London Taxi Drivers' Brains
Documentary- When they hit a dead end in their research, scientists unraveling the mystery of memory turned to an unexpected source for help. Do taxi drivers grow bigger brains by remembering routes? Run time 03:12
Koko the Signing Gorilla
In this Stanford University video, Penny Patterson, president and director of research at The Gorilla Foundation, shares her fascinating stories on raising a gorilla named Koko. Learn about how Koko has learned to communicate with humans and other apes using sign language. Explores characteristics of gorillas. This is an interview with the researcher but includes video footage and pictures. Grades 6-12. 51:02 min.
The Effects of Hormones and the Environment on Brain Development
This module presents some startling and significant findings relating to the effects of sex hormones on brain development. Beginning with in utero photography and then visiting an animal laboratory, this module shows how Dr. Marian Diamond’s ground-breaking research has revealed structural differences in the brains of men and women, as well as factors influe
Pearl Harbor-December 7, 1941
Because the clouds have cleared on Sunday morning - December 7, 1941 - every pilot has an unobstructed view as hundreds of Japanese airplanes approach Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
With strike force orders from the high command, and detailed information supplied by Takeo Yoshikawa (a Japanese spy at Pearl), pilots know their individual targets. In 110 minutes, the U.S. Pacific Fleet will be horrendously crippled.
At 7:58 a.m., Lt. Commander Logan Ramsey dispatches an urgent
Can We Believe Our Eyes
Why is it that students can graduate from MIT and Harvard, yet not know how to solve a simple third-grade problem in science: lighting a light bulb with a battery and wire? Beginning with this startling fact, this program systematically explores many of the assumptions that we hold about learning to show that education is based on a series of myths. Through the example o
Having determined the complete DNA nucleotide sequence of humans and several other organisms, today’s research has shifted to identifying genes and determining their functions. This session reviews the techniques used in BLAST searches, microarray experiments, and other genomics tools.
This video segment adapted from A Science Odyssey tells how two
scientists, Howard Florey and Ernst Chain, used the research findings
of Alexander Fleming to turn a natural compound, penicillin, into an
effective treatment for bacterial infections. Their tests in mice and
later in human patients demonstrated penicillin's ability to cure such
infections. After U.S. drug companies figured out how to mass-produce penicillin, its reputation as a "miracle drug" was e
Inventions of War - the Radar
Which country developed the world's first radar system and when did
they do it? And how did radar research later lead to the invention of a
device found in most modern kitchens? Run time 3:14
Toxic: Garbage Island
For years we've been reading about a patch of garbage the size of Texas floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, ingeniously dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Basically, any trash that gets dumped in the water rides the currents to this one spot and joins an ever-increasing flotilla of garbage. For all the breathless accounts of the mess and its impact on the area's sealife, however, no one seemed to have a picture of the buildup.
In order to sate our own curiosit
Re-Wiring the Brain
Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich lectures on the secrets of the brain's ability to actively re-wire itself. He discusses his research into ways to harness the brain's plasticity to enhance our skills and recover lost function. The ability of the brain to grow and change as we develop is a complex process that progresses in a predictable way.
Homeschooling Information : Qualifications for Homeschooling a Child With Down Syndrome
Any parent is considered qualified to homeschool a child with down syndrome in most states, but research the requirements and restrictions in the school district to make sure the child is getting the right level of education. Homeschool a child with down syndrome, choosing a curriculum that fits their needs, with advice from a homeschool specialist. Linda Wooldridge has been homeschooling since 1998, and she has been on the PPEA board for three years as the orientation coordinator for Pinellas C
Homeschooling Tips : Where Do I Find an Affordable Homeschool Curriculum?
Find an affordable homeschool curriculum by using discarded textbooks from public schools, borrowing books from friends, and by doing research to create a curriculum.
Linda Wooldridge has been homeschooling since 1998, and she has been on the PPEA board for three years as the orientation coordinator for Pinellas County.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz The video has English captions.
Video Production: Project: That's a Wrap
That's a take! Video production is a great way to get involved in teams and to create something you will be proud of and can share with others while learning skills you never thought you had. You can save the files to email. You could burn a Cd or DVD of your movie. (2:48)
How to Conduct an Interview With a Source
Conducting an interview with a source requires conducting
background research beforehand to get a better handle on the subject
matter. Learn how to conduct an interview with concise and poignant questions with from an award-winning journalist in this video clip.
Art & Technology: The Future of Interactivity - Johannes Birringer
Johannes Birringer is a German-born performance and media choreographer. He currently resides in Houston (Texas) and London, where he has been working in theatre, dance, performance art and multimedia collaborations. Johannes Birringer is artistic director of AlienNation Co., a Houston-based multimedia ensemble that has collaborated on various site-specific and cross-cultural performance and installation projects since 1993. After directing international workshops on dance and technology in Eng
Digital Dance Partners: Fusing Performance, Technology, Academy Industry- Sita Popat & Scott Palmer
Sita Popat is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, developing her interests in dance performance and choreography in a variety of digital and new media contexts. She has choreographed on dancers, robots and digital sprites, and is fascinated by the interrelationships between performers, operators and computers. She is also the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. Scott Palmer is also a lecturer at the University of Leeds and his research
The Glamorous Life of a TV Presenter - Arti Halai
Arti Halai is currently a Presenter for ITV1’s regional news output in the Midlands Central News. She also has her own training company and is a consultant and a trainer on presentation, media and communication skills. She has spent fifteen years working in both radio and television. She started her career working for BBC Radio WM as a reporter and presenter based at Pebble Mill in Birmingham where she covered a wide range of stories. She is a governor for Mathey Boulton College of Further and
2.672 Project Laboratory (MIT)
This is an engineering laboratory subject for mechanical engineering juniors and seniors. Major emphasis is on interplay between analytical and experimental methods in solution of research and development problems. Communication (written and oral) of results is also a strong component of the course. Groups of two or three students work together on three projects during the term.
Why the North Korean nuclear issue is not going to be solved
The recent 15-odd years have seen alternating waves of optimism and despair in regard to the North Korean nuclear issue. Alas, the optimists have been proven wrong many times, and this likely to remain the case. The 'North Korean nuclear issue' should not be treated as if it is separate. Actually, it is a part of a larger 'North Korean issue'. Pyongyang's decision to go nuclear was driven, above all, by the peculiarities of the North Korean domestic situation. The outside world has no efficient
7.345 Vascular Development in Life, Disease and Cancer Medicine (MIT)
The growth of blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis, is one of the earliest events in mammalian development and is regulated by a sensitive interplay of growth factors and other molecules. In this course, we will discuss the key molecular regulators of blood vessel development as well as the techniques and experimental systems that have been utilized by vascular biologists. We will also examine the success of several anti-angiogenic treatments that have been approved by the Food and Dru