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Rough terrain? No problem for this beaver-inspired autonomous robot

[photo of beaver in water while progressive bluegrass music plays] A beaver doesn’t use blueprints to build its dam [photo of beaver dam] A beaver doesn’t use blueprints to build its dam [photo of beaver dam] Instead is sense flowing water and tries to stop it This autonomous robot takes a similar approach in rough …

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Snow Science: Snowmaking Part 1 – Making Snow on the Mountain

Snow Science: Snowmaking Part 1 – Making Snow on the Mountain

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When Did We Become So Polarized? A History of the United States Since 1974

– Good evening. Welcome to this Brennan Center for Justice event at New York University Law School. We’re so glad to have all of you here. I’m Lisa Benenson, vice president for communications at the Brennan Center for Justice. As many of you know, we’re a non-partisan law and policy institute that works to reform, …

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MIT Commencement Program 2007 – Address: Charles Vest, MIT President Emeritus

[MUSIC PLAYING] PRESENTER: Good morning. Welcome family and friends of the MIT graduating class of 2007. [CHEERING] MCGANN: We’re coming to you live from this grand stage here at MIT’S Killian Court, where even right now, they are bringing up those degrees that in just three short hours, the graduates will be receiving those hard-earned …

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Canada’s History Archive, featuring The Beaver

Canada’s History Archive, featuring The Beaver

For nine decades, The Beaver magazine offered a window on a world rarely seen by most Canadians, the far North. Founded in 1920 by the Hudson’s Bay Company, The Beaver began as an in-house newsletter sharing stories from the Hudson’s Bay Company head office in Winnipeg as well as personal tales from the traplines. In …

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Zebra Bits

Zebra Bits

Welcome… to… The Brain Scoop! We’re back, with Anna Goldman, and today we have a zebra! How long do you think it was in the freezer? Oh god, I don’t know, um… – Did I already ask that? I would assume, since he was pretty far back, and in a bucket, it’s definitely longer than …

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Captain Seasalt and the ABC Pirates go on a Zany Adventure on “Z” Island

Captain Seasalt and the ABC Pirates go on a Zany Adventure on “Z” Island

(light music) – Ahoy there, shipmates. It’s Captain Seasalt here. Today, we’re going to be exploring a new island and learning all about things that start with the letter Z. Keep a lookout for zebra, zinnias, zebrafish, zebu and zeppelin. Good thing we have a zest for adventure. Ooh, woo! Time to start the show. …

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Native Peoples of Oklahoma – Protecting Native American Communities – 4.2.4 OETA: White Man’s Road

Native Peoples of Oklahoma – Protecting Native American Communities – 4.2.4 OETA: White Man’s Road

[Native American flute music in background]>>Narrator of Introduction: The half-breed son of a noted Comanche chief and a white captive, Quanah Parker may be the most important American Indian leader many Americans have never heard of. In the first half of his career he led one of the most fierce and notorious bands of Plains …