The science behind wheeled sports
This unit focuses on cycling and wheelchair racing: what we might collectively call 'wheeled sports'. The Scientific concepts such as force, acceleration and speed are also useful for understanding these sports. However, cycling and wheelchair racing differ from the sports you have studied so far in that technology more obviously plays an important role.
Episode 114: Growing bodily tissues: An engineering perspective
Biomolecular engineer Associate Professor Andrea O'Connor discusses the engineering behind growing tissues and organs. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.
The Role of International Negotiations in Addressing the Climate Challenge
With frightening evidence for climate change mounting around the globe, from droughts and massive forest fires to melting glaciers and rising sea levels, you might think nations would wish to work together to meet such a grave threat. Instead, as U.S. climate negotiator
Todd Stern reports, there has been only modest progress interna
Ronald DePinho, M.D., on his presidential plans
On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, Ronald DePinho, M.D., began his presidency of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Here he shares his plans for his tenure as president. DePinho is internationally recognized for basic and translational research in cancer, aging and age-associated degenerative disorders. He's the fourth full-time president of MD Anderson.
DePinho succeeds John Mendelsohn, M.D., who remains on MD Anderson faculty, returning to clinical and translational research as co-director of a new Institut
Prediction of Chemical and Biological Properties of Organic Compounds from Molecular Structure
This website is a PDF file of 32 slides and accompanying notes that describe the process of determining quantitative structure activity relationships. The slides focus on the ADAPT software, but are generally useful to anyone interested in QSAR, and discuss the details of Structure Entry and Molecular Modeling, Descriptor Generation, Feature Selection, Model construction, and Model Validation.
Claudia Octaviano models electricity and oil sectors in Mexico
Though trained as an environmental economist, Claudia Octaviano is currently working towards her PhD in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT. But an economist among engineers isn’t as odd as it sounds; Claudia’s program integrates engineering, social sciences, and policy to address environmental issues.
“The idea within the Engineering Systems Divisions is that these are very complex issues that you won’t be able to solve just by looking at technology, or with just the e
"Water Vapor, the Hydrological Cycle, and Climate Change"
Something in the Air: Climate Change, Science and Policy - Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
"Water Vapor, the Hydrological Cycle, and Climate Change" by Isaac M. Held, Senior Research Scientist, head of Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics Group, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA (Princeton, NJ); Lecturer with rank of Professor in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, Princeton University
With a vast bibliography and repository of published and unpublished literature and media, an online outlet for publication, and a collaborative workspace built on the HUBzero platform for digital scholarship, HABRI Central will be the place to go for human-animal bond research and collaboration when it launches in 2012.
The founding partners of HABRI Central are Purdue Veterinary Medicine and Purdue University Libraries. While it is owned by Purdue University and editorially independent, gener