Do you take your work on holiday with you?
You interpret data from statistics indicating how many people are busy with their work when they go on holiday. In the first exercise you learn to replace percentages by corresponding descriptions, so that you can incorporate the data into a text that is easy to read. At the end of the assignment you incorporate all the data into an article for the staff newsletter.
The price of war in Libya
July 14 - Rebels bury their dead after costly battle to regain town in Western Mountains. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Great Zoom into San Francisco, CA: Fishermans Wharf
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
Referendum sense and nonsense
At the completion of this chapter you will be able to give a personal opinion about political questions.
Hanford: An Overview
This is the Emmy Award-winning first chapter of The Hanford Story, a multimedia presentation that provides an overview of the Hanford Site—its history, today's cleanup activities, and a glimpse into the possibilities of future uses of the 586-square-mile government site in southeast Washington State.
Gone in 60 seconds, 2011
Partnership event involving RUN students. Performed at the Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax.
Belle Isle, 1949, by Philip Levine
In Philip Levine's post-war poem, Belle Isle, 1949, two strangers meet, swim, and part, exploring themes of connection, boundaries, and where we come from. This video segment comes from Poetry Everywhere.
"Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy, Spring 2009"
"This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the
2.1 Introduction This unit is about using learning to bring about personal change. This assumes that learning can help achieve such change. Section 2 aims to be the first step in showing you how this is possible. This section has three separate but related aspects:
This unit is about using learning to bring about personal change. This assumes that learning can help achieve such change. Section 2 aims to be the first step in showing you how this is possible. This section has three separate but related aspects:
Prof Helen Christensen & Dr Kathy Griffiths - From population trials to public health practice
From population trials to public health practice: An example of a Global Health Service
Professor Ian Hickie - Predictors of illness progression in young people with mood disorders
Professor Ian Hickie - Neuropsychological and circadian predictors of illness progression in young people with mood disorders
Tires and ecosystems
Tires are one of the worst things that can be thrown into a landfill. They take up a lot of room and they can collect rainwater that is a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. Tires can be repurposed, or used for other purposes, such as tire swings and playground toys. They can also be recycled and used to make school gym floors and shoes.
Old Macdonald Had A Farm
Excellent computer animated video song for children. (3:21)
Hundreds of mussels attached to rocks in the rocky intertidal zone
Mussels have two hard shells for protection and avoid drying out. When the shell is open, the bivalve extends its foot for digging or anchoring. Mussels need ocean water for food. They are found in lower and middle intertidal regions.
Measurement of Heat
Measurement of heat is done in calories. One calorie is the amount of energy required to raise one gram of water one degree Celsius. To measure heat, you divide the change in temperature of a sample of water by the mass of the water. (02:12)
History of Economic Cycles (~1800-2000)
Cycles Research is not a commonly studied subject and yet there are definite trends in history in the finding of information about cycles. Starting with Sir William Herschel there have been reports of various length cycles in many economic variables including commodity yields and prices, stock markets, business conditions, building activity, growth, price fluctuations and industrial production. The common cycles periods found over extended time periods are mentioned and the people that they are
How Light Travels
In this video segment adapted from Shedding Light on Science, observe demonstrations of the fundamental idea that light travels in straight lines.
Learn about the lives of gorillas born in captivity in this video segment from Nature.