How to Add Simple Fractions
A simple learning tool to learn how to add fractions. This animated feature shows the viewer how to add simple fractions, those with like AND unlike denominators. It also teaches the vocabulary words numerator and denominator. Run time 03:52.
Nigerians killed in anti-gang sweep
Nigerian troops take on gangs in the Niger Delta but several civilians are reported killed as forces sweep through camps, searching for gang members.
Senate rejects Obama's tax plan
The Senate on Saturday rejected President Obama's proposal to extend the Bush-era tax breaks for all but the wealthiest Americans. Jon Decker reports.
The Emergence of a “Renewable Feedstock-Based” Chemical Industry
If the future once lay in plastics, as the film “The Graduate” claimed, today the watchword may be “feedstocks.” This term includes corn, wheat, soy, sunflower, rapeseed (canola)—the array of carbohydrates and proteins growing in fields across the planet. The news, as Douglas Cameron makes clear, is that these crops no lon
Bioengineering at MIT: Building Bridges Between the Sciences, Engineering and Health Care (Part One
In Doug Lauffenburger’s view, MIT’s new bioengineering degree program is not merely justified, it is essential. Revolutionary changes in biological sciences—specifically, in molecular biology and genomics—have given scientists the means to understand and control both the building blocks and larger systems of
Bioengineering at MIT: Building Bridges Between the Sciences, Engineering and Health Care (Part Two
Glycomics, the study of sugars’ role in living systems, is a relative newcomer to the revolution in molecular biology. In fact, Ram Sasisekharan remembers how colleagues told him “not to work on carbohydrates -- that it was useless.” But his research has shown that glycans, observed as long chains or intricat
Innovation in Post-Launch Surveillance and Pharmaco-Vigilance
These panelists describe struggling to transform their approach to drug safety, while acknowledging the need to regain public trust after troubling episodes involving drug side effects.
Névine Zariffa points out that “no clinical trial program known to man will ever help predict every single instance of ev
Innovation in Manufacturing and Distribution Systems (Part Three)
Genzyme is a leader in personalized medicine, as Mark Bamforth demonstrates. For instance, the company collects cartilage from a single patient, grows it in the lab, and sends it back securely to that same patient. The system, says Bamforth, tolerates “no mix ups.” But the company also deals in drugs sen
Innovation in Bio-Safety Testing from Pre-Clinical to Product Launch
“To me, systems biology is the religion you switch to when target-based drug discovery doesn’t work,” Noubar Afeyan states boldly. He claims that after losing billions of dollars, the pharmaceutical industry and academia are beginning to see the value in testing drugs by measuring outcomes in biological networks. He
Change Your Mind: Memory and Disease
How do we distinguish our friends from foes? How does dementia destroy memory? And how can past experience invade the present with destructive force? Scientists are closing in on the biochemical roots of these neurological puzzles.
Thomas Insel describes the profound impact of a small group of neuropeptides on
The Implications of Synthetic Biology
There’s no mistaking Drew Endy’s profession: “I like to make things -- that’s what I do.” From his engineer’s perspective, the slow and painful methods of bioengineering demand a solution. Endy hopes to refine the tools necessary to move the field forward. “We’re going from looking at the living world as only c
Biological Large Scale Integration
Though Stephen Quake’s research is confined to the smallest of scales, his achievements have already made a large impact on the study of biology. Quake’s area of microfluidics involves fabricating tiny devices akin to those a plumber uses, but useful on the molecular level. Quake modestly describes his “plumbing
Inspired by the vast potential of bioengineering, ordinary people are seeking their inner Frankenstein -- doctor, not monster. Two speakers who know their way around Petri dish and beaker discuss the possibilities and pitfalls of do-it-yourself biology with an MIT Museum crowd.
Showing ads from a 1980 Omni magazine,
The Battle of Shiloh
After initial success, the Confederates are dealt a costly blow in Tennessee in April, 1862 at the battle of Shiloh. This video explains that Grant won the battle for the United States against the Confederacy and set the tone that the Union Army under Grant was willing to expend whatever manpower was necessary to win the war. A map of the area would help explain the positions and where the Hornet's Nest was. Some images may be too intense for students.
Ecole Européenne d'été 2009 VA - Post-traumatic handicap (video)
Presentation of P. Martre about post-traumatic handicap.
Presentation of P. Martre about post-traumatic handicap.
Making sense of your management model Opportunities in emerging markets in the downturn Keeping people inspired during a recession
Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategic and International Management,explains how organisations can do a better job of using a management model to enhance their competitiveness
Terry Rhodes, Co-Founder of CelTel, looks at the interesting and new opportunities which might be overlooked during this downturn
"Organisations that flourish and retain talent during a recession always flourish after," says Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice in Organisational Behaviour, discussing challenges with keeping people inspired and engaged in a recession.
Opportunities in emerging markets in the downturn Keeping people inspired during a recession
Keeping people inspired during a recession