The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963) of the Cold War lead to the launching of several satellites to detect nuclear energy blasts. Satellites did detect blasts, not from the earth or our moon as expected, but from random places all over the sky. This segment from Swift: Eyes through Time covers the accidental discovery of gamma-ray bursts and the 30-plus years quest to understand them. (3:50)
Nixon: Eisenhower vs. Truman
In this video clip, Vice President Richard Nixon compares the growth that the nation experienced under the Eisenhower Administration to the growth under the Truman Administration. In summary, Nixon explains that statistically there was more growth under Eisenhower. (1:21)
News Article Writing Process: Part 1
This one minute video shows a quick overview of how to write a news article and why it is different. A good introduction. Part of a series.
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, DIY Clinometer template
Make your own clinometer - template and instructions
Breakingviews: World Bank competition
Apr 9 - Rob Cox and Chris Swann chew over Jim Kim's fitness to lead the international lending agency over two rivals.
Bodies, Buses and Bureaucracy: Reflections on common interests in disability rights and service prov
Dr Ruth Butler, University of Hull, delivers a seminar as part of the 'Socio-spatial inequalities, transport and mobilities' seminar series held in the Transport Studies Unit during Hilary Term 2012.
Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries Shorts: Boats
This three minute clip is about how boats were made in ancient Egypt, and the importance of this technology to the development of Ancient Egypt. A remarkable video in that it shows how this sophisticated ship was made.
Getting Started Guide to Wireless Networks
This guide is for IT managers responsible for running a network of computers and who are thinking about introducing a wireless network into the organisation. The document aims to look at the way wireless technology functions and it discussesa range of technical, physical and security considerations for deploying a wireless system.,University of Birmingham, and Microsoft. Also available at http://download.microsoft.com/documents/uk/education/solutions/wireless/downloads/wireless-lan-guide.pdf
Radio Caroline - A Pirate's Tale (6)
9:16 From the BBC 2 Arena programme. Part 1 of 8 Radio Caroline Pirate Radio attacks a conservative society. The future of Radio in England shows the history and complaints are exactly the same ones they make today regarding music piracy on the internet. Robert Kennedy sends messages to the youth of Britan!
Amendment One: Voting on Marriage in North Carolina
On May 8th, North Carolina residents will vote on Amendment One, which proposes adding a clause to the state constitution that would define marriage as being only between a man and a woman. Janie Long, director of Duke's Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Life (LGBT), opposes the amendment and is concerned about how its passage might affect Duke students and families. Long, a 1981 graduate of Duke Divinity School, has served as the director of the LGBT center since 2006. Joining
Ping 137: Kinect illusionist, Kintext, R.I.P. XP, Lumias! We got a new set! Well, sorta. We virtually got a new set. We definitely got a new VIRTUAL set Regardless, we are fans...let us know what you think! Here are the top stories this week:
We got a new set! Well, sorta. We virtually got a new set. We definitely got a new VIRTUAL set Regardless, we are fans...let us know what you think! Here are the top stories this week:
Thunderbird Emeritus President
Thunderbird School of Global Management gives Angel Cabrera, Ph.D., the honorary title of "emeritus president" in a resolution from the Board of Trustees on April 27, 2012, in Glendale, Arizona.
UST Libraries Poetry on the Patio #11
O'Shaugnessy-Frey Library Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Dan Gjelten ("Youth and To This May" by W. S. Merwin) Heather Bouwman ("Two Tramps in Mud Time" by Robert Frost and "Love Calls Us to the Things of This World" by Richard Wilbur) John Bannigan ("Baseball in Heaven" by R.S.S. Andersen) Bernie Brady ("Sweet Jam" by Seamus O'Neill) (Julie Kimlinger) Cara Anthony ("Hattie McDaniel Arrives at the Coconut Grove" by Rita Dove) Brenda Tiefenbruck ("The Daffodils" by William Wordsworth, "Don't
17.04.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Nordkorea lehnt im Streit um sein Atomprogramm eine Rückkehr von Inspektoren der Internationalen Atomenergiebehörde - IAEA - jetzt offenbar wieder ab. Wie japanische Medien unter Berufung auf Diplomaten berichteten, reagiert die Führung in Pjöngjang damit auf die Entscheidung der USA, als Reaktion auf den missglückten nordkoreanischen Raketensta
17.586 Warlords, Terrorists, and Militias: Theorizing on Violent Non-State Actors (MIT)
This course is a general overview of the recent political science literature on violent non-state actors. Its aim is to examine why non-state actors (such as warlords, terrorists, militias, etc.) resort to violence, what means and tactics they use, and what can be done to counter that violence. In that regard, the class will cover works pertaining to the production side of non-state violence (i.e. the objectives and organization of insurgents/terrorists/militias/warlords, their mobilization stra
President Obama’s ‘New’ Afghanistan-Pakistan Strategy: Why it is Unlikely to Work
Shifting resources from Iraq to the so called ‘war of necessity' in Afghanistan by President Obama, while significant, is unlikely to be effective. This is largely because the fundamental assumptions long held by the Bush administration policy makers about the nature of the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan, their conception of terrorism and how to defeat it, and how to reclaim American and global security remain unchanged. Without honest reconsideration of such assumptions within the b
Politics in 60 seconds. History and the state
Dr Malika Rahal defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on history and the state as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Malika Rahal, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Malika Rahal is a lecturer specializing in Middle Eastern and North African History and Politics. Before joining the School of P
Bioengineering Body Parts
This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW examines the work of medical researchers who are developing new techniques to repair and replace failing human organs by growing them from a patient’s own cells, thus preventing organ rejection. Organs can be grown on both synthetic scaffolds and the nonliving protein skeleton of an existing organ. If perfected, the techniques could save the lives of thousands of people who die before donor organs become available. (5:28)
The Jahiliyya Factor?: Fighting Muslims' Cultural Resistance to Nonviolence
Professor Chaiwat Satha-Anand, Political Science, Thammasat University, Thailand presents Annual Peace lecture - Overcoming cultural resistance to non-violence. Lecture given Jul 12, 2010.