Luminescent Solar Concentrators Explained
Researchers are well along in designing a highly efficient, inexpensive solar cell, but the big barrier to the dissemination of solar power in society remains the problem of installation, says Marc Baldo.
As an engineer, Baldo expresses confidence that “we’re going to mow down” the problem of producing a g
This Unit looks at how units if inheritance are transmitted from one generation to the next. First you will look at what happens to the chromosones of animals and plants during the process of sexual reproduciton. Then you will examine how genes are transmitted in particular patterns from generation to generation. These two approaches combine to illustrate how the patterns of inheritance can be explained by the behaviour of chromosomes during sexual reproduction.
HGSE Gives Thanks
Members of the Harvard Ed. School community express gratitude around the Thanksgiving holiday.
Bulletin of the Polytechnic Institute of Jassy, construction : architecture section
The Bulletin of the Polytechnic Institute of Jassy, Construction, Architecture Section is an online journal from Romania that publishes interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed papers on "theoretical and applied research related to building materials and equipments, structural mechanics, roads and foundation". Although the Bulletin itself publishes scientific articles, covering all the fields from Mathematics to Social Sciences, the Construction, Architecture section of the bulletin covers a wide range
China and the media Users access stories (listed in chronological order) through simple links, and the main page also acts as a
The UK's Guardian newspaper publishes this resource of collected news stories relating to Mainland China and its control of and expression in contemporary media. Content is updated along with news stories, but consistent topics include: blogging in contemporary China; government control and censorship of media resources; internet firewalls in China; and contemporary television culture.
Users access stories (listed in chronological order) through simple links, and the main page also acts as a
Impact of a global temperature rise of 4C
This website has been developed by the UK government as a result of the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Copenhagen (COP15). It presents a series of scenarios for the risks and results of a 4C climatic temperature rise worldwide, focussing on several key areas. From the agricultural perspective, climate change impacts on crops, water availability and forest fires are presented. Together with evidence of increased risks of cyclonic and drought conditions, this series of maps presents an uncomfor
Where is the evidence that animal research benefits humans?
The need for an urgent rigorous evaluation and implementation of systematic reviews for animal research is proposed. The lack of evidence for the effectiveness of animal research in the UK and the assumption that the public accepts any potential benefits for humans means that its value requires clarification. Published systematic reviews of animal studies which determined how animal research had informed clinical research were examined. Subsequent analysis showed that systematic reviews would in
Started by Oxford Journals in 2009, AoB PLANTS is an online, open-access journal publishing papers on all aspects of plant biology, including palaeobotany, and covering micro-organisms and animals where their impact on plants is central. Papers are peer-reviewed before publication, after which readers are able to submit comments through the medium of E-LETTERS which provides a published exchange of views. NB There is as yet very little content in this journal.
Essence of care 2010
This document supersedes the original 'Essence of Care', published in 2001, which explored the benefits of benchmarking to help improve the quality of the fundamental and essential aspects of care, to deliver the aims of The NHS Plan, and to improve the patient experience. Following a consultation exercise in 2009, the updated document includes 12 benchmarks.
From the mouse-deer to the elephant, plant eaters come in all shapes and sizes. But how do they manage to flourish on a salad diet? In this unit we will examine the special features that allow them to extract their nutrients from leaves, and see how some plants protect themselves from these predators. This is the fourth unit in the ‘Studying mammals’ series.
Journal of Economic Literature (JEL)
The Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) is an academic journal that began publication in 1969 under the auspices of the American Economic Association (AEA) with quarterly issues and continues to this day. It aims "to help economists keep up with the ever-increasing volume of economics research. This goal is effected by publishing survey articles and essays, book reviews, and an extensive bibliographic guide to the contents of current economics periodicals". AEA Members are entitled to receive J
Alcohol: A sober assessment
This article is published by the US-based SEED magazine, a science periodical. The article is written by Dave Munger and concerns the difference between actual and perceived risks in the use of alcohol. It contains links to related resources. The article should be useful for students and teachers.
Legacies of North American Olympic Winter Games
2010 Legacies Now (described separately in Intute) has published this report which examines the legacies of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The report was commissioned by the Vancouver Organizing Committee and provides an overview of the games followed by an analysis of the legacies of the games including benefits to athletes, volunteering, financial legacies, facilities, broadcasting, benefits to children, the Cultural Olympiad, tourism, aboriginal participation, and social and en
Plenaries The national strategy seems to insist that every lesson follows the 3 part format of starter, main activity, plenary. As an AST in tend to network with colleagues in other schools where the view for specialist ICT teachers is that plenaries are often inappropriate in the context of ICT lessons where pupils are working on ongoing coursework tasks [e.g building and documenting a database for GCSE coursework over a series of lessons for 2 months]. Plenaries seem to be effective in lesson
Speed reading For my dissertation I want to find out the effectiveness of speed reading and photoreading on reading attainments in children. I have seen these things advertised widely in the US and wondered if their purported benefits of increased reading speeds, higher retention and comprehension are at all justified. So little seems to be known of the technique in UK. I wondered if there has been any research other than what the vendors claim.
More Than Potato Prints - making the most of the arts in early years settings
This publication, which is available as both a downloadable web based resource and a printed booklet, is an Arts Council England publication comprising a series of case studies set in Sure Start Children’s Centres. The Sure Start initiative was set up by the Government in 1999 with the stated aim to establish a Sure Start Children’s Centre within every community by 2010. These Centres form part of a national 10 year childcare strategy and offer services and information for children under fiv
TDA Workforce Remodelling Leaflet
This leaflet on Workforce Remodelling, produced by the TDA, is aimed at trainee and student teachers. It provides a brief background to remodelling and what this means, how it is impacting upon schools, and how it will affect their pupils and workload as new teachers. It includes useful information on the 2003 National Agreement on Raising Standards and Tackling Workload and the Workforce Agreement Monitoring Group (WAMG), as well as URLs of relevant websites. The message of this document is th
Perceptions of Masters level PGCE
This research paper was presented at the 2008 British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference. It reports the initial findings of a pilot research study funded by the Education Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy (ESCalate) which sought to track the progress and effect of PGCE/M level provision in England, through investigating the opinions of a range of stakeholders in relation to the perceived benefits of the Masters level component of this qualification.
The Impact of ITE Partnerships on Teachers' Professional Learning and Development: A Selection of Ca
Following the results of an initial study into the impact of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) on schools, this follow up study focuses in more detail on the contribution of mentoring to the professional learning of teachers and the reciprocal learning and development benefits of working with trainee teachers. Findings from a qualitative interview study with people involved with ITE in a range of different roles are presented as ‘case stories’ of good practice.
1.3 Nucleic acids and the flow of genetic information
This unit helps you understand the properties of nucleotides and how they contribute to secondary and tertiary structures of nucleic acids at the molecular level. You will learn about the different composition and roles of nucleic acids in the cell, their interactions with each other and the use of ribozymes, aptamers, antisense and hybridization as tools in molecular research. The unit covers the function of DNA packaging within the cell, the interactions between the DNA double helix and the nu