BTN - Impact the World: Gebisa Ejeta
Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor of Agronomy and a 2009 World Food Prize laureate, has developed sorghum varieties resistant to drought and the parasitic weed Striga. The new varieties allow the grain to feed more people in Ejeta's native Ethiopia and other African countries.
An Interview with Jerome Bocuse at The CIA
Jerome Bocuse, a 1992 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and son of legendary French chef Paul Bocuse, returned to his alma mater for Bocuse d'Or 2012. Jerome took some time our of his busy day to share his thoughts on becoming a chef.
Obama Full Speech at University of Michigan Jan. 27. 2012
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Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices - Team NYC "Amber Alert"
Catch more inspired stage performances from this HBO special presentation! Brave New Voices 2010 DVD Now Available. For more on Brave New Voices, log onto ht...
Canadian Minerals Yearbook
Part of Natural Resources Canada Minerals and Metals Sector, the Canadian Minerals Yearbook Web site provides mineral industry information from 1994 to 2001. Downloadable files from each year include a Year in Review, Reserves of Selected Major Metals, Recent Production Decisions, and a Mineral and Metal Commodity Review. An example of the information provided comes from the 2001 Review: "In 2000, Canadian reserves of copper, nickel, lead, zinc, molybdenum, silver and gold decreased because ther
Our Mousetrap Car
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Adding Demand Curves - Khan Academy
In this six-minute video, Sal Khan discusses how to add demand curves.
Lesson #038, Wednesday Il presidente dorme in chiesa? = Does the president sleep in church? (Voi) Partite per l'italia domani? = Do you leave for Italy tomorrow? (Tu) Apri la finestra. = You open the window. (Noi) Apriamo la lettera. = We open the letter. (Io) Parto domani. = I leave tomorrow. Il professore apre la porta. = The professor opens the door. (Voi) Dormite sempre in classe. = You (plural) always sleep in class. (Voi) Finite la lezione oggi. = You (plural)
Il presidente dorme in chiesa? = Does the president sleep in church?
(Voi) Partite per l'italia domani? = Do you leave for Italy tomorrow?
(Tu) Apri la finestra. = You open the window.
(Noi) Apriamo la lettera. = We open the letter.
(Io) Parto domani. = I leave tomorrow.
Il professore apre la porta. = The professor opens the door.
(Voi) Dormite sempre in classe. = You (plural) always sleep in class.
(Voi) Finite la lezione oggi. = You (plural)
Meningitis Research Foundation
Based in the United Kingdom, the Meningitis Research Foundation is a charity organization focused on the prevention and treatment of meningitis (and associated infections) through research and public education. The Foundation website describes common symptoms (with photographs); and contains a variety of specific information about meningitis and septicaemia. For health professionals, the site offers "guidance notes and protocols to promote best practice in the diagnosis and treatment of patients
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is a 20 mile long series of bridges and tunnels that connect Virginia Beach/Norfolk to Virginia's Eastern Shore. The project is an engineering marvel; besides supporting vehicular traffic, the tunnels allow sea-going vessels passage into and out of the bay. A great deal of information is given on the project's home page, including a map of the surrounding area, historical perspectives, interesting facts, tourist attractions, and frequently asked questions. There
Stanford University: Center for the Study of Language and Information
The Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) "is devoted to research in the emerging science of information, computing, and cognition." This "new science" is an interdisciplinary project that developed through a shared interest among computer scientists, linguists, logicians, philosophers, psychologists, and artificial intelligence researchers "in how agents, whether biological or artificial, acquire, process, and convey information." The Center, initiated by researchers from Stan
Developed by New Hampshire Public Television and the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NatureWorks offers teachers an excellent resource for biologically related subjects geared for students grades 3-6. Sixteen topics are included, ranging from species diversity to fresh water communities. Each subject has a one page description for students to read and a short quiz for them to take. A teacher's guide offers additional vocabulary, hands-on activities, teaching tips, and external links.
Southern California Swell Model
The Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) created the Southern and Central Swell Model experiments for those with a general interest in oceanography. After learning how the model works, users can view several up-to-date graphics illustrating regional and detailed swell heights on maps and plots. Although acknowledging possible errors, the website provides three day forecasts for coastal waves, tides, and swell heights. The Frequently Asked Questions link provides sufficient information on how
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science was established in 1876 and remained the only high quality research facility for the basic sciences until the early decades of the twentieth century. Visitors can discover an abundance of information on its research in the fields of Material Science, Solid State Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Energy Research, and much more. Scientists can find out about upcoming conferences such as the Colloquium for Young Physicists. The
Center for Research in Scientific Computation
The Center for Research in Scientific Computation (CRSC), based at North Carolina State University, aims to "foster research in scientific computing and provide a focal point for research in computational science, engineering and applied mathematics." The Center has developed a teaching experimental laboratory "where students are exposed to experimental design and data collection through demos and actual hands-on experience." The Center's multidisciplinary research addresses topics in scientific
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -- From Alchemy to Chemistry: Five Hundred Years of R
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created this online exhibit to illustrate several of the major shifts in chemistry from alchemy to modern chemistry and how chemists changed the way in which they discussed their field. Curious students and educators can find descriptions of thirty-six chemistry books covering the years from 1500 to 1964. Historians will adore the images of pages from the old books and find source links for some of the books discussed.
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species
This US Geological Survey database provides information on nonindigenous aquatic species for resource professionals and the general public. Distribution maps and species information for a variety of aquatic vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant species includes photos, description of the life cycle, native and non-native habitat range, and potential impacts the non-native species has on its habitat. The site is easy to navigate; users can find information by species name, state, or drainage basin.
This Web site introduces the X-Hawk, "a vehicle that has the [vertical takeoff and landing] capability of a helicopter, but without the exposed rotors that make it dangerous or impossible for helicopters to maneuver in complex urban and natural environments." It has received considerable attention from the media, as is apparent from the press clippings provided online. The Film and Downloads section has a technical document that was presented to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronau