Area of a Regular Hexagon
In this eight-minute video, Sal Khan focuses on using what we know about triangles to find the area of a regular hexagon.
Green Revolution: Biomass
Explore how different types of biomass can be used to produce fuel. One researcher is building reactors to grow algae used to create biofuel. Another studies how leafcutter ant colonies break down biomass in order to solve a different biofuel problem: conversion of cellulose in plants to a fermentable sugar used to make ethanol. Finally, an engineer shows us how his lab uses chemistry and heat to turn sawmill waste into bio-oil and gasoline.
To What Degree? What Science is Telling Us About Climate Change
How do we know the climate is changing? How do we know what's causing it? Some of the world's leading climate scientists explore the science behind the headlines in this lively documentary.
Books of the month: China
A biography of Deng Xiaoping and a book on the opium war probe some of the myths of modern Chinese history
London pub is going to the dogs
Nov. 8 - The owner of the Mucky Pup Pub has turned his north London boozer into a pop-up doggy diner for just one night. Tara Cleary reports.
First Friday Artwalk Creative Writing Showcase
On Friday, October 7th, 2011, the English Department at Missouri State University held its First Friday Artwalk Creative Writing Showcase at the Park Central Branch Library located at 128 Park Central Square in Springfield, Missouri. This first-time event featured faculty, alumni, and student writers in the areas of fiction and poetry. W.D. Blackmon, Jane Hoogestraat, Jen Murvin Edwards, Daniel Newell, Laura Dimmit, Anthony Bradley, Abby Hill, and Liz Breazeale read their works of poetry and
Jessica B. Harris: 2011 National Book Festival
Culinary historian Jessica B. Harris appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Culinary historian Jessica B. Harris is an authority on the culinary culture of the African diaspora. She has shared her knowledge with audiences at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Natural History in New York and the California Academy of Sciences. Her 11th book is "High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America (Bloomsbury). Harris has written for most of the major food ma
St. Joseph's College, Collegeville, Jasper County, Indiana
St. Joseph's College was founded in 1889 and opened in 1891. In its early years it was both a high school and junior college. It became a four year college in 1936 and remained all male until 1968. The current enrollment is over 1,000 students. The Main Building (now Drexel Hall) was constructed in 1888 and originally served as an Indian mission school.,Jasper County Journey
Dancing with Symmetry to Harness the Power of Complexity: Subjective Programming in Context | Lang.N At any instant when you are programming, some details rise to the foreground and others recede into the background context. The manner in which the programming language supports context profoundly affects the ease of evolution and reuse. We propose a language paradigm that amplifies the power of object-oriented programming by explicitly supporting multi-dimensional context, and using it for dispatch and for program organization. The dispatch rules reduce to familiar delegation in the one- dim
At any instant when you are programming, some details rise to the foreground and others recede into the background context. The manner in which the programming language supports context profoundly affects the ease of evolution and reuse. We propose a language paradigm that amplifies the power of object-oriented programming by explicitly supporting multi-dimensional context, and using it for dispatch and for program organization. The dispatch rules reduce to familiar delegation in the one- dim
Crow's Nest, Tippecanoe Lake, Indiana
At the Cripple Gate Heights resort on Tippecanoe Lake, Silas Adams likely built the first cottage, Craney Crow, ca. 1900. It had a stone exterior, high curved windows, open second-floor porches, and a large tree house near the shore called the Crow's Nest.,Addressed to: Mrs. W.H. Foltz, 729 W. New York St., Indianapolis, Ind. Message: Having a fine time Walter 8/16/12
Streetcar Crash, Hartford City, Indiana
In February, 1912, this streetcar jumped the tracks in Hartford City and crashed into the front of Citizens State Bank.,Blackford County Journey,Feb. 21, 1912
Van Cleve Opera House's production of "Mr. Mikado," Hartford City, Indiana
As the cultural hub of the county, Hartford City offered a number of activities. The 450-seat Van Cleve Opera House, which opened in 1882, provided comedy, drama, and musical productions. This troupe performed Frank Dumont’s “Mr. Mikado.”,Blackford County Journey
Courthouse, Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana
Completed in 1860 at a cost of $120,000, the Gothic Romanesque-style courthouse at Greensburg was built of limestone and replaced the original 1827 structure.
Westport Covered Bridge, Westport, Indiana
Built in 1880 by Archibald M. Kennedy and Sons, the bridge is located one and one-half miles southeast of Westport on Sand Creek. This single span Burr Arch Truss structure sits on a stone foundation and is the last of its kind in Decatur County.,Decatur County Journey
6 Correlation This activity demonstrates how a simple correlation analysis can be carried out. Correlations tell us about the relationship between pairs of variabl Albert Einstein: How I See the World (Part 3 of 6) Converting Repeating Decimals to Fractions, Part 1 Current Status of Endomyocardial Biopsy. Muslims mark Eid in the Middle East
An excellent PBS documentary on Swiss genius Albert Einstein, most commonly known for his theory of relativity. Part 3 of 6. (09:57)
Sal Khan, in this four-minute video, gives examples of how to convert basic repeating decimals to fractions.
Dr. Charanjit (Chet) Rihal, Chair of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the November 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the state of the art technique and outcomes with the use of endomyocardial biopsy, a technique widely used for surveillance of cardiac transplant rejection or diagnosing other unexplained ventricular dysfunction. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/86/11/1095.abstract
Nov. 6 - Muslims in the West Bank, Yemen and Egypt celebrate one of their holiest religious holidays and remember the sacrifices they've made this year. Lindsey Parietti reports.
This activity demonstrates how a simple correlation analysis can be carried out. Correlations tell us about the relationship between pairs of variabl
Albert Einstein: How I See the World (Part 3 of 6)
Converting Repeating Decimals to Fractions, Part 1
Current Status of Endomyocardial Biopsy.
Muslims mark Eid in the Middle East