The Museums of New Orleans
New Orleans is a cultural center, and as such is populated with a number of small galleries as well as large museums. From southern art, to landscaped gardens, to World War II history, the museums in the city are diverse and distinct. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art gives context to the art of the American south. The New Orleans Museum of Art is one of the city’s most important cultural institutions, and is also home to the beautiful Besthoff Gardens. Meanwhile, the United States’ N
The Culture of Dallas, Texas
This southern city is blessed with a number of stereotypes, and one of the most iconic is that of the cowboy. This is celebrated by the city’s Pioneer Plaza, which is a huge bronze sculpture that illustrates a cattle drive. Another way to take in the culture of Dallas is to head to the State Fair. There, you’ll find plenty of fairground food, amusement rides and friendly people. Of course, more traditional cultural pursuits can be visited in the town’s museums. Or, visit one of
George W. Bush Bio: From the Military to the White House
Born July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut, George W. Bush grew up in Texas. His school career was spent at Yale, and following that was a controversial time in the Texas Air National Guard. He then earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, married Laura Welch, and entered the private sector by founding the Arbusto Energy petroleum company. Eventually, the call of politics was too strong, and he went to work for his father’s presidential campaign. He then successfully ran for governor o
151 GG Just Say No to Drugs
"Dragged" versus "drug." The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
How Does Work...Work?
The concepts of work and power help us unlock and understand many of the physical laws that govern our universe. In this Lesson, Peter Bohacek explores the interplay of each concept when applied to two common objects---a lightbulb and a grandfather clock. (04:30)
Video Gallery: Man Bites Shark
This gallery of online resources is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Video Gallery: Man Bites Shark, part of the Sharks and Rays: Myth and Reality seminar, features three videos: Man Bites Shark I, which looks at the reasons sharks are threatened by people. Man Bites Shark II, which looks at Tampa Bay and how contamination from human development is affecting sharks. Man Bites Shark III
In this weekâs episode, EOL fellow Rosario CastaĂąeda takes us to the back rooms of Harvardâs Museum of Comparative Zoology, searching through dozens of jars of pickled anole lizards to see the traces of evolution in action. These faded specimens donât much resemble these vivid animals in life, as they skitter along branches and tree trunks in their native tropics. But to the trained eye, they're revealing secrets. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports.
GAME2302-0110: Updating the Game Math Library for Graphics
Learn how to update the game-math library to provide new capabilities including the addition of graphics and set methods for column matrices, points, vectors, and lines. Also study sample […]
"Q60" (October 15, 2012)
A 60-second look at what's happening at Queens University of Charlotte this week.
Nanoscale Fractal Branching Patterns
Adhesive tapes are indispensable in our everyday lives. However, when they are used repeatedly they become less sticky and lose their effectiveness. In contrast, geckos and other creatures have feet with the ability both to stick to things and to peel off -- and this ability is not affected by the repeatable use. I'm Pola Goldberg and work in the field of interdisciplinary research focused on combining soft (polymers) and hard materials (CNTs, graphene) for creating composite and hybrid structu
Learn Spanish in Three Minutes #8 - How Much?
Learn useful number-related phrases in Spanish with our Spanish in Three Minutes series! In Peru, knowing numbers is important, and this step-by-step video teaches you some of the basics you need to know while speaking Spanish. A native Spanish teacher will explain the simple phrases necessary. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask “How Much?” [...]
Making Sense of Spelling
What can spelling tell us about relationships between words? While spelling may sometimes seem random or unexpected, this lesson illuminates how peeling back the layers of spelling helps us understand the complex history and meaningful structure of words. (04:18)
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Cómo dibujar una sirena - en español
Este vídeo explica cómo dibujar a una sirena. El vídeo va un poco rápido. (1:15)
Euro crisis watch: Summit countdown
Oct. 15 - As European leaders seek ways to help Greece, and Spain holds out on tapping a bailout, we ask Tom Vosa of NAB what he expects ahead of the summit.
Breakingviews: Sprint winners
Oct 15 - Richard Beales and Robert Cyran discuss why Sprint Nextel's shareholders do best out of the U.S. cellphone carrier's $20 billion deal with Masayoshi Son's Softbank.
Alvin E. Roth interview: 2012 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
Telephone interview with Alvin E. Roth recorded immediately following the announcement of the 2012 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 15 October 2012. The interviewer is Nobelprize.org's Allegra Grevelius. More video and information at http://www.nobelprize.org