Epidemiology: An introduction
Public health interventions need to be built on an evidence base and part of this evidence comes from epidemiology: the study of how and why diseases occur. Epidemiology is a bit like a game of detection. It involves identifying diseases, finding out which groups of people are at risk, tracking down causes and so on. This unit looks at some key types of data used in epidemiology, such as statistics on death and ill health, and introduces some techniques used in analysing data.Author(s):
Catching Solar Waves
Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities occur when two fluids of different densities or different speeds flow by each other. In the case of ocean waves, that's the dense water and the lighter air. As they flow past each other, slight ripples can be quickly amplified into the giant waves loved by surfers. In the case of the solar atmosphere, which is made of a very hot and electrically charged gas called plasma, the two flows come from an expanse of plasma erupting off the sun's surface as it passes by pl
Learn Hindi Daily Show – How old are you? – dda – Internal Compulsion
“How old are you?” If you are old enough, you probably “Have to learn Hindi.” You might feel compelled to learn Hindi. These are just two of the things that...
4.2 Naturalism and reductive explanation
What is consciousness? How does the brain generate consciousness and how can a science of the mind describe and explain it adequately? This unit will introduce you to the slippery phenomenon that is consciousness, as well as some of the difficulties consciousness presents to science and philosophy.
New Minnesota research suggests Corporate Social Responsibility can backfire
Doing good isn't always good for business, according to new research from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management and assistant professor of marketing Carlos Torelli. The discovery, to be published in the Journal of Consumer Research, found corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts have the potential to backfire for luxury brands associated with a self-enhancement concept.
7.1 Consider the purpose A project that meets an important need for your organisation will contribute towards meeting wider organisational targets. Consider the purpose – what will the project contribute that will further the goals of the organisation? It is often useful to discuss this with the project sponsor and to align the project objectives with the strategic objectives of the organisation. If the ‘fit’ of the project with the organisational direction is considered at an early stage, it might be poss
A project that meets an important need for your organisation will contribute towards meeting wider organisational targets. Consider the purpose – what will the project contribute that will further the goals of the organisation? It is often useful to discuss this with the project sponsor and to align the project objectives with the strategic objectives of the organisation. If the ‘fit’ of the project with the organisational direction is considered at an early stage, it might be poss
Smoke, Mirrors, and Inflation Expectations Some influential commentators believe that the Federal Reserve's timing for the withdrawal of its record monetary stimulus could be determined by inflation expectations. (A popular measure of inflation expectations is the difference between the interest rate on the 10-year Treasury note and the interest rate on the 10-year Treasury inflation protected security [TIPS]). After settling at 1.5 p
Some influential commentators believe that the Federal Reserve's timing for the withdrawal of its record monetary stimulus could be determined by inflation expectations. (A popular measure of inflation expectations is the difference between the interest rate on the 10-year Treasury note and the interest rate on the 10-year Treasury inflation protected security [TIPS]). After settling at 1.5 p
Pathways in Computer Science (captioned)
This video clip illustrates the diverse pathways that students pursue after receiving Bachelors degrees in computer science or computer engineering. (10:28)
GPS Receiver Basics
Students familiarize themselves through trial and error with the basics of GPS receiver operation. They view a receiver's satellite visibility screen as they walk in various directions and monitor their progress on the receiver's map. Students may enter waypoints and use the GPS information to guide them back to specific locations.
Learn with Pictures and Video S4 #22 - Get Dressed — and Undressed — with Japanese
Since moving to Japan, you have noticed so many different styles of clothing that you can’t decide on a favorite. You decide to go shopping with a Japanese friend to try on different styles. While putting on different outfits, your friend keeps asking you in Japanese which piece of clothing you like best. At first [...]
Model Prison Architecture
Williamsburg's jail, or gaol, set the standard for colonial prison architecture. Visit the building this year as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of its reconstruction. Architectural historian Carl Lounsbury describes the structure.Author(s):
School of Sciences and Mathematics at the College of Charleston
Since its founding the College of Charleston has been known for its commitment to the study of and pursuit of new knowledge in the sciences and mathematics. The School of Sciences and Mathematics is proud to carry this tradition into the 21st century with its six award winning departments (Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy). Besides traditional majors and minors in those departments students can study the environment, computing in
Frank Duvall Jazz Trio at the College of Charleston
The Frank Duvall Jazz Trio recently performed at the College of Charleston's Recital Hall. Enjoy five compositions performed by Mr. Duvall on piano, Ben Wells on bass, and Dave Patterson on drums. Frank Duvall teaches at the College of Charleston where he is the acoustic and electric bass jazz performance instructor. He also directs and arranges for an instrumental ensemble and teaches a class covering the history of popular music in America.
Space School - The Sun
In this five-minute video clip, the viewer will learn that the Sun has burned for almost 5 billion years and produces power and heat beyond imagination. However, this powerful star won't always be around.
Overview of Dev Desktop Features
As part of the Drupal Academic project (http://drupalacademic.mit.edu), this video presents some of the key features of the Dev Desktop, a local environment for developing Drupal websites. Future videos will present overviews to installation and basic usage. More information here >> http://drupalgroup.mit.edu/notebook/introduction-dev-desktop
PediNeuroLogic Exam: 3 Month Old: Normal: Behavior
This baby is almost 3 months old. He is alert and attentive to the environment and the examiner. He visually tracks. He has a social smile and is able to frown. There is definite social awareness and interaction. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the child's nervous system, with an emphasis on important neurodevelopmental milestones.
SeaWiFS Captures El Nino
By monitoring the color of reflected light via satellite, scientists can determine how successfully plant life is photosynthesizing. A measurement of photosynthesis is essentially a measurement of successful growth, and growth means successful use of ambient carbon. Until now, scientists have only had a continuous record of photosynthesis on land. But following three years of continual data collected by the SeaWiFS instrument, NASA has gathered the first record of photosynthetic productivity in