Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment point of load
Interactive simulation demonstrating the bending moment at point of load
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Southern California False Color Time Lapse from SeaWiFS
Transitions between relatively cloud free scenes of Southern California, using true color land and clouds with false color-chlorophyll water images, all from SeaWiFS
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Sustaining enterprise education
This presentation examines the impact of enterprise education on the career aspiration, decisions and intentions of HE students
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Undergraduate research opportunities in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Memphis.
Undergrads are working on cutting edge sensors to detect potassium levels in the body at the University of Memphis' Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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Skateboard Disaster
Students examine collisions between two skateboards with different masses to learn about conservation of momentum in collisions.
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The three pillars of Colombia's recent progress [Audio]
Speaker(s): Álvaro Uribe Vélez | Álvaro Uribe Vélez is the former President of Colombia, holding the office from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Uribe has a Law Degree from the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), and a post-graduate degree in Management and Administration from Harvard University. From 1998 to 1999 after being awarded the Simon Bolivar fellowship by the British Council in Bogotá, he worked as an associate professor at Oxford University. Mr Uribe began his political career in 1977 as Secr
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Polar Lander Landing Site (Rect. Box) (False Color)
Mars global topography view rotating and zooming into Polar Lander landing site
Author(s): David Smith,Gregory Neumann,Greg Shirah

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Five German Phrases to Know When Visiting a Palace
Here are 5 German phrases which are useful when visiting a palace: How much is a ticket? - Wie viel kostet eine Eintrittskarte?, When do you close? - Wann schließen Sie?, When do you open? - Wann öffnen Sie öffnen?, Is there a tour? - Gibt es eine Fürung? and Who lived here? - Wer lebte hier? (01:10)
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Brief naar een ziek persoon: "Une lettre de Julia"
Op het einde van deze les kun je: Een brief schrijven aan een zieke vriend/in met enkele nuttige tips om snel te genezen. Bovendien worden enkele werkwoorden herhaald in de vervoeging in tegenwoordige tijd.
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148: Leadership: Are you connecting and collaborating?
New research shows that unless you venture beyond your corporate walls, you’ll fall behind the competition.
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STS-135 Mission Overview
With the final flight of space shuttle Atlantis and its crew of four astronauts, the space shuttle era comes to a close, and America and the world bids a final farewell to a sleek and one-of-a-kind ship that has helped history unfold in low Earth orbit.
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2.1 The significance of geography as a subject

It has been argued that geography ‘has been hijacked by environmentalists’. Following the publication of his original article, ‘Constructing a value map’ (see under the link below), Alex Standish (a former geography teacher) appeared on the Radio 4 Today programme to discuss this topic. Listen to the interview again and read the transcript again by clicking on the link below.

Read Alex Standish's 'Constructing a value map' by clicking 'view document' below.

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1.1 Chasms and great divides: can we imagine a world without geography?

Many school systems around the world do not have geography with the status of a separate subject. Schools in England and Wales are different. Here, geography is a national curriculum subject (5–14 years) and the former Minister for Schools (Stephen Twigg) has asserted the subject's importance in several speeches in 2004. For example, he says:

‘The unique contribution of geography is preparing young people
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Public Diplomacy - Steps to the Future [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Triesman | Lord David Triesman of Tottenham will discuss the role that public diplomacy plays in the achievement of the government's international objectives. As chair of the Public Diplomacy Board, he will describe the approach that has been developed as a result of Lord Carter's 2005 Review of Public Diplomacy, with a primary focus on engaging with foreign public audiences.
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Russia's Policy Towards Europe: aggressive retrenchment? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Marie Mendras | Russia has recovered its self-confidence under Vladimir Putin. But instead of becoming more comfortable with Europe, Russia is tensing up and choosing an aggressive stand-off. Why?
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Sleeping Beauty: Awakening the American Dream [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Maurice Saatchi | Americans today may be perplexed and confused about the way America is perceived in the world. They may feel like Josef K in Kafka's 'The Trial': "Someone must have laid false accusations against Josef K because one morning he was arrested without having done anything wrong." Accusations against America have spread into a global phenomenon, crossing boarders, classes, religions, and generations. A Pew Trust research poll in 2005 concluded that anti-Americanism
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Imagining India: ideas for the new century [Audio]
Speaker(s): Nandan Nilekani | Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, who has been a key player in India's growth story, argues that the country's future rests on more than simply economic growth. Only a safety net of ideas - from genuinely inclusive democracy to social security, from public health to sustainable energy - will enable the country to continue to grow and support the young people who have become one of its greatest assets.
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All That Life Can Afford [Audio]
Speaker(s): Mishka Henner | What does poverty in London look like? And can photography expose the often hidden mechanisms that keep the rich divided from the poor? Mishka Henner discusses the making of his photographic essay, All That Life Can Afford, deconstructing its production to reveal the negotiations and obstacles involved in visualising poverty. Mishka Henner is a photographic artist based in Manchester, England.
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Friendship and Poetry [Audio]
Speaker(s): Vikram Seth | The Colorni lectures are held regularly in memory of Eva Colorni, who taught economics at the former City of London Polytechnic - now incorporated into London Metropolitan University - until her early death in 1985. A collection of the earlier lectures is published by Oxford University Press, under the title Living As Equals. This year's lecture will be delivered by the Indian poet and novelist Vikram Seth.
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Aftershock: Europe And The Post-Crisis World [Audio]
Speaker(s): Philippe Legrain | The financial crisis brought the world to the brink of economic breakdown. As bubble turned to bust, Depression loomed. Now bankers' bonuses are back, house prices are rising again and politicians promise recovery while unemployment remains high, debts mount, frictions with China grow and the planet overheats. Is this really sustainable - or do we need to change course?
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