Michael Palin travels to the source of the River Nile - BBC
Around the World in 80 Days Adventure. Michael Palins puts together his own expedition group to find the source of the Blue Nile.
STS.436 Cold War Science (MIT)
This seminar examines the history and legacy of the Cold War on American science. It explores scientist's new political roles after World War II, ranging from elite policy makers in the nuclear age to victims of domestic anti Communism. It also examines the changing institutions in which the physical sciences and social sciences were conducted during the postwar decades, investigating possible epistemic effects on forms of knowledge. The subject closes by considering the place of science in the
Redesigning the World's Largest Development Programme: EU cohesion policy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Philip McCann | The special adviser to the European Commissioner for Regional Policy will discuss one of the great policy-making challenges of recent times. Professor Philip McCann is special adviser to Johannes Hahn and the University of Groningen Endowed Chair of Economic Geography.
Politicizing Law, Judicializing Politics: A Realist Approach to Comparative Constitutionalism
This lecture by Professor Ran Hirschl explores the strengths and weaknesses of studying comparatively the socio-political foundations of constitutions and constitutional institutions worldwide. The past few decades have seen a sweeping convergence to constitutional supremacy and a corresponding increase in the political importance of constitutional courts worldwide. This trend is widely perceived as a reflection of progressive social or political change, or simply as the result of societies' or
Timelapse of Harvard Housing Day 2015
To welcome freshmen to their Houses, upperclassmen joined them in Harvard Yard to celebrate and demonstrate House spirit. Read more on the Harvard Gazette (http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/03/day-of-destiny/) and check out the Storify at https://storify.com/harvard/harvard-college-housing-day-2015.
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition App for iOS
'Listen to classical music with flowing scores with your iPhone or iPad.SyncScore provides a new way of enjoying classic compositions. You can listen to compositions while the score flows in a synchronized fashion. Carefully hand-picked classic recordings are high quality and can be played in the background too.Album InformationMussorgsky Pictures at an ExhibitionArtist: Sviatoslav Richter14 tracks30 minutes 24 secondsTrack InformationPromenadeGnomusPromenadeThe Old Castle; PromenadeTuileriesByd
Thousands protest the government of Haiti's President Martelly
Thousands of Haitians take to the streets of Port-au-Prince to protest the government of President Michel Martelly, as well as the government of Canada for supporting Martelly. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics includi
Rounding Word Problem About Fish Food
This short video explains how to solve a word problem involving rounding and addition using a fish tank. It is hard to hear the original word problem when the students read it out loud. The students in the video show to steps necessary to correctly complete the problem. (01:47)
20.400J Perspectives in Biological Engineering (MIT)
This seminar-format course provides an in-depth presentation and discussion of how engineering and biological approaches can be combined to solve problems in science and technology, emphasizing integration of biological information and methodologies with engineering analysis, synthesis, and design. Emphasis is placed on molecular mechanisms underlying cellular processes, including signal transduction, gene expression networks, and functional responses.
Using Lasers to Create Super-hydrophobic Materials
Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings. Super-hydrophobic materials are desirable for a number of applications such as rust prevention, anti-icing, or even in sanitation uses. However, as Rochester’s Chunlei Guo explains, most current hydrophobic materials rely on chemical coatings. In a paper (http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jap/117/3
Brief Overview of William Shakespeare
This video clip starts with a quote from one of his plays. Learn about the life of Britain's famous bard and writer of plays, William Shakespeare. (01:31)
Sesame Street -Bert & Ernie-Opposites-Heavy & Light
In this classic Sesame Street video, Bert and Ernie demonstrate the differences between heavy and light. Ernie holds a feather and cotton candy while Bert tries to hold a barbell, a boulder, and a piano. This is a great teaching resource for teaching an introductory lesson on measurement and/or opposites (3:43).
Adjusting to the changing dynamics of the world economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Richard Kozul-Wright, Professor Robert Wade | The Trade and Development Report 2013 contends that to achieve durable and inclusive growth, developing and transition economies will need to move towards a new form of development, away from a focus on net-export advantages which depend on exploiting on global imbalances and towards strengthening domestic demand and expanding regional and South-South economic linkages. Richard Kozul-Wright is a senior UN economist heading the unit on Eco
Stockholm 1912: The Games of the V Olympiad The Games of the V Olympiad from Stockholm, Sweden. These games were the last until 1920, as World War I forced the cancellation of the 1916 Games. These games are best known for the decathlon win of Jim Thorpe, of the United States. Then the flags of the countries that participated in these Olympics are shown. There is no talking in this video. Background music is the Olympic Theme. Video is of average quality. (2:54)
The Games of the V Olympiad from Stockholm, Sweden. These games were the last until 1920, as World War I forced the cancellation of the 1916 Games. These games are best known for the decathlon win of Jim Thorpe, of the United States. Then the flags of the countries that participated in these Olympics are shown. There is no talking in this video. Background music is the Olympic Theme. Video is of average quality. (2:54)
ScienceCasts: Did Earth Have Two Moons?
Did our planet once have two moons? Some researchers say so. Moreover, the missing satellite might still be up there--splattered across the far side of the Moon. NASA's GRAIL mission could help confirm or refute the "two moon" hypothesis. (03:00)
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Demonstration of a Theodolite Survey in action
Using a theodolite to calculate the height of a building, demonstration 'in the field', includes interactive simulation tools and formulae
STS.429 Food and Power in the Twentieth Century (MIT)
In this class, food serves as both the subject and the object of historical analysis. As a subject, food has been transformed over the last 100 years, largely as a result of ever more elaborate scientific and technological innovations. From a need to preserve surplus foods for leaner times grew an elaborate array of techniques – drying, freezing, canning, salting, etc – that changed not only what people ate, but how far they could/had to travel, the space in which they lived, their r
According to the promises: the subculture of school science, teachers' pedagogic identity and the ch
This paper reports findings from the Economic and Social Research Council-funded InterActive Education Project, in which teachers, researchers and teacher educators have worked together to develop, perform, and evaluate secondary school science department-based ‘Subject Design Initiatives’. Drawing on notions from sociocultural theory, we have focused on ‘cultural tools’ as material and symbolic mediators of learning. In the Subject Design Initiatives teachers are seen as central to lear
Hundreds march in Tunis against museum attack
Hundreds march through Tunis to mark Tunisia's Independence Day as well as the attack on their national museum that left 21 foreign tourists dead. Mana Rabiee reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and intern
#292: Prey for the oceans: How marine predators influence reef ecology