The Sun — Earth's main source of energy — appears to shine at a constant rate. However, the Sun's magnetic field is actually constantly changing, and this affects its energy output. These variations cause effects that extend throughout the solar system. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn about some of the effects that solar activity may have on Earth. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:20.
JLPT S3 #10 - New JLPT N3 Prep Course #10
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! This Japanese JLPT lesson will show you how to prepare for the part of the reading comprehension section of the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam that asks for detailed information. This type of question is a bit different from the others we’ve looked at, so we’ll [...]
Hernandez v. Texas: American Civil Liberties, Then & Now
A discussion of the landmark Supreme Court decision giving Mexican-Americans equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Speakers included Hilda G. Tagle and Veronica Villalobos. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6593
Authors@Google: Alexandra Schwartz
Alexandra Schwartz is a member of the curatorial department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has written or edited multiple books on art, including two on Ed Ruscha. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She has worked closely with Ruscha on several projects over the past several years. Ed Ruscha is one of Los Angeles's best known artists. He was born in Nebraska and raised in Oklahoma but belongs to Los Angeles in a way that few other artists do. Since the 1960s, Rus
Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases
Medical Microbiology is a vast and ever expanding complex field. The role of microbes in chronic illness, like coronary disease and arthritis, continues to evolve. For example, in the Emerging Infections and Agents of Biological Warfare Lecture, one will learn that while advances in identification, culture techniques, diagnosis and treatment have led to remarkable improvements in the consequences of infectious diseases worldwide in the past quarter century, newly identified pathogens continue to
Stephen Quake at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting
By: JGI Steve Quake, Stanford University, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 18, 2014 in Walnut creek, Calif.
El medi ambient. Europa impulsa les renovables a Colorado
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Al peu de la serralada de Les Rocalloses, els europeus ja no hi van com fa un segle a buscar or. D'aquella febre només queda un entreteniment de cap de setmana. A la zona, ara, els europeus hi van a promoure inversions en energies renovables com l'eòlica, Author(s):
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Opportunities in Building More Sustainable Supply Chains
When a global corporation implements sustainability standards, it pays to work closely with supply chains, as these panelists attest.
From his research, Richard M. Locke knows that the traditional methods of achieving decent labor conditions don’t work well. When Locke examined years of records gathered by Nike a
Beginner S6 #5 - Learn This Japanese Verb Ahead of Time
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! It’s so easy to run behind. In Japan, time seems to fly, and your Japanese to-do list is always so long! But you’re trying to improve this bad habit: in fact, you made a resolution to work harder at being on time for your appointments in Japan as often as possible [...]
Mission Control Operations
Chris Kraft manages to present in a single event the ultimate in engineering case studies, as well as an insider’s history of 20th century space missions and a pep talk for AeroAstro students. This blunt raconteur describes the challenges of the earliest space pioneers. His story begins with Project Mercury in the 19
Developing the Hardware for Future Human Space Exploration
While Michael Griffin sees a wealth of reasons for space exploration in general and returning to the moon in particular, NASA must still manage on a tiny portion of “the national treasure.” This 7/10th of a percent of the national budget – the equivalent of each American paying 15 cents every day – “is not an expenditur
The Craft of Science Fiction
Joe Haldeman provides a sneak preview of an upcoming novel whose story plays out in MIT’s past, present and distant future. In his conversation with Henry Jenkins, Haldeman admits that he has “a lot of fun with the sociology of being in this joint.” He also discusses the history of his genre, and his own literary approa
A New Age of Exploration: From Earth to Mars
Happily for human spaceflight, Dava Newman and her students enjoy working in such laboratories as NASA’s “Vomit Comet.” Newman’s work aims to provide a better understanding of how humans can withstand the rigors of space missions. Her decades studying human physiology and performance in extreme environments may pro
Air Safety: Nothing But Blue Skies?
While Arnold Barnett acknowledges addressing the same questions around flying year after year (“Does he ever change his schtick?”), he advertises some new twists this time ‘round. Barnett remains remarkably consistent, though, in his quite sunny assessment of the current state of aviation safety -- even after a recent
Reflections on an MIT Education
In a neat series of time capsules tagged to his MIT experience, Neil Pappalardo shares his story with MIT graduates in the hope that it will give them “an idea of the possibilities that lie ahead.”
His story begins in 1964, when as a senior majoring in Physics, he decided to pursue a thesis on a
This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced
A Few Things Learned from Craigslist
In his unassuming way, Craig Newmark believes his eponymous website might just help nudge people toward greater civic engagement. While Craigslist.org “is a simple platform where people help each other out,” focusing on everyday needs like getting a job or an apartment, it is also a profoundly collaborative venture, with p
Japancast HD Video Episode 109 – Learn Japanese @ Japancast.net
A short episode this week. Learn when a sensei isn’t a sensei – plus we unveil our first Japancast Brand shirt! Don’t forget to support us by visiting: http://shop.japancast.net – awesome anime products http://u.japancast.net – inexpensive Japanese lessons http://friends.japancast.net – find friends in Japan Anime otaku? Love Japan? Hate boring Japanese lessons? Then visit Japancast!