Mission Control Operations
Chris Kraft manages to present in a single event the ultimate in engineering case studies, as well as an insider’s history of 20th century space missions and a pep talk for AeroAstro students. This blunt raconteur describes the challenges of the earliest space pioneers. His story begins with Project Mercury in the 19
The Craft of Science Fiction
Joe Haldeman provides a sneak preview of an upcoming novel whose story plays out in MIT’s past, present and distant future. In his conversation with Henry Jenkins, Haldeman admits that he has “a lot of fun with the sociology of being in this joint.” He also discusses the history of his genre, and his own literary approa
History of Boston Transportation
Fred Salvucci ponders the role of contingency in history, and in the evolution of Boston and its transportation system. He starts from the time the glaciers pulled back from Boston, leaving a soggy near-island and a river for the first white settlers to contend with. “The reason the city is here because
Archives and History
Scholars of “dead tree technologies” feel increasingly uneasy in a culture overwhelmingly consumed with innovation. Although we may “live in a condition of perpetual flux,” David Thorburn hopes that “we won’t allow utopians and futurists to intimidate us.” Moderator Peter Walsh poses a series of questions
Rhodin - Fear of Death - monument
Discusses Rhodin's first scupture the Fear of Death statue-modeled after an event in medieval French history. It also discusses the parts of the scene and the meanings of the body positions.
United Islands? multi-lingual radical poetry and folk song in Britain and Ireland, 1770-1820
This website describes an AHRC-funded research network, bringing together scholars with collectors and performers of folksong and poetry, to “discuss the fate of non-canonical poetry/folksong in the period 1770-1820”. This radical and anti-establishment poetry has long been overlooked, and the opportunity has only recently arisen to discuss it from an intra-national perspective (with the history of the British Isles seen as a complex and contradictory “zone of cultural conflict
How to Use Twitter
Watch this video for a demonstration of "How to Use Twitter". You will need a computer with internet access. Messages can be no longer than 140 characters. This is a great tutorial video for enhancing technology in the classroom with students and parents. (4:00)
Get started with the first step: Create an account. Go to Twitter.com and click the green Get Started button to join. Enter your name, user name, password, and email address, and youre good to go.
Gas prices keep going up up up
Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, talks about the differing prices of gasoline and the best times to fill up your tank.
The Origins of Cultural History 2; Geisteswissenschaft and the Natural Sciences: Vico versus Descart
Isaiah Berlin gives the second of his lectures on the origins of cultural history.
Preschool Writing Activities
By starting with small symbols, learn how to teach your children
beginning writing skills in this educational video about language
Montessori methods. (02:23)
Underlining Titles of Books & Poems
The titles of books and poems should be underlined if the book or
the poem is large. Learn about underlining title novels and epic poetry with help from a certified tutor in this video clip.
Constructing a Perpendicular
The shortest distance between a point not on a line and a line is along the perpendicular to the line. This video describes how constructing a perpendicular to a line uses the same process as constructing the perpendicular bisector of a line segment, but with one additional step. The first step is to swing an arc from the point and intersect the line in two places, which creates a segment that can be bisected. (2:06)
University of Maryland Face Transplant Press Conference
The University of Maryland released details of the most extensive full face transplant completed to date, including both upper and lower jaws, teeth, and tongue. The 36-hour operation occurred on March 19-20, 2012 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and involved a multi-disciplinary team of faculty physicians from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a team of over 150 nurses and professional staff. This video of the March 27 news
This video tutorial demonstrates how to use the handwriting recognition features of Notebook which convert block or cursive handwriting into text. (2:25)
Online MPH in Public Health Practice at UMass
The field of public health is constantly changing, and the online Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice degree provides the expertise and flexibility to keep pace. Expand your skills to meet 21st century challenges. For details, visit http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/mph_online/.
Power cable insulation
Power cable insulation
Honors College Freshman Retreat 2011
The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College 2011 Retreat welcomed its largest freshman class. Video by Mary Stanton.
Wollaton Library collection
This website describes the Wollaton collection at the University of Nottingham, and the Heritage Lottery Fund and AHRC funded work to conserve, catalogue and provide access to and raise awareness of this important manuscript collection. The collection comprises "a rare and significant corpus of medieval textual and material artefacts", which once formed part of the Willoughby family's collections at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham. The collections significant is found in ten medieval manuscripts "whic
Glow-in-the-dark snails reveal surprising trails
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329770.600 Disco lights have revealed the impressive homing instincts of garden snails
Civic society initiative
This is the website of the Civic Society Initiative an umbrella organisation uniting local civic societies around the UK. These societies are typically concerned with the architectural environment and built heritage of individual towns and take an active campaigning role. The Civic Society Initiative steps into the void left when the national Civic Trust folded and aims to support local groups and give a national voice to the movement. The site showcase the broad range of activities across the c