Into the Wind (4 Part Series)
Into the Wind is a four-part film meant to excite young people about how they can interact with the wind while teaching the basic physics. Each section contains an activity young people can do themselves (fly a kite, sail a model sailboat, make a pinwheel). Animations explain the physics behind these real-world kid’s activities. These lessons lead to examples of more involved wind technologies such as hang gliding, sailing, windmills, and wind turbines. The film moves quickly, switching betwee
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The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
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The History of Gargoyles
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids travels  to Salvadori Center for Architecture  in New York City. Our young host leans learn about the history of gargoyles in architecture.


For links to fun websites and a Learning Corner of questions and extended activities about gargoyles, visit www.meetmeatthecorner.org

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Lightweight Isotruss Bike Using Carbon Fibers
Engineers used elements of architecture and geometry to create a strong but lightweight triangle-based isotruss bicycle frame. The isotruss is first wound with carbon fiber using a sheet that holds the tension constant. The engineers then hand-wind Kevlar strands over the isotruss. Students might be suprised that geometry is being used in making bike frames. It is also a good introduction into the triangle and its strengths.
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Turning Dunes into Architecture
Architecture student Magnus Larsson details his bold plan to transform the harsh Sahara desert using bacteria and a surprising construction material: the sand itself. Magnus Larsson hopes to build new structures in the desert -- by using bacteria to turn shifting sand into a solid mass. Run time 11:44.
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Structural Biology
To study about the basic architecture of biological macromolecules like proteins, DNA, and virus. Futhermore, this lecture covers recent advances in the field of structural biology. If possible, WCU professor(Michael J. Eck at Havard Medical School) will give a lecture for one or two weeks.
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Atoms
identical particles, atoms, and the periodic table
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Understanding Weightlessness
Weightlessness - Professor Steven Pollock explains weightlessness in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. The video uses lecture format, pictures, and a whiteboard to aid in the explanations about apparent weight, Newton's Laws, and weightlessness.  Run time 10:13.
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Rose Center Anniversary Isaac Asimov Debate: Is Earth Unique?
Join astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson as he hosts and moderates a panel discussion dedicated to the perennial question "Is Earth Unique?" With what we now know about the stars in our galaxy and the planets that orbit them, we can begin to address this question with informed debate. Panelists are selected for their diverse expertise in geology, biology, chemistry, and physics and for the ways they have applied these fields to address the past, present, and f
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The IBM ACS System: A Pioneering Supercomputer Project
[Recorded February 18, 2010] The showcase IBM effort at high-performance computing in the 1960's has traditionally been considered the IBM S/360 Model 91. That machine well deserves the attention it has received. In fact, in the field of computer architecture, the 1960s are known for the CDC 6600 and the IBM Model 91, and many modern processors trace features back to those machines. However, there was another relatively unknown IBM effort that operated in parallel with the deployment of the Mod
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PLATO - Innovations in Hardware
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 2 was entitled "Innovations in Hardware: Mission-based Developments Led Other Places." Session 2 Description: Early discussions at the University of Illinois on how to use emerging computer system technology for delivering quality education quickly led to the formation of a very exciting demonstration project called PLATO. This project was a highly "mission oriented" effort and used
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PLATO Learning System Software
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 3 was entitled "PLATO Software: Driven by a Clear, Compelling Challenge." Session 3 Description: The software architecture of the PLATO Learning System permitted high interactivity with hundreds of users and a TUTOR programming language that enabled faculty (and gamers) to write their own interactive graphics programs. These capabilities required close management of scarce system res
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PLATO - Online Education & Courseware
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 4 was entitled "Online Education & Courseware: Lessons Learned, Insights Gleaned." Session 4 Description: Thousands of hours of courseware in dozens of academic disciplines were developed on the PLATO system, and deployed to thousands of students at levels from K-20. The open environment and sophisticated authoring tools enabled any interested and creative instructor to develop cours
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Orhan Pamuk: 2010 National Book Festival
Turkish novelist and scholar Orhan Pamuk appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and grew up in a large family similar to those that he describes in his novels "Cevdet Bey and His Sons" and "The Black Book," in the city's wealthy westernized district. As he writes in his autobiographical "Istanbul," from his childhood until the age of 22 he devoted himself largely to painting and dreamed of becoming an artist. After graduating from the sec
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The Drinking Bird
Find out why this toy is a "wonderful piece of physics". Fun video for kids to watch, this is one of those birds that perches on the edge of a glass and puts it beak into the water and then goes back up. This action continues without any help from a person. The explanation is interesting.  Video is of good quality.  Run time 04:45.
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Sesame Street: Cookie Monster meets the Count

"I will count the cookies, and you will eat them"


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10.10 Conclusions

Hargreaves, I., Lewis, J. and Speers, T. ‘Towards a better map: Science, the public and the media’, Economic and Social Research Council.

We now return to three questions central to our inquiry. First, what do we, as a public, need to know about climate change, MMR and genetic media research? Second, what have most of us learnt from media coverage about these issues? And third, to what extent does our study suggest a model of media and public understanding which
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Fab Lab Kids: Oficina de projetos socioambientais para crian?as de escolas p?blicas fazendo uso da e
This article describes the process of theoretical and practical Fab Lab Kids Project in Brazil and in more detail the ?Fab Lab Kids: Workshop environmental projects for public school children through manufacturing and digital electronics?, the most recent edition of this project, which consists conducting an experimental workshop with students from public school in the city of Guarulhos, S?o Paulo. Through the concept of learning by doing, children are exposed to the possibility of acting on the
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Advances in Nanotechnology
 In this podcast, Professor Moriarty discusses nanotechnology, and how it has led to a convergence of the traditional sciences. He talks about the commercial applications of nanotechnology such as hard disk technology in laptops, stain free materials and fabrics, self-cleaning windows and advanced water filtration.

He also touches on some of the myths about nanotechnology as well as some of the real dangers of Nanotechnology and the steps governments are taking to regulate it.
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Slow Motion Lightning

Amazing slow motion footage of a lightning bolt.

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