Elements of Esperanto 11. The -i ending.
This is one in a series of podcasts that will quickly teach you the basic elements of Esperanto.
If you want to get a feel for what Esperanto is like, how it sounds, how it works, these lessons may b
Calibrated Peer Review: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region
In this assignment, students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance. Also included are the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production. Students then walk through an online case ...
In this activity, students analyze the global temperature record from 1867 to the present. Long-term trends and shorter-term fluctuations are both evaluated. The data is examined for evidence of the impact of natural and anthropogenic climate forcing mechanisms on the global surface temperature variability. ...
Great Barrier Reef
The largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef spans more than 1,200 miles (2,000 km) of islands and submerged reefs.
The Paleobiology Database is a public resource for the scientific community. Its purpose is to provide global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age, as well as web-based software for statistical analysis of the data. From ...
The Snowball Earth Hypothesis: Theory and Observations
The proceedings of the Geological Society of America, Earth System Processes, Global Meeting include a session titled The Snowball Earth Hypothesis: Theory and Observations. This website contains links to the session's abstracts as well as a link to the full meeting schedule.
Linear Systems and Optimization: Convex Optimization II
Continuation of Convex Optimization I. Subgradient, cutting-plane, and ellipsoid methods. Decentralized convex optimization via primal and dual decomposition. Alternating projections. Exploiting problem structure in implementation. Convex relaxations of hard problems, and global optimization via branch & bound. Robust optimization. Selected applications in areas such as control, circuit design, signal processing, and communications. Course requirements include a substantial project.
33. Una Multa Indimenticabile (Culture Shot)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod.com - Our friend and VIP subscriber Debra, born and raised in London, England, but now living in Italy, sent us a terrific and very funny email. She says: "A few days ago, I happened to read a very funny story entitled "Una Multa Indimenticabile" (Literally "Un Unforgettable Fine"). Sometimes, excuses that [...]
35. The Yellow Mimosa (Culture Shot)
Here is what our longtime VIP member and friend Barbara says: "I'm writing this email from Florence in Italy, where I've been living for a couple of months already, to study art. A few days ago, the 8th of March, I went out with my best Italian friend Maria, and as we walked down the [...]
30. How To Deal With Street Annoyances (HTI)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod. VIP Member Rachel from Miami, Florida, says: "When I was living in Italy a couple of years ago, there were quite a few times when I encountered difficult situations while walking on the street. For example, with men approaching me and trying to get my phone number, street vendors trying to [...]
49. Nicknames Galore! (Culture Shot)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod. What happens when one fourth of the families living in a small Italian town of 50,000 people have the same last name and they can only be distinguished by their nicknames? Easy... a lot of confusion, as it becomes almost impossible to know who's who; and confusion remains until those families [...]
Chanting and enchanting animals - Chap. 6/6 This video shows how frogs are becoming extinct. Researches travel to a stream to try and find a female toad that is disappearing. They look under rocks, in water, and under leaves. They have searched this area six times and have not found any female, they would like to find one so they can use it for reproduction and save it from extinction. They explain why there is such an amphibian extinction currently going on, the eviden
This video shows how frogs are becoming extinct. Researches travel to a stream to try and find a female toad that is disappearing. They look under rocks, in water, and under leaves. They have searched this area six times and have not found any female, they would like to find one so they can use it for reproduction and save it from extinction. They explain why there is such an amphibian extinction currently going on, the eviden
Ocean Surface Topography From Space: El Nino/La Nina and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation
Materials presented here are intended to help the learner understand the complex interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere that affect global weather and climate events. Users may learn how data from the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 satellites provide monitoring of oceanic conditions that may produce El-Nino/La Nina events, and help track the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), a long-term oceanic fluctuation. A selection of links to related sites is included.
Studying Earth's Environment From Space
Studying Earth's Environment from Space (SEES) includes four modules on the following topics: 1) Stratospheric Ozone, 2) Global Land Vegetation, 3) Oceanography, and 4) Polar Sea Ice Processes. The modules are designed to increase the use of satellite data in science classrooms by providing lecture ...
This poster of Mars shows a full-disk mosaic, taken by the Mars Global Surveyor. The northern polar ice cap, Tharsis volcanoes, and Valles Marineris are visible. The accompanying text provides a brief description, history, and geology, as well as some statistical facts and significant dates in Mars ...
First Avenue, Seattle, Washington, no. 8 / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.
CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897. SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: Taken during the Klondike excitement. The streets are crowded with miners buying outfits and supplies. Mule trains, trolley cars and hurrying pedestrians give life and bustle to the scene. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Northern Pacific Railway Series" (Edison films catalog): The following pictures were taken by our artists at various points on the Northern Pacific Railway. We
VUCast Extra: Blackberries, electricity and high school students
How do you get students excited about science? Try mixing blackberries and a lesson in nanotechnology with some eager Tennessee high school students in a Vanderbilt lab. Watch the results on VUCast Extra now.
6.829 Computer Networks (MIT)
How does the global network infrastructure work and what are the design principles on which it is based? In what ways are these design principles compromised in practice? How do we make it work better in today's world? How do we ensure that it will work well in the future in the face of rapidly growing scale and heterogeneity? And how should Internet applications be written, so they can obtain the best possible performance both for themselves and for others using the infrastructure? These are so
Biomimicry in Action
Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results. The solutions to many of our problems have answers already used by living creatures and that can be sustained
Human Body Ecology
Some examples of the numerous life forms living on our body made visible by scanning electron microscopes. Excerpt from the documentary "The Invisible World". The video might also be used with lower grades as an example of magnification and microscopes. Grades 5-12. 3:09.