This patient education program explains skin cancer and how it is treated. It reviews the anatomy of the skin, what to look for during self-examination, and gives tips for preventing skin cancer. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Give Binary a Try! Lesson
Lesson focuses on how binary codes function and binary applications for computer engineers. The lesson offers students an activity to learn to download software and read online binary clock, and advanced students an opportunity to build one from a kit.
Lennon and McCartney on Life's Choices
On May 14, 1968, New York's public television station aired a "Newsfront" program featuring an interview with the Beatles' John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The songwriting duo discuss their role as superstars. (1:02)
Reuters Asks: Where should ECB cap bond yields and spreads?
Aug. 24 - The ECB is said to be considering setting a threshold for yields and spreads that would trigger bond purchases. But where should that threshold be set?
China flexes its naval muscles
Aug. 27 - China is spending billions of dollars to build its navy as the world's number two economy seeks to protect its interests in the Pacific and the United States pours more resources into the region.
In this activity, students are assigned different alleles of the gene for phenylalanine hydroxylase to research using OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). They are then asked to both explain and illustrate how this mutation may cause the disease phenylketonuria (PKU).
Plant Growth Regulation
Plant growth regulators, including auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, abscisic acid, and ethylene, are investigated in this learning activity to demonstrate how these chemicals (hormones) affect plant growth and development.
3XSQ: IBM staying strong in tough tech market
Aug 28 - IBM announced plans to unveil a new version of its iconic mainframe computer, while other struggling computer companies scale back.
Beginner - No phone line A nice and easy lesson for the beginners out there. You will learn how to explain that there is no tone on a telephone and possible reasons for the problem. The problem might be as obvious as not having paid the bill.
A nice and easy lesson for the beginners out there. You will learn how to explain that there is no tone on a telephone and possible reasons for the problem. The problem might be as obvious as not having paid the bill.
The Future of Capital Formation
Craig Lewis, Chief Economist and Director of Economic and Risk Analysis at the SEC recently visited MIT as part of the CFP Distinguished Speaker Series to deliver a speech on the future of capital formation. The issues addressed included: How companies raise capital, and the regulations affecting those transactions are evolving rapidly. Dr. Lewis will address several key issues including: How will changes in regulation affect the channels available for acquiring capital? How will issuer incentiv
6.005 Elements of Software Construction (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques of software development that have greatest impact on practice. Topics include capturing the essence of a problem by recognizing and inventing suitable abstractions; key paradigms, including state machines, functional programming, and object-oriented programming; use of design patterns to bridge gap between models and code; the role of interfaces and specification in achieving modularity and decoupling; reasoning ab
Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Harvard Library : Meet & Greet, July 24, 2012
The Meet & Greet featured 6 speakers from the Berkman Center and Harvard Library sharing 5 minute overviews of projects with which they've been involved. Presentations were followed by an open discussion. The event was co-sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Harvard Library Strategic Conversations.
The Nottingham Life Cycle 2 - day 10
Highlights from day 10 of the Nottingham Life Cycle 2 - Lincoln to Nottingham. The riders are joined by members of the public and arrive at University Park for a community event for family, friends and supporters. To find out more and sponsor a rider visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/lifecycle
Creativity, culture & education literature reviews
This Web page gives free access to a series of free literature reviews written for the Newcastle-based charity Creativity, Culture and Education, the national organisation which manages the Government-funded Creative Partnerships initiative for arts in state schools. At March 2010 there are eight reviews by noted academics, each available as a free PDF file. These include, among others: Justin O'Connor's history of the formation and definition of the creative sector; Kate Oakley's overview of th
Disciplinary Thinking - Overview of Project and resources: Download Prezi file
Title: Disciplinary Thinking - Project Overview Description: Prezi file Description: An overview of all resources within the themes for the Disciplinary Thinking project. Theme: Overview of all themes Subject: HE - Education Author: Colleen McKenna and Jane Hughes: HEDERA, 2012 Owner: The University of Bath Audience: Educational developers within accredited programmes and courses in higher education. Issue Date: 6/09/2012 Version: Final License: Creative Commons Attrib
Dr Alan Bollard: What I have learned from the Global Financial Crisis
The 2012 annual Sir Leslie Melville Lecture delivered by Dr Alan Bollard, Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. The near-meltdown in the financial system in 2007-08 and ensuing global recession have left challenging legacies. Monetary and fiscal policy in major advanced economies have found themselves backed into difficult corners. Meanwhile, researchers and forecasters are fundamentally rethinking economic frameworks to tackle financial fragility, contagion and instability. Dr Bollard e
This Day in History May 8: V.E. Day Is Celebrated in America and Great Britain
On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine. (1:00)
336 GG Why We Have Both "Color" and "Colour"
British versus American spelling.
Breakingviews: Bank breakups Spanish-style
Sept 14 - Breakingviews editors explain what Citigroup boss Vikram Pandit could learn from Santander's Emilio Botin when it comes to the industry's existential conundrum.