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Breaking the Wall of Biocomplexity: How a Reactive-Systems Approach May Lead to Full Dynamic Models of Multicellular Organisms
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(Films Media Group, 2012), 16 mins, 16 page(s)
In this program, computer scientist David Harel explains that interactive computer simulations have now replaced experiments on living beings and proposes modeling a full multicellular organism as a reactive system. Harel explores the possibility of creating a model that is dynamic and interactive, allowing for ch...
(Films Media Group, 2012), 16 mins, 16 page(s)
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Breaking the Wall of Food Insecurity: How Agricultural Science Minimizes Nematode Damage in Sub-Saharan Africa
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(Films Media Group, 2011), 13 mins, 13 page(s)
In this DVD, nematode expert Waceke Wanjohi discusses her approach to improving crop yields through environmentally friendly strategies for worm control. She discusses how this approach requires fewer pesticides, reduces food risks and environmental damage, and increases food harvest.
(Films Media Group, 2011), 13 mins, 13 page(s)
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Breaking the Wall of Nature and Nurture: How Genes and Environment Combine to Affect Our Life Course
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(Films Media Group, 2010), 15 mins, 15 page(s)
In this video lecture, sociologist Dalton Conley argues that both nature and nurture play a role in determining human behavior. The DVD offers social and genetic contexts as determinants of human behavior and shows how Conley’s research presents a model for designing better-functioning organizations.
(Films Media Group, 2010), 15 mins, 15 page(s)
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Breaking the Wall of the Beginning of Time: How Cosmology Will Tell Us What Happened Before the Big Bang
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(Films Media Group, 2011), 13 mins, 13 page(s)
Was the Big Bang the real origin of the universe? In this DVD, Jean-Luc Lehners of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics explores questions about the origins and future of the universe and considers if the beginning of the universe occurred as a unique one-time event or in cycles.
(Films Media Group, 2011), 13 mins, 13 page(s)
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Breaking the Wall That Limits Evolution: How Sexual Recombination Accelerates Adaptation
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(Films Media Group, 2011), 14 mins, 14 page(s)
In this lecture, evolutionary biologist Nick Barton examines the debate on the evolutionary advantage of sexual reproduction. Barton employs mathematical models to understand how natural selection acts on genes. He also discusses how recombination can be favored and considers its impact on the rate of adaptation.
(Films Media Group, 2011), 14 mins, 14 page(s)
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A Brief History of Earth Science
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(Hawkhill Associates Inc., 2004), 17 mins, 17 page(s)
This DVD traces the history of the field of earth science in the 19th and 20th centuries. It discusses such topics as ice ages and plate tectonics.
(Hawkhill Associates Inc., 2004), 17 mins, 17 page(s)
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Brink: New Life on Mars?
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(Discovery Channel School, 2009), 45 mins, 45 page(s)
This program traces the history of Mars exploration and examines how the discovery of methane will influence future exploration of the planet. The DVD features interviews with geologists, biologists, and astronauts who consider the types of organisms that may inhabit Mars and question the possibilities of a manned...
(Discovery Channel School, 2009), 45 mins, 45 page(s)
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Broiler Breeder Evaluation
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(CEV - Multimedia, 2010), 29 mins, 29 page(s)
Teaching the criteria for keeping or culling broiler breeders, this DVD presents proper techniques for evaluating body conformation and muscling and various deformities. Jason Lee of Texas A&M University shows how to handle and evaluate birds in a cage and identifies the key parts of a broiler breeder. The program...
(CEV - Multimedia, 2010), 29 mins, 29 page(s)
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Building an Organic Soil
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(Northeast Organic Farming Association of Massachusetts, 1989), 30 mins, 30 page(s)
Examining the creation of healthy soil, this DVD features experts and farmers who explain how soil is formed, introduce its many varieties, look at soil structure, outline the process by which nutrients are created and used, and teach how to identify soil deficiencies.
(Northeast Organic Farming Association of Massachusetts, 1989), 30 mins, 30 page(s)
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Building Your Brain
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(Films Media Group, 2011), 59 mins, 59 page(s)
This program explains that it takes more than 20 years for the human brain to mature, making brain remodeling an essential part of growing up. It explores how a newborn makes sense of the world, considers a one-year-old who has a half-functioning brain, looks at a girl who speaks eleven different languages, and di...
(Films Media Group, 2011), 59 mins, 59 page(s)
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