4.302 BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts (MIT)
This class offers a foundation in the visual art practice and its critical analysis for beginning architecture students. Emphasis is on long-range artistic development and its analogies to architectural thinking and practice. Students will learn to communicate ideas and experiences through various two-dimensional, and three-dimensional, and time-based media, including installations, performance and video. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practi
7.91J Foundations of Computational and Systems Biology (MIT)
Serving as an introduction to computational biology, this course emphasizes the fundamentals of nucleic acid and protein sequence analysis, structural analysis, and the analysis of complex biological systems. The principles and methods used for sequence alignment, motif finding, structural modeling, structure prediction, and network modeling are covered. Students are also exposed to currently emerging research areas in the fields of computational and systems biology.
17.960 Foundations of Political Science (MIT)
This subject, required of all first-year PhD students in political science, introduces fundamental ideas, theories, and methods in contemporary political science through the study of a small number of major books and articles that are intrinsically good and have been influential in the field. The first semester focuses principally on issues of political theory and international relations, while the second focuses principally on American and comparative politics. Readings in the fall semeste
21L.002-3 Foundations of Western Culture II: Modernism (MIT)
This course comprises a broad survey of texts, literary and philosophical, which trace the development of the modern world from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Intrinsic to this development is the growth of individualism in a world no longer understood to be at the center of the universe. The texts chosen for study exemplify the emergence of a new humanism, at once troubled and dynamic in comparison to the old. The leading theme of this course is thus the question
17.960 Foundations of Political Science (MIT)
This course continues from the fall semester. The course introduces students to the fundamental theories and methods of modern political science through the study of a small number of major books and articles that have been influential in the field. This semester, the course focuses on American and comparative politics.
Plate Tectonics and People: Foundations of Solid Earth Science
This course covers a mix of fundamental topics in solid Earth science such as plate tectonic theory as well as current research being conducted here at Penn State.
20.482J Foundations of Algorithms and Computational Techniques in Systems Biology (MIT)
This subject describes and illustrates computational approaches to solving problems in systems biology. A series of case-studies will be explored that demonstrate how an effective match between the statement of a biological problem and the selection of an appropriate algorithm or computational technique can lead to fundamental advances. The subject will cover several discrete and numerical algorithms used in simulation, feature extraction, and optimization for molecular, network, and systems mod
21L.001 Foundations of Western Culture: Homer to Dante (MIT)
As we read broadly from throughout the vast chronological period that is "Homer to Dante," we will pepper our readings of individual ancient and medieval texts with broader questions like: what images, themes, and philosophical questions recur through the period; are there distinctly "classical" or "medieval" ways of depicting or addressing them; and what do terms like "Antiquity" or "the Middle Ages" even mean? (What are the Middle Ages in the "middle" of, for example?) Our texts will include a
14.74 Foundations of Development Policy (MIT)
This course explores the foundations of policy making in developing countries. The goal is to spell out various policy options and to quantify the trade-offs between them. We will study the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal norms and institutions. This is an empirical class. For each topic, we will study several concrete examples chosen from around the world. While studying each of these topics, we will ask: Wh
Adlai Stevenson and Evidence of Missles in Cuba
This is a b/w video of the speech to the U.N. concerning evidence of the missiles in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Adlai Stevenson's speech to the U.N., the naval blockade, photos of the Cuban bases, and support from the OAS are included.
Debate Tips: Evaluating Evidence
Evaluating how much evidence the other party has in a debate. Get
tips on assessing evidence in a debate from a communications and public
speaking expert in this video.
Foundations of Math (Part 1 of 4)
This is a video to help with mastering the foundation of secondary school math. The topics on this clip (place value, integers, exponents, order of operations, distributive property, decimal place value..) are what is needed to understand and master secondary math. Text narration on slides with music in the background. This is part one of four parts.
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Dinosaur Burrow: Oldest Evidence Found In Australia
Paleontologist Anthony Martin shows evidence of oldest fossil evidence of tetrapods in Australia. Explains that the burrows were probably used to survive polar winters. Grades 5-12. 1:52 min.
The Lost Evidence: Pearl Harbor part 1 of 5
This is the first part of a documentary about The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor. It describes it as one of the great defining moments in history. The documentary shows a three dimensional model of Pearl Harbor and how evidence helped to reconstruct the event. There are first witnesses accounts and a description of how the attack was organized and carried out.
The Lost Evidence: Pearl Harbor - Part 2 of 5
This part of the documentary shows the way in which the American ships were organised at Pearl Harbor. There is an account of main events. There are images of the Japanese planes and a description of they way in which they attacked. There is reference to the Japanese Kamikazes.
The Lost Evidence: Pearl Harbor part 3 of 5
This is the part of the documentary that shows exactly what happened at 7:55 Am on December 7th 1941. There are aerial images shown and former soldiers giving their accounts of the attack.
The Lost Evidence: Pearl Harbor part 4 of 5
The video shows the way in which huge American battle ships were sank. There is a reconstruction of the sailors trapped inside the ships. There are computer images of the place also as part of the reconstruction the bombing.
The Lost Evidence: Pearl Harbor Part 5 of 5
The last part of the documentary shows the effects of the attack on the American fleet. There are detailed descriptions and images of the way the harbor was shattered. There are accounts of the way in which the soldiers helped to save others.
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution - Richard Dawkins #1 Bestseller Available Now
#1 Bestseller in Britain! #1 Bestseller in Australia! #1 Bestseller in Ireland! #1 Bestseller in Canada! Richard Dawkins gives an introduction to his new book "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution." He explains why this book was necessary, and what readers can expect from this highly-anticipated work. The book is available now in the UK, and will be released in the US on September 22nd! Read the first chapter of "The Greatest Show" at http://richarddawkins.net/thegreatests
Evidence: philosophy of science meets medicine
Editor's note: Unfortunately the last few minutes of the lecture are missing from the podcast. Medics now insist that treatment decisions should be evidence based. Generally this must be right. But evidence based medicine has sometimes got the details wrong: philosophers of science can help. John Worrall is professor of philosophy of science at LSE's Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE.