SMU Expert: License requirement for public projects
SMU Engineering Professor Mitchell Thornton talks to CBS 11 News of Dallas about the requirement for a licensed engineer on a Dallas Area Rapid Transit project. The story aired August 23, 2011.
Central banks, funds seek alternatives as currencies crumble
Aug. 25 - Flagging investor faith in the global paper standard that succeeded gold 40 years ago has central banks and pension funds searching for hard asset alternatives to currencies and bonds, experts say.
Artists gain inspiration from a galaxy far, far away.
August 24 - New art exhibit in Los Angeles celebrates the inspiration of Star Wars. John Russell reports.
Ode to Steve Jobs
Aug. 24 - Upon news of his resignation, Reuters blogger Felix Salmon thanks Steve Jobs for all that he's done for computer nerds everywhere.
Rebels battle loyalists for Tripoli
Aug. 24 - Rebels make a final push to secure the capital and a bounty is placed on the head of Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi. Deborah Gembara reports.
Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple
Aug. 24 - Apple CEO Steve Jobs will hand over the reins of the world's largest technology company to Tim Cook but will stay on as chairman. Deborah Gembara reports.
Libya: grim aftermath of conflict
Aug.25 - Bodies line the streets in parts of Tripoli after intense fighting but refugees who fled Tunisia are starting to head back. Paul Chapman reports.
Hacia la Adaptabilidad en Sistemas Rob?ticos de Construcci?n [Towards Adaptability in Robotic Buildi
This article explores the concept of adaptability within the built environment, extending the feedback and inter-communication characteristics of parametric design into construction processes and the material components of contemporary buildings; providing a conceptual and contextual framework, it also describes several strategies explored to achieve such type of communication.
TaDa for Online Writing Checklist
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF overview video
Gallegos, C., & Wise, D. (September 2011). Leadership for English Learners: Challenges and Questions
Carol Gallegos, Donald Wise
Many school leaders are finding it difficult to meet the needs of English learners. Indicators of progress for English learners include growing proficiency in English and reclassification as […]
Virtual Maths, Brick Density - Water Displacement method
Presentation explaining how to calculate the density of a brick using water displacement method.
Trout stream that runs through a California coastal forest
Streams carry sediment and nutrients from runoff but are sensitive to pollution. Organisms inhabiting streams have adaptations to hold tightly to the substrate, much like in the intertidal zone. Parts of a stream may be shaded from sunlight, limiting photosynthesis.
Known Universe - Cosmic Collisions
Could an asteroid impact with Earth wipe out the human race? One scientist said, "It could happen tomorrow." (45:57)
Greeks protest over government austerity plans
Sept.10 - More protests in Greece as the prime minister prepares an annual address and the government vows to push through a controversial austerity program. Sunita Rappai reports.
Noose tightens around Gaddafi strongholds
Sept. 10 - Fighters loyal to Libya's transitional government launch attacks on the few remaining Gaddafi strongholds. Andrew Raven reports.
Armed men control airports in Crimea as Ukraine requests UN monitoring
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Feb. 28 - Armed men are on patrol in Crimea, blocking access to one airport and controlling another. Meanwhile, Ukraine's parliament requests monitoring by the United Nations. Nathan Frandino reports. Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial,
Mandarin stage 1 semester A
This module is aimed at complete beginners in Mandarin Chinese in semester A and exposes the student to listening and reading material, as well as practice in grammar. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
The Wonder Jet, Berlin Air-Lift, Wing to Wing - Ephemeral
This 40 minute movie is dated, but useable as it shows how the jet engine was developed. It also deals with the Berlin Airlift and even the Korean War all from a British viewpoint.