The Political Economy of the Cold War
At its heart the Cold War was a competition between two economic systems. Despite having in common a "military-industrial complex", they were profoundly different in the degree of freedom they offered their citizens, the living standards they were able to achieve and the pace of technological innovation they could sustain. In this first lecture, Niall Ferguson compares and contrasts the United States and the Soviet Union in the Cold War and asks how far the outcome of the Cold War was economical
Egyptian Trading, Money, and Numbers
This 7-year-olds presentation on Ancient Egyptian money demonstrates his knowledge of a very specific subject he found interest in. However, its value may be greater as an example of how everyone struggles to communicate in words what they know in their head. Also demonstrates realistic expectations of oral presentation for younger age children.
Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History
This site includes a collection of nine historical mysteries which draw students into Canadian history, critical thinking and archival research through the enticement of solving historical cold crimes. Each of the mystery archives includes an average of 100,000 words in English (and in French), as well as up to several hundred images plus maps. Some of the mystery websites also include 3-D recreations, videos and oral history interviews. Site users can look at the collections of archival materia
Computer-Animated Overview of the Digestive System
In this computer-animated video, the viewer will learn how the digestive system works in our body, start with the oral cavity. This video is suitable for upper sixth-graders and older.
'Expert Opinion' looks at 'Advances in Technology: Sports Equipment' Nov. 8 on the Big Ten Network
The main objectives of sports equipment are protecting athletes and enhancing their performance. Newer, lighter, more resilient materials help athletes gain an edge to achieve higher, faster, stronger results in competition. 'Expert Opinion' host Graham Spanier, president of Penn State, welcomes representatives from three major equipment manufacturers to discuss what's next in the field of equipment technology.
9.00 Introduction to Psychology (MIT)
This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. Students are exposed to the range of theoretical perspectives including biological, evolutionary, cognitive, and psychoanalytic. One of the best aspects of Psychology is that you are the subject matter. This makes it possible to do many demonstrations in lecture that allow y
Alternative Models Of Differential Pricing For Medicines
Each speaker on this panel proposes a unique approach to the problem of making medicines universally affordable. Dr. David Meeker works in the area of rare diseases. Genzyme’s hormone replacement therapy for Gaucher disease, which affects roughly 30 thousand globally, costs $150k to $200k per year. For patients in natio
The purpose of this class is to learn total quality management(TQM) in organizations. TQM refers to organization-wide system to improve quality in products and services through focusing on people, who are willing to continuously increase customer satisfaction at lower costs. It also stresses quality strategy, and learning and adaptation as keys to organization success.
15.840 Special Seminar in Marketing: Marketing Management (MIT)
The purpose of 15.840 is to: Introduce key marketing ideas and phenomena. Develop students' skills in marketing analysis and planning. Provide a forum (both written and oral) for presenting and defending recommendations and critically examining and discussing those of others. An emphasis is placed on theory and practice that draws on market research, competitive analysis, and marketing science.
Basic Human Pathology: Parts I and II
This course, Basic Human Pathology, includes the teaching of both general and systemic (organs) pathology. It provides a basis for other Tufts Dental School courses such as Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Diagnosis, Medicine II/III, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and other clinical science courses. It is a transition course between the other basic science courses and the clinical sciences of dentistry. Not only does it serve as a foundation course, its knowledge base will also aid in the
Oral Public Health and Community Service Program
This course addresses the following questions: What are Public Health, Civic Engagement, and Community Service, and how do they relate to general health and well-being? What are the fundamentals of epidemiology and biostatistics and what are their practical applications in general health and healthcare? Why are oral health and oral healthcare access major public health issues world-wide? How do the oral public health issues of water fluoridation, mercury disposal, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and tobacco u
Archives and History
Scholars of “dead tree technologies” feel increasingly uneasy in a culture overwhelmingly consumed with innovation. Although we may “live in a condition of perpetual flux,” David Thorburn hopes that “we won’t allow utopians and futurists to intimidate us.” Moderator Peter Walsh poses a series of questions
Estudios de dialectología Norteafricana y Andalusí (EDNA)
The academic journal for 'North African and Andalusian Dialectological Studies' (EDNA) is a publication from the Spanish 'Institute of Islamic and Near Eastern Studies'. The journal is devoted to the study of the Arabic language in the Western regions of Maghreb and Alandalús, thus combining studies on contemporary and historical issues of Arabic dialects in these regions. Available on the site is the full-text content for all issues published between 1996 and 2004. Although Spanish is the main
Management of patients with stroke : identification and management of dysphagia
Management of patients with stroke: identification and management of dysphagia is the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN's) 119th national clinical guideline, published in June 2010. This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the identification and management of dysphagia after stroke. The full-text guideline is available (49 pages) and there is a quick reference guide.
Tibet: from the collections of the American Geographical Society Library
This site provides free access to over 1,000 historic images of Tibet from the holdings of the American Geographical Society Library. They include rare images of central Tibet taken by American explorers in 1900; photographs of Northern Tibet taken from photographs of northern Tibet are selected from the photographic collection of Harrison Forman (1932-1937) and a series of historic maps. Subject matter includes Buddhist monasteries, cities Information on copyright is displayed on the website wh
Ethnographic video online
Ethnographic video online is a commercial subscription product of Alexander Press. It offers access to 100s of online ethnographic films and associated study materials. These cover a wide range of cultures worldwide.They include Documentaries from key filmmakers such as John Marshall, Timothy Asch, Robert Gardner, David MacDougall, John Bishop, David Plath from the 1920s to the present day There are also associated interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes and study guides. In
Aletta: Institute for Womens History
Aletta, Institute for Womens History is a specialist research body based in Amsterdam. It seeks to promote the academic study of womens history and struggle for social, economic and political equality worldwide. Its website provides free access to a wealth of online materials. Collections include: a journals index (a catalogue of articles on womens rights and empowerment and womens history from Dutch and foreign periodicals which have been published since 1988, some items of which are of
CÁLCULO NUMÉRICO (2009)
El Cálculo Numérico es una asignatura troncal de cuarto cuatrimestre, que se imparte cuando ya lo han hecho el resto de asignaturas básicas de Matemáticas de la titulación. En ella se describen, desarrollan y programan diferentes técnicas numéricas, como una extensión natural de las analizadas en la asignatura de Laboratorio de Matemáticas. Numerosos problemas en distintas áreas de las Matemáticas, no tienen una solución analítica cerrada. Tal es el caso de determinadas ecuaciones
DERECHO ESPACIAL (2009)
La asignatura de Derecho Espacial tiene como objetivos prioritarios proporcionar al alumno los conocimientos más importantes relativos a esta disciplina jurídica, abarcando su estudio las diversas normas de ámbito internacional y estatal que le son aplicables. Su estudio surge de la necesidad de regular las condiciones y relaciones que se hicieron manifiestas con la evolución del hombre, lo que derivó en la carrera espacial, y en el desarrollo de las telecomunicaciones vía satélite. Con
La antena es un componente fundamental en todos los sistemas de radiocomunicaciones. Una antena permite la transición de las ondas guiadas a las ondas radiadas. Se utilizan tanto en transmisión como en la recepción de ondas electromagnéticas. Para poder cursar con aprovechamiento la asignatura de antenas es necesario dominar los conceptos de campos electromagnéticos, radiocomunicaciones y sistemas lineales. Al finalizar el curso se comprenderán los conceptos básicos de la radiaci