Shell, Statoil profits soar on higher oil
Oct. 27 - Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Norway's Statoil reported big jumps in profits on Thursday, driven mainly by higher oil and gas prices with help from increased production. Hayley Platt reports.
Wildland Fire Primer
This Wildland Fire Primer is intended to serve as an outline for educators interested in teaching students about wildland fire. Fire and its management can be intimidating subjects for those with little or no knowledge of wildland fire issues. The background information provided in this Primer and related curriculum materials will enable educators to feel comfortable discussing wildland fire topics, and assist them in bringing these important topics into the classroom. This Primer has five areas
Markets rally as Greece backs down
Nov 3 - Wall Street had its best gains in a week as Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou backed down from a vote that could have thrown global financial markets into a tailspin. Conway G. Gittens reports.
The Castle by Edwin Muir (poetry reading)
Your enemy might not fight fair, so don't be too complacent. All it takes to defeat you is for someone you trust to be corruptible. The paintings are just to provide atmosphere. The first is Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland. The second by Diego Rivera shows Cortez taking a bribe. Photograph of Edwin Muir was by Mark Gerson: http://www.npgprints.com/image/404606/mark-gerson-edwin-muir All through that summer at ease we lay, And daily from the turret wall We watched the mowers in the hay
My Cam - Road to the Lightweight Boat Race
My Cam 2011 entry from Christopher Bellamy
Is the world any closer to closing the gender gap?
Despite improvement in the health and education spheres, women still fall behind in economic sectors around the world. Listen to what World Economic Forum Senior Director Saadia Zahidi tells Reuters Michelle Nichols about the 2011 Global Gender Gap report.
Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions - Problem 3
This video demonstrates how to use the change of base formula to find the derivative of a logarithmic function. Derivatives of logarithmic functions are simpler than they would seem to be, even though the functions themselves come from an important limit in Calculus. (2:57)
In this nine-minute video, Sal Khan of Khan Academy, discusses what a species is and isn't. He talks about Ligers, tiglons, mules, hinnies, and dogs.
Van Gogh's 'Portrait of a Peasant' from the Norton Simon, An Introduction to the Exhibition
Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection, offers an introduction to van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) and the context in which it was created. (07:30)
Fort Wayne Skyline
The dome of the historic 1902 Allen County Courthouse stands out among the modern buildings in Fort Wayne's skyline.,Use of this image is restricted to projects related to Destination Indiana.,Allen County Journey
Soros: Angela Merkel was the creator of the European crisis
George Soros explains to Reuters' Chrystia Freeland how German Chancellor Angela Merkel's actions in 2008 could lead to the disintegration of the European Union. Consequently, a disorderly default of European sovereignties may lead to a global financial meltdown worse than 2008. He explains his analysis here.
Helping Students Understand Text Structures: Informational Problem/Solution
This exercise teaches students to understand the organizational structure of problem/solution essays by having them write "what it says" and "what it does" statements about a text. Asking students to write these statements about a text will enable students to read the text closely and will ensure that they understand the structure of a problem/solution text.
Smart contact lenses at Auburn could make eye drops a thing of the past
An Auburn University team of chemical and biomedical engineers led by Mark Byrne, the Daniel F. and Josephine Breeden associate professor in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has developed a new method to deliver eye medication by wearing contact lenses. Byrne's lenses are the first to release drug doses over time for as long as the contact should be worn. The lenses deliver a constant flow of medication without altering a patient's natural vision, or can be used to correct vision while a
OSIRIS REx: Tapping Asteroid RQ36
Dante Lauretta, Ph.D. and professor in the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Sciences Laboratory, started his career at the UA as a math major. As a young student, he was accepted into the NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Program. Today, he is the principle investigator on the OSIRIS REx mission to return a sample of pristine, carbon-rich material from asteroid 1999 RQ36. Such material may just contain precursors to key biomolecules that could tell us how life on Earth began. Th
Visit Vienna, Austria
Situated on the Danube River, Vienna, Austria, is both cosmopolitan and mindful of a regal history. Gothic styled St. Stephen's Cathedral holds a central position in the downtown area, that maintained its Renaissance style. This 1:15 minute video reviews the highlights of this city.
White Fawn's Devotion
This is a very early silent film (1910) and possibly the first film produced by a Native American - writer and director James Young Deer. (11min)
Tracking Teresa: How internet people can stalk you.
This is a great video that shows how just using a few clues can be used to track a student. Well worth showing to all students.