The Apples of Our Eyes
Daniel J Kevles, the Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University, teaches and writes about issues in science and society past and present. He has received various honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Page One Award, the Watson Davis Prize, and the History of Science Society's George Sarton Medal for career achievement. In his talk, Dan explains how innovation in fruits turned from a pastime of gentlemanly amateurs into a commercial business by the middle of the nineteenth c
Eating Good in the Neighborhood
Steven Shapin is the Franklin L Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. His current research interests include historical and contemporary studies of dietetics, the nature of entrepreneurial science, and modern relations between academia and industry. In late 2007 the Oxford University Press anointed "locavore" Word of the Year. (Some San Franciscans who thought it a good idea to eat only foods produced within a 100-mile radius made up the word in 2005.) Locavores assum
Planet Taco: The Globalization of Mexican Cuisine
Jeffrey M Pilcher grew up in the Midwest and is now a professor of history at the University of Minnesota. He has been fascinated by Mexican cuisine since his first visit to New Mexico, when a mouthful of salsa sent steam boiling out his ears. His current research project, to eat Mexican food in as many countries as possible, provides the material for "Planet Taco." Mexican food has joined Chinese and Italian as one of the three most popular ethnic varieties in the United States, although many
Kate Johnson, Class of 2013
Kate Johnson, an accounting and music major from Florida, shares her experience as a Notre Dame student. http://admissions.nd.edu
Tip of the Week: Scivee
A quick video tip on uploading here at SciVee. More at http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=8482
2011 Commencement Address by Penn President, Dr. Amy Gutmann
Penn President Amy Gutmann addressed nearly 6,000 graduates at the University of Pennsylvania's 255th Commencement on Monday, May 16. At the ceremony, Gutmann also conferred honorary degrees to Renée C. Fox, a pioneer in the field of medical sociology; Mo Ibrahim, the mobile communications entrepreneur; Nicholas D. Kristof, columnist at The New York Times, and Sheryl WuDunn, senior managing director, Mid-Market Securities, and president of the social investing consultancy, TripleEdge; Ei-ichi N
English Language and Culture: Boost your Confidence
Learn and live English and boost your confidence: English Language and Culture at Simon Fraser University http://www.sfu.ca/elc Stop memorizing vocabulary. Start living in English. English language instructor Terri Wershler discusses why Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture program is different. Terri explains how SFU's English Language and Culture (ELC) program helps students learn English. ELC students do far more than rote memory work and exercises that focus on getting th
English Language and Culture: Start Living English
Learn to speak English and understand North American culture: English Language and Culture at Simon Fraser University http://www.sfu.ca/elc Stop memorizing vocabulary. Start living in English. SFU english language instructor Jeff Behrner discusses why Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture program is unique. Jeff explains that the emphasis on culture is key to SFU's English Language and Culture (ELC) program. In addition to English grammar and vocabulary, students learn to unde
Researcher Profile - Professor Greg Stuart
Professor Greg Stuart is Head of the Department of Neuroscience, and group leader of the Neuronal Signalling Group at The John Curtin School of Medical Science. Greg and his group are looking at how single nerve cells process information on the brain. He speaks of his drive and curiosity to find out more about the brain.
Preparing for Surgery (Spanish)
This patient education program promotes understanding of the surgical process and preparation for surgery. By understanding the different steps, patients can help healthcare providers ensure a successful operation and a fast recovery. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Bioinformatics and Biocomputing
This course includes the informatics for pharmaceutical sciences, especially focusing on bioinformatics, chemoinformatics and chemical genomics. We will give practical trainings using PC, as well as normal lectures.
What are Journals?
This learning object introduces educational journals and describes three types: Academic, Professional and Subject. The examples used are drawn from the area of nursing, but the concepts are cross-discipline.
Action of drugs that target ion channels
This learning resource introduces ion channels as target for drug action.
Referencing Books using Harvard
This resource outlines the information that is required to accurately reference a book for the Harvard referencing scheme. It also outlines where that information can be found within a book.
Answering Niners Questions about Jelly Bean—The Kinect Drivable Lounge Chair In this video, Clint and Dan answer your questions about Jelly Bean—The Kinect Drivable Lounge Chair. They cover a number of topics, including how they decided on the current control scheme, how much calibration was required, and how much code they wrote on top of the SDK.
In this video, Clint and Dan answer your questions about Jelly Bean—The Kinect Drivable Lounge Chair. They cover a number of topics, including how they decided on the current control scheme, how much calibration was required, and how much code they wrote on top of the SDK.
TWC9: MVC3 Tools Update, AntiXSS, Freeze yourself in Carbonite using Kinect This week on Channel 9, Dan is joined by Clint to discuss the week's top developer news, including:
This week on Channel 9, Dan is joined by Clint to discuss the week's top developer news, including:
Practice in Landscape Planning and Design, Part I
This is a studio course for the students who experience spatial design for the first time. Students learn roles and meanings of spatial design and what are good spatial designs as well as basic knowledge and skills on landscape design.
How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch? This unit explores the way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving images, and sound can cross the boundary from the analogue universe into a digital world.
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