Little Brain, Big Journey
The Rufous hummingbird is a small wonder that, with respect to body size, migrates farther than any other creature on earth. The brightly colored, feisty bird breeds from southern Alaska to northern California and then spends the winter in Mexico. Though their brains are approximately the size of a grain of rice, Rufous hummingbirds have an excellent memory for locating flowers from year to year. In this video segment from Nature, learn about the little brain and big journey of the Rufous humm
Keynote Address: Howard Aldrich (UNC)
The Batten Institute and the Academy of Management hosted the 3rd Annual AOM Entrepreneurship Exemplars Conference and 2012 Darden Entrepreneurship And Innovation Research Conference at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville on May 3rd through 5th, 2012. Keynote Address: Howard Aldrich (UNC)
Islamic Ethics of War and Peace
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Islamic Ethics of War and Peace" in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Islamic Ethics of War and Peace examines the major principles of Islamic ethics and the key theories of classical and contemporary Muslim ethicists. These principles and theories will be applied to analyze contemporary Muslim perspectives on war and peace. Students will also be encouraged to compare the ethical principles and t
Thar She Blows!
Students learn about wind as a source of renewable energy and explore the advantages and disadvantages wind turbines and wind farms. They also learn about the effectiveness of wind turbines in varying weather conditions and how engineers work to create wind power that is cheaper, more reliable and safer for wildlife.
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.
Prince Edward Island Glass Bottle Buildings (3 of 3)
This bottle house on Prince Edward Island was made with 12,000 bottles.
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1900-1940s: Emerging Industrial Order: Everyday Life and People
The images in this topic offer a glimpse of the ways people in cities and towns across California relaxed and entertained themselves during the first half of the 20th century. As new technologies and improved communications brought changes to the work week, people had more free time and new choices about how to spend it.
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1870-1900: Closing of the Frontier: Everyday Life and People
The images in this topic show how Californians in the late 19th century worked and played. Many of these photographs reflect the manual labor (mining, logging, agriculture) and services (like barber shops and grocery stores) that supported the rapid growth of cities and towns. As they do today, people spent their free time doing quiet activities like painting, enjoying themselves outdoors, riding bicycles and camping.
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1780-1880: California in Transition: Everyday Life, 1850s-1890s
The images in this topic depict everyday life in California during a time of explosive growth. Even as the state’s mix of cultures became more interconnected, they still managed to maintain and express their unique identities. People at work, at play, posing for formal portraits, and simply walking down the street are part of a diverse and vibrant population.
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1780-1880: California in Transition: Rich Resources
These images show the importance of both California's natural and human resource potential to the state’s development and subsequent wealth. Natural resources like water, lumber, and oil — along with human-driven resources like transportation, agriculture, and technology — have all contributed to California's growth. These natural resources drew many different ethnic groups to the state: human resources that would construct railways and aqueducts, plant crops and harvest them, strike it ri
Schools in Rural Ireland 100 years Ago - Quiz
This quiz provides students with a chance to test their knowledge of Schools in Rural Ireland 100 years Ago
Corporal Punishment Study
Dr. George W. Holden, a psychologist and parenting expert at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, discusses a new corporal punishment study based on actual audio recordings. Believed to be the first study of its kind, 37 mothers voluntarily recorded up to 36 hours of interactions with their children, says Holden. Within the audio, the data captured mothers spanking, slapping or hitting their young children, which then sparked crying, tantrums and whimpering. The audio reveals the moments bef
Eco-Man Episode 2: Paper Waste
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege To further their mission of incorporating sustainable values and practices into the global culture of St. Petersburg College and that of its stakeholders, the SPC Office for Sustainability has released the first in a series of entertaining, environmentally focused short films. The serialized films, titled "The Adventures of Eco-Man," focus on Eco-Man, whose alter ego is that of mild-mannered SPC instructional technologist, Alan Shapiro. Each fil
Class Recording Intro to Economic Development - 7 Jun 2011 - Pt 1
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SSPD_Chapter 7_Part 3_Basic Electrical Properties of MOSFET_continued7 gives the differences in the key parameters of BJT and MOSFET.
Making Microsoft Word User-Friendly for Dissertations, Theses, and Manuscripts
John R. Slate, Ana Rojas-LeBouef
Fairly Fundamental Facts About Forces & Structures
This lesson will introduce students to the five fundamental loads: compression, tension, shear, bending, and torsion.
How Tone Creates Reality
Information and images illustrating the difference that tone or shading can make to a drawing, particularly if a more realistic drawing is desired.
Syrian refugees tell of ordeal
June 24 - Syrians fleeing a village stormed by troops in a military crackdown speak about their experience after taking refuge in Turkey. Paul Chapman reports.