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
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.
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.
Digibord in de horeca Het digibord wordt niet enkel gebruikt in het onderwijs! Het vind ook zijn intrede in restaurants... leuk weetje voor leerlingen horeca die innovatie genegen zijn! Het digibord hangt boven de tafel en projecteert de menu-kaart, het …
Het digibord wordt niet enkel gebruikt in het onderwijs! Het vind ook zijn intrede in restaurants... leuk weetje voor leerlingen horeca die innovatie genegen zijn!
Het digibord hangt boven de tafel en projecteert de menu-kaart, het …
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
Points of view : capturing the 19th century in photographs
'Points of View: Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs' is the website and online exhibition of a major exhibition at the British Library in London. The free exhibition ends on 7th Mar 2010. The curators have selected works from the rich and rarely-seen 300,000-item photographic archives of the British Museum (now at the British Library, which has since added to the 19th century collection) to ask of the 19th century: "Who was making the photograph and why?" The website contains an online e
Kevin Chen Intersection for the Arts
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