Spiders: We'd Probably All Be Dead Without Them
This BioBulletin Web site takes a close look at spiders, the planet's number one carnivore. The site includes text, videos, photographs, and interviews with key scientists. The Introduction paints a picture of what life would be like on our planet without spiders. The Vital Spider takes a look at the variety and population of spiders in the world, their important contributions, and scientific attempts to create "biosilk."About Spiders is an in-depth look at everything from spider anatomy and fee
An Arm and A Leg
Students will design and build a prototype of an artificial limb using a simple syringe system as an introduction to bioengineering. Students will determine which substance water (liquid) or air (gas) will make the appendage more efficient.
This three minute video slowly explains the process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source. Most forms of photosynthesis release oxygen as a byproduct. The importance of light is also explained. A good introduction.
Supporting and responding to people with dementia or challenging behaviour - Aged Care Work
Grange House is a simulated workplace which specialises in residential aged care services. While working at Grange House on Wednesday the learner will be working on the tasks for the following units of competence:
CHCAC15A Provide care support which is responsive to the specific nature of dementia
HLTCSD6A Respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour
Microscopy of Air/Water Biofilms in the Undergraduate Laboratory: A Simple Collection Kit with Multi
Naturally occurring air/water interface biofilms are ubiquitous, but largely unexplored. They provide ideal samples for introductory microscopy and microbiology. This activity introduces a simple method for collecting samples from nature or the lab and gives detailed instructions on preparing a simple collecting kit and optimum viewing with student microscopes. Useful features of this activity include: the ideal nature of a wide assortment of ubiquitous air/water interface biofilms for microscop
01 Nicodemi Frischlini Facetiae
Not all things Latin are grave and pale.
Here is some hilarious stuff, if you are of that turn of mind, written by one Nicodemius Frschlinius.
The text is on google books:
Facetiae selectiores: quibus ob argumenti similitudinem accesserunt By Nikodemus Philipp Frischlin
Graduating Student Messages 2011: U - Z
With the close of another academic year and another group of students graduating from MIT, some students were able to record a message for family and friends. Here is a compilation of the message from the students whose last names start with U - Z in no particular order.
ESD.342 Network Representations of Complex Engineering Systems (MIT)
This course provides a deep understanding of engineering systems at a level intended for research on complex engineering systems. It provides a review and extension of what is known about system architecture and complexity from a theoretical point of view while examining the origins of and recent developments in the field. The class considers how and where the theory has been applied, and uses key analytical methods proposed. Students examine the level of observational (qualitative and quantitat
8.324 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory II (MIT)
This course is the second course of the quantum field theory trimester sequence beginning with Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I (8.323) and ending with Relativistic Quantum Field Theory III (8.325). It develops in depth some of the topics discussed in 8.323 and introduces some advanced material.
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