Protecting a Pig From Summer Heat
Pigs that are cared for are protected from sunburn and summer heat with baths, mud, and shade. You can raise healthy pigs with these tips for keeping off the summer heat. Tips from a pig sanctuary Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, Arizona (where it gets very hot). The expert is Mary Schanz, who became very involved in environmental and animal rights issues more than 15 years ago. Filmmaker: Sarah Sher.
While the American system of politics has generally been defined as a two-party system, occasionally a third party emerges, influencing elections and siphoning important votes from the major parties. Third parties often begin as single-issue parties that oppose or promote a certain social, economic, or political topic. For example, the Republican Party formed in the 1850’s as a third party in opposition to slavery. Similarly, in 2000, Ralph Nader formed the Green Party that focused on environm
This interactive activity adapted from Indiana University features time-lapse videos that reveal the movement and growth of plants in their pursuit of light. Although plants have no choice about where they are rooted, they do respond to environmental cues in ways that enable them to survive. This interactive site includes five videos using time lapsed photography (no audio) with written explanations. The videos include: seed germination and gravity, light and dark responses, twining vines, pl
Agent Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems (basics)
Our human society consists of many intertwined Large Scale Socio-Technical Systems (LSSTS), such as infrastructures, industrial networks, the financial systems etc. Environmental pressures created by these systems on Earth’s carrying capacity are leading to exhaustion of natural resources, loss of habitats and biodiversity, and are causing a resource and climate crisis. To avoid this sustainability crisis, we urgently need to transform our production and consumption patterns. Given that we, as
Acoustic Remote Sensing and Sea Floor Mapping
The course treats the following topics: - Relevant physical oceanography - Elements of marine geology (seafloor topography, acoustical properties of sediments and rocks) - Underwater sound propagation (ray acoustics, ocean noise) - Interaction of sound with the seafloor (reflection, scattering) - Principles of sonar (beamforming) - Underwater acoustic mapping systems (single beam echo sounding, multi-beam echo sounding, sidescan sonar) - Data analysis (refraction corrections, digital terrain mod
Exploring Sustainability in Agriculture: An Online Sustainable Agriculture Instructional Resource
Growing interest in sustainable agriculture has generated a wealth of educational materials on the many social, environmental, and agronomic topics related to this expanding field. In creating this online resource, we’ve reviewed hundreds of resources—textbooks, popular books, web sites, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and more—to identify the highest-quality and most relevant materials on sustainable agriculture available. Whether you’re teaching a 2-hour community gardening workshop
This video segment adapted from KQED's QUEST profiles the work of Jay Keasling, a synthetic biologist experimenting with ways to produce a cleaner-burning fuel from biological matter, using genetically modified microorganisms. Keasling's approach involves engineering microbes to eat simple sugars found in plant matter and then excrete fuel. The video explains the two techniques that may enable Keasling to accomplish this: metabolic engineering and directed evolution. It also suggests that creati
Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence Workbook
This online workbook was developed for use as a companion to the Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence. It provides recommendations for selecting, evaluating, and producing quality environmental education lesson plans, curricula, and other instructional materials. Key characteristics ...
Ward Edwards Interview
Psychologist Ward Edwards, a former faculty member of the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, talks about multidisciplinary research at the University of Southern California and the development of organized research units to support research and scholarship involving multiple disciplines. Edwards was an internationally known authority on statistical decision analysis and behavioral decision research, a field he pioneered. He was founding direc
Texas Tech's Fibertect® Selected As Top Innovation by Cotton Incorporated
Fibertect®, a decontamination technology developed by researchers at Texas Tech University, was one of seven new innovations selected by Cotton Incorporated to show the versatility of the fiber. Seshadri Ramkumar and his team at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech leveraged the absorbent capabilities of cotton to create the Fibertect® wipe that can absorb and neutralize gases and liquids that might be used in chemical warfare. This video is courtesy of Cott
ANUpoll on population - launch at Parliament House, 26 October 2010
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb launches the seventh ANUpoll at Parliament House on 26 October 2010. He is joined at the launch by ANUpoll researchers Professor Ian McAllister, Dr Juliet Pietsch and Aaron Martin. The poll -- Public opinion towards population growth in Australia -- took a wide-ranging snapshot of Australian attitudes towards population policy, environment and infrastructure, immigration and fertility and the ageing population. The results show diverse attitudes towards p
In this video from the WPSU’s series Outside, a staff member at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University introduces the wood turtle and box turtle, commonly found in backyards in Pennsylvania, and describes their habitats and what they eat. Each species has identifying characteristics, which are also adaptations that help it survive. At the center the turtles eat a variety of foods and require proper light, water, and shelter. CLosed captioning included. Run time 04:03.
4.5 Copolymerization The alloying of metals to improve their properties is widespread and although many polymers used today are relatively pure (e.g. polystyrene, nylon), an increasing number are mixtures of two or more polymers. As with metals, one reason for doing this is to increase the range of properties. The major practical problem, however, is that homopolymers blend together with difficulty and even where blends are possible, as in some thermoplastics, phase separation can occur readily. This proble
The alloying of metals to improve their properties is widespread and although many polymers used today are relatively pure (e.g. polystyrene, nylon), an increasing number are mixtures of two or more polymers. As with metals, one reason for doing this is to increase the range of properties. The major practical problem, however, is that homopolymers blend together with difficulty and even where blends are possible, as in some thermoplastics, phase separation can occur readily.
Apply legislation to the workplace
This learning pack contains information, resources and short activities to introduce you to: the legal environment in Australia, employment contracts, common law, statutory law, industrial awards and agreements, and environmental law.
Moveable Museums Make Trip to D.C.
A group of New York City schoolchildren and American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) officials launched two Moveable Museums as they left on their first trip to Washington, D.C. The Moveable Museums, 37-foot-long customized recreational vehicles outfitted as exhibition spaces with specimens, videos, and interactive activities, will represented the Museum at the first-ever USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall on October 23-24. The Moveable Museum fleet consists of four v
Sun Microsystems Founders Panel
[Recorded Jan 11, 2006] Scott McNealy, Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Joy and Vinod Khosla, with moderator John Gage share their personal stories of the early days at Sun. When Xerox PARC loaned the Stanford Engineering Department an entire Alto Ethernet network with a laser printer, then-graduate student Andy Bechtolsheim redesigned it into a prototype and attached it to Stanford Universitys computer network. Sun Microsystems grew out of this prototype, and the companys name came from the acrony
Robinson in Ruins (Trailer) - In cinemas 19 November
The eagerly awaited sequel to Patrick Keiller's London and Robinson in Space is a beautifully photographed cinematic essay on our current environmental and economic predicament, narrated by Vanessa Redgrave. Timely, provocative and studded with surreal humour, Robinson in Ruins reveals hidden histories and surprising visions (from the opium poppy fields of Oxfordshire to what seems to be a talking post box), making us consider the world around us afresh. In cinemas 19 November. Visit http://www
Candidates@Google: Kamala Harris
In December 2003, Kamala Harris was elected as the first woman District Attorney in San Francisco's history, and as the first African American woman and South Asian American woman in California to hold the office. She was overwhelmingly reelected to a second term in November 2007. As San Francisco DA, Harris - who has been a prosecutor for nearly twenty years - has focused intensively on fighting violent crime. She has increased conviction rates for serious and violent offenses, expanded servic
Astronauts@Google: NASA Astronaut José M. Hernández on "Dreaming the Impossible"
The Hispanic Googlers Network in association with the Google Space Program and the AtGoogleTalks team present José M. Hernández who on his inspirational journey of achieving his dream of becoming a NASA astronaut after starting out as a migrant farm worker and applying to NASA for 12 years! He also shares his experience as part of the crew for the Space Shuttle mission STS-128 to the International Space Station. José has been featured in Oprah, 30-Minutes, and other programs. As a child, Jos
Statistical Signal Processing for Modern High-Dimensional Data Sets
April 8, 2009 - Patrick Wolfe, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Statistics and Information Sciences Laboratory, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University Modern science and engineering applications give rise to the vast quantities of high-dimensional data. This talk will provide a broad research perspective on the challenges and opportunities of drawing inferences from such data sets. For the large collections of sounds, images and networks acquired by modern s