Space and Strategic Defense
Dean Rusk came from barefoot poverty in rural Georgia and achieved black-tie success. He was the first assistant secretary for UN Affairs, in 1949; assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern Affairs, in 1950; and the country's second-longest-serving secretary of state (1961 to 1969), after Cordell Hull. In this video segment, Rusk voices his opposition to the Strategic Defense Initiative, commonly known as 'Star Wars' and first unveiled in March 1983. In his interview conducted for War and Pea
McNamara's Whiz Kid
Alain Enthoven, an MIT economist, was the country's first assistant secretary of defense for systems analysis from 1965 to 1969. In this video segment, Enthoven recounts how public interpretation of 'flexible response' strategy ran counter to both the administration's overriding goal-to prevent nuclear war-and its bottom line: that nuclear war is unwinnable. In his interview conducted for War and Peace in the Nuclear Age: 'The Education of Robert McNamara,' Enthoven sets the stage for the missil
Linkage and Arms Control
Henry Kissinger, U.S. national security adviser from 1969 to 1973 and then secretary of state until 1977, was the dominant figure in creating the foreign policy of the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations. This video segment deals with the concept of "linkage": interlocking U.S. arms-control negotiations with leveraging Soviet behavior and policy. Kissinger's interview conducted for War and Peace in the Nuclear Age: "One Step Forward" touches on points contained in his blueprint for de
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A woman, probably Segalove, narrates brief dramatizations of six anecdotal stories, each of which relates in some way to watching television. The dramatizations are humorous and mainly autobiographical, featuring performers wearing everyday clothing in everyday environments. Produced and directed by Ilene Segalove. The individual segments are as follow: The Pastrami Sandwich: A child watches the Burns and Allen show and realizes he wants a pastrami sandwich. Dial 116: A child watching television
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.