5.5 Science in the Scottish Enlightenment This course is concerned with science in Scotland, one of the most dynamic centres of Enlightenment thinking. Writers speak of the mid-eighteenth century as Scotland's ‘Golden Age’. In order to get a flavour of this age, it is necessary to take a very broad view of what we mean by ‘science’. Staying within the boundaries recognised by modern science faculties misses most of what is distinctive about eighteenth-century Scotland. The interconnections and cross-fertilisation between disc
This course is concerned with science in Scotland, one of the most dynamic centres of Enlightenment thinking. Writers speak of the mid-eighteenth century as Scotland's ‘Golden Age’. In order to get a flavour of this age, it is necessary to take a very broad view of what we mean by ‘science’. Staying within the boundaries recognised by modern science faculties misses most of what is distinctive about eighteenth-century Scotland. The interconnections and cross-fertilisation between disc
The Battle for Control of Online Communications
The Internet offers users many opportunities for communicating and exchanging ideas, but abuse, censorship, and the manipulation of Internet traffic have put free and open communication at risk. In this talk, Georgia Tech Associate Professsor, Nick Feamster, will present approaches developed to preserve free and open communication on the Internet in the face of numerous threats. First discussed is the threat of message abuse (e.g., spam) and methods developed for mitigating it. Next, is the deve
Sport Nutrition Game Plan
How much do you consider the health benefits of the food on your plate at each meal time? Learn how to make smart decisions when planning a meal and how those choices can impact your performance as an athlete.
Kladifko, R., Li, J., and Dunlap, J. (October 2011). The School Principal: A Tough Job with Few Ta
Robert Kladifko, Jinyi Li, Jody Dunlap
An ever-challenging and increasing dilemma facing schools is finding qualified individuals who are willing to take school leadership positions. This s
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Demonstration of a Theodolite Survey in action
Using a theodolite to calculate the height of a building, demonstration 'in the field', includes interactive simulation tools and formulae
Mahnaz Afkhami: Leading the Way
Women, Power and Politics Curator Masum Momaya speaks with Mahnaz Afkhami, longtime advocate for the advancement of women's political participation in the Middle East and North Africa, about what participatory, democratic leadership looks like and its past and potential impact in the world today.
The Power of Poison - Inside View
The striking new exhibition, THE POWER OF POISON explores poison's paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. In this video, THE POWER OF POISON Curator Mark Siddall introduces some of the scientific research highlighted in the exhibition. Museum Curator Robert Voss, Research Associate Ma
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
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Students are introduced to the respiratory system, the lungs and air. They learn about how the lungs and diaphragm work, how air pollution affects lungs and respiratory functions, some widespread respiratory problems, and how engineers help us stay healthy by designing machines and medicines that support respiratory health and function.
Literary Festival 2013: Between Curatorial and Urban Practice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Clémentine Deliss, Elke Krasny, Maria Lind, Justin McGuirk | In recent years arts practice has shifted towards new modes of collaborative production while digital platforms continually offer new ways to distribute and engage with the arts. As performing and visual arts organisations are transforming relationships with audiences, more varied roles have emerged for curators beyond exhibition making and collections management. Curating has evolved to embrace audience-generated conte
The deportation of Jews from Hungary and Lodz to Auschwitz Birkenau, 1944
With the deportation of the Jews from Hungary and Lodz to the Auschwitz-Birkenau in the spring and summer of 1944, the murder in the camp reached its peak. This video traces the fate of Jews in the camp during this period, until liberation in January 1945. http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/educational_materials/interactive_map_1944.asp
Brazil comes alive for World Cup opening ceremony
June 12 - Brazil explodes with street parties, as colorful characters and cheering fans storm Sao Paulo for the World Cup opening ceremony and opening matches. Multimedia Display (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews 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 busin
Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor [Audio]
Speaker(s): Robin Burgess, Abhijit Banerjee, Dean Karlan and Mushtaque Chowdhury | Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led a discussion regarding Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor. Chaired by Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Burgess and Banerjee were joined by two discussants: Dean Karlan (Yale University) and Mus
Constructing a Median
A median is a line segment from the vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side in a triangle. In every type of triangle, the median will be contained within the polygon, unlike altitudes which can lie outside the triangle. This video describes how to construct a median by first finding the midpoint of the side opposite the desired vertex and then using a straight edge to connect the midpoint and the vertex. (1:53)
Morality and Modernity
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Morality and Modernity" in the Department of Philosophy. This course explores the nature of modern morality through an examination of the work of Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor. We will also read works by Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Nietzsche, two thinkers whose ideas have powerfully shaped the moral culture of the modern world.
MSUToday: Brewing up success
A program at MSU shows students how to create everything from spirits to polymers, distilling knowledge that could lead to a very cool job down the road.
Checklist - Work Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Side-blotched lizard perched on a rock in the desert
Lizards have a tough outer skin that protects the animal from water loss. Lizards remain still, camouflage, or hide under rocks to avoid predation. Their internal temperature changes with the environment, which saves energy for the organism.
Write Now! Career Writing Prompts: Manager of Organizational Effectiveness and Talent
This Career Clip features Meloney Sallie-Dosunmu, Manager of Organizational Effectiveness and Talent, Just Born Candy in Bethlehem, PA. She helps people to learn their jobs, becoming really good at it and to help them promote themselves. Her grandmother provided her with her best advice and that was to do your best. No matter what position you have, it is important and important to do your best. If you always do your best, you are going to shine.