Workshop 6: Energy and Systems
Physicists use the concept of a system to trace and quantify the flow of energy. In this session, take a close look at a number of energy systems and see how this concept is closely linked to the Law of Conservation of Energy.
All Sorts of Leaves
A first-grade class in Boynton Beach, Florida studies biodiversity by taking a close look at leaves.
The Global Amphibian Crisis
In this video Sir David Attenborough talks about the global amphibian crisis. The Zoological Society of London is working alongside Amphibian Ark (AArk), which was founded to carry out an Amphibian Conservation Action Plan. This is a video with a terrific and very important message, although you have to listen carefully because the background music is almost overpowering the voice of Mr. Attenborough.
Indonesia's Ascent: Power, Leadership and Asia's Security Order
As Indonesia's economy grows, it is increasingly being referred to as a rising middle power and there is mounting speculation that Indonesia might eventually join the ranks of Asia's great powers. Regardless of just how far Indonesia will rise, its government and the will of its people will become increasingly influential in terms of its regional leadership and the values and norms Jakarta espouses. What are the domestic opportunities and constraints that inform Indonesia's rise and how will var
1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment (MIT)
This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.
Biodiversity in Antarctica
The first inventory of life on the land and sea in an Antarctic region reveals a wealth of diversity and challenges the long-held view that biodiversity decreases the closer you get to the poles.
Oil palm plantations and coral reefs
Coral reefs are among the most beautiful habitats in the world. As well as being rich in biodiversity, they're vital for the local economies that depend on them for fishing, tourism or protection from storms.
Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Pnina Shor
Pnina Shor (Head of the Department for the Treatment and Conservation of Artifacts, Israel Antiquities Authority) discusses the challenges and process of conserving and preserving the fragile Dead Sea Scrolls for future generations. The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).