The Risks of Genetically Modifying Human Embryos or Gametes
Many consider genetic modification to be the riskiest mode of biomedical enhancement. The problem of unintended bad consequences is serious, but it is often misrepresented in terms of interference with the 'wisdom of nature' or the handiwork of the 'master engineer' of evolution.
Phoenix Cities – surviving financial, social and environmental turmoil in Europe and the US
This discussion will debate the issues arising from a new book Phoenix Cities which examines seven cities from very different regions of the EU, comparing them with the US experience. Their dramatic decline, intense recovery efforts and actual progress on the ground underline the significance of public underpinning in times of crisis. Innovative enterprises, new-style city leadership, special neighbourhood programme, skills development, environmental reclamation are all explored. The American
1.725J Chemicals in the Environment: Fate and Transport (MIT)
This core class in the Environmental M.Eng. program is for all students interested in the behavior of chemicals in the environment. The emphasis is on man-made chemicals; their movement through water, air, and soil; and their eventual fate. Physical transport, as well as chemical and biological sources and sinks, are discussed. Linkages to health effects, sources and control, and policy aspects are discussed and debated.
21W.730-5 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Imagining the Future (MIT)
Turn-of-the-century eras have historically been times when people are more than usually inclined to scrutinize the present and speculate about the future. Now, the turn not just of a century but of a millennium having recently passed, such scrutiny and speculations inevitably intensify. What will the future that awaits us in this twenty-first century and beyond be like? And how do visions of that future reflect and respond to the world we live in now? In this course we will read and write about
What’s a Kid to Do?
Students write letters as part of an environmental action campaign. They become more aware of global environmental problems and play a part in their solution.
11.373 Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy (MIT)
This class examines the role of science in the US environmental policy-making process. It investigates the methods scientists use to learn about the natural world, the way scientific knowledge accumulates, the treatment of science by advocates and the media, and the role of science in legislative, administrative and judicial decision making. It also considers how other political systems use science in an effort to put the US approach in comparative perspective.
Animals in Research: Law, Policy, and Humane Sciences
Introduces students to the principles, laws, and policies that influence the use of animal and alternative, non-animal-based (humane sciences) research techniques in biomedical research.
Guidelines for developing OER at UWC Faculty of Dentistry
<p>These guidelines have arisen from the University of Western Cape (UWC) Faculty of Dentistry’s experiences of participating in the African Health OER pilot project. It covers copyright policy, attribution and acknowledgement procedures, and the peer review process for content released as Open Education Resources (OER).</p>
4.7 Putting topics into order for the main body of your presentation
Effective communication is the key to a successful presentation. This unit will provide you with a systematic approach to develop the necessary skills. It is important to understand that effective presentation skills can be practised and learned. It is the content of your presentation, and the simple delivery of clear and reasoned arguments, which will help you to achieve your objectives.
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Fighting For Those Who Serve
Managing chaos. It's what the men and women in our armed forces have been trained to do every day as they work in combat zones. Sometimes, despite the best preparation, the only thing they can rely on for protection is their vehicle. In collaboration with the United States Army, Notre Dame Engineering Professor John Renaud is working to address one of the most threatening causes of injury and harm in the field today - improvised explosive devices. His team's work focuses on ways to improve the
Ancient Warriors - Sioux
This 25 minute video does an excellent job of showing how the Sioux used the environment and their culture to dominate the plains. Some scenes may be too dramatic for younger students. Shows how the American troop massacred them after the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Food Calories and Land
Obesity is on the rise in the United States, due primarily to the size and composition of the American diet. Discussion topics include lack of exercise, changes in calorie intake over time, and environmental impacts of these increases in consumption.
Value Investing Conference 2010 - Part 7
Dick Mayo summarizes the lessons learned during the two-day conference. Darden Dean Bob Bruner delivers the closing remarks.
Cycling Through Controversy. Debating Values and Viewpoints
Students practice taking different perspectives when debating environmental issues. Then they take these into account when proposing solutions.
1.253J Transportation Policy and Environmental Limits (MIT)
Through a combination of lectures, cases, and class discussions this subject examines the economic and political conflict between transportation and the environment. It investigates the role of government regulation, green business and transportation policy as facilitators of economic development and environmental sustainability. It analyzes a variety of international policy problems including government-business relations; the role of interest groups, non-governmental organizations, and the pub
Why is Nanotechnology Multidisciplinary? A perspective of one EE
The field of nano-science and nano-technology covers a broad area of expertise. Classical fields of Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering all are involved in the "new" field f nano. Research and development in that area is by its very nature multi-disciplinary, since I bridge a large length scale from atoms to systems and timescales from femto seconds to eternity. This presentation will give a personal perspective of an electrical engineer in the area o
All Caught Up
Commercial fishing nets often trap unprofitable animals in the process of catching their target species. In the following activity, students will experience the difficulty that fishermen experience while trying to isolate a target species when a variety of animals are found in the area of interest. The class will then discuss the large magnitude of this problem. Students will practice their data acquisition and analysis skills, through the collection of data and processing of this information to
Upraba slogov in pisav
Vaja uporabe slogov in pisav.,Exercises in using styles and fonts in word processor.
TALAT Lecture 2110.01: Automobile brake rotor - LCA in product design
This lecture imparts knowledge about ?production and casting of SiC-particle reinforced aluminium metal matrix composite - PMMC (SiCAl7SiMg); use of Life Cycle Analysis. It provides insight to how to redesign a product using life cycle thinking and LCA to minimize the ecological side effects; the importance of having a thoroughly knowledge about the product's life and its environmental impact. Some knowledge of the concept of the product information structure - "the chromosomes" and f