1.258J Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning (MIT)
This course describes the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focusing on bus and rail. Technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost are described. Current practice and new methods for data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, route design, frequency determination, and vehicle and crew scheduling are also discussed. In addition, the effect of pricing policy and service quality on ridership and metho
Advanced Audio Blog S3 #9 - Comida de la Sierra: Food of the Highlands
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! During your travels through Spanish-speaking Latin America, you’re staying with a family in the Andes Mountains in Peru. They’ve taken you on tours and introduced you to their nearby family members and pets. You find out they raise guinea pigs, and you tell them you had a guinea pig named Sally [...]
China's role as saviour of global economy backfires: analyst
Aug. 29 - hina's aggressive stimulus plan in 2008 has merely fuelled inflation, and tightening measures are adding to the country's grey market lending problems, says BNP Paribas.
"Sarabande on Attaining the Age of Seventy Seven" by Anthony Hecht (poetry reading)
The Sarabande is a stately dance. I suppose that when one gets old, then one considers one's age an accomplishment, our continued existence becomes more and more precarious. Harbingers are messengers bringing bad news, in this case grey hairs. He mentions other infirmities: wizening, tooth decay, loss of acquaintances. These things we have to look forward to. It's all downhill from here on, folks. The dance has to end sometime. The picture of Anthony came from here, where there's a perso
2011 Snow camp
This video shows underground methane gas invading fine-grain sediment (shown in yellow) by creating a fracture, as predicted by Jain and Juanes' grain scale model. Blue circles represent pore spaces where the gas has invaded. The maroon lines indicate compressive forces between sediment grains. The video shows that the network of compressive forces changes drastically with the evolution of the fracture. The green lines indicate tension between grains, caused by capillary forces that hold the gra
Behind The Scenes: 2011 NCAA Spot - Cater Lawn Group Hug
With commentary from Jim Jackson and Kevin Fichtner
Frederic Remington, Ford's favorite artist
This dissertation demonstrates John Ford’s use of images from a wide range of sources in many of his films. In particular, it examines Ford’s use of images based on the conventions of American […]
Duke Chapel Live - 9/3/2011
Duke Chapel Live - 9/3/2011
The Notre Dame Forum 2011-12: Reimagining School to Nurture The Soul of A Nation
http://forum.nd.edu/ "Reimagining School to Nurture The Soul of A Nation, " is a yearlong discussion to explore the profound and challenging questions that shape the national debate about K-12 education, which has a dramatic impact on the future of American civil society.
Israel Goshen and Emil Aybinder
"From Safed to Jerusalem" - A Concert of Jewish Soul Music, Yad Vashem Israel Goshen and Emil Aybinder On August 24, 2011, a concert of Jewish soul music was held in Yad Vashem's Valley of the Communities. "From Safed to Jerusalem — A Concert of Jewish Soul Music" was held in the presence of hundreds of Holocaust survivors, their families and friends of Yad Vashem from Israel and abroad
Gowan Pamphlet, slave preacher
Born at the right time, this revolutionary figure was an electrifying force.
One Step Closer
The musical intro and the artwork for my podcast are accomplished today - thanks to Apple's Garage Band and my family members for lending their voices:)
Ideas for the content keep coming. One thing I know the show is going to come out on a weekly basis for now. Short show notes and links will be here on speakrussian.blogspot.com
Economic Update on WBAI Sept 3
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All Summer In A Day Pt. 1
Based on a short story by Ray Bradbury. It's a sad story. :(
Ameto Akpe on Opaque Financial Management of Water in Nigeria
Pulitzer Center grantee Ameto Akpe introduces her forthcoming reporting on opaque financial management in the Nigerian water sector and communities where improvements are sustainable. She is part of a Pulitzer Center team of six journalists investigating water and sanitation in West Africa.
How Did the Universe Begin?
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about the work of Edwin Hubble and how his work contributed to the formation of the Big Bang Theory.
Making a Pinhole Camera
Notes for conducting a lesson on how to make and use a pinhole camera, plus an explanation of how it works. See also corresponding worksheet for pupils.
Historical Cases - Plessy v. Ferguson
This 7:46 video provides the background of this historical legal case and gives insights into what separate but equal resulted. A good overview with direct quotations.