Erie Canal and its History
From Albany to Buffalo, from 1825 till today, the Erie Canal has made
American history. Tom Grasso, President of the NY State Canal Society, acts as a guide on a tour of this great artificial waterway, past and present. Knowledgeable information presents a picture of why the canal was important and how it is connected to many other waterways.
Michael Palin travels to the source of the River Nile - BBC
Around the World in 80 Days Adventure. Michael Palins puts together his own expedition group to find the source of the Blue Nile.
Finding the Slope of a Line from an Equation
This video clip explains how to find the slope of a line from an equation. Finding the slope of a line from an equation is an important skill and can involve using slope-intercept form or finding two points to calculate it. An understanding of how to write an equation in slope-intercept form is important. (1:19)
Learn About William Shakespeare's Retirement
William Shakespeare's Retirement - Learn about William Shakespeare's retirement in his later years. (06:48)
Brief Overview of William Shakespeare
This video clip starts with a quote from one of his plays. Learn about the life of Britain's famous bard and writer of plays, William Shakespeare. (01:31)
Good Presentations: Characteristics
Good Presentations: Characteristics. Part of the series: Physical Delivery for Good Presentations. For good presentations, presenters are natural, passionate and easy to relate to. Learn characteristics of good presentations with tips from a teacher, presenter and facilitator. (01:57)
Beethoven (Part 4 of 18)
Beethoven was a German Composer and pianist. His music fell in a transitional period between Classical and Romantic music. Beethven studies with Haydn. Even after his hearing began to deteriorate he still composed, conducted and even performed his music.
Insect Collecting During the Day
Join entomologist Gary Hevel as he demonstrated insect collecting with a net and cyanide jar. He also looks for insects in the tree bark and logs and suggests that bug collecting takes a great deal of patience. Run time 06:41.
Insect Collecting at Night
Join entomologist Gary Hevel as he provides tips for collecting insects at night. Gary suggests looking for insects in tree bark, porch lights, commercial lights, and a technique called sugaring. Run time 03:11.
Collecting Insects Using Small Traps
In this video, entomologist Gary Hevel demonstrates how to make various small traps out of plastic cups and dishes to help collect insects. Run time 03:08.
General Bug Preparation for an Insect Collection
Entomologist Gary Hevel gives tips on how to prepare a bug for your insect collection. He explains the various ways to mount the insect on a foam board using pins. Run time 04:50.
An Introduction to Insect Collecting
Join entomologist Gary Hevel in this video as he helps you start an insect (bug) collection. Gary will show you the various equipment and supplies needed before starting the collection. Run time 02:40.
Spreading Winds of Butterflies and Moths
In this video, entomologist Gary Hevel explains how to spread the wings of butterflies and moths for an insect collection. He demonstrated how to mount them using pins, a spreading board, and tracing paper. Run time 06:09.
Suit simulates pregnancy
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/06/future-of-virtual-reality-what-pregnancy-feels-like.html
Ecology, Biodiversity and Sustainability
Dr Marie Connett Porceddu : Course
Morality and Media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silve
Speaker(s): Professor Stan Cohen, Richard Sambrook; Charlie Beckett; Robin Mansell; Professor Daniel Dayan; Professor Lilie Chouliaraki | This event will discuss the moral implications of the increasing globalisation of the media and our increasing dependence on those media for our understanding of the other in the world in which we live, the subject of Professor Roger Silverstone's book, Media and Morality: on the rise of the mediapolis (Polity, 2006).
Can we still trust TV? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Mark Stephens | Telly has had a torrid 2007. Under fire for fake competitions, phones ins that are scams and documentaries that are 'fakes' public trust has plummeted and the audience relationship sorely tested. Join us as we put TV on Trial.
Garibaldi: the patriot as global hero [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Lucy Riall, Professor John Breuilly | The Italian revolutionary leader Giuseppe Garibaldi was not only worshipped as national hero in his country but he was also a hugely popular global figure in his lifetime - an estimated 500,000 people turned out to greet him on his arrival in London in 1864. The lecture, which marks the bicentenary of Garibaldi's birth, examines the charismatic leader's emergence as global symbol in the context of nineteenth-century globalization proces
The Psychology of Saving and Investment: Intertemporal Choice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor David Laibson | Over three lectures, David Laibson will challenge many standard assumptions in economics and show how a combination of psychology and economics can better predict behaviour.David Laibson is professor of economics at Harvard University.
A Global Deal for Climate Change [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Nikolaus von Bomhard, Professor Ian Diamond; Jeremy Grantham; Professor Lord Stern of Brentford | To inaugurate the LSE's new Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Lord Stern of Brentford, author of the influential 2006 Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, will discuss a global deal for climate change.