Inside a Seed
This image from Biology by Kenneth R. Miller and Joseph Levine illustrates the five most important parts of a seed: the seed coat, the endosperm, and the embryos primary root, cotyledon, and embryonic leaves.
Inference using compressive measurements
This module provides an introduction to some simple algorithms for compressive signal processing, i.e., processing compressive measurements directly without first recovering the signal to solve […]
Scattering is fundamental to almost everything we know about the world, such as why the sky is blue. Tunnelling is entirely quantum-mechanical and gives rise to such phenomena as nuclear fusion in stars. Examples and applications of both these fascinating concepts are investigated in this unit.
This unit shows how partial differential equations can be used to model phenomena such as waves and heat transfer. The prerequisite requirements to gain full advantage from this unit are an understanding of ordinary differential equations and basic familiarity with partial differential equations.
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You Decide: Do violent video games cause real violence in children?
This educational guide focuses on video games as a potential cause of violence in children Students are invited to examine the arguments on both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities. Students will learn how to support their arguments with evidence and reason. It is expected that at the end of this guide students will determine where they stand on this controversial issue.
Inauguration of MIT's 14th President Paul E. Gray (1980)
A week of celebration accompanied the inauguration of MIT's 14th president, Paul Edward Gray Sc.D. '60, in September 1980. This video compilation shows the formal as well as playful events surrounding the historic occasion, from speeches and symposia lectures to campus picnics and a presidential balloon ride. [T13566]
Fats to Fuel - Partners Video Magazine
A Small Business Innovation Research grant results in technology that efficiently recycles industrial fats into useful biodiesel. Fats to Fuels is a segment from Partners Video Magazine's latest episode, Fueling America. To view the entire episode visit: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/partners.html
"I Was Able to Make My Voice Really Ring Out": The Women's Emergency Brigade in the Flint Sit-Down S
The Women's Emergency Brigade, which Genora Johnson Dollinger helped organize, saved the 1936 sit down strike at Flint, Michigan more than once. In this 1976 interview with Sherna Gluck, Dollinger recalls the famous "Battle of the Running Bulls" when police--bulls--tried to regain control of the GM plant by force. Dollinger and the other organizers of the Women's Emergency Brigade faced constant sexist attitudes in their efforts to win the strike, even as they demonstrated their determination to
Helpful Hints for Field Sketching
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers insight into the task of field sketching. After discussing the difference between seeing and observing, the article offers tips designed to help make students better at observational rendering. The six hints discussed are proportions, perspective, volume, simplifying, practicing a lot, and having fun.
Imagine It's the Year 2020: Thinking About Genetics Now
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a look at some of the questions that go hand-in-hand with genetic cloning technologies. The site opens by telling kids that in the future, technologies like cloning may be very common and that some of the decisions we will need to make in coming years are hard. Then, they are asked to imagine that it is the year 2020 and to take a peek at what's on the minds of one futu
Who Are the Plants?
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers a brief overview of the plant kingdom. Specifically, it covers: why plants have their own kingdom, Plantae; what separates the kingdom's two very basic categories; the plant kingdom's 10 divisions, including the number of species in each; and why some organisms that seem like plants belong instead to the kingdom Protista or the kingdom Fungi.
Introduction to AFM
Excellent introduction to the technique of atomic force microscopy at a level suitable for undergraduates. The page describes the basic modes (constant force, tapping, lift mode) and explains the significance of the tip and tip effects in imaging.
Forsyth Tech CC Demand Driven Biotech Program
A video diary of how Forsyth Tech Community College developed a demand driven biotech curriculum to respond to the needs of local industry. Forsyth Tech is one of 5 centers of expertise that make up the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce. The video was produced by SLAM, Inc.
Scannability: organizing for the web
How you organize and format your writing can go a long way toward making it readable.
Viscosity of the Mantle: Constraints from Post-glacial Rebound
In this lab, students determine the viscosity of a relatively viscous fluid by measuring the rate of rebound of a partially submerged object following a rapid decrease in its mass. This experiment is carried out in the context of an analysis of post-glacial rebound as a measurement of the viscosity of the mantle. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
La asignatura de Fisiología Vegetal tiene como objetivo el comprender cómo funcionan las plantas, o lo que es lo mismo, qué ocurre en las plantas para que sean capaces de crecer, reproducirse y adaptarse a los continuos cambios del ambiente. A través de leyes físicas y químicas entendemos cómo las plantas son capaces de utilizar la energía de la luz para, a partir de sustancias inorgánicas sintetizar moléculas orgánicas, con las que construir el cuerpo de la planta. Asimismo, las plan
La econometría se ha convertido en una herramienta fundamental en el análisis económico. Hace ya casi 90 años Joseph Schumpeter afirmaba que "todo economista, le guste o no, es un económetra, ya que necesita tratar de explicar sus argumentos con cifras" y desde entonces la popularidad de los modelos econométricos se ha ido incrementando gracias al aumento de la información estadística y al desarrollo de software estadístico-econométrico.En la actualidad los modelos econométricos son u
Contabilidad (Licenciado en Derecho)
Introducción a la contabilidad financiera y el análisis de estados contables mostrando su relación con el ordenamiento jurídico. La publicación recoge contenidos de especial interés para juristas que quieran adquirir conocimientos de contabilidad con un especial enfoque interdisciplinario hacia la fiscalidad y el derecho societario, laboral y peanal. Se pretende que cualquier persona que emplee los materiales para el autoaprendizaje pueda adquirir unos conocimientos básicos de mecánica c