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Changing the Blueprints of Life – Genetic Engineering: Crash Course Engineering

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Can we change the blueprints of life? This week we are exploring that question with genetic engineering. We’ll discuss how selective breeding can improve agricultural practices, and the potential DNA-level engineering could have on other fields of engineering. We’ll also look at how optogenetics and CRISPR have opened up

The 17th Century Crisis: Crash Course European History

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The 17th Century in Europe was pretty rough in a lot of ways. The Thirty Years War involved a lot of countries, and a lot of battles, and it was terrible for everyone involved, as wars have aa historical tendency to be. At the same time, disease and hunger

Building a Desalination Plant from Scratch: Crash Course Engineering

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An essential part of engineering is engineering design. Today we’ll see how design synthesis helps you put together the components of a process and decide what techniques are needed to solve your problem. We’ll explain the need test things on a smaller scale before ramping up to full production,

The Secret to Business Writing: Crash Course Business – Soft Skills

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***This series is sponsored by Google*** In business, you need to know how to write. And that involves learning a bunch of things like knowing who you’re writing to and what kind of thing you’re writing. In this episode of Crash Course Business Soft Skills, Evelyn talks to us

The Biggest Problems We’re Facing Today & The Future of Engineering: Crash Course Engineering

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In our final episode of Crash Course Engineering we are going to take all the tools and ideas we’ve discussed throughout this series and try to imagine where we’re headed. We’re going to explore some of the biggest problems that today’s engineers are trying to solve and make some

How to Find Your Leadership Style: Crash Course Business – Soft Skills

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What kind of leader are you? What kind of leader would you like to be? There’s a myth that leadership is something you’re born with, but you can develop the skills. In this episode of Crash Course Business – Soft Skills, Evelyn talks to us about what leaders are,

Medieval Europe: Crash Course European History

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Our European history is going to start around 1500 with the Renaissance, but believe it or not, that is not the actual beginning of history in the continent. So, today, we’re going to teach you the broad outlines of the so-called Middle Ages, and look at events like the

Crash Course European History Preview

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John Green is teaching history again. This time, we’re looking at the history of Europe in 50 episodes. We’ll start at the tail end of the so called Middle Ages, and look at how Europe’s place in the world has developed and changed in the last 700 years or

YouTube Couldn’t Exist Without Communications and Signal Processing: Crash Course Engineering

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Engineering helped make this video possible. This week we’ll look at how it’s possible for you to watch this video with the fundamentals of signal processing. We’ll explore things from Morse Code, to problems like bandwidth capacity and noise, to how we arrived at the digital age. Crash Course

Climate Science: Crash Course History of Science

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Scientists tend to be careful and resistant to big claims. So evidence for the possible end of the living world took a while to be seen as such. In this episode of Crash Course History of Science, Hank talks to us about where Climate Science started and how it