Darwin's mother and the miniature: with Randal Keynes
Charles Darwin's mother Susannah Wedgwood died when he was just eight, and he could never remember her face - until he discovered a long-hidden portrait of her as a young woman. Hear Darwin's great-great-grandson Randal Keynes explain why finally seeing this miniature of his mother (on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum) was so significant for the great naturalist, and why portraits of loved ones were so important to both the Wedgwood and Darwin families.
How Can Robots Get Our Attention?
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that they can program a robot to understand when it gains a human's attention and when it falls short. Aaron Bobick, professor and chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech's College of Computing, discusses why it's important for robots to understand social convention, if they are going to successfully interact with humans. The research was performed using the robot Simon, from the Socially Intelligent Machines la
Nueva Gestión Pública e Igualdad (2014)
La Nueva Gestión Pública es el conjunto de acciones mediante las cuales las entidades de carácter público persiguen el logro de sus fines, objetivos y metas, los cuales están enmarcados por las políticas públicas. En cuanto a las políticas de igualdad aparecen y se desarrollan dentro de los contextos de aquellos Estados con vocación social y se reflejan en su Estado del Bienestar.
Examination of the Lump This multimedia-based module is part of a series designed for medical students to assist in preparation for clinical examinations in surgery. This module explores how to examine superficial swellings including various lumps. The basic
This multimedia-based module is part of a series designed for medical students to assist in preparation for clinical examinations in surgery. This module explores how to examine superficial swellings including various lumps.
In a World Without Art: A Video Promoting the Value of Art
A three minute video that explores all that would be missing from the world without art adn what it teaches. This well done video shows a variety of genres using the theme, "Art is my Life." A good video to show in school districts where the arts are being cut.
The Krakatoa Volcano (3:25)
The active volcano island of Krakatoa lies between the islands of Java and Sumatrain the Sundra Strait, and is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. The eruption of Krakatoa is explained in good detail with some good facts. Students would benefit by seeing the location on a world map.
This five minute video does not have narration and replies on images and graphics to tell the story of this powerful wife of John Adams. There is little context given for the letters and nothing about the impact of them at the time they were written. At best, just an overview of Mrs. Adams and what she was trying to do and to provide interest for others to follow her trail. Slow loading. Music may be muted without losing any of the message.
Fooled by Nature: Beaver Dams
On Animal Planet's series "Fooled by Nature," beavers create dams in
order collect more water and store food. One beaver can chop down 200
trees a year and it only takes a few hours for them to gnaw through and this three minute video shows them how they do it and why.
Returning Home to Find Things Have Changed
‘Boomerang’ employees, who return to a former employer later in their career, may find all is not as they left it. For some this means even greater opportunities, for others, there are new hurdles to overcome.
Leonardo Da Vinci -The Man Who Knew Everything
Note: There may be artistic nudity. Leonardo da Vinci is considered to have been an artistic genius. This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452--1519) was arguably the primary figure of the Renaissance. He painted what is probably the most recognizable painting of all time: Mona Lisa. He also designed terrifying w
Learn About Leonardo Da Vinci
This one minute biography touches on the most important works of DaVinci including his art and inventions.
20/20 Fidel Castro Interview - Barbara Walters [5 of 6]
Barbara Walters interviews Fidel Castro from Havana, Cuba -- 25 years after her first interview with the Cuban leader. Her original interview made a little history because people got their first real look at the man. Although Castro is known for very long speeches, he rarely does interviews. Fidel Castro, 76 at the time of this interview, has outlasted nine US presidents. His rule continues to inspire both fear and devotion. He tells Barbara Walters that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev lied
2011 California College of the Arts Commencement (short)
California College of the Arts (CCA) held its 104th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Honorary doctorate Betty Reid Soskin delivered the commencement address to more than 450 CCA graduates and their families. Fellow honorary doctorate John Baldessari and Soskin were also honored at a private dinner and participated in the post-commencement reception at CCA's San Francisco campus. [Thanks to Indira Allegra for producing this vi
Actieonderzoek : Leraren onderzoeken hun eigen praktijk Actieonderzoek is een methodiek waarbij leraren kritisch reflecteren op hun eigen praktijk en daarna, via gerichte acties, hun praktijk proberen te verbeteren. De acties worden grondig geëvalueerd en bijgestuurd. Aan het eind van het proces …
Actieonderzoek is een methodiek waarbij leraren kritisch reflecteren op hun eigen praktijk en daarna, via gerichte acties, hun praktijk proberen te verbeteren. De acties worden grondig geëvalueerd en bijgestuurd. Aan het eind van het proces …
World War 1 Quiz
Test your knowledge of World War I through this multiple choice quiz.
What Happened to the Dolphins?
This case study is based on the 1978 – 1988 Bottlenose dolphin die-offs along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. It demonstrates nature of science, as new information evolved theories change. New observations lead to more sophisticated inferences, as more observations are carefully recorded, better inferences can be made.
Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 5 - Agribusiness Management for Farmer Organisations.
This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'.This sub-module defines the concept of economics, provides an overview of the concept of a firm and explores the centrality of profit in its models.
Exercise Physiology: The Response of Metabolic Rate to Physical Activity
In this lab, students measure their heart rate, oxygen consumption, and carbon dioxide production in various physical activities on a treadmill or cycle ergometer. After learning the techniques in the first lab period, each group of 3-4 students designs an independent investigation that is performed during the second lab period. To measure metabolic rate, students collect expired air in a Douglas bag, then measure the volume, the temperature, and the concentration of oxygen and carbon dioxide. W
CEO Pilots Make Good Leaders
Matthew Cain, assistant professor of finance in the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, discusses his research, which shows CEO pilot-led firms are more likely to engage in mergers and acquisitions, have more debt in their capital structure -- meaning higher leverage and greater overall stock return volatility. Thus, thrill-seeking CEOs bring a certain element of this personality trait into the executive suite, as reflected by more aggressive corporate policies.