"Communication System Design, Spring 2006"
" This course presents a top-down approach to communications system design. The course will cover communication theory, algorithms and implementation architectures for essential blocks in modern physical-layer communication systems (coders and decoders, filters, multi-tone modulation, synchronization sub-systems). The course is hands-on, with a project component serving as a vehicle for study of different communication techniques, architectures and implementations. This year, the project is focu
Modeling Your Water Balance
The purpose of this resource is to model a soil's water storage over a year. Students will model the changes in soil water storage over a year.
The Paradox of Success
The paradox of success is you need to embrace failure to achieve it. This is a paper born out of a speech I gave to 600 17 year olds on entrepreneurship during the UK’s enterprise week in November 2007. It must rank as one of the most nerve jangling speeches I’ve ever done, since owning a teenager ...
Harvard Peabody Museum Zooarchaeology Laboratory Reference Collection
The Zooarchaeology Laboratory of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, was established in 1981 in order to facilitate the analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites (also called Archaeozoology). Presently covering more than 850 square feet (79 square meters) on the third floor of the museum, the laboratory provides working and storage space for students and researchers who carry out studies on animal bones and teeth from around the world. It is also a tea
A Grand Vision for Gilman Hall
A video highlighting the three-year renovation of Johns Hopkins' Gilman Hall and the official rededication of the building in 2010.
Reading Difficulties- Is Your Child Overwhelmed? Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. answers the question: “My ten year old son seems overwhelmed by the words on a page and cannot answer the questions. What can I do?” If they are overwhelmed with the amount of words on a page the same thing is probably happening when they look at a math page. The easiest thing to do would be to cover up a part of the text and then opening the page up as they go along. What you are doing is blocking
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. answers the question: “My ten year old son seems overwhelmed by the words on a page and cannot answer the questions. What can I do?” If they are overwhelmed with the amount of words on a page the same thing is probably happening when they look at a math page. The easiest thing to do would be to cover up a part of the text and then opening the page up as they go along. What you are doing is blocking
Ten Year old Scout visits a strawberry field to learn more about her favorite fruit.
Vasco da Gama's Voyage of Discovery - 50-min Documentary
A stunning epic re-tracing the steps of this Portuguese explorer's intrepid voyage to India, which was borne out of a desire both to trade, and to spread the word of Christianity. This video shares some of the most stunning adventures of Vasco Da Gama through narration and video recreation.
Paris 1900: The Games of the II Olympiad
The Games of the II Olympiad in Paris, France. Video gives a few facts about these games. These Games were held in conjunction with the World’s Fair that year. Also, these Games were the first to include women. Charlotte Cooper (Great Britain Republic) won gold in tennis, becoming the first female Olympic champion. American Alvin Kreenzlein won four gold medals in track and field. The flags of the nations that participated in these O
Up to 80 percent of strokes that occur in the United States each year could be prevented! In this video, a doctor give practical advice to stroke prevention. 3:33 min.
The 2000-year-old Army of Terracotta warriors
The 2000-year-old Army of Terracotta warriors are featured in this video. Not much history, but some good shots. This would be best in a study of art and/or Chinese history.
Wright Time, Wright Place
The Inventing Flight video series explores the history and development of flight with special focus on the Wright Brothers from Dayton, Ohio, the inventors of the first practical airplane. In this video episode your host takes you to the year 1900, an exciting time in America. Why? Because of the advent of invention, discovery, and expansion, people's lives were changing quickly and dramatically. It was during this time that Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the first powered airplane. In this
Rosh HaShana videos: 98 of them
To learn more about the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana, Jacob Richman has put together a list of 98 videos on all aspects about its history and cultural aspects. Far ranging topices from dancing to historical information are available. Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year 5771.
25 years after attempt: U.S. President Ronald Reagan assassination attempt.
25 year anniversary shows unedited news reel with interviews.
How To Go To Confession
Reconciliation, or penance, is one of Catholicism's seven sacraments, and followers are expected to go to confession at least once a year. Rest assured that the priest, bound by the seal of confession, will not divulge your sins.
Our World: Honeybees
Join NASA scientists and beekeepers in a citizen science project to collect important data about climate change. Learn how honeybees pollinate over 130 crops in the United States each year and what NASA is doing to help study the decline in bee populations. (05:47)
History of Astrology
Most are familiar with Astrology in horoscopes found in newspapers and magazines. Basing their destiny on a particular month a person is born in. Following within one of the 12 zodiacal signs : Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagitarrius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. But unknown to most, Astrology is a complex art that develops an INDIVIDUAL horoscope based on the persons time of birth, city of birth and year of birth. Astrology Today tracks the various changes and evo
Encouraging Teamwork Amongst Students
Good video that shows how students can learn to work together using a bouncy ball and tubes. Would make a good activity at the beginning of the year or if there were difficulties early in the year. Grades 5-12. 1:54 min.
Natural Inquirer Journals: Facts to the Future
The articles in this Natural Inquirer include just a few of the renewable natural resources studied by USDA Forest Service scientists. By reading these articles, you will learn about the condition of the resources in the year 2000, and you will learn what might happen to them by the year 2040. In the year 2040, how old will you be? Do you think that the condition of the Nation's renewable natural resources will be important to our society in 2040? Why or why not? The articles in this journal wil
Concentrate on Distracted Driving: A Challenge to MIT Students from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ra
From the MIT News Office:
Research has shown that talking on a phone while driving, even with a hands-free cell phone, causes as much of an impairment to driving ability as being drunk. And yet, says U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Ray LaHood, while the nation has successfully cracked down on drunk driving, when it com