant?nio Leit?o and Sara Proen?a

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Little Indians
A nursery rhyme that can help children learn to count forward and backwards. (00:49)
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Ruthenium - Periodic Table of Videos
The Professor finally corrects an "embarrassing" mistake in our video update for element number 44. More videos and extra stuff at http://www.periodicvideos.com/     
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Surviving the winter
In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organisms environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to t
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SAT Pronoun Reference, Part 2
This video begins with a brief review of the first part of this set of videos.  Then the video mentions 3 new rules about pronouns and goes into some depth with the first rule on singular pronouns before the video ends.  While the information is tailored to the SAT, it is useful for general studies of pronouns as well.
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OPSE 310: Virtual Instrumentation
This course will cover the basics of virtual instrumentation including use of IEEE GPIB, RS232, and Data Acquisition interfaces. The students will learn how to interface a computer to various instruments for data acquisition and instrument control. The software platform will be state-of-the-art software such as National Instrument’s LABVIEW software. The emphasis is not on the electronic aspects of the IEEE GPIB or RS232 interfaces but rather on the practical aspects of interfacing a computer
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2.2.10 Civil liberties campaigns

Another source of change came from changing attitudes in the area of civil liberties. The Mental Deficiency Act of 1913 had defined categories of mental deficiency on social grounds with the result that many men, women and children had been locked up for years without any diagnosis relating to mental deficiency. The pressure group, the National Council for Civil Liberties (now known as Liberty) began campaigning in 1947 for a change in the Act. The NCCL's campaign included the identification
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Lecture Notes On Forensic Law
This site offers lecture notes relating to an introductory survey course on forensic science. It is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding and analysis of technical and legal issues involving forensic techniques. The lectures, focus on traditional subjects relating to the services of crime laboratories,but also deals with allied subjects,including forensic psychiatry, forensic pathology, and social science.
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8.1.3 Affordance

A third key design feature for usability is affordance – this more difficult concept is related to the functions that a product offers, or affords, to its users. Some affordances are real – for example a handle on a portable machine. Some are perceived affordances – these can be more relevant in computerised products, which have more complex and dynamic means of interaction with the user. For these products, it is important for the designer to help the user to perceive jus
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Justin Bieber Reads The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Join Justin Bieber as he reads The Cat in the Hat. The images are animated behind Bieber as he reads. (8:28)
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Film Theory and Architectural Design
This paper describes a 10 week, 3rd year architectural design studio, taught by the author, that explored the use of film and video techniques in the design process. The exploration was of (1) the potential of recently available personal computer software and hardware for image and video capture, manipulation and recording, and (2) the potential for application of video, informed by film theory, in the early stages of architectural design.
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Animation of the Building of the International Space Station
How did all that stuff get up there? This is a fascinating, silent, animated time line of the International Space Station which is featured on the USA Today website. The time line starts in 1998 and ends in 2010. Though this animation is silent, there are words on the side to explain.
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Computer Animated Moon Orbiting Earth
This is a very short video of a computer generated moon and Earth.  The video demonstrates how the moon orbits Earth in relation to Earth's equator.  This would be helpful to show students how the moon orbits Earth. No audio.  Run time 10 seconds.

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Representation and Delivery of City Models
City modelling has a considerable range of potential applications and because of this, as a field of research has attracted a great deal of attention over recent years. Here we reflect on work already reported by the authors in this area, describe some more recent work on improving the system that had been developed and show an example of how city modelling is being applied in practice as a planning tool in the UK.
Author(s): Andre Brown, Michael Knight, Martin Winchester

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Study on the collaborative design process over the internet: A case study on VRML 2.0 specification
In this paper, we analyze the process of VRML 2.0 (Virtual Reality Modeling Language, Version 2.0) specification design for the deeper understanding of Internet-based collaboration. The VRML design process has the characteristics of being open to the public, geographically distributed, long-term, large-scale, and diverse. First, we examine the overall features of the design process by analyzing the VRML mailing list archive statistically. Secondly, we extract prototyping vocabulary (operational
Author(s): Ando, H., Kubota, A. and Kiriyama, T.

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4.4 Structure and stages

Piaget's developmental processes can be described in the context of infant behaviour to show how they explain behaviour becoming more adapted, in a step-by-step way. First, the infant develops the ability to combine different schemas in order to achieve new ends. Then, the child represents schemas ‘internally’; they become representations of actions (‘operations’). Finally, by the age of 2 years, the child becomes capable of combining representations into sets of actions. He saw one o
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