Physics Games: Liquid Crystals
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! A liquid crystal is a substance that flows like a liquid but maintains some of the ordered structure characteristic of crystals. In the 1960s, a French theoretical physicist, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes turned his interest to liquid crystals and soon found fascinating analogies between liquid crystals and superconductors as well as magnetic materials. His work would later be rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Physics 1991. Today,
Weidenfeld scholars look to the future
Child poverty, climate change and organised crime are some of the issues concerning this year’s cohort of Weidenfeld Scholars, who have just completed their first year of study at Oxford University.
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 2. Are You Convinced?
Proof making is one of the key ideas in mathematics. Looking at teachers and students grappling with the same probability problem, we see how two kinds of proofproof by cases and proof by inductionnaturally grow out of the need to justify and convince others.,Englewood, New JerseyTeachers Workshop Englewood, a town with unsatisfactory student test scores, is implementing a long-term project to improve math achievement. As part of a professional development workshop designed in part to give
Bomb-sniffing dog to help Clemson University Police Department
The Clemson University Police Department is enhancing campus safety with the help of a four-legged friend. Doc, a 2-year-old black Labrador retriever, is a trained explosives-sniffing dog that has come to the department as a result of a $15,000 Homeland Security grant obtained by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. The dog will be used to sweep venues such as Memorial Stadium and Littlejohn Coliseum before major events such as football and basketball games, concerts and graduations. The
Vegetation Images Show Drought in Western US (WMS)
Satellite data can gauge the health of plants, which is a good indicator of drought. The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) measures how dense and green plant leaves are. NDVI images are useful as a measure of drought when compared to "normal" plant health. Scientists calculate average NDVI values for an area to find out what is normal at a particular time of year. This animation uses satellite imagery to show changes in vegetation between 1999 and 2003. In 2002, drought had settled a
HHMI Research Introductions: Kelly Shaw
The Research Introductions Series, sponsored by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, introduces students to the breadth of research happening at the University of Richmond. In these short, informal presentations, UR science, computer science, and mathematics faculty present their current research and discuss ways undergraduates can become involved in an undergraduate research experience. This talk features Kelly Shaw, Associate Professor of Computer Science. For more information on
"Rescue Parable" and "Rescue Riddle," poems by Robin Becker, 2010-11 Penn State laureate
Robin Becker, the 2010-11 Penn State laureate and professor of English and women's studies at the University, is sharing several of her poems via video during the 2010-11 academic year, aiming to engage people "in the deep pleasures of poetry -- language crafted and shaped from words, the 'ordinary' material we all use every day," to explore how and why poems move us.
Where's The Octopus?
When marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video, he started screaming. Hanlon studies camouflage in cephalopods -- squid, cuttlefish and octopus -- who are masters of optical illusion. (04:37)
Biggest Dinosaur Ever! Argentinosaurus - Planet Dinosaur - BBC
John Hurt narrates the facts behind the discovery of huge nesting site in modern day Patagonia. Fossilized remains show Argentinosaurus laid tens of thousands of eggs in a 15 km nesting site used for hundreds of thousands of years. The hatchlings, if they survive, will grow at an incredible rate. Over a 40 year life span Argentinosaurus can grow from 4 kg to 75 tons! (03:57)
The Power of Revolutionary Thinking: What Today's Scientists Can Teach You About Driving Innovat
“You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.”
While Dr. Seuss may not have been a direct inspiration, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” seems especially suited to these four “brainy and footsy people” with exceptional re
"A Person Like Me, Oppress'd By Dame Fortune, Need Not Care Where He Goes": The "Infortunate" Willia
Many travelers made their way to Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic colonies in the eighteenth century in search of economic opportunity, but not all experienced the fabulous success of Benjamin Franklin. William Moraley, born in 1699 into a modest artisanal family, was more typical. Economic cycles were often critical in determining migration patterns; approximately 73,000 people left for the British colonies in the1730s, twice the average of earlier in the century (17,000 arrived in Philadelphi
Stroke - Mental Status Exam - Copy Design, Draw Clock Sub-exam - Patient 19
This video features a 65-year-old right-handed white male. He was in the Air Force from 1962 until his retirement in 1982. The veteran reported that in 1995 he was diagnosed with inclusion body myositis. He first reported a problem in the early 1990s when carrying his briefcase. He noted problems lifting his right leg up to step onto the bus. Falls began around1994, prompting him to seek medical attention. The initial evaluation showed primarily lower motor neuron findings. He underwent several
eBird's goal is to maximize the utility and accessibility of the vast numbers of bird observations made each year by recreational and professional bird watchers. It is amassing one of the largest and fastest growing biodiversity data resources in existence. For example, in 2006, participants reported more than 4.3 million bird observations across North America. The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. eBird then shares these observati
The Greenhouse Effect
Just how do greenhouse gases change the climate? Select the level of atmospheric greenhouse gases during an ice age, in the year 1750, today, or some time in the future and see how the Earth's temperature changes. Add clouds or panes of glass.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XII, Issue 2
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, IAC Library Report, Ancient Lamps on Display, Koenen in Claremont, The Institute for Antiquity and Christianity Honor Roll of Donors, Honor Roll of Donors, Scholar in Residence: Karen Torjesen, Institute Honors Major Patrons, A Computerized "Q", Personalia
Two great sites to teach students about cybersafety I have written quite a bit about cybersafety in regards to parents, te
I have written quite a bit about cybersafety in regards to parents, te
Did Aliens build the Pyramids? (1of3) Highlights the pyramids and other inventions that illustrate the brilliance of ancient man - are they so brilliant that they could only have been built by aliens?
Highlights the pyramids and other inventions that illustrate the brilliance of ancient man - are they so brilliant that they could only have been built by aliens?
12 Closing Remark
Professor Yasheng Huang, MIT Sloan International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business, Professor of Global Economics and Management
Otis MFA Graphic Design Lecture: Hedi el Kholti
Graduate Graphic Design Presents a lecture by Critic Hedi El Kholti, who joined Semiotexte as co-editor in 2003 introducing a new energy in the press embodied in Semiotext(e)'s recent book, David Wojnarowicz: A Definitive History of Five or Six Year's on the Lower East Side, as well as a title by controversial French writer Tony Duvert, whose work proposes non-privatized forms of sexuality as cultural conduits.
Otis College Convocation 2010 Presenter: Nathan Shedroff
Every August, right before the semester begins, Otis College of Art and Design hosts a day of Convocation, where new and returning faculty attend presentations by visiting artists and educators. Convocation 2010 Presenter Nathan Shedroff discussed "Teaching to Sustainable Practices in Art and Design." Keynote Speaker, Nathan Shedroff, is the author of numerous books on sustainable art/design practices and their place in education, including Design is the Problem: The Future of Design must be S