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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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Trainer-Doctor-Team Relationship
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:02:36

An hour and a half before the rest of team arrives, the injured player needs to meet the athletic trainer in the training room. The Pirates athletic trainer and doctor speak just about every day.

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Athletic Injuries -- rehabilitation
Biomechanics
Hockey -- physiology
Muscle strength

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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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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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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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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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Hockey Trainer Overview
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:02:43

Angel Soutuyo is the athletic trainer of the Portland Pirates. He is a working scientist bringing his knowledge of biomechanics to our Northern New England athletes.

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Biomechanics
Hockey -- Training
Hockey -- Coaching

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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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Recovery
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:07:14

Eight weeks after his injury, Pirates defenseman Nolan Yonkman is back.

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Athletic Injuries -- rehabilitation
Biomechanics
Hockey
Muscle strength

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The Corn and Tobacco Mother
Maine Folklife Center, Text

Traditional Penobscot tale, "The Corn and Tobacco Mother", written by Molly Spotted Elk and included in her manuscript, Katahdin Wigwam's Tales.

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Legends
Native Americans
Penobscot Indian Nation
Penobscot Tribe
Tales

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