Oricalco - thermal shape memory fabric
The first orthogonal weaving example of Nitinol. The 'Thermal Shape Memory Alloy' is characterized by its extraordinary ability to recover any shape, pre-programmed, upon heating. Until today this light weight alloy with about 50% Titanium inside has been used in advanced sectors like space and recently in medical applications. Moreover this fabric is the first for which the shape memory alloy, named Nitinol, was weaved orthogonally that is to say that Oricalco is the first fabric with shape mem
Apple Screen 2
The apple is ripening from the inside. Ripening occurs due to injury or infection by fungi (the signal causes ripening chemicals to be released in the fruit). The fruit becomes soft as it ripens, which accounts for the dents.
Cumulative Earthquake Activity from 1980 through 1995 (WMS)
This animation shows a cumulative view of earthquake activity for the whole world from 1980 through 1995. Each dot on the image represents the number of earthquakes with magnitude greater than 4.2 that have occurred in a 0.35 by 0.35 degree area of the globe since January 1, 1980. A yellow dot represents 1 or 2 earthquakes, an orange dot represents about 10 earthquakes, and a red dot represents 50 to 200 earthquakes. The background image, if present, shows the topography of the ocean floor. As t
ATDC - MessageGears
Dan Roy, CEO & co-founder of MessageGears, describes the benefits of working with ATDC. The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech is a startup incubator that helps technology entrepreneurs in Georgia launch and grow successful companies. Visit: http://www.atdc.org/
This patient education program explains endometriosis. It reviews the anatomy of the female reproductive system, the causes, diagnosis, treatments, and management of endometriosis. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Australia may review media laws
Jul. 14 - Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard says media laws may be reviewed in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's British paper the News of the World. Matt Cowan reports.
Fat, Cartilage and Bone
The seventh of 11 selected histology lectures, this PowerPoint file features slides for teaching adipose tissue histology. Only slides containing illustrations and microphotographs are included. Although text slides are not provided, image slides featuring text are intact.
Greece needs funding assurances, says Greek ex- finmin
Greece's former Finance Minister Yiannos Papantoniou says Athens needs immediate assurances from European leaders it will get funding until 2014 and warns a selective default would be disastrous.
Daphnia (whole organism)
Water fleas are microscopic crustaceans and move by way of jerky movements.
The gingko tree produces leaves that are flat. They resemble small lily pads in some ways because of the roundness of the leaf and the notch at the end of the leaf opposite the stem.
Gemini X spacecraft
Time-lapse photos or video show progressions from the start of an event to the end of the event. This photo illustrates a time-lapse view of the launch of a spacecraft and the support arm falling away as the craft launches.
Exploring Magnetism in Solar Flares
Solar flares are the most powerful explosions in the Solar System and play an important role in the Sun-Earth connection. Solar flares are caused by sudden changes of strong magnetic fields in the Sun’s corona. The changing magnetic field converts magnetic potential energy into kinetic energy by accelerating charged gases (plasmas) in the corona. The plasma is channeled by the magnetic field up and away from the Sun. Plasma is also accelerated back down along the magnetic field into the chromo
The poison control center
At the completion of this chapter you will be able to supply information to the poison control center during a telephone conversation.
You can give advice during an informal conversation
Gait Exam: Normal Exam: Station
The patient should be able to stand still with her feet less then shoulder width apart. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous system. The neurologic examination permits "dissection" of the nervous system and localizes the disease when present. Instead of simply memorizing the components of the exam, a logical and systematic approach to problem sol
Samoan Consumer Health Information
This Web page from the 24 Languages Project out of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library provides access to brochures on various consumer health topics including chickenpox, hepatitis A, and hepatitis B vaccinations.
More migrants land in Lampedusa
July 9 - Four boats carrying more than 1,000 migrants, including women and children, arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa overnight. Sunita Rappai reports.