Mapping and Its Discontents: Katharine Harmon, Rebecca Solnit, Dana Cuff
Katharine Harmon at 6:47 Rebecca Solnit at 29:08 Dana Cuff at 53:05 Maps are also a form of narrative and a form of art. In this video, Katharine Harmon, author of The Map as Art, discusses how narrative contents create maps, and set up the vocabulary of maps. ""Maps come when narrative is not enough, or the opposite, narrative comes when the map is not enough."" Rebecca Solnit, author of Unfathomable City and Infinite City, discusses the making of maps as a way of knowing places. ""I love maps
The Stuff of Genius: Copier
Before the invention of the modern copier, companies across the world
depended on time-consuming -- and, often, incorrect -- duplication
methods. This 2:20 video explains how the copier was invented and also how the inventor worked hard to develop this invention.
Build-A-Word - Log
In this short cartoon clip from "WordWorld", the WordFriends use the letters L, O, and G, to build the word "log." After the word is built, it transforms into a log made of the letters used. (1:12)
: How to Draw a Cartoon Dog: Part 3
Watch and learn from the artist's drawing. Go from the colar down to draw the body of the dog. Step-by-step narration by Paul Louis.
Fe, C 1.0 (wt%), hypereutectoid alloy
This secondary electron SEM image shows the cementite delineating prior austenite grain boundaries with a thin layer. The amount of proeutectoid phase is very low, with the majority of the area being taken by the pearlite eutectoid. Again each pearlite cell has a different orientation with the ferrite phase being selectively etched.
Sesame Street-Bowling Subtraction
Catchy little number from the good old days on Sesame Street with a bowling ball demonstrating subtraction. (0:55)
IPICK - Selecting Books that are "Just Right!"
When we are selecting books to read in our 2nd grade classroom, we remember the acronym, I PICK. Listen are we explain what each letter means. (1:57)
7.341 Brightening up Life: Harnessing the Power of Fluorescence Imaging to Observe Biology in Action
One summer in the 1960s a young Japanese researcher, with the help of a few high school students, chopped up ten thousand jellyfish. As a by-product of this harvest, they isolated a green fluorescent protein (GFP). Since then, GFP has triggered a revolution in our understanding of gene expression and signaling in live cells. In this seminar, we will examine how this small protein generates fluorescence, i.e. absorbs light of one wavelength and emits light of a longer wavelength. We will discuss
Cold War: Red China - part 4/5
1949 - 1972 Chinese communists win the longest civil war in 20th century history. Mao's land reforms are popular but in 1958, he embarks on a series of catastrophic changes. China maintains an incrasingly uneasy relationship with the Soviet Union. In 1960, the Sino-Soviet split paves the way for President Nixon's historic visit to Beijing.
Cost of Capitalism - China
October 2004 China's spectacular economic growth has come at a heavy price. Millions of workers have been crippled in unsafe sweatshops. Part of this video is about one particulat man and the help that he got from a lawyer to get compensation for a work-related loss of his hand.
20/20 Fidel Castro Interview - Barbara Walters [6 of 6]
Barbara Walters interviews Fidel Castro from Havana, Cuba, 25 years after her first interview with the Cuban leader. Her original interview made a little history because people got their first real look at the man. Although Castro is known for very long speeches, he rarely does interviews. Fidel Castro, 76 at the time of this interview, has outlasted nine US presidents. His rule continues to inspire both fear and devotion. He tells Barbara Walters that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev lied t
How internet piracy harms innovation and ideas about illegal downloads. Looks at the idea of a piracy tax. Live action movie of stand-up presentation. (5:07)
Tissue engineering and stem cell technology
A lecture, "Tissue engineering and stem cell technology" given by Prof ZhanFeng Cui, University of Oxford, at the 10th OIBC Spring Symposium, held jointly with the Department for Continuing Education, at St Edward's School, Oxford, on 4 March 2009. Visit http://media.conted.ox.ac.uk/oibc2 to view the full presentation from Prof ZhanFeng Cui, including his slides.
Economic Update: There Are Alternatives
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7.02 Experimental Biology & Communication (MIT)
This introductory biology laboratory course covers the application of experimental techniques in microbiology, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of factual knowledge with understanding of the design of the experiments and data analysis in order to prepare the students for future research projects. Development of skills critical for writing about scientific findings in modern biology is also covered in the Scientific Communications portion of the
Lost Treasures of the Ancient World - India, 5/5
The amazing inventions and extraordinary ideas by East Indians that are still useful today, such as plastic surgery, the number system, wax, yoga, water clock, etc. Suitable for middle school and high school students. (08:32)
The PDZ Domain as a Complex Adaptive System
Specific protein associations define the wiring of protein interaction networks and thus control the organization and functioning of the cell as a whole. Peptide recognition by PDZ and other protein interaction domains represents one of the best-studied classes of specific protein associations. However, a mechanistic understanding of the relationship between selectivity and promiscuity commonly observed in the interactions mediated by peptide recognition modules as well as its functional meaning
The Good Side of Nightmares
The average person dreams several hundred times a week. Most are about relatives, friends, colleagues and loved ones. Most of the time, nothing special happens – and we tend to forget most dreams. However, once in a while people wake up screaming or sweating from dreams so frightening that they can’t be forgotten. While no one likes such nightmares, reporter Wojciech (Voytek) Mikoluszko reports on why it they aren’t necessarily a bad thing. The songs are performed by Irena Mikoluszko.
See why Cathy chose to attend the University of Memphis.
See why Cathy chose to attend the University of Memphis.
"The Fountain of Life: From Dolly to Customized Embryonic Stem Cells, Fall 2007"
" During development, the genetic content of each cell remains, with a few exceptions, identical to that of the zygote. Most differentiated cells therefore retain all of the genetic information necessary to generate an entire organism. It was through pioneering technology of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) that this concept was experimentally proven. Only 10 years ago the sheep Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult organism, demonstrating that the differentiated state of a m