22.01 Introduction to Ionizing Radiation (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the basic properties of ionizing radiations and their uses in medicine, industry, science, and environmental studies. We will discuss natural and man-made radiation sources, energy deposition and dose calculations, and various physical, chemical, and biological processes and effects of radiation, with examples of their uses, and principles of radiation protection.
Crowdsourcing and Development of Activity Systems: the Case of Emergency Response
Gregory Asmolov suggests applying the notion of activity systems and zones of proximal development, as conceptualized in Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), to the field of ICT4D. The presentation suggests applying the notion of activity systems and zones of proximal development, as conceptualized in Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), to the field of ICT4D. Relying on the principles and analytical apparatus of CHAT (Vygotsky; Leontiev, 1978; Engeström, 1989) it discusses crowds
"Environmental Disaster in the Marshes of Southern Iraq"
Josh Ellis has an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies/Public Policy, University of Chicago. There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, two countries with rapidly growing economies,
CVs and Letters to Employers
CV’s and Letters to Employers is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio.
PRINCIPLES OF THE STARTING MOTOR
PRINCIPLES OF THE STARTING MOTOR - Department of Defense 1957 - PIN 29892 - ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC PRINCIPLES INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION OF THE STARTING MOTOR - HOW ELECTRICAL ENERGY IS CONVERTED TO MECHANICAL ENERGY.
Learning anytime, anywhere
The ANU eText Books for Mobile Learning program has allowed students of Sanskrit, Thai, Vietnamese and Tetum at ANU to have a "Professor in their Pockets," wherever in the world they may be. Through the development of sophisticated ePubs, students have all the learning resources they need at their fingertips, accessible to them anytime, anywhere. The ANU eText Books for Mobile Learning program has had a profound impact on student learning and engagement within the small languages sphere at ANU,
The President's Message - Friday, Jan. 10
In this edition of "The President's Message" Dr. Lloyd Jacobs welcomes students back to campus after break and invites the campus community to attend a farewell ceremony for Dr. Jeffrey Gold.
1.782 Environmental Engineering Masters of Engineering Project (MIT)
This class is one of the core requirements for the Environmental Masters of Engineering program, in conjunction with 1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice. It is designed to teach about environmental engineering through the use of case studies, computer software tools, and seminars from industrial experts. Case studies provide the basis for group projects as well as individual theses. Recent 1.782 projects include the MMR Superfund site on Cape Cod, appropriate wastewater
Postcast 39: DBS, DCS, & tDCS
Review of deep brain stimulation, dorsal column stimulation, and transcranial direct current stimulation.
Making the DIY Clinometer
Link to Youtube video showing how to make a do-it-yourself clinometer
How do Trees Survive Winter?
Humans can go inside or put on clothes, but trees spend winter naked in the cold. Why don't they all die? Created by Henry Reich
Animation: Ever Salazar Production and Writing Team: Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Emily Elert, Music: Nathaniel Schroeder
Ronald Reagan Delivers Farewell Address
In this audio clip, on January 11, 1989, President Ronald Reagan, who at nearly 78, was the oldest person ever to hold the nation's highest office, gave his final address to the American people. (1:53)
The Industrial Revolution
Before the Industrial Revolution everything was produced by hand. Beginning in the 19th century, advances in manufacturing revolutionize the American way of life. A man named Samuel Slater memorized the plans for factories and brought them over to America. This started up the Industrial Revolution in America. Americans began moving into cities to work in factories. Assembly lines started appearing in factories which led to unskilled workers like women and children working. (2:31)
Lecture 12: The Centenary Lubbock Lecture
Lord Browne of Madingley, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering "On being an engineer". As President of The Royal Academy of Engineering, Lord Browne's prime goal during his five years in office is 'to move engineering towards the centre of society'. In his opinion the words 'engineers design the future' have more resonance today than ever before. Drawing on global experience of the energy business, industry and political life Lord Browne reflected on what being an engineer means in the
Environmental Regulation of Federal Lands and Activities: Uncle Sam as a Regulated Entity
Ray Swenson examines the environmental impacts of federal land use policy.
Obama tells Congress U.S. deploying up to 275 troops to Iraq
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe President Barack Obama tells Congress the U.S. is deploying up to 275 military personnel to Iraq as support and security for U.S. interests, as militants seize control of the north of the country. Mana Rabiee reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage
Positron emission imaging
The newly appointed dean of the school of engineering Professor Jonathan Seville talks about how his area of expertise, positron emission imaging, is set to develop and what lies ahead for the whole discipline of engineering.
Roosevelt Newsreel 1937
Two silent newsreels from 1937. There is no narration so the video may best show fashions and culture of the time.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
At the time America was going through its worst economic crisis, Franklin Delano Roosevelt seemed to offer a natural talent for leadership. This film shows how that charismatic quality appealed so much when America lacked direction and vitality. The film also traces the steps Roosevelt took to create a larger federal bureaucracy than had ever existed. Henry Fonda narrates.
Lecture 8: An Early Structural Engineering Problem: the Oxford Connection
Professor Guy Houlsby on "An Early Structural Engineering Problem: the Oxford Connection". The lecture followed the history of a structure often known as a "Serlio Frame" from its earliest mention (around 1270) to modern times. The structure is an intriguing "reciprocal frame" that is able to span a space with beams that are all shorter than the span required. The rare examples of construction of the frame were discussed (including one in Oxford).