21W.730-5 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Imagining the Future (MIT)
Turn-of-the-century eras have historically been times when people are more than usually inclined to scrutinize the present and speculate about the future. Now, the turn not just of a century but of a millennium having recently passed, such scrutiny and speculations inevitably intensify. What will the future that awaits us in this twenty-first century and beyond be like? And how do visions of that future reflect and respond to the world we live in now? In this course we will read and write about
17.508 The Rise and Fall of Democracy/ Regime Change (MIT)
Coups, civil wars, revolutions, and peaceful transitions are the "real stuff" of political science. They show us why politics matters, and they highlight the consequences of political choices in times of institutional crisis. This course will help you understand why democracies emerge and why they die, from ancient times to the recent wave of democratization in Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, and the developing world. Few things are more dramatic than the collapse of a political system, whether
Birding at the Museum: Artists Behind the Dioramas
Long before sophisticated wildlife photography, artists in the field captured the color and movement of birds for the background paintings of the Museum's dioramas. Similarly, bird taxidermists studied their subjects' anatomy and behavior to achieve a natural effect, most dramatically in flight. Here, long-time exhibition artist Stephen C. Quinn explores the work of painters Louis Agassiz Fuertes and Francis Lee Jacques and taxidermist David Schwendeman. VIDEO CREDITS: MUSIC "Missive Accomplis
ISS Update: Flight Surgeon Keeps Astronauts Healthy
NASA Public Affairs Officer Amiko Kauderer talks with NASA Medical Flight Officer Steve Gilmore about the role of a flight surgeon in tracking astronaut health and coordinating crew medical experiments before, during and after spaceflight. Flight surgeons are involved in all phases of a human spaceflight mission, including walking the crew members through the process of becoming medically cleared for flight, coordinating the medical experiments the astronauts perform aboard the station, mainta
Making the DIY Clinometer
Link to Youtube video showing how to make a do-it-yourself clinometer
Money as Debt
This 47-minute animated presentation of "Money as Debt" tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created.
International Political Economy Debate - Part One
A Politics and International Studies department debate on IPE with Mark Blyth, Shirin M Rai, Dr Matthew Watson and Dr Jeffrey Chwieroth. Listen to Part Two
21H.802 Modern Latin America, 1808-Present: Revolution, Dictatorship, Democracy (MIT)
This class is a selective survey of Latin American history from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Issues studied include Latin America in the global economy, relations between Latin America and the U.S., dictatorships and democracies in the twentieth century, African and Indigenous cultures, feminism and gender, cultural politics, revolution in Mexico, Cuba, and Central America, and Latin American identity.
Joshua Klein, "Reputation Economics: Why Who You Know is Worth More Than..." | Talks at Google
Reputation Economics: Why Who You Know is Worth More Than What You Have Klein details the ins and outs of reputation economics and how it incorporates all of the intangibles that make us human beings, such as the things we value, what kind of customer service we prefer, and what types of goods and services speak to us as individuals. Readers will be shocked to learn why exchanges in the realm of reputation economics don't require financial systems to operate, and that a person's reputation can
Lesson 09 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 9 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to ask people how they're feeling and to answer the question yourself. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.
German Jewish travelling cultures in the diaspora, 1919-1939
This very short PDF document describes the background to the AHRC funded project “German Jewish Travelling Cultures in the Diaspora, 1919-1939”. The project examines Jewish interwar travel writing with its comingling of modernity and nostalgia and looking beyond the German nation state, sees Europe as “a powerful Jewish historical landscape“ offering “communists, Zionist travellers and middle-class tourists“ alike conflicting alternative Jewish futures.
Kara Aubin at Real Writing for Real People
"Words Have Power: Why What You Write and How You Write It Matters (especially in social media)" Kara Aubin, Jewelry Artist, kara | daniel jewelry With the average American consuming 34 gigabytes of content and 100,000 words of information in a single day, in business what you say matters. In an increasingly digital environment that translate as, what you write matters. Join independent artist, and small business entrepreneur, Kara Aubin of kara | daniel jewelry to explore the power of words.
Science Behind the News: Impacts on Jupiter
By: nsf The impact of comets on the surface of Jupiter are a fairly common experience. At the University of Central Florida, astronomers Joseph Harrington and Csaba Palotai are leading a project that studies precisely how these impacts happen, and also provides valuable information about what might happen if such a comet struck Earth. "Science Behind the News" is produced in partnership with NBC Learn. Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn
Long 'E" Words - Chicken Jane and the Bees - Between the Lions
In this animated cartoon video, which imitates the style of old "Dick and Jane" beginner books; Dot, Scot, and Chicken Jane tell a story of some bees. The long 'e' sound made by 'ee' is emphasized in this read along story. The words are shown on the screen and highlighted as they are read so viewers can follow along. Produced by PBSkids for the learn to read series, "Between the Lions." (1:29)
Research methodologies for evaluating enterprise education: a tale of a study.
This paper reports on the experience of the researchers in designing and applying a research approach for evaluating a project using a longitudinal design
La Fisiología Vegetal es la ciencia que estudia el funcionamiento de las plantas. Esta disciplina tiene gran repercusión en la Agronomía y por tanto, en las actividades del Ingeniero Agrónomo y del I.T. Agrícola. Así, por ejemplo, el aumento de la productividad de las explotaciones agrícolas es consecuencia directa de los conocimientos en Fisiología Vegetal que han permitido optimizar aspectos tan diversos como el suministro de agua y de nutrientes, la distribución de fotoasimilados en
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
3MT Presentations - Michael Keating
Michael Keating presents his graduate work. Video by Mary Stanton Knight.
1909-11-28: A Woman Inventor Who Plans - and Expects - To Fly
This image is a newspaper clipping about E. Lilian Todd and the airplane she designed and that Mrs. Sage financed.,E. Lilian Todd was an unusual woman for her day, or ours. From a modest background and largely self-educated, she became a stenographer and then worked for a firm of patent attorneys in Washington, D.C. But in her spare time, she designed and built model planes and by 1906 she had developed a model biplane and was seeking a sponsor to enable it to be built and test-flown. Olivia Sag
Berlusconi: excluding Russia from summit "counterproductive"
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has says decision by G7 to exclude Russia from a G8 summit is "counterproductive." Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More 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 business, financial, national, and international news. For ove