The Origins of the Olympics
In this audio podcast, Dr Zahra Newby explores what happened to Greek culture - in particular, athletics - when it came under the power of the Roman Empire, and how these sporting events compare to our idea of the modern Olympic Games.
Eureka! Episode 11 - The Inclined Plane
This program demonstrates how an inclined plane allows you to trade increased distance for decreased force. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.
Wetting on flexible substrates: a finite element formulation
Wetting is an important phenomenon in industrial applications such as coating industry as it could affect the coating uniformity and production rate. In modeling dynamic wetting on rigid solids, one of the challenges is to relieve the singularity in the viscous stress arising at the dynamic contact line due to double valued velocity. The singularity arising at the contact line is a mathematical singularity and not a physical singularity and hence, needs to be relieved. There are several models t
9.16 Cellular Neurophysiology (MIT)
This course includes: Surveying the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal communication. Coversion channels in excitable membrane, synaptic transmission, and synaptic plasticity. Correlation of the properties of ion channels and synaptic transmission with their physiological function such as learning and memory. Discussion of the organizational principles for the formation of functional neural networks at synaptic and cellular levels.
Synthesis and characterization of the properties of Ti3SiC2/SiC and Ti3SiC2/TiC composites
In 1996, the ternary compound titanium silicon carbide (Ti3SiC2) was for the first timesynthesized as a single-phase, fully dense compound. Its characterization revealed aunique combination of properties. For its high fracture toughness, low hardness toelastic modulus ratio and excellent damage tolerance, it was dubbed a soft ceramic. Italso displayed good thermal shock and oxidation resistance. In this work, thereinforcement of this material with silicon carbide and titanium carbide particles w
Guide to the Tonkin Family Papers, 1834-1963
The Tonkin family was involved in the logging industry in Cherry Tree, Pennsylvania during the late 1800s. The Tonkin Family papers consist mostly of business papers pertaining to Vincent Tonkin's lumber business and family material such as book manuscript material and research notes of R. Dudley Tonkin and John D. Tonkin, family photographs, and newspaper clippings about local news.
Cuba Invaded! Castro Foes Open Offensive 1961/4/19
B-26 used by Cuban pilots; landed in Florida; in Cuba, rocket shells shown; Adlai Stevenson in UN denies any aggression; Guatemala training base; Castro in Cuba (partial newsreel)
How To Ace A Job Interview
This 3:40 video explains the steps to prepare for a job interview. The steps include putting the interview into perspective, be clear have questions to ask, and being positive among others. A good primer for students and the steps include doing research.
City of London tithe assessments - 1638-72
Transcribed assessments for seventeenth century tithes, for the City of London parishes of All Hallows Honey Lane, St Pancras Soper Lane and St Mary Le Bow. Produced by the IHR/Birkbeck/Cambridge 'People in Place' project (2003-6).
12.091 Radon Research in Multidisciplines: A Review (MIT)
This course introduces fundamentals of radon physics, geology, radiation biology; provides hands on experience of measurement of radon in MIT environments, and discusses current radon research in the fields of geology, environment, building and construction, medicine and health physics. The course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.
Steps in conducting a systematic review
This RLO outlines the five fundamental steps to conducting a systematic review of health care research so as identify, select and critically appraise relevant research.
"Bare Necessities"-The Jungle Book
This is an excerpt from the Disney movie "The Jungle Book". Baloo sings to Mowgli about the bare necessities of life.
A Tribute to the Dream feat. Kwesi Abakah & Distilled Harmony
Kwesi Abakah and Distilled Harmony perform an acapella version of "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation at Northeastern University on January 16, 2014.
Documenta??o e Comunica??o Digital do Patrim?nio Arquitet?nico Moderno: Centro T?cnico de Aeron?utic
This paper intends to contribute for the analysis of the digital representation applied for documentation, communication and diffusion of architecture as cultural heritage, more specifically the production and communication of informations about buildings and sites of modern movement, arguing the possibilities and limits of this instrumental for the best understanding, recognition, evaluation and diffusion of the architecture on a historiographical perspective. As studies of cases, were selected
Deadly triple bombing in Thailand
June 24 - A triple bombing by suspected insurgents kills at least two people and wounds nine others in Thailand's deep south. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Mutiplication and Division of Signed Numbers
This one minute video briefly explains how to do these types of operations. There isn't any board work presented.
1.6.2 How do I download a PDF file?
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
10 * Joshua B. Tenenbaum PhD '99, Paul E. Newton Career Development Professor of Cognitive Science and Computation, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT ; Principal Investigator, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (speaking on behalf of the symposium organizers, I. Heim, T. Poggio, and J. Tenenbaum)
Walmart and the Right to Discriminate Let us imagine a little experiment. You, dear reader, encounter a Rottweiler, not on a leash but loose. How do you react? Do you take into account Rottweiler folklore? Do you worry that your reaction may hurt the feelings of the Rottweiler? Or would you just discriminate? On the other hand, when you go to the store or to the dentist, do you care whether the person serving
Let us imagine a little experiment. You, dear reader, encounter a Rottweiler, not on a leash but loose. How do you react? Do you take into account Rottweiler folklore? Do you worry that your reaction may hurt the feelings of the Rottweiler? Or would you just discriminate?
On the other hand, when you go to the store or to the dentist, do you care whether the person serving
Renate Loll on the Quantum Origins of Space and Time
Renate Loll from Utrecht University's Institute for Theoretical Physics delivers a lecture on Searching for the Quantum Origins of Space and Time. The lecture was recorded at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, on May 5, 2010.