Bezier Surface : Surface Intersection
In this article the authors explain the computational requirement and accuracy of two methods for finding the intersection of Bezier surfaces. In both methods, the existence of an intersection curve is confirmed by using the convex hull property of such surfaces. The first method evaluates the intersection by recursive subdivision of two patches with overlapping hulls. The second method detects a point on the intersection curve, then incrementally traces the intersection in the parametric spaces
Assessing your skills
Welcome to Assessing Your Skills one of the series of 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. The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your skills as a first step toward choosing work that really suits you. It can also he
Fruit Fly Surveillance
The International Space Station is an exciting location for scientists to conduct research. One exciting research topic that NASA is currently working is researching the effects of microgravity on the biological processes of fruit flies. Engineers have been working closely with scientists to design and build an optimal observation system for the fruit flies that will help them conduct the research they need. Explore the engineering process in this NASA episode of Spark 101.
Kay Redfield Jamison on Understanding Suicide
Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison on Understanding Suicide. Her lecture, drawing on research from her book, Night Falls Fast, was delivered at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto in the year 2000. It first aired on Big Ideas on February 3, 2001.
The Hitchhiker (Part Two)
The Suspense episode "The Hitchhiker" is well known because the radio play was transformed into a television episode. Orson Welles, for whom the role was written, first performed "The Hitchhiker" on the CBS network's Mercury Theater on the Air in 1941, and then again on Suspense in 1942. (09:54)
Do Lectures: Protesting through Humour
They can be small Do’s or big Do’s or just extraordinary Do’s. But when you listen to the story of, Andy
talking through the evolution of SAS. From a group of surfers from St
Agnes in Cornwall wanting to end raw sewage going out into the sea to
“some of the Government’s most sophisticated environmental critics” (BBS
News and Current Affairs) and “Britain’s coolest environmental pressure
group” (The Independent)
STEM TECH Olympiad 2012
Your Health: Liver Transplants
More than 100,000 Americans are on the organ transplant list. Advances in medicine now mean that living donation may be an option to get kidney and liver patients off the wait list sooner, but what are the benefits and risks? And could more baby boomers be looking at the possible need for a liver transplant with the increases in Hepatitis C? In this "Your Health" interview, Dr. Benjamin Philosophe and transplant coordinator Linda Ridge of the University of Maryland Medical Center talk about org
Common Studio: Danny Phillips, Otis '08, and Kim Karlsrud, Otis '07
Building on their creativity, commitment, connections, and professional skills, these alumni launched careers in art and design..
Dr. Michael F. Adams Announces Retirement Plans
Dr. Michael F. Adams, University of Georgia president for the past fifteen years, has announced his plans to step down from the office of the president and return to a faculty position at the end of June 2013. Dr. Adams addressed the campus and Athens community in a statement delivered in the university Chapel.
Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding Internationalisation of the Curriculum at
From implicit to explicit: Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding IoC at Griffith Universlty, Australia. Professor Michelle Barker of Griffith University, Brisbane Australia and Dr Viv Caruana of CAPRI, Leeds Met University UK discuss recent work in embedding internationalisation of the curriculum across the full range of disciplines and programmes of study at Griffith. Professor Barker also shares insights from a recent ALTC-funded project focused on intercultural or cross-
9.00SC Introduction to Psychology (MIT)
This course is a survey of the scientific study of human nature, including how the mind works, and how the brain supports the mind. Topics include the mental and neural bases of perception, emotion, learning, memory, cognition, child development, personality, psychopathology, and social interaction. Students will consider how such knowledge relates to debates about nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self, and society.
Find the Turtle (Interactive)
Test your knowledge of turtle characteristics with this online interactive game.
Lesson 4 Introductory Video
Animals of the Southern Ocean - Wild South America - BBC wildlife
3:59 The deep and cold crisp waters of the Southern Patagonian fjords reveal fur seals, forests of kelp, giant seaweed, and sea lions. Beautiful
images from the BBC wildlife epic Wild South America.
Flamingos The Greatest Pink Show on Earth
2:09 Flamingos are gregarious wading birds in the genus Phoenicopterus and family Phoenicopteridae. They are found in both the Western and Eastern Hemispheres, but are more numerous in the latter. There are four species in the Americas while two exist in the Old World. Two species, the Andean and the James's Flamingo, are often placed in the genus Phoenicoparrus instead of Phoenicopterus. (wikipedia)
Rivers of the sun, Amazon 1-6
9:41 Amazonia has the greatest rain forest on earth. The world's mightiest river.
In short, the Amazon Basin (Amazonia) is covered by the largest tropical rain forest in the world, and running through its heart is the Amazon River, and its more than 1,000 tributaries, seven of them more than 1,000 miles in length. Measurable rain falls on an average of 200 days a year, and total rainfall often approaches 100 inches per year.
The overall basin drains over 2,70
Teacher's Studio - Jenny Mandelbaum
Tisha Bender speaks with Dr. Jenny Mandelbaum, a professor within the Communication Department in the School of Communication & Information. She teaches classes of many varieties from undergraduate introductory classes to Byrnes Seminar and even graduate level courses. In this interview, she discusses how she became a teacher, the challenges of teaching large classes, strategies for keeping students focused and eager to learn, using sakai, and teaching honors classes. Inside the Teacher's Stud
Peer Advisors & Mentors (PAM) Spotlight: Thomas Lueders
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WSU seniors dive into underwater class project
Oil spill cleanup, ocean storm monitoring and acoustic research are just some of the uses for submarine robots. Washington State University students have been learning about these and other "real-world" applications as they've built an underwater vehicle this year. For more about this story, click here: https://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=31600&TypeID=1