Part of the supporting resources for the School of Earth Sciences dynamic earth module, the -Why Topography?- site discusses two models introduced in the 19th century that are still used to explain topographic variations. These models are the Pratt and Airy models of isostasy. In the Pratt model, high topography (relative to surroundings) is due to lower density whereas in the Airy model, high topography is due to thick crust.
Postglacial Flooding of the Bering Land Bridge
This geospatial animation shows sea level rising across the land bridge between Siberia and Alaska. During the last Glacial Maximum (~21,000 years ago), the Bering Land Bridge was a vast tundra plain connecting Asia and North America. At that time, the global sea level was 120 meters lower than it is today. Melting ice sheets and glaciers caused the sea level to rise and flood the land bridge. A QuickTime file of this animation can be viewed or downloaded for analysis, education and outreach. Th
Solar System Animations
This site features Flash animations that illustrate phases of the moon, distances between planets, total, partial, and annular eclipses, and solar system formation that includes an example of the impact that created the moon. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
Literature and Poetry Community Center
is a collection of resources about poetry, literature, and writers -- William Blake, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and others. Hear Allen Ginsberg, Rita Dove, and Stanley Kunitz talk about their work. Watch videos of Americans discussing their favorite poems. Read a weekly column featuring an American poem. Use the guide to streaming video literature to find webcasts of writers discussing their work.
Architecture Design Workshop: Researching User Demand for Innovative Offices, Fall 2002
The theme of this Workshop is the design of the changing workplace. The objective of this workshop is to make MIT graduate students fully aware of emerging technological and social trends that are revolutionizing the working environment. We will explore and develop a wide range of practical techniques for measuring the performance of the built environment and will carry out field work in a real context. The end result will be the development of rigorous measurement techniques that allow users to
The Life and Death of Ronald Reagan
The Life and Death of Ronald Reagan - He was nicknamed The Gipper, Teflon Ron and The Great Communicator. WatchMojo learns more about the life, accomplishments and death of President Ronald Reagan. (05:39)
A walk in the Hafod estate, Pont-rhyd-y-groes
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GoNU.TV - Get To Know Your Huskies - Men's Ice Hockey
Want to get to know your Huskies? Fans know what the team is like on the ice, but now we get to see what they're like off the ice. Find out who has the best dance moves and who rocks the best style. Through these exclusive one-on-one interviews. GoNU.TV has the inside scoop on all this and much more. This is something you definitely don't want to miss.
JFK50 A Friend to Latin America — Ricardo Hausmann
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Ricardo Hausmann talks about JFK's visit to Venezuela and his relationship to Latin America.
JFK50 The Call to Public Service — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, remembers John F. Kennedy's call to public service and its resonance with young people today.
After many hours of intense and exhausting preparation, Team Giving Grounds brace themselves for the final decision. Is theirs the winning plan?
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What Is the Function of Flowers on Plants?
The function of flowers on plants is to act as the sexual organs and regenerate for another generation. Learn how flower buds spawn seeds and continue the life cycle of the plant in this video. (01:35)
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History
Debates have raged for years over whether the Soviet legacy was best characterized by its successes or its crimes. Was Lenin's revolution one of history's great events, later perverted by Stalin; or was the October Revolution, which rejected God, dispossessed large segments of the population, and made the entire people subject to the state, flawed from the moment of inception? Rather than answering the question, we hope with this web site to help students and readers understand the more complica
A scorpion typical of the Mojave desert
Scorpions are common in the desert and hunt other arthropods at night. They use their stinging tail to stun prey and also to protect themselves from predators. Scorpions glow under bright light in the dark.
A rotting log
The lichen is digesting the log and will eventually turn the log into nutrient-rich soil.
Cool It: global warming and getting our priorities straight
Current policy proposals on global warming tend to focus on early and strong greenhouse gas cuts, although these will be very expensive and help very little. Lomborg suggests that we should focus on long-term, smart strategies. Bjørn Lomborg is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre at Copenhagen Business School. Lomborg was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2004. He is the author of the bestselling The Skeptical Environmentalist (CUP, 2001) w
The Future of Capitalism and Globalisation: Global Perspectives and a European Agenda
The subprime crisis and the global recession are receding. But what will be their long-term consequences? What future awaits globalization, international relations, and the market economy? What are the global trends of crisis policies and what do they mean for the post-crisis world? These fundamental questions will be addressed at an evening debate that will offer both the big global picture and the view from the new EU Commissioner for Trade.
Cities Under Siege
Cities have become the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centres of the West, Cities Under Siege traces how political violence now operates through the sites, spaces, infrastructures and symbols of the world's rapidly expanding metropolitan areas. Drawing on a wealth of original research, Graham shows how Western and Israeli militaries and security forces now perceive all urban terrain as a real or imagined conflict zone