Great Zoom out of Chicago, IL: The Sears Tower
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
The Highway Code - advice on using the roads safely -- car route: vogue d'emploi
You test your knowledge of the Highway Code. Listen to and read the 'ten golden rules' for behaving in a safe way in traffic.
Is it time to reform FIFA?
The World Cup is underway and there's controversy on the pitch and off, particularly surrounding the sport's governing body FIFA. As Joel Flynn reports the Switzerland-based organisation is one of the richest in the world and who runs it does matter? Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage ar
The Guildhall at SMU Helps Boost North Texas Economy
Dr. Peter Raad, founding director of The Guildhall at SMU, is part of a story by the CBS Evening News on how the video game industry is helping boost the economy in North Texas economy. Guildhall is the premier graduate video game education program in the US. More about Guildhall at http://guildhall.smu.edu
Developing Your Idea & Making the Perfect Pitch - Bret Siarkowski Q&A
Entrepreneurs event on May 17, 2011 titled "Developing Your Idea & Making the Perfect Pitch."
Chancellor Red Wilson on funding for liberal arts building
A $45.5-million investment by the Ontario government will allow McMaster to build a major new liberal arts building that will be used by more than half the entire student body and improve access to education for under-represented groups such as Aboriginal people, Crown wards and first-generation students. Read more: http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/story.cfm?id=8082
Limpet showing foot
The intertidal zone is subject to intense wave forces and the muscular foot allows limpets to tightly grasp the rocks.
The skull helps protect the brain. The eyes are set into the orbital sockets. The nose would be located in the upside-down heart-shaped opening, but the nose is mostly cartilage.
Japanese Dogs … happy or not?
From man-about-Osaka, Urano-san: In Japan, we often see people taking a walk with their dogs. Almost all the dogs wear very colorful clothes. Why is this? Sometimes owners walk with their dogs in their arms or transport them in a baby carriage, which looks very humorous to me. Every owner carries some bags and papers [...]
Historical Interactions Between Science and Religion: Part 1
Prof. Colin Russell (deceased) : Course
21L.488 Contemporary Literature: British Novels Now (MIT)
What is Britain now? Its metropolises are increasingly multicultural. Its hold over its distant colonies is a thing of the past. Its sway within the global political arena is weak. Its command over Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland is broken or threatened. What have novelists made of all this? What are they writing as the old empire fades away and as new social and political formations emerge? These are the questions that will concern us in this course.
Genesis Cap 1 ad 3 Castellionis Biblia Sacra
This is a re-recording, as I want to listen to this later this week on my walk to school. You will notice that the current readings are slower, and more deliberate. This is partly to rest my ears a bit, and I have noticed that if I read too fast, I miss things. The Latin is much denser than the English, or indeed the original Hebrew text, so it needs a slower reading speed.
"Poverty and Income Inequality in Brazil" (video)
A presentation by Ricardo Paes de Barros, University of Chicago Tinker Visiting Professor, and Researcher at the Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA), a public foundation linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management. This lecture stems from a 2006 IPEA report on the "Recent Fall in Income Inequality in Brazil". This report sought to consolid
CEO Summit on Pathways
President Steven Ender, Mayor George Heartwell and Fred Keller of Cascade Engineering present on the changing workforce (video included through first portion of Fred Keller's remarks.) Pathways to Prosperity
Advancements in Underwater Vehicles: Responding to Current Environmental Issues
Even if humans could breathe under water like fish, we might not want to become permanently aquatic. “Believe it or not,” says James Morash , “the deep ocean is kind of boring,” covered as it is by so much sandy sea floor. And yet there’s much to be learned about this terrain, which was a mystery to humans
"Poetry Readings" by Charles Bukowski (poetry reading)
Possibly the best place to find information regarding live readings by contemporary poets is www.ablemuse.com. This site is run by and for poets, so you get the dope straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak. Sturgeon's Law applies, of course. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon's_Law (Clicking this link didn't work this morning, but it did if I copied it into my browser http://tinyurl.com/c2vhtx - use this one instead) Modern poets are not all as cringe-worthy as Bukowski makes them o
Lower Intermediate S3 #25 - What’s your Spanish Game Plan?
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! You’re not a fan of many sports, even when your favorite Spanish teams are playing. So when your friends invite themselves over to your place because of your large-screen television, you tell them they’re welcome to hang out, but you have to ask in Spanish what they want to watch. Your [...]
South Korea remembers Korean War
Jun 25 - South Koreans commemorate the 61st anniversary of the 1950-53 Korean War that divided the Korean peninsula and left 3 million dead. Sunita Rappai reports.
French Fries and fat cakes for U.S. First Lady in Botswana
June 25 - U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama buys French fries and fat cakes at a restaurant in a Botswana village. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.