7.1 Climate models
This unit provides an introduction to global warming. We will be considering the history of global warming by looking at the pattern of ice ages and analyisis of recorded temperatures. We will aim to gather meaningful information from this data. We will briefly assess the impact and influence of humans on global warming and, finally, we will examine climate models and how to predict future changes.
5.13 Other primary vibrators
How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something – a piano, a vacuum cleaner – is actually a musical instrument? In this unit we investigate the way vibrations and sound waves are harnessed to create music.
Postural and Kinetic Tremor - Motor Exam - Muscle Strength Sub-exam - Patient 8
This 37-year-old left-handed white male has had tremors beginning in childhood, before he started school. Over the years, the tremors have slowly progressed in both upper extremities. Tremors have spread to affect the right leg. They are more pronounced in the left. Most of the time tremors are increased with anxiety and activity, but are also present at rest. There are no tremors in his feet. Because of the tremors, the patient cannot write, feed himself, use utensils, or even hold a cup. He c
Can you really make money online? A seed investor tells us how
Ecommerce startup investment options are plentiful in Asia,
so how do you capitalise and avoid losing it all?
Chlorine Monoxide from new Microwave Limb Sounder on Aura (WMS)
Chlorine monoxide (ClO) in the atmosphere as measured by the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument on NASAs Aura satellite. MLS can simultaneously measure several trace gases and ozone-destroying chemicals in the upper troposphere and photosphere. In this series of animations we present chlorine monoxide (ClO), hydrogen chloride (HCl), nitric acid (HNO3), ozone (O3), water vapor (H2O) and temperature measurements. These are first light data taken when the MLS was operated for the first time. C
AMSR_E Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Data Used to Forecast 2003 Hurricane Season
Researchers and forecasters often study sea surface temperatures for an activity predictions for 2003 in part to changing conditions in the Pacific Ocean, such as the demise of El Nino. This sequence traces the evolution of the warmer-than-normal waters associated with the weak El Nino that developed in the late fall of 2002. By January, the warm conditions began to dissipate. Fewer than normal hurricanes generally form when El Nino is present. Researchers say the Pacific may transition to the c
North Pacific and North America: Showing the Changing Seasons
SeaWiFS false color data showing seasonal change in the oceans and on land for North America and the North Pacific. The data is seasonally averaged, and shows fall, winter, spring, summer, fall, winter, spring, and summer.
Smile Smile Smile by Wilfred Owen (poetry reading)
You can hear the song sung properly - and read its history here: http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/packupyourtroubles.htm The picture is the cover of Pat Barker's novel, Regeneration, about solders suffering from Shell Shock in the trenches - which is what happened to Wilfred Owen. http://silverseason.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/pat-barker-regeneration/ First Verse Private Perks is a funny little codger With a smile a funny smile. Five feet none, he's and artful little dodger With a smile a funn
144: Can Africa unlock its potential?
Africa is turning the page on 50 years of over-reliance on Western economies, thanks to strengthening trade and investment links with emerging countries like China, India, Turkey and oil-rich countries in the Middle East. And although the continent’s economic growth will be hit this year by the turmoil in North Africa, analysts say prospects for sub-Saharan Africa are brighter than they have been for some time.
Egypt-Israel pipeline explosion
A pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Israel is attacked for the third time this year. ROUGH CUT
2.5 The story so far I have now established an understanding of ‘ethics’ as something related with ‘good’ and ‘bad’. There are other derivative words like ‘optimal’ that might also be used, and there are parochial words which are related to particular communities. When we talk about ethics, we are liable to confront cultural differences that are reflected in differences in vocabulary. But there are other kinds of differences too. Things have different properties; for example, &
I have now established an understanding of ‘ethics’ as something related with ‘good’ and ‘bad’. There are other derivative words like ‘optimal’ that might also be used, and there are parochial words which are related to particular communities. When we talk about ethics, we are liable to confront cultural differences that are reflected in differences in vocabulary. But there are other kinds of differences too. Things have different properties; for example, &
2.1 Introduction The first section introduced some basic ideas and vocabulary to get you started on thinking about ethics and ethical questions. In this section I would like to start using those ideas and vocabulary to tackle some examples taken from a selection of dialogues. One of my reasons for focusing on dialogue is that dialogue is a written form of conversation. A crucial point about conversations is that they do not have to be logical. If a conversation comes to a halt, then someone starts on a
The first section introduced some basic ideas and vocabulary to get you started on thinking about ethics and ethical questions. In this section I would like to start using those ideas and vocabulary to tackle some examples taken from a selection of dialogues.
One of my reasons for focusing on dialogue is that dialogue is a written form of conversation. A crucial point about conversations is that they do not have to be logical. If a conversation comes to a halt, then someone starts on a
2.2 Basic principles
The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This unit will help you discover the meaning of information quality and teach you how to evaluate the material you come across in your study of technology. You will learn how to plan your searches effectively and be able to experiment with some of the key resources in this area.
Breakingviews: Commentary on today's news
July 12 - Agenda-setting financial insight from Reuters global commentary unit Breakingviews.
Origins of the French Revolution (3:38)
King Louis XVI and the French nobility face a revolution of the Third Estate. King Louis tries to show a display of leadership, but in doing so the bank force him to hire a financial advisor. The fiancial advisor calls the the Estate's General, comprised of the clergy, nobility, and the people. The narration is easy to follow.
Like Mother Like Son
Students are asked to explain some of the inherited characteristics found in particular pairs of animals.
Jakobshavn Glacier Ice Flow (WMS)
Since measurements of Jakobshavn Isbrae were first taken in 1850, the glacier has gradually receded, finally coming to rest at a certain point for the past 5 decades. However, from 1997 to 2003, the glacier has begun to recede again, this time almost doubling in speed. The finding is important for many reasons. For starters, as more ice moves from glaciers on land into the ocean, it raises sea levels. Jakobshavn Isbrae is Greenlands largest outlet glacier, draining 6.5 percent of Greenlands ice
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Japan in huge rare earth find
July 7 - Japanese scientists claim discovery of vast deposits of rare earth minerals in the Pacific Ocean, but analysts say extraction is costly and may take decades. Arnold Gay reports.
Royals glow in the dark on canvas
July 7 - A painting of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, showing Princess Diana hovering above, is unveiled in Beverly Hills days before the royal visit to southern California. Tara Cleary reports.