wisskomm wochenschau 11/08
German vodcast about science communications. Diese Woche: Der "Steinerne Wald" in Chemnitz: Im Museum und als geplanter Themenpark. Das HUM-Spektakel in Berlin. FH Osnabrück: 2. Platz beim Wettbewerb, 1. Platz in den Medien. Klima 2008: Die erste rein virtuelle Klimakonferenz. Experimentelles Wohnen auf 7 Quadratmeter. Ein ängstlicher Roboter räumt ab: Der "Phobot". Zum Tod von Arthur C. Clarke: Ein bewegendes Video und die drei Clarkeschen Gesetze. Die Wisskomm Wochenschau ist eine Gemeinsc
1.1 Workbook contents
This unit looks at complex numbers. You will learn how they are defined, examine their geometric representation and then move on to looking at the methods for finding the nth roots of complex numbers and the solutions to simple polynominal equations.
Pacific Temperature Anomalies with Color Key
This animation shows the El Nino-La Nina Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly from January 1997 through July 1999. A color bar is displayed below the data. This animation is a minor revision of animation ID 790.
The Market at Ag Heritage Park offers fresh produce
The Market at Ag Heritage Park, a growers-only farmers market held on the Auburn University campus, is open for the summer and will be a regular Thursday afternoon event all the way through Aug. 25. Market hours each Thursday are 3 to 6 p.m.
Behind the Scenes: Landing the Soyuz
06/20/2011 -- NASA Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly talks to ground support personnel and mission officials in Russia and Kazakhstan as they prepare for the landing of Expedition 27 on May 23, 2011. Crew members Dmitry Kondratyev, Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli returned home aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft while space shuttle Endeavour and the STS-134 crew were still docked to the International Space Station.
PediNeuroLogic Exam: 2 1/2 Years Old: Fine Motor/Coordination - Using Measuring Tape
A measuring tape can also be used to test coordination. As the girl reaches for the tip of the tape to pull it out and has to extend the arm to reach the target, she is being tested for dysmetria. Having her manipulate the tape measure and work the control button is testing hand coordination. The examiner tries to get her to click the button but she doesn't do it. This was an attempt to test repetitive movements. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological exa
Step by step instructions on how to make a water compass. (1:12)
Full-Scale Simulations as Tool for Developing Spatial Design Ability
Spatial Design Ability has been defined as the capability to anticipate effects (psychological impressions on potential observers or users) produced by mental manipulation of elements of architectural or urban spaces. This ability, of great importance in choosing the appropriate option during the design process, is not specifically developed in schools of architecture and is partially obtained as a by-product of drawing, designing or architectural criticism. We use our Laboratory as a tool to pr
Spectacular Roll Cloud
Timelapse from the Parkersburg, Iowa KCRG-TV Citycam showing a roll cloud after a storm complex moved through the area and to the south on 10 July 2009.
Falling Prices, Foreclosures and Fear: What’s Next for the Housing Market?
The U.S. housing market has been wobbly for several years, but it has shown some signs of perking up in recent months. The latest reports, however, indicate a setback, with median home prices dropping slightly and sales well below the already depressed levels of 2009. Yet a combination of low mortgage rates and apparent home-price bargains should still be drawing some buyers into the market. Knowledge@Wharton spoke with Wharton real estate professor Susan M. Wachter about the housing market's sl
Donating Medicines Through Broken Supply Chains
Medicine donations from pharmaceutical companies to those in need can land well-intentioned donors in hot water if certain principles are not followed.
Jennifer Egger is faculty at Otis College of Art and Design. She teaches Typography in the Digital Media Department. This video represents the very basics of learning about typography, the vocabulary of typography.
No part of Ireland completely escaped the impact of the glaciers of the Ice Age. The glaciers transformed the contours of the island and left behind a landscape of craggy mountains, steep gorges, and vast networks of inland waterways. In this video segment from Nature, viewers learn about this part of Ireland's geological past. (01:13)
Antarctic Ice Movement
With more than 29 million cubic kilometers (7 million cubic miles) of ice and snow, the Antarctic Ice Sheet is so massive that its weight depresses the underlying crust by 900 meters (nearly 3,000 feet). New snow that collects on the ice sheet's surface causes the ice beneath it to spread out and move along the slope of the land. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, a team of glaciologists carves into one glacier on the East Sheet to monitor the nature and speed of its movement. Closed capti
Forming the Burren in Ireland
The weight and movement of glaciers of the Ice Age has shaped about one-third of the Earth's landmass. Glacial movement formed rolling hills, carved out valleys and created a rich variety of landforms. The Burren in Ireland is one of the finest examples of landscape shaped by glaciation. Learn more about the Burren in this brief video segment from Nature. Run time 0:40.
Learn About Glaciers
Learn about the three biggest areas with glaciers and learn about glacier sports. (07:12)
Investigating Greenland's Melting Glaciers
Scientists supported by environmental organisation Greenpeace find evidence that Greenland's glacier are melting faster than expected because of the influx of subtropic waters to the Arctic. (02:56)