DoHistory
This site invites you to explore the process of piecing together the lives of ordinary people in the past. It is an experimental, interactive case study based on the research that went into the book and film A Midwife’s Tale, both based upon the remarkable diary of 18th-century midwife/healer Martha Ballard. Although DoHistory is centered on the life of Martha Ballard, you can learn basic skills and techniques for interpreting fragments that survive from any period in history.
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment is helpful in showing teachers a useful technique to elicit students' ideas. The interviewer uses a refutation by stating a comment about what some scientists believe and asks the student to describe what she would say to them to refute their claim.
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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Otis Ben Maltz Gallery: MAKE:CRAFT
MAKE:CRAFT is a survey of artists who combine hand making and building techniques to create, engineer and hack unique, mostly functional devices, objects, machines and accessories; making either a social/political statement, creating new markets for individual styled products, or creating inventive ways to experience the tactile world, non-virtual, the "real."
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Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis
This activity describes the technique of preparing latitude-longitude based data so it can be imported into a geographic information system (GIS). The chapter describes the steps to create a map to display data and guides users through some basic geographic analyses. The focus of the chapter's case study is earthquake prediction. Users download and format near real-time and historical earthquake data from the USGS. They import the data into ArcVoyager Special Edition GIS software, and analyze pa
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Systems
Topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity, system infrastructure, networks and distributed systems, atomicity and coordination of parallel activities, recovery and reliability, privacy of information, impact of computer systems on society. Case studies of working systems and outside reading in the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts. The group project is to write an NSF systems proposal to fund a middle-ware produc
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Linkage Mapping a Mutation in Arabidopsis
Since Alfred Sturtevant constructed the first genetic map of a Drosophilachromosome in 1913, new mutations have been mapped using his method of linkage analysis. Determining the map position of a new mutation -- and its corresponding gene -- consists of testing for linkage with a number of previously mapped genes or DNA markers. Linkage is the principle that the closer two genes or markers are located to one another on a chromosome, the greater the chance that they will be inherited together as
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A New Lease on Life
explains how objects such as a letter written by Abe Lincoln and a dress worn by Lady Bird Johnson's are preserved to ensure safety while on exhibit in a museum. The site looks at steps taken by conservators to preserve objects, including examination, stabilization, research, and restoration.
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Artificial Intelligence: Introduction to Robotics
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to basics of modeling, design, planning, and control of robot systems. In essence, the material treated in this course is a brief survey of relevant results from geometry, kinematics, statics, dynamics, and control. The course is presented in a standard format of lectures, readings and problem sets. There will be an in-class midterm and final examination. These examinations will be open book. Lectures will be based mainly, but not exclusively, on ma
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Civil War Archeology: Investigating the Battles of Wilson's Creek and Pea Ridge
This site examines archeological techniques used to explore these two battle sites. These battles, fought in Missouri and Arkansas in 1861 and 1862, helped keep Missouri in the Union and set the stage for the Union to gain control of most lands west of the Mississippi by 1863.
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Looking East: Theatre of Yugen
SPARK goes backstage with the Theatre of Yugen for their adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea. This Educator Guide addresses fusion in theatrical productions, the traditions of Japanese Noh, and the unique techniques employed by Theatre of Yugen to achieve their signature style.
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Polar Caps: Image Processing Tutorial
In this step-by-step tutorial, students will learn to use computer image processing techniques to measure the size of Earth's polar ice caps and analyze various phenomena visible on planetary images. These skills can be used to scale and analyze any image of our Sun, the planets, or any other electronic image found on the Internet.
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A Holistic Approach to Teaching a Laboratory, Using Sea Urchin Development as an Example System
This exercise uses brainstorming, writing, and oral presentation techniques within the framework of a laboratory to illustrate the basic principles of early development. In groups, students learn how to identify a good model system (the sea urchin), isolate its gametes, mix some gametes from each sex, and study the ensuing processes of fertilization and development. After being introduced to the basic techniques, student groups design their own experimental approaches to further analyze these pr
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An Introduction to Plant Vascular Systems
As a laboratory exercise that uses scientific techniques to add an investigative component to study the vascular system of plants.
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Computer Enhanced Learning in Biology
This chapter introduces biology instructors to computer assisted learning through the development and use of locally-authored biology software (courseware). The selection of authoring software (authoring languages), approaches to the development of courseware, and courseware programs are presented and discussed. Specific courseware programs on a variety of biological topics are presented for viewing, examination, and evaluation. A questionnaire that may be used to evaluate courseware is presente
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Equal study: Lecture based automated video recording system for all
This paper presents a system, which (in one piece) captures the necessary video and sound equipment, interactive streaming video technology and virtual hypermedia environment into a new web based learning environment. In several steps a lecturer can prepare a video supported lecture, which is automatically synchronized with additional media (material, subtitles). Students can watch these lectures live or on demand. Later on additional form of subtitles can be simply added into the video and soun
Author(s): Debevc Matjaž,Kosec Primož

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Virology
An articulate presentation that includes several engage produced units that provide scripted photographic illustrations of techniques used in virology. The techniques covered are: Plaque assay of Herpes Simplex virus; Neutralisation of virus infectivity as a means of virus identification; Assay of T4 Bacteriophage by the Agar Layer technique; Haemagglutination/Haemagglutination Inhibition test. Each of the engage interactions can be accessed individually if required once unzipped. A help file is
Author(s): Dr John Heritage and Dr Sue Bickerdike, University

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Europe's Growth and Decline
Professor Vytautas Landsbergis will in his lecture be giving his perspective on the today's pressing events in the western world. His lecture will be an examination of consequences of doubtful mentality, as growth in population figures and average living standards have not resulted in increased happiness. Growing frustration and the crumbling myth of welfare state point to a crucial need to consider a new philosophy for life.
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Hommage à Stanley Cavell - La fabrique cavellienne des genres

Penser les genres cinématographiques Présidence : Sandra Laugier

Un second souffle pour la philosophie du cinéma en France

L’ambition de ce colloque interdisciplinaire est de contribuer à la réception de la pensée du cinéma du
philosophe américain Stanley Cavell, en interrogeant ses travaux dans une perspective croisant la théorie
cinématographique et philosophique avec la cr
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, 2D Elipse simulation tool
Interactive simulation tool demonstrating formula for calculating the area of an elipse
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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