Khat Chewing: A Smokeless Gun?
Dr. Farrah Mateen, a neurology fellow and PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University discusses her article "Khat Chewing: A Smokeless Gun?" which appears in the November 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/24sejsu.
3.A08 Attraction and Repulsion: The Magic of Magnets (MIT)
This Freshman Advising Seminar surveys the many applications of magnets and magnetism. To the Chinese and Greeks of ancient times, the attractive and repulsive forces between magnets must have seemed magical indeed. Through the ages, miraculous curative powers have been attributed to magnets, and magnets have been used by illusionists to produce "magical" effects. Magnets guided ships in the Age of Exploration and generated the electrical industry in the 19th century. Today they store informatio
The course describes in a simple and practical way what non-equilibrium thermodynamics is and how it can contribute to engineering fields. It explains how to derive proper equations of transport from the second law of thermodynamics or the entropy production. The obtained equations are frequently more precise than used so far, and can be used to understand the waste of energy resources in central process units in the industry. The entropy balance is used to define the energy efficiency in energy
Emperical Research Methods
MAIN AIMS OF THE MODULE EMPIRICAL RESEARCH METHODS To achieve understanding of empirical research methods and obtain practical experience with quantitative data analysis methods. LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE MODULE In providing the opportunity for students to develop and demonstrate understanding, knowledge and competence, the learning outcomes for the module are that students will be able to: 1. Recognise and begin to utilise appropriate strategies for carrying out empirical research for answeri
ALPS Demonstrating respect for a service user or carer
The following assessment has been designed to promote reflection, with a particular emphasis on the sharing of feedback interprofessionally. It is intended to capture immediate feedback from a variety of sources, culminating in a focussed action plan. In addition to your own self-assessment you are encouraged to seek feedback from; - the service user or carer (Always consult your practice assessor first) - a student colleague (from your own or a different profession) - a professional such as a p
ALPS Common Competency Map - Communication
The work of ALPS is based on the hypothesis that if students receive feedback from different assessors (including other professionals, peers, service-users etc) in diverse practice situations, then confidence, competence, assessment reliability and interprofessional working skills will all be improved. Communication skills, Team Working and Ethical Practice were selected as the initial competences to focus on as they are common across the QAA benchmarks and professional bodies’ regulatory oc
1784 Mifflin Not Washington President - China Trade
The history of trade with China. President Obama does the introduction. In 1784, our founding father, George Washington, commissioned the Empress of China, a ship that set sail for these shores so that it could pursue trade with the Qing Dynasty. Washington wanted to see the ship carry the flag around the globe, and to forge new ties with nations like China. This is a long video with many names that are probably unknown to most students. It has good visuals, but the fast paced video covers too
The Real and Complex Numbers: The Geometric Progression and the Binomial Theorem
The binomial theorem is introduced, the existences of nth roots of real numbers is explored, the binomial coefficient is defined, and a theorem providing a formula for the sum of a geometric […]
Haunted History of Halloween
In this three minute video is about the history of halloween and how the Celts played a part in this holiday. Good history lesson and ties in well with immigration to the US and the spread of culture from Europe. Lots of good stuff for students to learn. 03:06 run time
6.011 Introduction to Communication, Control, and Signal Processing (MIT)
This course examines signals, systems and inference as unifying themes in communication, control and signal processing. Topics include input-output and state-space models of linear systems driven by deterministic and random signals; time- and transform-domain representations in discrete and continuous time; group delay; state feedback and observers; probabilistic models; stochastic processes, correlation functions, power spectra, spectral factorization; least-mean square error estimation; Wiener
Piano Lesson - How to Play the D major scale (right hand)
2.5 minute clip of overhead view of pianist playing the D major scale in the right hand. He describes the correct fingering and notes used to play this scale. Good lesson for beginners.
2.3 The study of a raindrop
Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this unit you will learn the basic chemistry of how these components work together, starting with a chemical compound we are all very familiar with – water.
Thames Discovery Programme - 1
Episode 1: Introduction to the Project -- Explore the archaeology and history of the Thames foreshore, London's biggest archaeological site, with our exciting Heritage Lottery funded project http://www.thamesdiscovery.org/
Ferret Enrichment Ferret was enriched with a homemade designed drinking bottle - see the results
Ferret was enriched with a homemade designed drinking bottle - see the results
Images of the American Revolution
This lesson focuses on the American Revolution, which encouraged the founding fathers' desire to create a government that would, as stated in the Preamble, insure domestic tranquility and provide for the common defense. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Social Sciences.
Fugitive from Labor Cases: Henry Garnett and Moses Honner
This lesson encourages students to analyze historic documents related to two fugitive slave cases and determine the impact events of the period 1850 to 1860 had on them. The Henry Garnett and Moses Honner cases demonstrates the political crisis in the 1850s arising over the issue of slavery and the necessity for the enactment of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Social S
Unlike the majority of snake species, anacondas give birth to live babies - sometimes 40 at a time! Watch as these babies learn to navigate in their new environment. This is a professional video by National Geographic. (02:27)