Exosuit Training Prepares Scientist for Deep Ocean Dives
In June, Museum Curator John Sparks was trained in the Exosuit, a next-generation atmospheric diving system, at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Weighing more than 500 pounds (227 kg), the Exosuit offers divers protection from the ocean's pressure while allowing them to maintain the dexterity and maneuverability to perform delicate tasks. The diving system allows a trained pilot to work at depths of up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) for hours. The suit is driven with four 1.6
On Responsibility and Justice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Emily McTernan | Questions of responsibility play a central role within contemporary political debate. This lecture will revise the currently impoverished conception of responsibility within theories of justice. Emily McTernan is a fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE.
U.S. History: 1865 to Present
History, it's often said, is written by the victors -- so how accurate is our understanding of history? Six distinguished University of Minnesota professors from fields ranging from African Studies to surgery, come together to examine current perspectives in U.S. history. What was America like after the Civil War? What really went on during the Cuban Missile Crisis? And where do we stand now on the spectrum of accuracy in recording history? Beyond UW
Supporting community archaeology in the UK
The "Supporting Community Archaeology in the UK" website produced by for The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) publishes an updated report (in PDF format) by Dr Suzie Thomas entitled "Community Archaeology in the UK: Recent Findings". The report concludes that in 2010 up to 215,000 individuals may be available to be involved in such projects, a resource to be assessed against the declining role of universities in excavations due to funding cuts.Professional archaeologists are usually in char
6.092 Java Preparation for 6.170 (MIT)
This course focuses on introducing the language, libraries, tools and concepts of JavaTM. The course is specifically targeted at students who intend to take 6.170 in the following term and feel they would struggle because they lack the necessary background. Topics include: Object-oriented programming, primitives, arrays, objects, inheritance, interfaces, polymorphism, hashing, data structures, collections, nested classes, floating point precision, defensive programming, and depth-first search al
The Morning After Election Day
President Elect Barack Obama will likely hit the ground running in the day after the presidential election. As Bill Plante reports, he faces many obstacles.
Clashes in Chile
Chilean students and teachers demanding free education clash with police armed with tear gas and water cannon. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over
SuperSpeed is a fluency game that helps kids read better, and enjoy it tremendously! In this video you will see an actual classroom in action playing this terrific game created by Power Teaching (also known as Whole Brain Teaching).
Strategies For Improving Reading Speed
Methods for improving reading speed include increasing the
range of the block of words that are read at the same time, as well as
avoiding the urge to go back and reread a sentence. A English specialist shows how to improve focus and reduce the length of time required to understand a sentence in this video.
The Gruesome Reality of Civil War Medicine
During the Civil War, battlefield injuries often meant infection, amputation, and surgeries performed by inexperienced doctors. (03:08)
Absolute Value & The Opposite of a Number
The first thing that is discussed in this video is the definition of absolute value. Absolute value actually represents distance and is always positive, the symbol of an absolute value is the two bars around the value. Distances are always positive that is why absolute values are always positive. They show absolute value using a number line. Many examples are given, when an equation is between the two bars it means the answer should be in absolute value terms. Then they discuss the opposite of a
Arthur's Teacher Trouble Read-Aloud Online Storybook
This read-aloud is Teacher Trouble written and illustrated by Marc Brown. On the first day of school Arthur discovers he's got the toughest teacher in the third grade! The pressure is on to study hard for the all-school Spellathon. Can Arthur beat last year's champion speller?There is a play button to start the story and a pause button on each page. Each word is highlighted as the speaker reads the story. The character changes his voice with character changes. This is a wonderful resource to hel
This is an introduction to division with remainders. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. As this is an introduction to long division, this video is for elementary students (fourth, fifth, and sixth-grades).
Audacity Example Copy/Paste Fade Out
Sometimes the music track is not as long as the interview. You can either import another loop of music or you can duplicate a part of the loop to add to the track. These techniques are demonstrated and explained. (2:57)
Electoral Politics in the Age of Reform
Historians have emphasised the unsavoury nature of electoral politics in the decades before 1832. Four charges were levelled at the electoral system by these critics * that very few voters were free to vote as they wished * the electorate was thoroughly venal and regarded the vote as a piece of personal property upon which they expected to make a profit every 7 years * elections were an exclusive proceeding concerning only political and social elites * political issues were unim
French Lesson - Les Animaux, Part 9 (Animals)
This short video teaches (with the help of a talking frog) the vocabulary words for certain animals. Only French is spoken, but the photos aid in comprehension. The video would be better served, however, if the instructor would say each animal twice and a little more slowly. The teacher could stop the video at certain points for clarification. For beginning learners of French.
An Aztec Sacrife
When an Aztec priest removed a person's heart during humar sacrifice, would it still be beating? Medical Investigator Shiya Ribowsky has the answer. Video is somewhat graphic and not meant for younger children. Run time 02:59.
1 The appliance of science
This unit provides you with a set of ideas for developing your approach to managing your own work – what we might call ‘self-management’. In order to do this, we will examine some of the key processes of management decision making – allocating time, staff, physical and financial resources: prioritising and problem solving and monitoring performance.
German Education Index
FIS Bildung Literaturdatenbank (German Education Index) is maintained by the Educational Information System (FIS Bildung), a network of almost 30 documentation institutions, and is hosted by the German Institute for International Education Research (DIPF). It is a searchable index to journal articles, book chapters, reports and other grey literature covering all aspects of education policy, practice and theory. This includes coverage of teaching, the economics of education, and all levels of edu