Mars Update: James Garvin
What have scientists learned so far about Mars? Does life exist there? Will human beings someday colonize the Red Planet? NASA scientist James B. Garvin speaks about recent research and plans for Mars exploration. Speaker Biography: Garvin is the chief scientist of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate Office at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He advises senior leaders of NASA on matters that range from how science fits into the future of human exploration of space to the basic scientific
Glass ceramic, heat treated at 750°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
When management collapses
When you compare the 2008 banking crisis with the Enron debacle or even with the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal in 1984, some surprisingly clear parallels emerge, says Freek Vermeulen, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management
Technologies in Sport Symposium - Session 3
Technologies of the body, Gregor was a research scientist at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, for 16 years before, in 2008, becoming an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary’s, Program in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. Currently, he is also a part-time Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa in Canada. In addition, Gregor is a Distinguished Scholar in the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University, USA and Ad
Soar with Confidence
This is a free textbook offered by BookBoon.'Soar with Confidence will help you gain a greater understanding of what confidence is and how it might show up in your life, as well as how it might present itself in other people’s lives. This book explores the topic of confidence to get clear as to what it is and provides tools, techniques and strategies to help boost your confidence levels. By starting to build a strong foundation and understand of what confidence is and how it presents in your l
History of music - Part VI (L. van Beethoven)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony nr. 5 in C minor, Für Elise, Symphony nr. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Symphony nr. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Violin sonata nr. 5 in F major "Spring", Piano concerto nr. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Piano sonata nr. 8 in C minor "Pathétique", Triple concerto for piano, violin and violoncello in C major, Romance for violin and orchestra in F major, Piano sonata nr. 14 in C sharp minor "Moonlight", String quartet nr. 16 in F major, Violin concerto in D major, Symph
The Impossible Bridge
This three minute video shows the challenges of building an enormous bridge. It explains the benefits of several types of bridges and the weaknesses. The students could watch most of the video and make their own choices before the final answer is given.
3.7 The role of technology
The management of processes or operations is the very essence of any kind of business enterprise, and it is critically important that they are designed and managed well. This course taster uses case studies and models to illustrate the importance of effective operations management and outlines the steps to preparing your own operations proposal.
Leadership from a Chinese Perspective
Thunderbird School of Global Management alumnus Donny Huang talks March 15, 2012, at the Developing Leaders for Global Roles Summit. http://www.thunderbird.edu/globalmindset
Los misterios de la Luna (The History Channel) - parte 3 de 3
Durante miles de años, la humanidad ha encontrado consuelo con su presencia. Ha sido un faro para los viajeros nocturnos, un reloj para los agricultores y una guía para los marineros en el mar. Para algunas culturas, ha sido incluso un dios. Es el único cuerpo cósmico que ha sido visitado por seres humanos. A distancia, la luminosidad de la Luna nos ha fascinado desde el principio de los tiempos. Además, un examen más cercano a este faro en la oscuridad
The Kepler Mission: Searching for Other Earths in the Cosmos
Dr Fanson speaks about the Kepler project, NASA's first mission capable of discovering Earth-size planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. Scheduled for launch in early 2009, Kepler seeks to answer an age-old question: Are there other habitable worlds in the cosmos? The centuries-old quest for other worlds like our Earth has been rejuvenated by the intense excitement and popular interest surrounding the discovery of giant planets like Jupiter orbiting stars beyond our solar system. With the e
Readers Theater 5
Biography of Harry S. Truman
By 1944, Harry S. Truman was chosen as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s new vice presidential candidate. However, Truman only served a short time as VP because FDR died not long after his reelection. Though Truman had the presidency forced upon him, he led his country through trying times that included the end of WWII and the expansion of communism. In this video, from WatchMojo.com, learn more about the life and accomplishments of Harry S. Truman. (5:51)
Issues in Survey Research Design
Leads participants through the process of designing their own survey. Examines the major decisions faced by a health researcher who wants to design and implement a survey. Explores the potential sources of bias associated with alternative approaches to sample design, respondent recruitment, data collection methods (interviews in-person or by telephone, computer assisted interviews, or mail surveys) instrument design, and field administration. Participants prepare a defensible proposal for a surv
Your skin covers and protects your body. Your skin can also detect heat and cold. If you put one of your fingers in the flame of a candle, your brain would gather this information and send a message to your muscles to move your finger out of the flame. This is because the brain receives a signal that the flame is extremely hot and in turn the brain tells your body you are in pain and that you should move your finger.
This is an example of how well seahorses can camouflage themselves and blend in with their surroundings.
Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community Symposium (Session 1) USC Fisher Museum of Art
"Looking Back." February 11, 2012. Join exhibition Curator Tim Wride as he moderates a panel comprised of former members of LACPS to contextualize its importance as a cultural and community phenomenon. USC Fisher Museum of Art
Skin Cancer Prevention Screenings
Elon's Wellness Office offered free skin cancer screenings on April 4-5, 2012. Hear what doctors and patients said about the event.
Finding a Hero for Kajal
Students at Athens Academy, along with Be the Match, sponsored a bone marrow drive on UGA's campus as an effort to find a match for classmate Kajal Patel, a 6th grader who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening immune disorder.
Charter Lecture 2012
UGA Charter Lecture with Lee Lynd -- Spring 2012 The Spring 2012 Charter Lecture was presented at the University of Georgia Chapel on March 29, 2012, by Lee R. Lynd. Dr. Lynd is the Queneau Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth College and leads the Global Sustainable Bioenergy Project. In his lecture, titled "The Sustainable Resource Transition," Dr. Lynd predicts a third social revolution to follow the Agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution that he described as t