Blind tests compare new violins with Stradivari
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25371 Could you tell a new violin from a vintage Stradivarius? Top-notch soloists couldn't in a blind test, and they even preferred new instruments
Coordinate field staff activity from control room
This competency standard covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor field staff activities and co-ordinate responses to security incidents. It requires the ability to systematically control field staff activity, formulate and implement security responses, and review and report on operational effectiveness. This work would be carried out under limited supervision within organisational guidelines.
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Virtual Maths Shapes, Space and Measure, Levelling Survey - Rugby pitch
Interactive simulation using a level to take measurements to calculate the volume of earth to be excavated to create a flat rugby pitch.
Bill Nye The Science Guy on The Atmosphere
In this brief clip, Bill Nye explains the layers of the atmosphere. (01:36)
Talking Law and Ethics - Feeding Results Back to Participants
Nadja Kanellopoulou gives a talk for the Helex Centre where she talks about the issues involved in giving results of medical research back to participants.
The Lost Continent: Europe's darkest hour since the Second World War [Audio]
Speaker(s): Gavin Hewitt | Gavin Hewitt will discuss the story of a flawed dream, a noble vision that turned dangerous and which has led Europe into its gravest crisis for which it was totally unprepared. Gavin Hewitt has been the BBC’s Europe editor since 2009. He is an award-winning journalist and has covered stories all over the world. His new book is The Lost Continent: The BBC's Europe Editor on Europe's Darkest Hour Since World War Two.
Entitled opinions (about life and literature)
The Entitled Opinions (About Life and Literature) website offers a series of podcasts based on a weekly talk show hosted by Professor Robert Harrison of Stanford University. The discussions cover a wide range of topics in literature (especially, though not limited to, the works of English and Italian authors), philosophy, and contemporary music, with occasional forays into other disciplines. The show generally takes the form of an hour-long one-to-one conversation between Harrison and a guest wi
Metaphors and Similes
This instructional video shows how to use metaphors and simiies. The narrator discusses the differences and similarities between metaphors and similes. It provides examples of both through images and voice over narration.
This video feautures a narrator who begins by explaining the structure of an analogy. Then, he presents strategies for determining the relationship between words in order to solve analogies. ( 9:41)
This student-made video teaches all about similes including how to use them, when to use them, and some common examples. (1:57)
This three minute video slowly explains the process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source. Most forms of photosynthesis release oxygen as a byproduct. The importance of light is also explained. A good introduction.
Seminar 9- USAWC Distance Education Class of 2011
One more challenge faced the senior officers as they celebrated completion of two years of internet-based studies at the Army War College's distance education program. The largest graduation class in college history received their diplomas on a day of record-breaking heat, July 22, at historic Carlisle Barracks.
6.004 - Computation Structures - Lecture 13
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What do Lutherans Believe?
The first video in on-going series of visits to various religious groups found in the borough of Queens, New York City examining what they believe in. The county of Queens is composed on many different ethnic and racial groups who worship in various ways. It's important to respect and tolerate people who worship in their own particular way. We don't have to believe what they believe but we must allow them to practice their faith in peace and undisturbed. Finally, it's good to learn about their s
Stem Cells Neurological Treatments
This profession video addresses the search for hidden healers within our own genes and stem cells. More and more doctors are looking to the smallest places in the human body for cures that are hidden within genes and stem cells. The video focuses on a young man who suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed. An experimental treatment may hold the key to renewed mobility. It involves injecting embryotic stem cells into the spine. Another part of the video focuses on a small boy
Plate Tectonics Animation
This thirty-second animation shows the continents as they drift apart from Pangaea to present time. No audio needed.
Nottingham bioengineer animates his own cycle accident
Dr McNally, from The University of Nottingham's Faculty of Engineering, suffered three neck fractures, a lower back fracture and three cracked ribs when he was knocked from his bike on the A60 near Bradmore in Nottinghamshire on his way home from work at 10.30pm on May 21 2010. He survived to tell the tale and warn others of the dangers.
An Interactive Shape Modeling System for Robust Design of Functional 3D Shapes
In Architecture, it is essential to design functional and topologically complicated 3D shapes (i.e. shapes with many holes, columns and handles). In this paper, we present a robust and interactive system for the design of functional and topologically complicated 3D shapes. Users of our system can easily change topology (i.e. they can create and delete holes and handles, connect and disconnect surfaces). Our system also provide smoothing operations (subdivision schemes) to create smooth surfaces.