This video clip highlights the Mayan civilizations achievements. The Mayans were the first to figure out the concept of zero, created the first accurate calendar containing 365 days per year, and started a writing system. The Mayans had hundreds of cities and their capital of Tikal contained schools, libraries, sports arenas, and hospitals. In 1,000 A.D. Mayan cities were abandoned. The growth of the great Mayan civilization is as much a mystery as its disappearance. This clip contains text to a
ISS Update - Feb. 22, 2012
The International Space Station video update for Feb. 22, 2012.
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
In this video, the instructor talks about adding and subtracting rational expressions. He first defines what rational expressions are and how they are different from equations. In general, the instructor states that the idea is to make the expression into a single fraction if possible. The instructor walks the viewer step by step through three different examples of adding and subtracting rational expressions.
FISH DISSECTION VIDEO 2
Video #2 Perch Dissection
Veteran's Home Movies
In this video clip, find out why more veterans came home with home movies from Vietnam and how they helped give Vietnam in HD a unique perspective of the war. (2:44)
Common Shore Crab Egg Mass and Larvae Being Released
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a Common Shore Crab egg mass and lots of tiny larvae being released. As its name suggests, the common shore crab is one of the most common crabs on the British shore. This species is usually dark green in color, although young individuals may have whitish blotches. The carapace of the common shore crab is wider than it is long, and the first pair of walking limbs ('pereopods') have pincers. This is a great resource to
17.THT Thesis Research Design Seminar (MIT)
This seminar is for students who plan to write a senior thesis in Political Science, and is required of all MIT Political Science majors. Seminar participants will develop their research topics, review relevant research and scholarship, frame their research questions and arguments, choose an appropriate methodology for analysis, draft the introductory and methodology sections of their theses, and write a complete prospectus of the project.
Introduction to Concept and Form in Architecture: An Experimental Design Studio Using the Digital Me
This paper describes the use of digital media in a first year undergraduate architectural design studio. It attempts to address the importance of developing a design process that is redefined by the use of computing, integrating concept and perception. Furthermore, it describes the theoretical foundations and quasi-experiments of a series of exercises developed for beginning design students.
Gowan Pamphlet, slave preacher
Born at the right time, this revolutionary figure was an electrifying force.
Defining City Regions
The concept of 'City Regions' has been picked up by political leaders in the UK at both a national and local level. The concept has been used as the basis for a number of policy initiatives, but what lies behind the idea of a 'City Region' and what are the implications for governance and local identity if we start to think in these terms. Professor Colin Crouch, Professor of Governance and Public Management at Warwick Business School, has studied City Regions for the OECD. Length: 29 mins
Billionaire Batista to U.S.: Make it in America
Sept. 23 - Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista tells Reuters' Chrystia Freeland that if the United States wants to keep more jobs onshore, consumers need to buy more goods made America... even if it means paying a higher price.
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Remixing Libraries—New Teen Space Integrates Digital with Books
This 3:34 long video shows one example of how a library is using technology to remake the library to help youth use its services in a new way. It provides many examples of what can be done including checking out cameras and the use of volunteers.
Declaration of Independence
On June 7, 1776, Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced to the Continental Congress a resolution: "That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States." He further called "for forming foreign Alliances and preparing a plan of confederation." Lee's resolution announced America's break from England, but members of Congress believed a more formal explanation was needed to unify the colonies, secure foreign assistance, and justify their actions to the world.
OrganWise Guys Shorts: Snack Tip: Ants on a Log
Come learn about health and nutrition with the OrganWise Guys! In this short: kids learn how to make the classic snack "Ants on a Log," by putting peanut butter and raisins on celery sticks. (1min)
These mythological beings have appeared for centuries in Irish folklore, but the pot of gold didn't come until much later. In this video clip, learn more about the origins of the Leprechauns. (1:18)
Open Classroom - 2/29/12 #6 Q&A
Food and American Society an Urban Perspective Topic for 2/29/12: Feeding Boston: The View from the Front Lines Lectures: Maureen Timmons - Director of Dining Services, Northeastern University Jose Duarte - Chef/Owner, Taranta Alison Fong - Owner, Bon Me food truck Phil Bannatyne - Owner, Cambridge Brewing Company The Open Classroom Policy Series is a graduate-level public policy seminar that is open to the public. Each semester, the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs selects a critica