The Science of Measurement: Accuracy vs. Precision
This site defines precision and accuracy and offers dart and bullseye illustrations as a visual example of the difference between them. This explanation is provided as a resource for a lab on measurement for an introductory science distance-learning course from a community college.
Redisplaying the 19th-20th Century European Collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Hear curator Jane Munro talk about the Museum's mission to refurbish and redisplay one of its most popular galleries, and learn more about three painters featured on its walls: Augustus John, William Nicholson and William Orpen.
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.
After entering the pupal stage, the adult darkling beetle will emerge. The beetles can then mate and lay eggs, which will hatch into mealworm larvae.
Baking soda can be used as an indicator of how much acid a substance contains. Lemons and limes have more acid in them than grapefruits and oranges. Indophenol can be used as an indicator of how much vitamin C is in a substance.
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.
Cool It: global warming and getting our priorities straight
Current policy proposals on global warming tend to focus on early and strong greenhouse gas cuts, although these will be very expensive and help very little. Lomborg suggests that we should focus on long-term, smart strategies. Bjørn Lomborg is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre at Copenhagen Business School. Lomborg was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2004. He is the author of the bestselling The Skeptical Environmentalist (CUP, 2001) w
Keynes and the Crisis of Capitalism
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three-volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations. He is the author of The World After Communism (1995) (American edition called The Road from Serfdom). He was made a life peer in 1991, and was elected Fellow of the Br
Tensions at financial reform hearing
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and America's other top financial regulators went to Capitol Hill to answer lawmakers' questions about landmark Wall Street reform put in place after the financial crisis.
Pro and anti Libyan protests
Lack of communications in Libya hampers acurate information.
6.1 Task 1: Structure and organisation
Even if you feel confident using English in everyday situations, studying in English at higher education level might present extra challenges. This unit provides an opportunity for you to reflect on your English language skills through a series of academic exercises.
The Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis.
CERI at the University of Memphis is working to discover the cause of this week's earthquakes in Arkansas.
Paul Bunyan, Part 1 of 2
Actor James Earl Jones introduced Disney's 1958 animated film. At "sixty-three ax-handles high" and with a big blue ox for a sidekick, our next hero, Paul Bunyan was a perfect subject for a Disney animated featurette. From his early days as a giant baby washed up on the shores of a seaside town, to his fame as the greatest lumberjack that ever lived, everything about him was bigger then life. Legend has it that he formed the Grand Titons, built Pike's Peak, and is responsible for the
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Agriculture and Climate Change
A lecture by Univ. Prof. Josef Eitzinger, Institute of Meteorology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna
Climate Change - Global Context
A lecture by Univ. Prof. Dr. Helga Kolb Kromp, Department of Meteorology, at the seminar "Humus - the Missed Opportunity for Global Climate?
Kid's Character Builder-Confidence-Part 1 of 2
In part one of this video confidence is defined as the courage to try. Smuggles was excited about the upcoming duck dash race. Smuggles finds a small, sad duck hiding in a bush named Weatherby. Smuggles tries to help build confidence in Weatherby so he will participate in race. Cute song played. Some lyrics include "When you're feeling so small you can't see past the wall. Confidence will make you 10 feet tall". This is a great teaching resource for a teachable moment that arises in the classroo
Frederick Douglas: Mini Biography
This 3:30 minute long video explains the life of Douglas and how he attempted to end slavery and create a more just society. Provides insights into how he came to be a mover in the anti-slavery movement.