The Gnome Thought Experiment
Discussion for September 8, 2011
Discussion about historical figures in the history of psychological science as well as various schools of thought and theoretical and conceptual issues that have followed us to the present.
Obama delivers blessing at Ground Zero
Sept. 11 - Obama delivers a blessing before crowds assembled at Ground Zero in New York as ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 begin. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
appecon1_part1 Professor Leo Feler
In this module, the following topics will be covered: 1) estimates of the values of environmental goods in dollar terms, and 2) the strengths and weaknesses of valuation methods in all three […]
What Makes a Utah?
What makes you you? Why do you talk, dress, go to school, eat, tell stories, joke around, doodle, and think the way you do?
Europe can overcome crisis with major steps: Nobel economist
Sept. 22 - Nobel Laureate Michael Spence says political will in Europe to deal with Greece, Italy, and Spain is lacking and an orderly exit of Greece from the Euro is needed but the mechanism there is not clear.
Samuel Warren - Call to Honor Ceremony
Samuel Warren '12 addresses the crowd at the 6th annual Call to Honor Ceremony.
Fractions in Real Life! A Pizza Party!
The aim of this video is to create a stimulus video clip illustrating numeracy in the community with 2-3 class discussion questions. (01:55)
"We made a video to show that fractions aren't just to be learned in the classroom, they are essential in real life too!"
1. Provide some other examples where fractions can be useful outside the classroom.
2. Can the pizza be shared between 3 people? What about 5, 6, 7, 8 people?
Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing
Moderator: Ophelia Basgal, US HUD Panelists: Steven Raphael, UC Berkeley Matthew Schwartz, California Housing Partnership Corporation Ann Silverberg, BRIDGE Housing Wayne Waite, US HUD
European Heart Journal - My Cardio Interview: K. Fox & S. Hohnloser with U. Landmesser on ROCKET AF
Ulf Landmesser in conversation with K. Fox & S. Hohnloser: ROCKET AF - Rivaroxaban versus Warfarin in nonvalvular AF
Indigenous march to save forest
Sept 18 - Bolivian indigenous groups march to protest the construction of a highway to be built through forest and indigenous land. Marie-Claire Fennessy reports.
Seaweed hidden wedged in a rock crevice
Seaweeds are vulnerable to desiccation when exposed during low tide. They attach themselves in crevices to trap moisture. Their thick cell walls also trap moisture for the organism, which is why seaweeds appear slimy and wet.
Design a Flying Machine
The purpose of this activity is for the students to draw a design for their own flying machine. They will apply their knowledge of aircraft design and the forces acting on them. The students will start with a brainstorming activity where they come up with creative uses for every day objects. They will then use their creativity and knowledge of airplanes to design their own flying machine.
The Labour leadership contest
In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s decision to stand down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair’s announcement and the pressure he has faced from within his own party. Professor Cowley goes on to discuss why Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair uncontested and the potential
Advances in nanotechnology
In this podcast, Professor Moriarty discusses nanotechnology, and how it has led to a convergence of the traditional sciences. He talks about the commercial applications of nanotechnology such as hard disk technology in laptops, stain free materials and fabrics, self-cleaning windows and advanced water filtration. He also touches on some of the myths about nanotechnology as well as some of the real dangers of Nanotechnology and the steps governments are taking to regulate it. Professor Moriart
MIT Political Science Distinguished Speaker Series: Forum on Rebuilding the American Economy - 15 Se
The Political Science Distinguished Speaker Series is designed to bring together faculty, students, local business leaders, state economic officials, and, most importantly, MIT technology and policy thinkers. The emphasis for the first forum, co-hosted by Political Science Department and the newly commissioned Production in the Innovative Economy (PIE) group, is "Rebuilding the American Economy." Several leading MIT faculty will review a series of manufacturing topics, after which Ron Bloom, fo
A Wildlife Refuge Indicator Species
Indicator species are used as an early warning of pollution or degradation in an ecosystem. This video can be used as part of science lesson and/or a career lesson. The species are shown.
Running time 1:51 minutes