French Costume: La Petite Loge
French Costume: La Petite Loge
Giant Panda Reserve
Established in the Sichuan province in 1963, the Wolong Nature Reserve is home to one of the earliest research bases for the endangered giant panda. Starting with just 10 pandas in captivity, it has increased that number nearly tenfold through successful breeding methods — in 2006, 18 baby pandas were born: a new record. Assistant Director Li Desheng explains how they will be reintroduced into the wilderness.
Luxury: Catering to the Super-Wealthy
The rich “are different from you and me,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald. Yes, but just how different? And what do they want to buy? Meet the new Ultra High Net Worth Individual
The Line between ‘Confidence and Arrogance’: UBS Americas CEO Robert Wolf on Work and Wall Stree
A "cowboy"-like confidence propelled UBS Americas CEO Robert Wolf from the football field to Wall Street and up the leadership chain. But much like the industry that supported his 26-year rise, Wolf has discovered that brazen bravado has its limits. During a recent Wharton Leadership Lecture, Wolf discussed his career in the banking industry, why he is stepping down from his current role and why Wall Street is better off now than it was before the crisis.Author(s):
1.018J Fundamentals of Ecology (MIT)
This is a basic subject in ecology that seeks to improve the understanding of the flow of energy and materials through ecosystems and the regulation of the distribution and abundance of organisms. The course covers productivity and biogeochemical cycles in ecosystems, trophic dynamics, community structure and stability, competition and predation, evolution and natural selection, population growth and physiological ecology. There is particular emphasis placed on aquatic systems.
From zero to hero -- Richard Webb -- Nothing event
Mathematics would be nowhere without nothing. Richard Webb explains just how much zero matters -- ever tried dividing MCDXL by XII? -- taking us on a journey that begins in ancient Babylonia. Watch the other videos from this event to join the team from New Scientist and our of guest speakers for an entertaining evening of amazing insights into nothingness. Find out now nothing shapes the world around us, from the importance of zero to how a few words can kill to understanding the big bang. 13
24.973 Advanced Semantics (MIT)
This course is the second of the three parts of our graduate introduction to semantics. The others are 24.970 Introduction to Semantics and 24.954 Pragmatics in Linguistic Theory. Like the other courses, this one is not meant as an overview of the field and its current developments. Our aim is to help you to develop the ability for semantic analysis, and we think that exploring a few topics in detail together with hands-on practical work is more effective than offering a bird's-eye view of every
Brazilian Portuguese year 1 semester B
This module is aimed at students in year 1 semester B (beginners Portuguese). The varied exercises cover a range of topics from a solar eclipse to the Portuguese language. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
The School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering has concerns about the lack of knowledge amongst school pupils, and their teachers, of the type of work undertaken by an Environmental Engineer. The interactive presentation was developed as part of an awareness raising exercise for aspects of Environmental Engineering. Targeted at KS3 pupils particularly in Year 9 (Y9) the themes of air/ soil/water pollution were chosen because of their links to the KS3 National Curriculum for Science ( eg un
Mandarin stage 1 semester A
This module is aimed at complete beginners in Mandarin Chinese in semester A and exposes the student to listening and reading material, as well as practice in grammar. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a unifo
Phases of The Moon - Rock Song
This is an educational rock video reviewing the Moon and it's different phases. The video provides text to go along with the song. Incredibly catchy tune. (4:02)
Final Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware Revealed We've been highlighting some of the work being done by those with the early versions of the Kinect for Windows v2 devices. Last week the Kinect for Windows Team reveal the final hardware and more... As we continue the march toward the upcoming launch of Kinect for Windows v2, we’re excited to share the hard
We've been highlighting some of the work being done by those with the early versions of the Kinect for Windows v2 devices. Last week the Kinect for Windows Team reveal the final hardware and more...
As we continue the march toward the upcoming launch of Kinect for Windows v2, we’re excited to share the hard
The Vitamin Village is a web-based eLearning package developed between 2001 and 2008 to incorporate vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as a basic introduction to antioxidants. It is mainly used in first year teaching of vitamins, but also in the 2nd and 3rd years of the 3 year BSc (Hons) Nutrition and 4 year MNutr Nutrition degrees taught within the School of Biosciences.
8.902 Astrophysics II (MIT)
This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics. Topics include galactic dynamics, groups and clusters on galaxies, phenomenological cosmology, Newtonian cosmology, Roberston-Walker models, and galaxy formation.
HST.410J Projects in Microscale Engineering for the Life Sciences (MIT)
This course is a project-based introduction to manipulating and characterizing cells and biological molecules using microfabricated tools. It is designed for first year undergraduate students. In the first half of the term, students perform laboratory exercises designed to introduce (1) the design, manufacture, and use of microfluidic channels, (2) techniques for sorting and manipulating cells and biomolecules, and (3) making quantitative measurements using optical detection and fluorescent labe
MA Advanced Nutrition - Daniel McApline
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The Chemistry of Life
This program discusses the chemistry of the wonders of life. It starts off with the way life began, and goes on to deal with the structure and function of biological molecules. It emphasizes the value of relating chemical principles to biology studies, and states that living organisms are huge chemical systems in equilibrium. Thus, learning processes are based on the che
Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
Women's Rights Curriculum
Specially put together for 8 March International Women's Day, this package of history and activities can be used year-round to inspire and inform.