The Changing American Society
In the decades leading to the twenty-first century, American society underwent many changes that affected the way people lived and changed the face of America. Congress passed the Immigration Act in 1965 that removed restrictions based on natural origin, resulting in an increase in the number of immigrants coming to America. During the last two decades of the century nearly one million new immigrants entered the country every year. While the immigrants who had come to America in the 1800s and ea
How Camcorders Work
This brief video explains how the three main components of a camcorder work together to take a series of still pictures and how these pictures are played back to simulate motion. (1:22)
A plea for Cuba's prisoners
Cuba's dissident group the Ladies in White demand the release of political prisoners in Cuba. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Simon Winchester on The Man Who Loved China
Journalist, broadcaster, and bestselling author, Simon Winchester, tells the remarkable story of Joseph Needham, an eccentric English chemist who wrote a vast book on Chinese science which remains the longest book about China ever written in the English language. Winchester 19s lecture on The Man Who Loved China was delivered at the Royal Ontario Museum on October 14, 2010.
Academic Perspectives/Panel Discussion
In this wide-ranging discussion, panelists seized on redesigning science education as a way of ensuring the success of systems biology. The first challenge lies in improving instruction in the earliest years. David Botstein said, “K-12 education has never been that great…(kids) don’t need to know everything in excruciatin
GAMBIT Research Video Podcast Episode 11, Part 2 "Local Engagement Games"
In Episode 11, Part 2. LOCAL ENGAGEMENT GAMES.. Steven Schirra, from the Engagement Game Lab at Emerson College, talks abouttheir latest project, Community PlanIt, which is in development. CommunityPlanIt is a location-based mobile game platform, designed to engage neighborhoods in official planning processes, while forging geographically-based communities and advocacy groups around local issues. Founded in 2006, the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab sets itself apart by emphasizing the creation o
CI Days 2010 at Purdue How can I use CI in the classroom?
CI Days 2010 at Purdue December 9, 2010 How can I use CI in the classroom? Successful classroom experiences from faculty using CI: Nancy Pelaez, Biological Sciences; Ralph Johnson, Forestry and Natural Resources; Mary Sadowski, Technology; Charles Calahan, Child Development and Family Studies and Karen Chang, Nursing
Crispy Fried Tempura Cod Over Napa Cabbage Slaw
Tempura batter is a medium thick batter that lightly coats the fish. The cooked fish should be crispy and the coating should not hide the flavor of the fish. Here it is served with a Napa Cabbage Slaw and a Green Onion and Ginger dipping sauce. Canola oil is a very versatile oil with a high smoke point that makes it ideal for deep frying. Health professionals know that not all fats are alike. Good fats, canola oil among them, can even improve our health if they replace bad fats in our diet. This
Windows Phone 7 at CES 2011 Greg Sullivan gives us a tour of what's happening for Windows Phone 7 at CES 2011. The new devices look stellar!
Greg Sullivan gives us a tour of what's happening for Windows Phone 7 at CES 2011. The new devices look stellar!
Jar signed Helen Naha
"Polychrome jar - black, brown, tan, beige on cream. Designs on exterior 1 1/2" below rim to 1 1/2" from bottom. Feather signature on bottom." -- From the Museum catalog,Gift, John A. Morgan, 2002
The week ahead: January 6th 2011
South Sudan votes on secession, Nicolas Sarkozy goes to Washington, Qatar hosts the Asian Cup and the world's largest tech show opens
The Nitrogen Cycle
Tim and Moby tells and explains how the Nitrogen Cycle is important to living things. The cartoon characters use simple language and examples to help explain the importance of nitrogen and the nitrogen cycle. The video is an appropriate introduction to the nitrogen cycle. Run time 04:19.
RIM filters porn sites in Indonesia
Blackberry maker agrees to filter pornographic Internet content for Indonesian users to comply with new anti-pornography; Jakarta pursuing greater data access
Egyptian Christians rally in Cairo
Protesters scuffle with police as hundreds of Christians rally in Cairo, blaming the New Year's bomb attack on poor security.
3D cut and paste
New software lets you manipulate a 3D image
yay 3d printer! Make-A-Bot is a small DIY additive fabricator ("3d printer") using the fused deposition / fused filament fabrication principle. It uses commercial open-source components from Makerbot Industries with custom mechanics and construction. The machine chassis is waterjet-cut aluminum and the pedestal and electronics cabinet are 6mm laser-cut acrylic. For more information on Make-A-Bot, see http://www.etotheipiplusone.net/?page_id=1114 . Make-A-Bot is just the project name, and
Constitutional Amendments Passed and Rejected
The process of creating a constitutional amendment is explained, and recent ratified amendments and rejected amendment proposals are listed along with their dates of ratification or rejection. If you start this six minute video to the two minute section the more useful section starts. There are a lot of interesting facts and a timeline of these amendments might help students understand the subject better. There are a lot of amendments that were rejected that could result in an interesting discus
Some Thoughts on Positivism
Xerte A commentary on positivism, supplemented by a Radio 4 talk on the history of positivism chaired by Lord Bragg.
Clinical Pearls in General Internal Medicine
Dr. John Bundrick, a consultant in medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article "Clinical Pearls in General Internal Medicine," ( Available at: http://tinyurl.com/2ex2evx ) which appears in the January 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
A Family-run Airline Business in the Wilderness of Alaska - Part 7
This informational video describes the dangers and challenges of flying an airplane through fog in the wilderness of Alaska. The video is filmed from the pilot's perspective. (2:10)