Kids Become Virtual Adventurers
Once a year, Beverly Battle's Washington, DC, sixth graders travel across town to participate in the latest JASON Project expedition of Robert Ballard, the oceanographer and explorer probably best known for his 1985 discovery of the wreck of the Titanic.Armed with well-researched questions, the youngsters are treated to a satellite visit with Ballard and fellow JASON explorers -- students and adults known as Argonauts -- who may be excavating an ancient rain forest site in Colorad
Europe Day Ahead: Markets stabilise, await Paris summit
Aug. 15 - Risk assets stabilise as battered equities tempt bargain hunters, but caution prevails ahead of tomorrow's Franco-German summit on debt.
Pipes for Peace Concert Day
The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band charged up the crowd at the Scotland Entertainment and Cultural Centre in Glasgow with a polished performance Thursday. The band was among headliners at the eighth annual Pipes of Peace concert, part of the city's week of Piping Live events.
ECB buying sovereign bonds again, but how much?
Aug. 15 - ECB data on Monday will show that the central bank was back in the market last week after a 5-month hiatus, buying euro zone government bonds. Reuters Insider analyses the figures.
Lorcan Lucey, Double Lung Transplant Patient Story
Lorcan Lucey is a successful mortgage broker who has completed marathons and climbed mountains. In 2007 he was diagnosed with lung disease and became a candidate for a double lung transplant. His surgery took place May 26th 2011 and he was discharged nine days post surgery. He shares his story in this video.
Dagmar Sternad on the Brain's Control of Human Movement
Prof. Dagmar Sternad is researching how the brain controls functional movement - data that can then be used to help those with neurological disorders.
What's the Big Idea? Astronomy
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they are given a big-picture look at astronomy. The online slide show covers the following ideas: astrology is not scientific gravity is a major player throughout the universe, not just on Earth most of what we know about the universe comes from studying the kinds of light that reach Earth from space telescopes function as our eyes to the universe along with being much older than
Why study Thomas Aquinas?
In this episode of the ‘Why Study’ series, Dr Simon Oliver discusses why he devotes so much attention to the medieval Dominican theologian, Thomas Aquinas (1225-74); and argues that when someone today comes to grips with his thought, that learning experience trains one to think theologically.
Algebra: Slope : Figuring out the slope of a line
This 8:28 long video uses a smart board and a narrator to explain this concept. For example: You only need two points to draw the line. The slope of the line is rise over run. M stand for slope. The slope can determine all the point on the line. The y2-y1/x2-x1 equation can also determine the slope.
PBS - The Secret Life of the Brain 1of5 The Babys Brain (2/4)
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN, a David Grubin Production,
reveals the fascinating processes involved in brain development across a
lifetime. The five part series covers brain development in the baby,
child/adolescent, and adult. This is a great video to use for High school
psychology, anatomy, or biology class.
The Obesity Epidemic
Professor Jim Mann of the Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research presents a short film on the Obesity Epidemic in New Zealand.
In The Haunted House
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Housed in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, the "baby lab" allows researchers to test the cognitive abilities and development of babies and young children in a controlled environment - and play with the cuties, too!
Penn's White Coat Ceremony 2011
On August 12, J. Larry Jameson, the newly inaugurated executive vice president of the University for the Health System and dean of the Perelman School of Medicine, helped launch the medical school careers of 170 first-year students as they donned their first white coats and marked the beginning of their journey into the art and science of healing. During the ceremony, each student was presented with a white clinician's' coat, a vivid symbol of their entry into the medical profession. The studen
How to Keep Your Kids Organized
Help your kids stay organized with fun and easy chores. Plus, find out the right way to dispose of an old computer is the theme of this short video. Not enough ideas to justify more time.
Europe Day Ahead: Bunds and gold hold onto bid in mixed day
Aug. 17 - There was a mixed close to European markets as safe haven assets like bunds and gold rallied along with beaten down bank stocks, which ended the day as outperformers.
Episode 56 - Logging, Tracing, and ELMAH in Windows Azure In this episode, Steve and Wade discuss logging and tracing on Windows Azure using both blobs and tables. Steve explains his Printf("HERE") in the Cloud&nbs
In this episode, Steve and Wade discuss logging and tracing on Windows Azure using both blobs and tables. Steve explains his Printf("HERE") in the Cloud&nbs
College Prep Physics
This course will acquaint students with topics in classical and modern physics and is divided into two semesters. The first semester discusses topics in Newtonian mechanics, oscillatory motion, waves and static electricity. The second semester discusses current electricity, magnetism, electric circuits, sound, fluids and gases, heat, and modern physics. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding of basic physics principles, with some problem solving. There are interactive conceptual and basi