Morning Briefing: Gingrich takes on Romney, Murdoch tweets
Jan. 3 - In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Newt Gingrich unleashes a barrage of criticism directed at Mitt Romney, and Rupert Murdoch attracts over 86,000 followers on his two-day old Twitter account.
Movie Dreams and Movie Injustices: A Black High-School Student Tells What 1920s Movies Meant to Him
Fears about the impact of movies on youth led to the Payne Fund research project, which brought together nineteen social scientists and resulted in eleven published reports. One of the most fascinating of the studies was carried out by Herbert Blumer, a young sociologist who would later go on to a distinguished career in the field. For a volume that he called Movies and Conduct (1933), Blumer asked more than fifteen hundred college and high school students to write "autobiographies"of their expe
Joseph Schwantner and His Music
Documentary containing interview footage with the composer Joseph Schwantne, and narrated overview of his life and music. The piece focuses on the making of his composition New Morning for the World, which accompanies the words of Martin Luther King. Includes performances of his music recorded for this program.
'Split Britches' is the story of three women from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, set sometime in the 1930's, whose squabbling is often pacified by periods of singing.
Lunar Plant Growth Chamber
This site invites students to design chambers for growing plants on the moon. (Plants may be used to supplement meals of astronauts during space exploration.) Teacher guides include lessons on providing light and water for the plants, choosing plant species, exploring the moon, and designing, building, and evaluating plant growth chambers.
Robotics with the XBC Controller
This course offers a brief history of robotics, and a definition of robot and robotics. The course includes an introduction to IC and the XBC, downloading firmware, Updating the bitstream, and IC Environment and simulator. It concludes with an activity building a Demo-Bot.
Students will observe the behavior of termites and draw conclusions about their behavior.
An introduction to the Open University's social:learn project.
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1870-1900: Closing of the Frontier: Everyday Life and People
The images in this topic show how Californians in the late 19th century worked and played. Many of these photographs reflect the manual labor (mining, logging, agriculture) and services (like barber shops and grocery stores) that supported the rapid growth of cities and towns. As they do today, people spent their free time doing quiet activities like painting, enjoying themselves outdoors, riding bicycles and camping.
Accumulated Rainfall during Hurricanes Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne, 2004 (WMS)
During the hurricane season of 2004, an unprecedented four hurricanes hit Florida. This animation shows the accumulated rainfall produced by three of those hurricanes during the month of September. The animation also shows the rainfall from the typhoons in the Pacific Ocean during the same period.
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Solutions Using R and Bioconductor
Covers the basics of R software and the key capabilities of the Bioconductor project (a widely used open source and open development software project for the analysis and comprehension of data arising from high-throughput experimentation in genomics and molecular biology and rooted in the open source statistical computing environment R), including importation and preprocessing of high-throughput data from microarrays and other platforms. Also introduces statistical concepts and tools necessary t
Problem Solving for Immunization Programs
Countries around the world - even those at war - are collaborating to ensure that children under the age of five don't die from diseases for which vaccines are available. In the past twenty years, global vaccine coverage has surpassed eighty percent, and a second disease, polio, is nearly eradicated. In the United States, coverage rates are even higher, and vaccine-preventable diseases are now rare. Never have so many resources been focused on immunization - yet problems remain. Additional, high
Analog Integrated Circuit Design
An introductory course in analog circuit synthesis for microelectronic designers. Topics include: Review of analog design basics; linear and non-linear analog building blocks: harmonic oscillators, (static and dynamic) translinear circuits, wideband amplifiers, filters; physical layout for robust analog circuits; design of voltage sources ranging from simple voltage dividers to high-performance bandgaps, and current source implementations from a single resistor to high-quality references based o
Basics of the Coordinate Plane
This selection provides an introduction to the basics of the coordinate plane. An interactive board is used to show the x and y axis, quadrants, and an ordered pair. A tip is also provided to help students learn the number of each quadrant. ( 1:46)
Kemp's Ridley Turtle Hatchlings Emerging From Nest
This short video gives excellent real life footage of baby Ridley Turtles hatching and emerging from their nest in the sand. Kemp’s ridley turtle is the most severely endangered marine turtle in the world; in the 1980s only a few hundred females were observed nesting, although the population is now showing signs of recovery. It is also one of the smallest turtles, with adults weighing less than 45 kilograms. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1903)
19:18 Video Filmakers Edwin S. Porter, Arthur White and others
Mastered at 16 frames per second from a 35mm print courtesy of the Library of Congress
Firefox OS - HTML5 for a truly world-wide-web
Keynote at Codebits in Portugal, April 2014, explaining the how and why of Firefox OS and how to use it. Video: https://videos.sapo.pt/ZYQyY57ZlB6lhgIdBzrs
SK76 in Nottinghamshire
This Hectad is an area of countryside in Nottinghamshire conatining several interesting villages and historic sites, including the open field system of Laxton.
The gun is part of America's creation story. Gunsmith George Suiter describes the technology of this potent tool.
Reading the Riots
Reading the Riots.