Our World: The Importance of Spacesuits
This NASA video segment explains how spacesuits keep astronauts safe while they are in space. Learn about different components of a spacesuit and the importance of each component. (02:51)
Wide View of Digital Earth Workbench in Operation
Video footage of Steve Maher operating the Digital Earth Workbench software on the Immersive Workbench
Zoom in to a Center View of the Sun using TRACE Imagery
A zoom into a composite solar image created from TRACE observations made on October 10, 1998, showing an active region in the solar corona
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Physical Infinities - A Substitute for God
Dr Peter Bussey : Course
Changing Values for a Just and Sustainable World [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Peter Singer | We live in a world of great affluence as well as extreme poverty, and in which the rich nations play a disproportionate role in changing the planet's climate, from which the poor will suffer most. What values would best guide us to a more just and sustainable world? Can we realistically expect them to be put into practice?
The First Legacy Games: the physical and socio-economic transformation of East London [Audio]
Speaker(s): Andrew Altman; Councillor Paul Brickell; Professor Ricky Burdett; Roger Taylor | This event explores the planning and physical development of the Olympic Park after the 2012 games as well as the wider socio-economic benefits the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are bringing. Andrew Altman is chief executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company. Paul Brickell is executive member for Olympics and public affairs at Newham council and chief executive of Leaside Regeneration. Ricky Burdett
Revisiting the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain: the Parekh Report 10 years on [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Bhikhu Parekh | A decade after the groundbreaking Runnymede Trust 'Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain' report, its chair, Lord Parekh, revisits the issues of race equality and multiculturalism in Britain. Bhikhu Parekh is emeritus fellow of political theory at the University of Hull and a fellow of the British Academy.
A Shadow of Its Former Self? Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe's Education System [Audio]
Speaker(s): Peter Godwin | Peter Godwin is an award-winning foreign correspondent, author, documentary-maker and screen writer. After practicing human rights law in Zimbabwe, he became a foreign and war correspondent, and has reported from over 60 countries, including wars in Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Somalia, Congo, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Kashmir and the last years of apartheid South Africa. He served as East European correspondent and Diplomatic correspondent
Boiler Bytes: Spring Fling 2011
Several thousand faculty, staff and retirees enjoyed Spring Fling, the annual employee appreciation event held this year on May 19. Entertainment, including karaoke, yard games and various activities, kept attendees engaged throughout the afternoon. Some enjoyed the sun, the fitness walk, the vehicle show and bingo, among other events. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/faculty_staff_news/2011/110526_SpringThanks.html
Horizon to full Galaxy
This is a conceptual animation of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Images of Earth and Space: The Role of Visualization in NASA Science
This compilation video contains visualizations of Earth and Space Sciences resulting from supercomputer models. The excerpted visualizations include: Ocean Planet, El Nino, Ozone 1991, Clouds, Changes in Glacier Bay, Alaska, Biosphere, Lunar Topography from the Clementine Mission, Musculoskeletal Modeling Dynamic Simulations, Simulations of the Breakup and Dynamical Evolution of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, Convective Penetration in Stellar Interiors, Topological Features of a Compressible Plasma Vor
My Mechanical Ear Can Hear!
Students are introduced to various types of hearing impairments and the types of biomedical devices that engineers have designed to aid people with this physical disability.
This lesson begins with an activity in which students induce EMF in a coil of wire using magnetic fields. Then, demonstrations on Eddy currents show how a magnetic field can slow magnets just as Eddy currents are used to slow large trains. There is then a demonstration in which a loop "jumps" because of a changing magnetic field. Finally, formal lecture reviews the cross product with respect to magnetic force and introduces magnetic flux, Faraday's law of Induction, Lenz's Law, Eddy currents, mo
Which companies will survive and which will fail in a recession? How To Prevent Foot Blisters Project-based Learning Comprehensive Assessment: A New York City Success Story Introduction to Statistics - Fall 2006 Mendez v. Westminster: Desegregating California's Schools
Chris Higson, Associate Professor of Accounting explains why when a recession hits your survival is predestined and depends on the markets you serve, the business models you use and the strength of your balance sheet
This is a must watch video for all students. It shows precautions
to prevent foot blisters including the proper shoes that dont fit too big or small, using an antiperspirant on the feet to prevent sweaty feat which could cause foot blisters. wearing the right blend of socks and many other important things to know. Includes how to break-in new shoes. Sandals also noted.
Through constant investment in the assessment process, both students and teachers strive for true learning at School of the Future, a 6-12 school in Manhattan. (3:23)
This course covers population and variables; Standard measures of location, spread and association; Normal approximation; Regression. Probability and sampling: Binomial distribution. Interval estimation; Some standard significance tests.
Sylvia Mendez recalls the conditions that led Mexican Americans to sue for desegregation in the 1940s in this segment from Mendez vs. Westminster: Para Todos los Niños/For All the Children, from KOCE-TV.
How To Prevent Foot Blisters
Comprehensive Assessment: A New York City Success Story
Introduction to Statistics - Fall 2006
Mendez v. Westminster: Desegregating California's Schools