OECD at 50, Better Policies for Better Lives: Growth, Skills and Jobs [Audio]
Speaker(s): Vince Cable, Howard Davies, Angel Gurria | Now in its 50th year, the OECD has established itself as the leading international economic organisation for socio-economic analysis, best practice policy based on peer review, benchmarking and internationally comparable indicators and statistics. Its achievements have made a major contribution to both economic development within its membership and global economic issues. Bringing together business, think–tanks, academia, government and th
Meet Tanisha Isaacs
A graphic design major shares how her NYIT education has given her the skills to unleash and refine her creative talent. New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).
Focus on Fabrics: Putting Materials to Good Use
The goal is for students to understand the basics of engineering associated with the use, selection, and properties of fabrics. A wide variety of natural and synthetic fibers are used in our clothing, home furnishings and in our travel and sports equipment. The specific material chosen for each application depends on how closely the properties of the material match the design needs. This unit focuses on the different characteristics of fabrics and shows students how natural and synthetic fabrics
Global Infrared Cloud Cover, September 2001 (WMS)
This animation is a mosaic of cloud cover data taken by several different satellites in the infrared band. One of the most prominent cloud features during this time was Hurricane Erin near the Atlantic coast of the United States.
Mimicry: The latest negotiating strategy
Negotiating online? New research shows that imitating your counterpart’s writing style can help seal you a better deal, proving that imitation is indeed the better part of flattery…
Singapore Math: Introducing model drawing 4th grade
This 4:27 video presents a short introduction to Singapore's model drawing in a fourth grade classroom. The sound quality is a little weak and the images of the screen are poor.
Introduction to a ten pesos Mexican banknote
This module contextualizes a ten pesos Mexican banknote (1823) printed on an eighteenth century Catholic bull, according to the timeline of Mexican history. It is geared toward jr. high or high […]
Aquatic Animal Skeleton - Tails
Several aquatic animals use their tails to propel themselves through water and to support and balance them when they spend time on land.
Using Macroinvertebrates to Evaluate the Condition of Ponds
Macro-invertebrates are commonly used to evaluate the status of streams and rivers. The deep zones of lakes have also been used for this purpose. This project includes a protocol for using macro-invertebrates to compare and evaluate ponds and wetlands.
Clinical Examinations in Paediatrics: Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) This multimedia-based module is part of a series designed for medical students to assist in preparation for clinical examinations in paediatrics. This module explores the examination of the peripheral nervous system in children.
This multimedia-based module is part of a series designed for medical students to assist in preparation for clinical examinations in paediatrics. This module explores the examination of the peripheral nervous system in children.
Inside the News: Risk trades trimmed ahead of stress tests
Risk trades are trimmed ahead of Europe's bank stress tests, with U.S. Treasuries and the dollar regaining composure after a fresh ratings warning on the U.S. debt ceiling. European shares to fall.
McMurdo Station, Mt. Erebus
A flyby of McMurdo Station and Mt. Erebus using data measured by RADARSAT during the Antarctic Mapping Mission
Tackling students’ learning passivity: Developing new practices
A learning and teaching strategy to deal with undergraduate students’ learning passivity
Bend That Bar
In this activity, the students will learn about material properties. They will learn that engineers must consider several material properties when designing. This activity focuses on strength-to-weight ratios and how sometimes the strongest material is not always the best material.
Video Gallery: Shark Dissection
This video gallery is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Part of the Sharks and Rays: Myth and Reality seminar, Dissection Gallery features 16 videos, each with a printable PDF transcript:Introduction to DissectionOverview of SpecimenDissectionDiscussion of Alimentary TractLiver DissectionEsophagus and Stomach DissectionIntestine DissectionNostrils of the Shark RayElectric Organ of the E
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
March 22, 1969
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
MIT Symphony Orchestra (MITSO)
David Epstein, conductor
Helena Costa, piano
Recorded live at Kresge Auditorium, March 22, 1969
CD available at the Lewis Music Library
Positive surprise at Morgan Stanley
July 21 - Summary of business headlines: Morgan Stanley results outshine Goldman Sachs; Pepsi tempers outlook citing shaky U.S. consumer; Jobless claims data show job market stuck in neutral. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Atlantis landing ends shuttle era
July 21 - The space shuttle Atlantis glided home through a clear moonlit sky to complete a 13-day cargo run to the International Space Station and a 30-year odyssey for NASA's shuttle program. Jon Decker reports.
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