T. Rex Blood?
In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, learn how scientists are hoping to better understand the biology of dinosaurs by studying the insides of fossil bones. Hear about the accidental discovery of dinosaur soft tissue by paleontologist Dr. Mary Schweitzer, and how this tissue enables scientists to learn more about dinosaur physiology and pathology. For example, soft tissue could provide information about toxins that led to dinosaur deaths. Closed Captioning is included. Run time 04:
What killed off the dinosaurs? Over the years, experts have suggested everything from global climate change to a spate of massive volcanic eruptions to the most widely accepted culprit: an asteroid that unleashed global devastation. But as correspondent Chad Cohen reports in this video, some scientists believe the giant reptiles might have been taken down by something almost too tiny to see. (15:05)
This is a short movie about a lonely mammoth wandering around in a blizzard. This animation was by a David Otzen from 3D College Denmark. The beautiful images are set to music and although there is no narration, it could be a nice introduction to a lesson about the Mammoth or about extinction. (01:45)
Tribute to Mammoths - Flurry of Frozen Fury
This episode of Mammoth Journey - from BBC´s Walking with Beasts TV series - shows the incredible journey of the mighty Mammoth in an Ice age (European continent, 30.000 ago). They traveled every year to spend the summer in the grassland of north´s plains, and left it when the frozen fury of the ice age´s winter arrived. The images are set to music. No narration. (04:43)
Evolution Ep2: Great Transformations (2/6)
From the development of the four-limbed body, to the journey of animal life from water to land, to the emergence of humans, this video focuses on the important evolutionary changes that triggered Earth's incredible diversity. This documentary is suitable for high school grades. Run time 09:48.
The Eight Planets and the Sun
This presentation is a simple introduction to the eight planets and Sun of our solar system. The facts are given in rhyme and are easy to remember. (02:07)
9.036 The Visual System (MIT)
This comprehensive course on the visual system is designed to ground future researchers in the field of visual science and to provide scientists with an excellent basis for using the visual system as a model in research. In this graduate seminar, anatomical, neurophysiological, imaging and behavioral research is examined in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how information is processed in the primate visual system.
Glass ceramic, heat treated at 840°C for 3 hours
Glass ceramics are materials that are cooled from the melt in the form of a glass, and then heat treated to induce controlled crystallisation of the glass. Heterogeneous nucleation is carried out at a temperature to maximise the nucleation rate (common nucleating agents include TiO2 and ZrO2), and the temperature is then raised sufficiently to cause the nuclei formed to grow rapidly. Glass ceramics are strong, reasonably tough, transparent to IR radiation, have a low coefficient of thermal expa
Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding Internationalisation of the Curriculum at
From implicit to explicit: Enhancing graduate inter-cultural capability and embedding IoC at Griffith Universlty, Australia. Professor Michelle Barker of Griffith University, Brisbane Australia and Dr Viv Caruana of CAPRI, Leeds Met University UK discuss recent work in embedding internationalisation of the curriculum across the full range of disciplines and programmes of study at Griffith. Professor Barker also shares insights from a recent ALTC-funded project focused on intercultural or cross-
12.007 Geobiology (MIT)
This course introduces parallel evolution of life and the environment. Life processes are influenced by chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. In turn, life can influence chemical and physical processes on our planet. This course introduces the concept of life as a geological agent and examines the interaction between biology and the earth system during the roughly four billion years since life first appeared.
Unintended Consequences of the New Financial Regulations [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Jon Danielsson, Professor Charles Goodhart, Matt King | The first public event of the ESRC Systemic Risk Centre at LSE will debate whether the post crisis reforms of financial regulations will be effective in protecting us from financial excesses, or may perversely destabilise the financial system. The panel of experts will debate the topic and take questions from the audience. Jon Danielsson is the director of the Systemic Risk Centre at LSE. His research interests include financ
Learn to Speak French - Days of the Week
This video features the days of the week in English and French and is suitable for all beginning French-language learners.
Invasion of Poland 1 of 3
1943 War Department Film Bulletin No 48 produced by the Signal Corps Photographic Center. Invasion of Poland in Sept of 1939 which was the beginning of WWII. Contains footage shot by German troops and confiscated by the Allied Forces of artillery and infantry attacks which resulted in the capture of Warsaw. (06:51)
Searching in the UNIX Directory
The structure of the directory space and subjects search behaviors in the UNIX operating system environment are examined. Protocol analysis with two subjects and survey of the contents of the directory space of all users of E-VAX and X-VAX systems in the Architecture and Computer Science Systems at Carnegie Mellon University were conducted. Depth first search characterized both the organization of the directories and the behavior of the subjects. Single step as opposed to multiple step traversal
The Dust Bowl Years
I was inspired to make this video after watching the History Channel's special presentation of "Black Blizzard" which described in depth how and why the Dust Storms of the 1930's happened. I knew the storms were bad, but in my wildest imagination I could never fathom the magnitude of destruction the phenomenon caused. How the people of the time made it through without going mad is truly astonishing. It is to the survivors and their families that I humbly dedicate this video.
2008.05.21 - Ruby on Rails (Video)
OS X 10.5 is advertised as the premier platform for Ruby on Rails development. The Rails framework and several related tools now come bundled with the operating system.
Lesson 05 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 5 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to say that you're learning Romanian. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s):
Leading Rockwell Collins' Lean Transformation (w/Spanish subtitles), Part 3
(Original, english-only version located here: http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/16101-leading-rockwell-collins-lean-transformation) 04/19/2006 10:45 San Antonio Clayton Jones, President and CEO, Rockwell Collins Description: "When we began our Lean journey," recounts Clayton Jones, "it was mostly an act of faith, with doubters and cynics in every corner." Now, after 11 years engaged in a top-to-bottom streamlining process, Jones declares, "There is no single initiative I've pioneered and pushe
Evaluation of 'Advanced Database Management' module
This paper focuses on a discussion on the approach taken in analysing evaluation design for a specific faculty module on enterprise education
This case study describes the use of pod casts to support and enhance student decision making in the development and running of a new simulated company using business simulation software