Engergy Biosciences Institute Seminar - Stephen Del Cardayre
One-Step Conversion of Sugar to Drop-In Renewable Fuels and Chemicals Stephen Del Cardayre, vice president for research and development at LS9, the renewable fuel company in South San Francisco, is a specialist on the engineering of whole-cell biocatalysts.
10.32 Separation Processes (MIT)
This course covers the general principles of separation by equilibrium and rate processes. Topics include staged cascades and applications to distillation, absorption, adsorption, and membrane processes. Phase equilibria and the role of diffusion are also covered.
7.02 Experimental Biology & Communication (MIT)
This introductory biology laboratory course covers the application of experimental techniques in microbiology, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of factual knowledge with understanding of the design of the experiments and data analysis in order to prepare the students for future research projects. Development of skills critical for writing about scientific findings in modern biology is also covered in the Scientific Communications portion of the
Logarithm Concepts -- Introduction
This module introduces the concept of logarithms.
Next Generation Solar Cells: Lowering Costs, Improving Performance and Scale
According to Tonio Buonassisi, we’re “on the cusp” of achieving a competitive technology for capturing the limitless energy of the sun. Buonassisi, in conversation with an MIT Museum audience, describes how, with the work of MIT and other researchers, photovoltaics may finally be coming into its own.
Insights understanding our world : the continuing impact of the holocaust
A series of audio and video programmes which discuss and debate the medical ethics associated with anti-Semitism and the continuing impact of the Holocaust. The programmes have been produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The medical ethics series considers disability rights in relation to the Museum&rsquo Deadly Medicine exhibition; how the moral inquiry into the Holocaust can inform bioethics today, and how the pursuit of human perfection influenced Nazi programmes to remove t
Implementation of new EU regulations on GMO's
On the 30th March 2004, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) submitted a written consultation in order to gather stakeholders views on the compulsory implementation of two EU regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMO's). The two regulations were (EC) 1830/2003 on the Traceability and labelling of GMO's (the 'Traceability and Labelling Regulation') and (EC) 1829/2003 on Genetically Modified (GM) Food and Feed (the 'Food and Feed R
Human Tissue Authority codes of practice
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) revised codes of practice came into force in September 2009. The revised codes provide guidance and advice and expected standards for all the sectors regulated by the HTA. Each code is provided in an interactive format providing easy access to the different sections, with links to other relevant issues and documents and a pop-up glossary. There are nine codes, covering post-mortem examination; consent, donation of solid organs for transplantation; anatomical exam
Wellcome Trust have developed these secondary school level educational resources as part of Darwin 200, a national programme of events which honour Darwins scientific ideas and their impact. The resources comprise hands-on experiments which are available free and which are designed to assist young people to view how Darwins ideas are connected to modern evolutionary principles and contemporary biomedicine. The three resources include Im a worm, get me out of here for 11-14 year olds ex
A-Z HIV/Aids reporting practical guide
Published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, this practical guide which is intended for journalists provides information on HIV/Aids reporting for the media. The guide covers the basics of HIV/Aids reporting; tips on how to pitch stories to editors, and gives advice on ethical reporting. Lists are provided on additional resources with a glossary, a timeline of the history of HIV, FAQ, explanations utilised and details on treatments used for HIV/Aids. The last two chapters concentrate on TB and mal
A Short presentation on the offence of 'reckless manslaughter'
A Short presentation on the offence of 'reckless manslaughter' - Mark Telford Keywords:Criminal Law
Dayna Baumeister - Nature as Industry: The Role of Biomimicry in the New Green Economy
To create products and processes that are well-adapted to life, innovators are turning to a new design discipline called biomimicry, consciously emulating lifeâ making fibers like a spider, computing like a cell, and running a business like a redwood forest. Dr. Dayna Baumeister, co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild, discusses biomimicry and its role in ensuring the success of this new industrial revolution. With support from the Life Sciences Institute, Taubman College, the Graham Sustainab
Trio, "5 Snapshots"
Composed by Samuel Adler Boston Currents Performed October 17, 2010 -- Fenway Center Claudia Schaer, volin Jason Fisher, viola Michael Katz, cello
Partial Differential Equations
A second year course in the Mathematics of Partial Differential Equations for Physics students. Contains lecture notes, examples, ... as well as the files used to create these resources. Discusses: 1 Introduction 2 Classiﬁcation of partial diﬀerential equations. 3 Boundary and Initial Conditions 4 Fourier Series 5 Separation of variables on rectangular domains 6 D’Alembert’s solution to the wave equation 7 Polar and spherical coordinate systems 8 Separation of variables in polar
Noise at Work: A case study for use in teaching in Engineering Ethics
This is an Engineering Ethics case study from the IDEA CETL. The scenario examines the issues surrounding health and safety in the workplace in relation to noise pollution. It raises issues such as confidentiality; employer-employee relations; safety and risk. The case study is aimed at students who have been taught some ethics before. The teaching format is a two hour session with small group discussions. By the end of the session students will understand that: . Employers have a legal duty of
Introduction to microeconomics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Semester 1 2009/2010. There are no pre-requisites to taking this module and in particular there is no assumption of any prior knowledge of economics. For those who have taken A-level economics or any other version of economics some of the module content will appear familiar to you. However, the methods of analysis and the approach to teaching will quite probably be very different to anything experienced be
Spartan Sagas: Linda Mercado Peterson
Linda Mercado Peterson, who graduated from the College of Human Medicine in 1988, says Michigan State taught her to be a more compassionate person and physician. "Being a Spartan is a way of life about being involved, giving back, and sharing Spartan ways with my family." Spartans--alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Have your own Spartan Saga to share? Go to http://spartansagas.msu.edu/share/ and share your story with the world!
Decision Trees Video Tutorial
Learning is the ability to improve one's behaviour based on experience and represents an essential element of computational intelligence. Decision trees are a simple yet successful technique for supervised classification learning. This tool demonstrates how to build a decision tree using a training data set and then use the tree to classify unseen examples in a test data set.