The Transformative Power of the Arts
JaLinda Dunovant believes that the world would be a better place if more people could experience the transformative power of the arts. This is because Dunovant's involvement in arts and culture activities has had a profound impact on her own life.
Since arriving at Penn two years ago, the rising junior from Staten Island, N.Y. has acted in an African American Arts Alliance production called "The Story," worked on costume design for the production of "Aida," and gained a deep appreciation of Phi
12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)
This undergraduate level course presents a basic study in geology. It introduces major minerals and rock types, rock-forming processes, and time scales; temperatures, pressures, compositions, structure of the Earth, and measurement techniques; geologic structures and relationships observable in the field; sediment movement and landform development by moving water, wind, and ice; crustal processes and planetary evolution in terms of global plate tectonics with an emphasis on ductile and brittle p
Consumer confidence on the rise
Dec. 27 - Summary of business headlines: Consumer confidence rebounds; Online post-holiday sales jump; Sears holdings to close up to 120 stores; Housing prices fall-S&P Case/Shiller. Bobbi Rebell reports.
TALAT Lecture 3206: The Feeding of Castings
This lecture provides an introduction to the techniques used to compensate for the solidification shrinkage of castings. The students will be able to understand the basic principles of how to design a feeder system to produce a shrinkage-free casting. Basic knowledge of castings production, basic physics and metallurgy background is assumed.
12.010 Computational Methods of Scientific Programming (MIT)
This course introduces programming languages and techniques used by physical scientists: FORTRAN, C, C++, MATLAB, and Mathematica. Emphasis is placed on program design, algorithm development and verification, and comparative advantages and disadvantages of different languages.
3.021J Introduction to Modeling and Simulation (MIT)
This course explores the basic concepts of computer modeling and simulation in science and engineering. We'll use techniques and software for simulation, data analysis and visualization. Continuum, mesoscale, atomistic and quantum methods are used to study fundamental and applied problems in physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanics, engineering, and biology. Examples drawn from the disciplines above are used to understand or characterize complex structures and materials, and complement e
The American Revolution: The Boston Tea Party
This video uses still images to help place the Tea Party in history as the unofficial start of the Revolution. It may help for students to have a timeline to help understand the sequence of events as this video goes well beyond the Tea Party. (03:04)
17.418 Field Seminar: International Relations Theory (MIT)
This seminar provides an overview of the field of international relations. Each week, a different approach to explaining international relations will be examined. By surveying major concepts and theories in the field, the seminar will also assist graduate students in preparing for the comprehensive examination and further study in the department's more specialized offerings in international relations.
Multi-walled carbon nanotube
A variety of techniques may be used for the synthesis of carbon nanotubes. These include electrolysis of molten salts with a graphite cathode, chemical vapour deposition, and striking graphite with an electric arc. This multi-walled tube was produced by the catalytic cracking of a hydrocarbon gas. The graphitic planes are clearly visible and a thin layer of amorphous carbon can be seen on the outer surface of the tube.
Evaluating intelligent buildings according to level of service systems integration
The intelligent building is supposed to provide the environment and means for an optimal utilization of the building, according to its designation. This extended function of a building can be achieved only by means of an extensive use of building service systems, such as HVAC; electric power; communication; safety and security; transportation; sanitation, etc. Building intelligence is not related to the sophistication of service systems in a building, but rather to the integration among the vari
The Microbiology of Natural Environments
A suite of resources describing the microbiology of natural environments. This resource includes information on environmental sampling, the role of organisms in the fixation of nitrogen, how to count soil bacteria, how to examine iron-rich water and visualisation and examination of cyanobacteria.
Measuring flow rate of a stream
A short PowerPoint presentation illustrating how flowrate of a stream can be measured Aimed at students without previous field experience of freshwater biology sampling techniques.
Virtual laboratories in Molecular and Cell Biology - Immuno-electron-microscopy
A virtual laboratory that includes immuno-gold labelling and transmission electron micrography (immuno-EM). It allows the student to study intracellular-traffic pathways of two cell-surface receptor molecules, following stimulation of the cells with their specific ligand, for different time periods. The programme first introduces the theory underlying the techniques and includes a video of EM work in a real laboratory. The student is then taken through a series of questions which requires them t
Virtual laboratories in Molecular and Cell Biology - SDS-PAGE
A protein analysis laboratory using SDS-PAGE, western-blotting and endoprotease digestion. The programme includes a section on the theory of the techniques, a video demonstration in a real laboratory, and a series of questions which guide the students through the structural analysis of model proteins (3 are included). Students go to the virtual laboratory and devise their own experiments in order to determine the molecular weight, subunit composition etc of the proteins. Results (gels and blots)
How to take notes
This resource includes content and activities about note-taking. It presents examples of techniques learners might find useful, and provides opportunities for learners to try out their note-taking skills.
Introduction to Fluid Power: Learners Guide
Learners Guide This unit contains information on basic hydraulics, you will learn about: the components which make up a hydraulic system; how to inspect and test a hydraulic system; basic troubleshooting tips and techniques.
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