2 New products – old failings
Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings. This unit focuses firmly on usability and the increasingly important phenomenon of people-centred design. It aims to inform consumers of design (i.e., all of us) about this crucial characteristic of design. The unit is derived from the Open University course T211 on Design and Designing, but as well as stimulating interest in areas of concern for producers of design it might also provide an introduction to engineering, ma
Students examine collisions between two skateboards with different masses to learn about conservation of momentum in collisions.
Las Vegas Flyover from Landsat 1
A flyover of Las Vegas From Landsat imagery acquired July 26, 1999
El Nino: NCEP Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly from September 15, 1996 to September 20, 1997
NCEP sea surface temperature anomaly in the Pacific from September 15, 1996 to September 20, 1997
Plant Cycles: Photosynthesis & Transpiration
What do plants need? Students examine the effects of light and air on green plants, learning the processes of photosynthesis and transpiration. Student teams plant seeds, placing some in sunlight and others in darkness. They make predictions about the outcomes and record ongoing observations of the condition of the stems, leaves and roots. Then, several healthy plants are placed in glass jars with lids overnight. Condensation forms, illustrating the process of transpiration, or the release of mo
Great Zoom out of New York, NY: Central Park
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
1.3.6 Relocation: acceptance
This unit looks at the way people identify and become attached to places, buildings and objects. It also analyses how this attachment can impact on personal well-being. Understanding this is important in assessing the care people of all ages need and how this care should be delivered.
2 Schemes run by Swansea Cyrenians in 1999
The majority of people who sleep on the streets, and in hostels and night shelters are men. However, the number of women, particularly younger women, in these circumstances has increased (Anderson et al., 1993). They are often people with complex care and support needs, which go way beyond the provision of accommodation. But, as you will learn in this unit, complex needs are both a cause and a product of homelessness.
What do Schreyer Scholars do for fun?
Schreyer Scholars are also Penn Staters. They don't spend all their time studying. They know how to have fun!
Human Rights Day 2013: Rights of Refugees
In celebration of Human Rights Day, the Law Library of Congress hosted a panel discussion on refugee rights. Speaker Biography: Peter Roudik is director of the Global Legal Research Center at the Library of Congress. Speaker Biography: Olivia Bueno is associate director of the International Refugee Rights Initiative. Speaker Biography: Linda Rabben is a developmental editor at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: George Sadek is senior legal information analy
Former senator Alan Simpson: Wall St. does nothing for society
June 30 - In a frank discussion with Chrystia Freeland, former senator Alan Simpson rails against Wall St and argues to increase the capital gains tax to 35 percent.
The Bible and the Emergence of Modern Science
Prof. Peter Harrison : Lecture
Introduction to the Object-Oriented Programming Paradigm
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
Energy and Emissions Logging in Road Vehicles
Soon, after checking under the hood and kicking the tires, we will be scanning our car’s on-board diagnostic system (OBD). Sanjay Sarma has been investigating ways to take advantage of a car’s sensor bus, the module that records and conveys information about the vehicle’s components and systems. Sarma hopes to make the OBD in