Friday Gallery Talks: In Conversation with Nene Humphrey
New York-based sculptor and Smithsonian artist fellow Nene Humphrey discusses her work with Curatorial Research Associate Ryan Hill.
Artists' Voices: Special After Hours Edition with Virgil Marti and Pae White
Artists Virgil Marti and Pae White discuss their new "Directions" installation with Curatorial Research Associate Ryan Hill. Download this Podcast and bring it with you to Hirshhorn After Hours on March 9 for your chance to win a $25 iTunes gift card.
Artists' Voices: Martin Kersels
In the first episode of this new series, artist and curatorial research associate Ryan Hill and Los Angeles-based artist Martin Kersels discuss specific sculptures from "The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture" exhibition. Enhanced for users with color screen iPods.
Anne Ellegood and Ryan Hill on "The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas"
Curator Anne Ellegood and Curatorial Research Associate Ryan Hill discuss several artists and artworks in the Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas. Enhanced for users with color-screen iPods.
Historical Geology: Georgia Perimeter College
This introductory online historical geology class teaches basic scientific principles like evolution and plate tectonics and reviews Earth history from the Precambrian to the present day. The course readings are online, as well as writable worksheets. The course also asks students to present their research findings as web pages. The course stresses the methods scientists use to determine the information and a good understanding of historical geology.
Artificial Intelligence: Natural Language Processing
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and ideas in natural language processing (NLP), and to get them up to speed with current research in the area. It develops an in-depth understanding of both the algorithms available for the processing of linguistic information and the underlying computational properties of natural languages. Wordlevel, syntactic, and semantic processing from both a linguistic and an algorithmic perspective are considered. The focus is on m
ARC Guide for Educators and Students
This is a searchable database of the cornerstone documents of our government. It has more than 100,000 digitized copies of the National Archives most popular and significant manuscripts, photographs, maps, drawings and other documents. The guide introduces educators and students to the National Archives' ARC. Searching in ARC to learn more about National Archives' historical documents could enrich a classroom activity, a homework assignment, or a research project.
Visible Earth: City Lights of Europe
Growth in "mega-cities" is altering the landscape and the atmosphere in such a way as to curtail normal photosynthesis. By using data from The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's Operational Linescan System, researchers have been able to look at urban sprawl by monitoring the emission of light from cities at night. By overlaying these "light maps" onto other data such as soil and vegetation maps, the research shows that urbanization can have a variable but measurable impact on photosynthe
"Experimental Microbial Genetics, Fall 2008"
" In this class, students engage in independent research projects to probe various aspects of the physiology of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14, an opportunistic pathogen isolated from the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. Students use molecular genetics to examine survival in stationary phase, antibiotic resistance, phase variation, toxin production, and secondary metabolite production. Projects aim to discover the molecular basis for these processes using both classical and cutting
"From Molecules to Behavior: Synaptic Neurophysiology, Spring 2010"
"Like transistors in a computer, synapses perform complex computations and connect the brain's non-linear processing elements (neurons) into a functional circuit. Understanding the role of synapses in neuronal computation is essential to understanding how the brain works. In this course students will be introduced to cutting-edge research in the field of synaptic neurophysiology. The course will cover such topics as synapse formation, synaptic function, synaptic plasticity, the roles of synapses
Ask Dr. Sharon: Physical and Mental maturity of teenagers
This short video quickly reviews facts about the physical and mental growth of teenagers. Such facts that most girls will start puberty around 9 years of age, and most boys will start around 11 years. By 15, most girls are completely physically mature, as are most boys at nearly 17. However, research has shown that the adolescent brain does not mature at the same rate as the body.The prefrontal (anterior) part of the brain controls reason, emotion, common sense, and judgment, and is not mature u
Lugosi teaches math - Positive series1
Béla Lugosi teaches advanced mathematical concepts of monotonic non-decreasing sequences in this video. The series was an attempt to show undergraduate students that math is not scary. Lugosi's hidden love for mathematics is illuminated by his animated teaching style in this video. Any lover of advanced mathematics will enjoy learning from and listening to Lugosi.
Animals n the Classroom: Benefits
This two minute video highlights one class where a rabbit is helping students learn. Most importantly, the video shows research from Purdue University that supports the benefits of animals.
Carl Sagan: The great library of Alexandria.
A ten minute video that recreates the library and its role as the center of all learnng at that time. The first research institute, the library was vital to human learning and it encouraged some of the greatest minds in all history. Students need word list to watch this and it could result in some great essays about which person who studied here is the most important. A valuable asset. Startling facts that could encourage an appreciation for those who worked and contributed to this library.
Learn about the current physical geography research being conducted in the Department of Geography at the University of Western Ontario. The physical geographers at the university discuss their research which help solve problems in climate change and management of urban resource problems. Footage of Ontario is shown while the geographers are talking about their research.
The Uniqueness of Humans
At Stanford University, primatologist Robert Sapolsky offers a fascinating and funny look at human behaviors which the rest of the animal kingdom would consider bizarre. Sapolsky studies the universal human ailment of stress, but his main research subjects are the wild baboons of Kenya.
Guardians of the Sea: Orcas
Dr. Paul Spong of Orca Lab studies orca linguistics. Ken Balcomb of the
Center for Whale Research discovered the impact that navy sonar was
having on whales. Meet the world's leading experts on orcas.
Don't Build Your Home, Grow It!
TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat. Soft cars, jet packs and houses made of meat are all in a day's work for urban designer, architect and TED Fellow Mitchell Joachim. While the concept of these future homes is fascinating and a bit "far out there", the ideas are based on scientific research and the merging of biology and architecture. This video could be used t
Research Process-- Framing the Research Question
What's the difference between a theory and hypothesis again? This is very important to understand in your research process. Sociologists use it all the time in studying human interactions...you can too!
Create a Green Roof, Cool a City
Inspirational video showing the benefits of creating green roofs, gardens on roof tops. In this video we look at two of New York's most impressive green roofs to find out how they can help cities cool off and clean up. At a state of the art research station on the roof of Silvercup Studios in Queens, Riverwired's Pulse talks to green roof specialist Leslie Hoffman about how a few plants can reduce water pollution, cool an "urban heat island" by 100 degrees, and improve air quality.(4:59)