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Quantum Mechanics of Molecular Structures | UTokyoX on edX | About Video

KAORU YAMANOUCHI: In this course, we learn molecules by quantum mechanics. In order to understand the properties of these molecular species, we need to know the knowledge of quantum mechanics. For example, you know very well that a carrot is orange, the reason why the carrot is orange. In order to understand that, we need […]

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Intro to Computer Science & Programming Using Python: 6.00.1x | MITx on edX | About Video

JOHN GUTTAG: Computational devices have become so pervasive that most of the time we don’t even realize that we’re using them. Computation keeps our planes in the air and our cars on the road. It manages our electrical, communications, and financial systems. It controls everything from homes to pacemakers. And most importantly, computation has changed […]

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Introduction to Stewart’s Model of Physiological Acid-Base Chemistry | WitsX on edX

[MUSIC PLAYING] DAVID M. RUBIN: Hello. I’m David Rubin from Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa. JOHAN VAN SCHALKWYK: I’m Dr. Johan from Auckland. Do you find that using conventional approaches to acid-base leaves you feeling a bit confused? You’re probably right. There’s another way. It’s called the Stewart approach to acid-base. I think this […]

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Living organisms – the engine of life (Pierluigi Leone)

Living organisms are material bodies characterized by specific features: Birth: this is the beginning of an organized existence originated from an intimate connection with other similar bodies. Growth: living organisms increase their body mass and develop multiple capabilities through energy and material harvesting. Reproduction: this is the generation of other entities belonging to the same […]

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Genomic Medicine Gets Personal | GeorgetownX on edX | Course About Video

MIMI GEHRES: When my daughter was born nearly 12 years ago with Down Syndrome, genomics was still emerging in the public’s understanding. Today, it is a regular part of prenatal testing, preventative medicine, and groundbreaking treatments. It has become a regular part of advocating for the best possible care. BASSEM HADDAD: Medicine has always been […]

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What is science? What is scientific research? (Carlo Ghezzi)

In this lecture I will discuss the notions of “science” and of “scientific research”. Science derives from Latin “scientia”, meaning “knowledge”: it is a systematically organized body of knowledge on a particular subject. According to this definition, there are as many “sciences” as there are “subjects”. Natural sciences study natural phenomena; physical sciences, which study […]

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