Girodet, The Sleep of Endymion, 1791
NOTE: Front Male Nudity. Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, The Sleep of Endymion, 1791, oil on canvas, 1.98 x 2.61m (6 feet 5-¾ inches x 8 feet 6-¾ inches), exhibited in the salons of 1793 and 1814 (Musée du Louvre, Paris) (02:49) Speakers: Drs. Beth Harris and Steven Zucker
Stem cells: the future of medicine?
Dr Adam Giangreco views stem cell research as the best promise for medical breakthroughs over the next few decades. Dr Giangreco, a recent recipient of a major European Research Council grant, explains how he is exploring new treatments for lung damage and why funding stem cell research is so vital. 6 October is International Stem Cell Awareness Day.
UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/stemcells/
For UCL lectures on stem cell research (link to iTunesU): http
SEM image of Velcro (TM)
Velcro is a system of hard polymer hooks and soft nylon loops, both woven into backing fabric. Inspired by the natural seed propagation mechanism used by some plants in the form of 'burrs', Velcro was invented in Switzerland in 1948 by George de Mestral. [...]
Wyoming Oil Shale Deposits - Description, Origin, and Exploitation
This video describes the Wyoming oil shales, origins, and methods of exploitation. There is some discussion of coal in western Canada. This is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986 Provided by mineguy101. Information is good but production quality of the video is quite dated. Run time 6:12
Patri Friedman on Seasteading
Patri Friedman, Executive Director of the Seasteading Institute, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about seasteading, the creation of autonomous ocean communities as an alternative to existing political and cultural forms. Topics discussed include the political and economic viability of seasteading, risks of piracy, the aesthetics of living on the ocean, and the potential impact of seasteading on conventional governments.
|FIDAFRIQUE is a rural development and poverty reduction network in Western and Central Africa network. The website contains a number of reports and presentations on rural and agricultural reasearch and development in the area. Topics covered include|
Mobility orientations - an independent factor for the development of sustainable mobility
|Mobility is a central attribute of modern societies. It has fundamental importance for people´s quality of life, as well as for the population in rural areas.
How will mobility develop in the future? Participating in the rapidly evolving life forms? Will urban and rural are|
Economic Strategies for Organic Family Farms in Austria
|Organic holdings in Austria are organized primarily as family farms.
This means that an internal system consisting of family, business and household faces an external system consisting of cultural, social, economic and political conditions. Within and between the two systems|
Fabrizio Scarpa : "Cellular structures for morphing wings and reflectors"
In recent years the aerospace R&D community has witnessed a significant surge in research activities connected to morphing aerospace structures. This seminar describes the results from modelling and testing prototypes of wingboxes and satellite antenna reflectors made with cellular configurations. The cellular structures used (honeycombs, truss-cores, lattices) show negative and zero Poisson’s ratio behaviours, and are made from polimeric, shape memory alloy and embedded piezoelectr
Part One: GAMBIT Summer Summit 2011
Part One: Every summer at the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, students from Singapore and the US work with GAMBIT researchers and development teams on novel game concepts, and visiting researchers spend that time research gaming related topics across a variety of fields. Back on July 6th, 2011, we drew back the curtains in the middle of the summer to provide insights into our current game development and research activities during the inaugural GAMBIT Summer Summit. Part One begins with an open
Douglas Melton, Harvard University: "Stem Cell Challenges in Biology and Public Policy" - April 10,
Douglas Melton will discuss the biology and public policy challenges
surrounding stem cell research. The potential of human embryonic stem cells for understanding human development and finding new therapies will be presented.
Dr. Melton is a cell and molecular biologist as well as an advocate of embryonic stem cell research. His research focuses on the developmental biology of the pancreas. One of the primary goals of his work is to understand how human embryonic stem cells differentiate into pa