wisskomm tv 17/08
German vodcast about science communications. Nicht-Newtonsche Füssigkeiten: Erklärt im Fischblog, bei Wikipedia und via Video bei Youtube - Wissenschaftsblogs als Tagcloud - Benedikt Köhler im Interview bei turi2 - Die Robocup German Open in Hannover und als Videos der MBBS - Podiumsdiskussion in München: Wissenschaftssprache: Abschied vom Deutschen? - Von A nach B – Die Kunst des Transports in Bremen - Nobelpreisträger bei Spektrum der Wissenschaft - Der "Friedrich-Schiller-Code" im MD
wisskomm wochenschau 4/08
German vodcast about science communications. Diese Woche: Der Astrophysiker Harald Lesch wird Moderator bei ZDF, Joachim Bublath geht. Im März werden neue Folgen von Alpha Centauri produziert - die alten Folgen gibt es bei stage6 oder auf DVD. Diskussion per Webcam: Der "Science Saturday" bei bloggingheads.tv. Für Jugendliche gibt es den Meereswettbewerb 2008 auf dem Forschungsschiff Aldebaran. Stifterverband: Exzellenzinitiative für die Lehre ausgeschrieben. Zwei Preise für Doktoranten: der
Video Gallery: Why Conserve Sharks?
This video gallery is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Part of the Sharks and Rays: Myth and Reality seminar, Video Gallery: Why Conserve Sharks? features two brief videos, each with a printable PDF transcript:Resistance to Cancer discusses why sharks make an interesting model to look at when investigating resistance to cancer. Immune System looks at the Mote Marine Laboratory's projec
This site features World Wind 1.3, a NASA Learning Technologies application that lets the user zoom from any satellite altitude into any place on Earth. It features 3D Engine, Blue Marble, Landsat 7, SRTM, Animated Earth, MODIS, GLOBE, Country & State Borders, Place Names, Visual Tools and Landmark Set. The user can download World Wind, reference an online manual, post to an online forum, view screen shot examples from various satellites, and read press coverage about World Wind.
Tonto National Monument: Saving a National Treasure
tells the story of the Salado people, who thrived in the Arizona valley where Tonto Creek joins the Salt River (1050-1450 AD). The Salado culture combined customs of several American Indian groups. They channeled the river to create farmland in the desert. They built Pueblo-style buildings. They left no written records. This monument, established in December 1907, was among the first sites protected under the Antiquities Act of 1906.
Iron Hill School: An African-American One-Room School
is a curriculum-oriented guide focusing on a school constructed in 1923 in a rural area of northern Delaware, one of more than 80 schools for African-American children built between 1919 and 1928 as part of philanthropist Pierre Samuel du Pont's Delaware experiment. The site shows photos, maps, and diagrams about the school itself and suggests student activities ranging from philanthropy to school architecture.
You Decide: Is the Bush Administration's "No Child Left Behind" policy of high-stakes testing good f
This educational guide focuses on high-stakes testing in public education and the related social, legal, personal, political, national and local implications surrounding the issue. Students are invited to examine arguments from both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities and learn how to support their arguments with evidence and reason. It is expected that students will effectively determine where they stand on this controversial issue and be
Formulas for functions of two variables
This website features a chart of functions with two variables and the equations for their standard deviation. It is from the Engineering Statistics handbook whose goal is to help scientists and engineers incorporate statistical methods in their work as efficiently as possible. A link to tools and aids for using the handbook is provided.
Investigating Fungi Which Cause Rot and Decay
The fungi which cause rot and decay in our forests are vital members of the ecosystem. By decomposing the hard woody stems of trees they help recycle important nutrients, minerals, and carbohydrates. Unlike many organisms which are easy to see, the fungi are often hidden under bark or within living stems and their presence is not obvious. This laboratory exercise provides instructors with information about where to find and how to visualize and manipulate fungi which cause rot and decay, while d
Defrag: So You Just Got a New PC This being our first show post-holidays, we've decided to talk about the steps that each of us take when getting a new PC. What's the first thing you do? What software do you install? How do you prepare for digital disaster? Let us know in the comments what steps you take. Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can us
This being our first show post-holidays, we've decided to talk about the steps that each of us take when getting a new PC. What's the first thing you do? What software do you install? How do you prepare for digital disaster? Let us know in the comments what steps you take.
Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can us
Elephant Rumbles in Translation
Peter Wrege, director of the Elephant Listening Project at Cornell University, takes us to an elephant hot spot in the Central African Republic. Listen to the calls of African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) and find out what researchers think the vocalizations may mean. (2:28)
External Influences on Prescribing Workshop
This workshop explores what influences prescribers can be subjected to in their day to day practice. It will offer opportunities for the practitioners to critically assess these influences and reflect on how to deal with them in a professional manner.
Office 911: Don't panic, build your skills All the boss asked for was a report in Excel, but the panicked worker gave him a heart attack instead. If only she'd seen this episode of the Office Show first, then she'd know about the Excel Skills Builder page on Office.com. After all, the path she actually took is way harder than consulting the Skills Builder libra
All the boss asked for was a report in Excel, but the panicked worker gave him a heart attack instead. If only she'd seen this episode of the Office Show first, then she'd know about the Excel Skills Builder page on Office.com. After all, the path she actually took is way harder than consulting the Skills Builder libra
Euro zone on course for recession
Jan. 4 - The downturn in the euro zone's private sector economy eased slightly towards the new year thanks to an upturn in Germany but the region still looks on course for recession. Ciara Sutton reports
Inside an Iowa Caucus
Watch a caucus in action in Waukee, Iowa. See how small slips of paper can still set the agenda in the presidential race. And hear voters share how they chose their candidates.
Breakingviews: PepsiCo, GE could split in 2012
PepsiCo, GE are among the companies that could spin off parts of their businesses in 2012 according to Reuters Breakingviews columnists.
Europe Day Ahead
Jan. 4 - A look ahead to Thursday's trading including France's bond auction, UK services PMI and Iran-U.S. tensions in the Gulf.
Morning Briefing: Some investors run from PIMCO
Jan. 4 - The world's largest bond fund PIMCO saw $1.4 billion in outflows in December, according to fund analytics firm Morningstar.
Bleak outlook for UK retailers
Jan.4 - Britain's No.2 clothing retailer warns sales and profit growth in 2012-13 will be modest thanks to the euro zone debt crisis, a credit squeeze and rising unemployment. Hayley Platt reports.
Phones power Samsung to record profits
Jan. 06 - Samsung Electronics forecasts a 73 percent jump in operating profit for the Oct to Dec period, after record-smashing sales of smartphones. Arnold Gay reports.