Birefringence in a film of polypropylene
The colours in the image are the result of birefringence and relate to the residual stress in the film, following the biaxial stretching process. The uniformity of the colour (with contrast only where an additional thickness of film exists or where wrinkling has resulted in a different apparent thickness) is indicative of both a uniform film thickness and of the uniformity of the drawing process used to make the film. Note that unlike polyethylene, the film has not been permanently strained in
Res gestae Divi Augusti : fotogrammetria
This Italian website focusing on the Latin and Greek inscription known as "Res gestae Divi Augusti" (part of the "Monumentum Ancyranum") publishes a full catalogue of high definition pictures with some tools to improve readability. As part of the project, two sets of pictures separated by a decade will be published in an attempt to determine the degrade of the monumental inscription. Although entirely in Italian, the website is mainly a collection of pictures that can be easily browsed. The "Res
Under the Redcoat
The Revolutionary War wasn't always a winning proposition for the colonists, explains Tim Sutphin. "Under the Redcoat" recalls the British occupation of Williamsburg.
PGE Distinguished Lecture: "Is Development Sustainable? Not Even Close"
A talk by Robert Repetto. Is development sustainable? Certainly not the way the world is now going about it. Major trends are heading straight toward ecological and human disasters and if they are not changed and changed soon, development efforts will fail for billions of people, comprising mainly the world?s most vulnerable populations. Climate change, water
Infinitives vs. Gerunds
This video is a lecture using typed slides that explains the difference between infinitives and gerunds. The lesson begins with the definition of each part of speech. The instructor uses examples of both parts of speech to help the viewer remember the difference between the two and how to use the parts of speech correctly.
Promo - One Minute Romanian
Hello! My name is Roxana and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Romanian from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Romanian. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Romanian to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to Romania, or just to impress your Roma
Niki Valentine - On becoming a novelist
Niki Valentine from the University's School of Education describes her journey to becoming a successful novelist and gives her ten top tips for budding writers for November's National Write a Novel Month (NaNoWriMo).
Facts About the Pyramids of Egypt
Learn more about pyramids with answers from an experienced teacher in this video.The pyramids of Egypt were built originally as tombs for Pharaohs, and no one is sure exactly how they were built.
Professor Jane McAdam - Australian refugee policies
In recent times Australia has introduced a range of refugee policies focussed on stopping the arrival of refugees by boat. What are these policies and are they lawful? Video 4 in the series "Refugees - Rights, Protection and Policies" Understanding the international legal obligations that Australia has to refugees and asylum seekers is crucial when it comes to separating myths from facts in contemporary Australian debates. In this series Professor Jane McAdam goes behind the headlines, defines
Pocahontas Biography, Part III
This is NOT the animation from the well-known studio. This is an animated biography of Pocahontas from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
21st Century Councillor social media site
The 21st Century Councillor social media site. is a project of a number of UK organisations including The IDeAs Leadership Academy and Standards for England. It seeks to encourage local government personnel (councillors and public servants) to use social media in political communication. The site includes guides to using social media, case studies and links to key supporting resources. Social media includes blogs, Twitter and Web 2.0 applications.
ECU/Big East Announcement (full press conference)
Tomorrow starts here.
2.1 What makes a good presentation?
Effective communication is the key to a successful presentation. This unit will provide you with a systematic approach to develop the necessary skills. It is important to understand that effective presentation skills can be practised and learned. It is the content of your presentation, and the simple delivery of clear and reasoned arguments, which will help you to achieve your objectives.
Diabetes, a life sentence?
This film features a short collection of video clips of patients talking about their experiences of living and coping with Type 2 Diabetes. The film has three sections: > Patients reactions to the diagnosis > Talking about eating and diet > Coping with complications
Health and Human Rights Pamphlets
A series of 7 pamphlets exploring different aspects of the Right to Health These pamphlets are available in three languages English Xhosa and Afrikaans
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
Television News Careers : How to Become an International News Reporter
Becoming an international news reporter, also known as a foreign correspondent, requires having a grasp on international relations, possibly knowing a foreign language and understanding the politics of a given country. Understand what it takes to work overseas as a news reporter with insider information from award-winning former TV news anchor, Glenn Selig, in this video on television jobs.
Lesson 02 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 2 of One Minute Romanian you will learn a few more useful words in Romanian which you'll use every day. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s):
What to do when everything changes: Mastering high uncertainty in start-ups
Israel has a thriving high-technology startup sector, which is based on world-class expertise and entrepreneurial talent. But nobody is perfect and even these sophisticated venture companies can improve in their management of uncertainty. When faced with risks and uncertainty, most high technology start-ups in Israel’s telecom industry carry out too much planning and then tend to adopt an insufficiently flexible stance. Conversely, the start-up companies facing low uncertainty appear to make t
UO Faculty Senate Meeting
The agenda includes many important issues including an overview by President Lariviere of the New Partnership proposal and an extended conversation with Rob Mullens and Jamie Moffitt, our new athletic director and senior associate athletic director for finances and administration, respectively. Share This