The Smallpox Virus -- Biological Weapon or Research Tool?
In May 2014, the World Health Assembly met in Geneva to debate the destruction of the world last know stockpiles of the Variola virus, which causes smallpox. Well before the Assembly met it was clear that opinion was divided -- Should the known repositories in secure laboratories in both Russia and USA be destroyed, thus preventing their use as an infectious agent in the future, or kept to ensure that the genetic material was available to scientists and researchers for the development of antiv
Szechuan Mushroom Stir Fry
Easy to make, and packed with healthy vegetables, stir frys are a fast and flavor-packed option for your family. In this vegetarian version of a Szechuan stir fry, Chef Bill Briwa uses meaty slices of portabella mushrooms with Asian vegetables, herbs and spices. Find the recipe at http://www.ciaprochef.com/mushrooms/recipe6.html
SAT Prep: Test 1, Section 9, Part 1
Students, improve your math SAT score! This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a chalkboard. This is video is appropriate high school students. Uses a textbook (the official SAT study guide) commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen.
White House Blog: Remembering Neil Armstong Photo Gallery
This blog post remembers astronaut Neil Armstrong after his death in 2012. A photo gallery of Armstrong is included along with a video of Obama on the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing.
"Session 1 (Politics) - History Textbooks and the Profession: Comparing National Controversies in a
A symposium panel featuring the following papers: "Historical Memory, International Conflict and Japanese Textbook Controversies in Three Epochs" — Yoshiko Nozaki (SUNY Buffalo) and Mark Selden (SUNY Binghamton); "The Politics of History Textbooks in India" — Neeladri Bhattacharya, (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi); "Weapons of
Forty-five freshmen have come together to bring awareness to a crisis in the world today. More than 783 million individuals lack access to clean drinking water; that is more than double the population of the U.S.
Imaging: Photoshop Selection Tools
Video: Imaging: Photoshop Selection Tools Episode 2 (of a 25-part series) This Nortel LearniT tutorial reviews the process to use the selection tools on Photoshop. It shows you how to select a part of your image to edit. (7:08)
The second Space symposium- learning spaces
This presentation discusses the various elements that deem enterprise education spaces as fit for purpose
University of California OER for Nursing
This website is a teaching commons resulting from a partnership between MERLOT and the author of the site. Other MERLOT partner communities can be found here: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm?action=communities'The OERN's portal is open and free for everyone around the world to use to:Find free, open, and online educational and training resources. We will be "recommending the best" and "linking to the rest" of materials that could meet your interdisciplinary needs.Contribute to
The Origin of Egyptian Civilization, Part 3
Learn the history and origin of the ancient black people who are called Egyptians. There's information stretching further back, further than the pre-dynastic period. Some questionable facts and fairly old data are given. (09:49)
21H.931 Seminar in Historical Methods (MIT)
This subject is designed to give 21H majors and minors an introduction to the methods that historians use to interpret the past. We will focus on two areas: archives and interpretation. In our work on archives, we will ask what constitutes an archive. We will visit one or two local archives, speak with archivists, and assemble our own archive related to life at MIT in 2003. Once we have a better understanding of the possibilities and limitations of historical archives, we will turn to the task o
"The Fifteen-Woman Lawsuit Opposing the Self-Defense Forces in Iraq"
A talk by lawyer Michiko Nakajima. In the course of the Iraq War, citizens in Japan, singly or in groups, have been taking the state to court alleging violation of the "no war" clause of the Constitution in deploying Self-Defense Force troops. Feminist labor lawyer Michiko Nakajima led a group of 15 women plaintiffs in one such suit. This
Brashares, Ann - Interview - Booklist
This video is an interview with author Ann Brashares. She discusses her book, 3 Willows, as well as "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" series. Sound is mostly audible. She talks about her relationship with her book characters. (3:41)
Author Kate DiCamillo Interview - Booklist
In this filmed, informal interview with Ilene Cooper, children's author Kate DiCamillo talks about her role and experiences during the making of her books The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie into movies. Though brief, the video allows the author's personality to shine forth. (2:18)
Building A Computer Aid for Teaching Architectural Design Concepts
Building an aid for teaching architectural design concepts is the process of elaborating topics, defining problems and suggesting to the students strategies for solving those problems. I believe students in Environment and Behavior (E&B) courses at Georgia Tech can benefit greatly from a computer based educational tool designed to provide them with experiences they currently do not possess. In particular, little time in the course (outside lectures) is devoted to applying concepts taught in the
UA's Imagine IT Engineering Camp Introduces Girl Scouts to STEM
The University of Arizona College of Engineering, in partnership with Girls Scouts of Southern Arizona, held the first-ever Imagine IT, a summer engineering camp for girls that is designed around search and rescue scenarios. The idea behind the camp was to get girls interested in the STEM disciplines -- science, technology, math and engineering.
Gulf Coast and East Coast Flyover: April 12, 1998
A slow pan up the east coast of North America from the Florida Keys to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, based on a true color SeaWiFS image
History of Mardi Gras A quick look at Mardi Gras and its history. Traditionally, Fat Tuesday is the last day for Catholics to indulge since it is the last day before Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the season of Lent. Mardi Gras is filled with traditions, two of which came about in 1872, when the Russian Duke Romanoff visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras, they thought they would give him a royal reception and named him king for a day. A king
A quick look at Mardi Gras and its history. Traditionally, Fat Tuesday is the last day for Catholics to indulge since it is the last day before Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the season of Lent. Mardi Gras is filled with traditions, two of which came about in 1872, when the Russian Duke Romanoff visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras, they thought they would give him a royal reception and named him king for a day. A king
Mardi Gras Origins
In this video clip, learn about the history of Mardi-Gras ( origin of holiday, parades, colors, etc.) ( 1:21)