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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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TED Talks
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At TEDxBerlin, Fabian Hemmert demos one future of the mobile phone -- a shape-shifting and weight-shifting handset that "displays" information nonvisually, offering a delightfully intuitive way to communicate.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxBerlin, TED, Talks, communication, culture, design, interface design, telecom, 2009
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Swiss artist and photographer Fabian Oefner is on a mission to make eye-catching art from everyday science. In this charming talk, he shows off some recent psychedelic images, including photographs of crystals as they interact with soundwaves. And, in a live demo, he shows what really happens when you mix paint with magnetic liquid--or when you set fire to whiskey.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, arts, photography, science, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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In 1963, Jacques Cousteau lived for 30 days in an underwater laboratory positioned on the floor of the Red Sea, and set a world record in the process. This summer, his grandson Fabien Cousteau broke that record. Cousteau the younger lived for 31 days aboard the Aquarius, an underwater research laboratory nine miles off the coast of Florida. In a charming talk he brings his wondrous adventure to life.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, adventure, biodiversity, exploration, oceans, submarine, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
Khan Academy
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Factor by Grouping and Factoring Completely
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Khan Academy
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u12_l1_t1_we3 Factor expressions by grouping
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Khan Academy
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u12_l1_t1_we2 Factor polynomials using the GCF
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Khan Academy
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U09_L1_T1_we1 Factoring and the Distributive Property
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Khan Academy
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U09_L1_T1_we2 Factoring and the Distributive Property 2
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Khan Academy
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U09_L1_T1_we3 Factoring and the Distributive Property 3
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Khan Academy
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u12_l2_t2_we2 Factoring difference of squares
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Khan Academy
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u12_l2_t2_we1 Factoring perfect square trinomials
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Khan Academy
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Factoring Quadratic Expressions
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Khan Academy
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Factoring Special Products
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Khan Academy
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U09_L2_T1_we2 Factoring Special Products 2
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Khan Academy
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u12_l2_t3_we1 Factoring Sum of Cubes
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Khan Academy
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u12_l2_t3_we2 Factoring the Difference of Cubes
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Khan Academy
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U09_L1_T2_we1 Factoring Trinomials by Grouping 1
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Khan Academy
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U09_L1_T2_we2 Factoring Trinomials by Grouping 2
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Khan Academy
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U09_L1_T3_we1 Factoring Trinomials by Grouping 4
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Khan Academy
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U09_L1_T3_we2 Factoring Trinomials by Grouping 5
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Khan Academy
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U09_L1_T3_we3 Factoring Trinomials by Grouping 6
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Khan Academy
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u12_l2_t1_we2 Factoring trinomials with a common factor
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Khan Academy
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u12_l2_t1_we1 Factoring trinomials with a leading 1 coefficient
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Khan Academy
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u12_l2_t1_we3 Factoring trinomials with a non-1 leading coefficient by grouping
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Technology architect Fadi Chehadé helped set up the infrastructure that makes the internet work — essential things like the domain name system and IP address standards. Today he's focused on finding ways for society to benefit from technology. In a crisp conversation with Bryn Freedman, curator of the TED Institute, Chehadé discusses the ongoing war between the West and China over artificial intelligence, how tech companies can become stewards of the power they have to shape lives and...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Internet, future, economics, humanity, society, community, technology,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Imagine a country with abundant power -- oil and gas, sunshine, wind (and money) -- but missing one key essential for life: water. Infrastructure engineer Fahad Al-Attiya talks about the unexpected ways that the small Middle Eastern nation of Qatar creates its water supply.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, agriculture, cities, food, technology, water, TEDxSummit, 2012
Khan Academy
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Difference between Historical Cost and Fair Value Accounting
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
TED Talks
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Faith Jegede tells the moving and funny story of growing up with her two brothers, both autistic -- and both extraordinary. In this talk from the TED Talent Search, she reminds us to pursue a life beyond what is normal.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, brain, culture, mental health, storytelling, TED@London, 2012
TED Talks
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The malaria vaccine was invented more than a century ago — yet each year, hundreds of thousands of people still die from the disease. How can we improve this vital vaccine? In this informative talk, immunologist and TED Fellow Faith Osier shows how she's combining cutting-edge technology with century-old insights in the hopes of creating a new vaccine that eradicates malaria once and for all.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Vaccines, Africa, health, science, medicine, medical research, technology,...
Khan Academy
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Fareed Zakaria talks about Khan Academy on CNN GPS
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
TED Talks
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TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this quick, clever talk, she shares how nontraditional workshops like hers can change the perception of technology and inspire students to participate in creating it.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, children, computers, design, education, engineering, innovation, invention,...
Khan Academy
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Fed Open Market Operations
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Khan Academy
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Analysis of the federal reserve balance sheet as of Feb 2007.
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
TED Talks
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When a very young child looks at a picture, she can identify simple elements: "cat," "book," "chair." Now, computers are getting smart enough to do that too. What's next? In a thrilling talk, computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li describes the state of the art — including the database of 15 million photos her team built to "teach" a computer to understand pictures — and the key insights yet to come.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, AI, photography, sight, technology, TED2015, 2015
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Media big shot Felix Dennis roars his fiery, funny, sometimes racy original poetry, revisiting haunting memories and hard-won battle scars from a madcap -- yet not too repentant -- life. Best enjoyed with a glass of wine.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, book, entertainment, history, literature, poetry, writing, 2004
Khan Academy
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Trigonometry problems dealing with the height of two people on a ferris wheen
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
Khan Academy
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Part 2 of the ferris wheel problems. Graph of h(t)=9-8cos(18t)
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Khan Academy
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How the FICA tax is calculated and what it stands for
Topics: Salman Khan, Khan Academy
TED Talks
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Leadership doesn't have a user's manual, but Fields Wicker-Miurin says stories of remarkable, local leaders are the next best thing. At a TED salon in London, she shares three.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, arts, environment, global issues, leadership, politics, TEDSalon London 2009,...
Khan Academy
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Another example of using congruency to figure out a bunch of angles
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Khan Academy
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Sal answers questions for the Financial Times
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Khan Academy
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Why Warren Buffett called Credit Default Swaps financial weapons of mass destruction
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Khan Academy
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U04_L2_T1_we2 t2 Find an Unknown in a Proportion
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Khan Academy
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U04_L2_T1_we2 Find an Unknown in a Proportion
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Khan Academy
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U04_L2_T1_we3 t2 Find an Unknown in a Proportion 2
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Khan Academy
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U04_L2_T1_we3 Find an Unknown in a Proportion 2
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Khan Academy
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Example of using similarity and congruence to find the area of a triangle
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Khan Academy
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U02_l3_t1_we7 Finding Common Denominators
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Khan Academy
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Using the SSS, ASA, SAS, and AAS postulates to find congruent triangles
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Khan Academy
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u16_l1_t2_we2 Finding Cube Roots
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Khan Academy
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U02_L1_T3_we2 Finding Factors of a Number
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Khan Academy
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u07_l1_t2_we3 Finding Missing Angles
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Khan Academy
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Example of angle hunting!
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Khan Academy
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U03_L1_T2_we2 : Finding the 100th Term in a Sequence
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Khan Academy
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U04_L1_T1_we4 Finding Unit Prices
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Khan Academy
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U04_L1_T1_we3 Finding Unit Rates
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TED Talks
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Have you ever actually read the terms and conditions for the apps you use? Finn Myrstad and his team at the Norwegian Consumer Council have, and it took them nearly a day and a half to read the terms of all the apps on an average phone. In a talk about the alarming ways tech companies deceive their users, Myrstad shares insights about the personal information you've agreed to let companies collect — and how they use your data at a scale you could never imagine.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Internet, business, algorithm, data, consumerism, government, economics,...
TED Talks
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Fiorenzo Omenetto shares 20+ astonishing new uses for silk, one of nature's most elegant materials -- in transmitting light, improving sustainability, adding strength and making medical leaps and bounds. On stage, he shows a few intriguing items made of the versatile stuff.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2011, TED, Talks, biology, biomimicry, design, green, invention, life, medicine,...
Khan Academy
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How the indigenous Australians used fire to change their environment
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Khan Academy
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First law of thermodynamic and Internal Energy
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Khan Academy
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First living things on land clarification (This video copyrighted under Create Commons Attribution and Share-Alike CC-BY-SA license)
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to first order homogenous equations.
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Khan Academy
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Another example of using substitution to solve a first order homogeneous differential equations.
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Khan Academy
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Fisher Esterification of Carboxylic Acids
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Khan Academy
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Fitting a Line to Data
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Khan Academy
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Floating Exchange Effect on China
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Khan Academy
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Floating Exchange Effect on US
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Khan Academy
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Floating Exchange Resolving Trade Imbalance
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Khan Academy
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Flowchart for the factorial program
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TED Talks
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Every cell that's ever lived has been the result of the four-letter genetic alphabet: A, T, C and G — the basic units of DNA. But now that's changed. In a visionary talk, synthetic biologist Floyd E. Romesberg introduces us to the first living organisms created with six-letter DNA — the four natural letters plus two new man-made ones, X and Y — and explores how this breakthrough could challenge our basic understanding of nature's design.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, genetics, science, invention, technology, biology, DNA, future, synthetic...
Khan Academy
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What a fluid is. Difference between liquids and gasses (both fluids).
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Khan Academy
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Second part of the example that uses Bernoulli's equation.
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Khan Academy
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Clarification of the problem in part 10
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Khan Academy
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Complete example of a Bernoulli's Equation exercise.
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Khan Academy
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Pressure and Pascal's Principal.
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