Ancient China - Nomadic Threats and the Great Wall of China
This video discusses the many walls (not just the Great Wall) that the ancient Chinese built to protect themselves. (The video starts suddenly and focuses on a man who is trying to discover the past of ?China.) Run time 03:57
The Story of India- The Power of Ideas (pt. 4)
This documentary traces the history of India through the great thinkers
and doers of the past.
Picnik Useful Tips
Check out this basic, but useful tips for Picnik. They can improve your photo editing. One of the tips is to press F11 to get to a full size screen to make it easier to edit your photos. Press F11 to get back to the original size.
Learn about Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
Nitrogen is normally an odorless, colorless gas that makes up 78% of the atmosphere. Nitrogen is SO COOL - that its boiling point is -320 degrees F. Watch as liquid nitrogen instantly transforms a standard sugar and cream mixture into ice cream -- without any measurable time elapsing in this episode from Food Science. Run time 05:50.
Touring the Massive Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Day 50
50 days after the spill, Harry Smith toured the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico with La. Gov. Bobby Jindal and BP Managing Director Bob Dudley. This is a CBS News report from The Early Show on June 8, 2010. Run time 04:43.
Learn Italian - Indefinite Article
This segment, which is from a larger video clip, is a short explanation of the use of un, uno, una and un' in Italian. (01:19)
Juan Enriquez wants to Grow Energy
Juan Enriquez challenges our definition of bioenergy. Oil, coal, gas and other hydrocarbons are not chemical but biological products, based on plant matter -- and thus, growable. Our whole approach to fuel, he argues, needs to change. Juan Enriquez thinks and writes about the profound changes that genomics and other life sciences will cause in business, technology, politics and society. This video could also be used with a lesson in agriculture. Run time 18:08.
This video segment adapted from NOVA examines ethanol, a cleaner-burning fuel alternative to gasoline, and the efforts to produce it more efficiently. Today, most ethanol in the United States is made from corn kernels. But converting corn into ethanol requires lots of energy as well as corn, which might otherwise be used to feed people and livestock. The video features research efforts to use less valuable plant matter, called cellulosic biomass, and microorganisms that may be able to accomplish
This video segment adapted from KQED's QUEST profiles the work of Jay Keasling, a synthetic biologist experimenting with ways to produce a cleaner-burning fuel from biological matter, using genetically modified microorganisms. Keasling's approach involves engineering microbes to eat simple sugars found in plant matter and then excrete fuel. The video explains the two techniques that may enable Keasling to accomplish this: metabolic engineering and directed evolution. It also suggests that creati
How to Edit WatchKnow
Here's a carefully edited screencast explaining how to edit Watchknow. This excellent screencast describes: (1) installing the bookmarklet; (2) importing videos with the bookmarklet; (3) editing the directory; and (4) recategorizing videos. This screencast was developed by none other than the original designer of WatchKnow, Dr. Larry Sanger. (08:27)
How to Use WatchKnow
While many have said WatchKnow is easy to use, we think it can't hurt to explain it with a nice screencast. So here you go--how to use WatchKnow, in under four minutes. Covers opening categories; opening video pages; watching and rating videos; drilling down into the Directory; using the age filter; using the search engine to find categories and videos, and to locate where categories are in the Directory; getting an account; how educational professionals should sign up for an account; and My
Tips On Categorizing Videos on WatchKnow.org
This WatchKnow video tutorial (a screencast) explains how to fix common problems with categorizing videos and editing the Directory. Topics include: (1) unsorted videos; (2) using too borad of a category; (3) the category you need doesn't exist yet; (4) too many videos in a category; (5) how to deal with multi-part videos; (6) duplicate categories; (7) specialized category not filed "deeply" enough; (8) category names not in Title Case. For additional information on editing
All About the Magnet
Is the nail attracted to the magnet? Yes! This short video clip on the properties of the magnet will help introduce young children to what is and is not attracted to a magnet. Run time 0:36.
SoulPancake: An Evening with Rainn Wilson, Devon Gundry, Golriz Lucina and Shabnam Mogharabi
"SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions" is a book by Rainn Wilson, best known for his deft portrayal as Dwight on NBC's "The Office." In a program sponsored by USC Spectrum and the USC Office of Religious Life on March 25, 2011, Wilson teamed up with his friends Devon Gundry, Golriz Lucina and Shabnam Mogharabi in USC's Bovard Auditorium to discuss life's biggest questions. Have you ever wondered how your thoughts affect reality? Or if you only had one hour left to live, how you'd spend it
Why Study Systematic Theology with Henri Gagey
Henri Gagey, an expert in Fundamental Theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris, discusses why people take up the study of Theology and how it can affect their approach to life and belief.
UGA Honors Whisperin' Bill Anderson
On Tuesday March 4th, The University of Georgia honored country music star and Georgia alumnus Whisperin' Bill Anderson for 50 years in the recording industry.
Bulldogs in Transit
On the first day of fall classes 80 campus transit drivers operated 40 busses in order to move more than 50,000 faculty, staff and students around campus.
Chapel Bell Restoration
University of Georgia Physical Plant and The Verdin Company of Cincinnati, Ohio worked through the spring and summer to restore the University of Georgia Chapel Bell and to rebuild the Bell Tower.
Making medical ends meet with family
For Harvard Medical School's researchers and clinicians, nothing is in shorter supply than time - and time is money. For Sonya Shin, relief comes from the Elenanor and Miles Shore Fellowship for Scholars in Medicine.
The "Uganda Project: Come and See - Go and Tell" was a multimedia dance performance presented by Mississippi: The Dance Company. Inspired by their humanitarian missions to Uganda, Professor Jennifer Mizenko and Assistant Professor of Art Brooke White brought that experience to the stage in dance, music and photography. Video by Erin Parsons.