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Bodies In Motion: The Biomechanics of Sports
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:54:36

Using athletics, QUEST takes a fresh look at the way our bodies move. Bridging the gap between research and the playing field, coaches, trainers and athletes themselves discover how to optimize performance and what to do when injury causes that performance to fail.

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Biomechanics
Sports -- Physiological aspects
Human mechanics
Human locomotion

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The Science of Swimming
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:02:38

Whether you are a competitive swimmer or a child taking lessons for the first time, research in performance enhancement and injury reduction is aiding scientists to bring out the best in all swimmers.

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Biomechanics
Swimming -- Training
Swimming -- Accidents and injuries

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Bioinvasion
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 00:58:03

As human activity silently globalizes our world, our modern day ecology is under onslaught from spreading alien organisms. These plants and animals are capable of moving aggressively into a habitat and monopolizing resources to the detriment of other species. Can scientists help us win the war against this bio-invasion?

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Invasive species
Ecology

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Spring
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 00:58:03

Because spring comes so late to northern New England, things have to happen quickly and profusely. Spring is the time of year that wildlife and plants come to life again and get right to the business of creating new life.

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Spring -- New England
Seasons -- New England
Natural history -- New England
Ecology/Energy

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The Role of Coach is Critical
MPBN: Quest Series, Still Image, 0:03:35

The coach bridges the gap between the laboratory and athlete. When training young athletes, coaches need to be vigilant about protecting athletes growing bodies from the serious injuries inherent in all sports. Coaches also have to consider the risk of mentally overworking their athletes.

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Athletes
Biomechanics
Sports
Diving injuries
Coaches (Athletics)

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Climate Change: In Our Backyard
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:56:45

Using close-to-home examples, the views of leading scientists come alive as they show how climate change can affect almost every aspect of our lives - and in turn, how we affect the climate.

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Climatic changes
Ecology/Energy

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Passamaquoddy Tribal Protests
Maine State Archives, Text

Two protests from the Passamaquoddy Tribe disavowing the treaty signed for them by Sabbatis Neptune regarding the alliance with the Penobscots and Malacites and pledging allegiance to the British Government in New Brunswick.

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Indians of North America Treaties
Conflict-Stability: control of Maine, land disputes, French-English-Indians
Indians -- cultural relationships, traditions, adaptations
Indians -- Politics
Treaties
Native Americans
Land Disputes

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Trails, Rails, and Roads
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:28:01

The story of transportation in Maine is the story of the state's ongoing challenge to keep its people connected both to economic markets and to each other. Whether it's Route 113 in western Maine, US Route 1 meandering up the coast, or the once plentiful rail routes that joined every corner of the state, Maine's communities have been formed by the patterns of transportation.

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Transportation
Railroads

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The Nation's Playground
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:28:01

With its remarkable coastline, deep-green forest, and rolling landscape, Maine has been a favorite place for visitors for over a century. During the late 1800s, trains and steamboats brought visitors to every corner of the state. Over the last century, tourism has grown into Maine’s largest industry.

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Recreation/Tourism
Tourism -- Maine -- History

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Winter
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:56:43

For those plants and animals that don't migrate south for winter, a lot of preparation goes into getting ready for winter. When it comes to dealing with winter, plants and animals know things we humans don't.

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Winter -- New England
Ecology/Energy
Seasons -- New England
Natural history -- New England

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