Avian Niche Partitioning
This resource includes a detailed description and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in ecology, behavioral biology, and evolution. It includes student outlines, instructors notes, and suggested questions for laboratory reports.
MIT’s Entrepreneurial Development and Impact Over the Past 50 Years
Ed Roberts reviews the effects of entrepreneurship within MIT and the relation of MIT entrepreneurship to larger communities.
Much of the research under discussion comes from a 2006 study of MIT alumni conducted by Roberts and Charles Eesley of the Sloan School. The study polled MIT alumni about companies they had
Color Control in Shrimp
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in invertebrate marine biology and physiology, including detailed student outlines and background information,
Diffusion Across a Sheep Red Blood Cell Membrane
This cell membrane physiology laboratory uses sheep red blood cells to determine: (1) the isotonic and hemolytic molar concentrations of electrolytes and nonelectrolytes, and degree of electrolyte dissociation; (2) the diffusion rate of penetrating molecules of varying size and lipid solubility; and (3) the relationship of molecular size, number of hydroxyl groups, and partition coefficient to diffusion rate. Student research teams then design an experiment using the acquired techniques to deter
Developmental Plasticity in Oak Leaves
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in plant biology and evolution, including student outlines, instructors notes, and suggested questions for laboratory reports.
Digitizing Heritage or reconstructing Imagination [Digitalizando la herencia o reconstruyendo la ima
To advance the theme of digital conservation of heritage and tie it to museums, we report on two case studies of digitising archaeological sites; the first is the remains of a typical Scottish Crannog typical of the sixth-century BC., and the second is a UNESCO protected site in the Middle East (the desert castle of Qusayr Amra, Jordan), which dates back to early 8th century. Then we relate both to our investigation into embodiment, interaction and metaphor in virtual environments.
Studying to Succeed: Planning your career
Students progress through a program which requires them to manage their own learning and establish their own future goals through a process of self development. Career planning is a key component of the program. Effective study skills and attitudes will be developed and applied to areas of communication studies to prepare the student for entry into a tertiary undergraduate course. The language content is provided in a broad context to best enable students to continue in the career of their choic
GS-16: Using the new Smart Brush tool
Discover the brand new Smart Brush tool. This tool makes it easier than ever to apply an adjustment to an area in an image in just one step. Use with either Photoshop Elements version 7 or 8.
Lecture 19 - 12/2/2010
Larry White on Hayek and Money
Larry White of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Hayek's ideas on the business cycle and money. White lays out Hayek's view of business cycles and the role of monetary policy in creating a boom and bust cycle. The conversation also explores the historical context of Hayek's work on business cycle theory--the onset of the Great Depression and the intellectual battle with Keynes and his work. In the second half of the podcast, White turns to alternative ways to pr
Hamilton on Debt, Default, and Oil
James Hamilton of the University of California, San Diego, and blogger at EconBrowser talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the rising levels of the national debt and the growing Federal budget deficit. What is the possibility of an actual default, or an implicit default where the government prints money to meet its obligations and causes inflation? What might signal an impending default? And what is the long-range forecast for the U.S. government's obligations? Later in the conversation,
Manual of labeling organic products Space Shuttle Discovery Mission to the International Space Station (STS-121) Bibliography of the history of art PLoS One Making Molecules with Atoms test Peter Henry on Growth, Development, and Policy Tropical Ecology and Conservation Intellectual Development
This guide is intended for any person interested in knowing how to label organic food: retail managers (ultimately responsible for that food sold in stores are labeled correctly), administrative staff engaged in inspection (understanding that this guide can clarify and assis
The sign-up sheet for astronaut school is likely to grow even longer after viewing Stephanie Wilson’s reality video about her 13 days in space. Wilson, a self-described “robo chick,” served as a specialist in July 2006 on one of NASA’s return-to-flight test missions following the Columbia accident. She narra
This is the J. Paul Getty Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), a free online service which does not require registration to search. This major bibliographic service covers research on western art, and art which has western influences. The BHA has a search interface of the type that will be familiar to those who have used an online catalogue for a major university library. There are also various advanced search options. The BHA is said to cover works in around 45 languages. Results cover wo
PLoS ONE will be a high-volume, efficient and economical system for the publication of peer-reviewed research in all areas of science and medicine. It will provide a unique forum for community dialogue using the full potential of the web to accelerate scientific progress.
Animated video about making molecules with atoms
Peter Blair Henry of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about economic development. Henry compares and contrasts the policy and growth experience of Barbados and Jamaica. Both became independent of England in the 1960s, so both inherited similar institutions. But each pursued different policies with very different results. Henry discusses the implications of this near-natural experiment for growth generally and the importance of macroeconomic policy for achieving prosperit
This seminar plus field work in Costa Rica is designed to give students with an in-depth understanding of tropical ecology and conservation biology. More specifically it provides students the opportunity to (1) read the original literature, (2) give oral presentations, (3) design and write a research proposal, and (4) gain hands-on research experience in Costa Rica. Here are what the students say are the highlights of the course: 1. Learning how to write a proposal and executing that project. 2.
This course examines contemporary theory and research on the development of intellectual processes from infancy through adolescence. It compares cognitive-developmental theories and research to psychometric,information-processing, and other approaches. The final project, the metahobby project, fosters the student's ability to think theoretically and apply good theory in professional and personal ways.
Space Shuttle Discovery Mission to the International Space Station (STS-121)
Bibliography of the history of art
Making Molecules with Atoms
Peter Henry on Growth, Development, and Policy
Tropical Ecology and Conservation