Central America and the Caribbean
This video is accompanied by text. "The Spanish-American War, the Panama Canal project, and the Roosevelt Corollary ensured extensive U.S. involvement in Latin America. Many Caribbean and Latin American countries seemed to be in a perpetual state of revolution and political upheaval. Due to its close geographic proximity, the U.S. felt compelled to get involved and exert influence in these conflicts. The significant financial investment that resulted from “dollar diplomacy” also required the
Example of a Student Made Lung
This is a cute, accurate example of a student's project of the Lung Function Model using plastic container, ballons, ballon tubings, plastic bag. See kiddyhub.com for specific instructions on how to make this model. Run time 0:31.
How DNA Copies Itself
This is a wonderful video about DNA. It is best for older students
For more visit shadowlabs.org<br /><br />From the PBS program "DNA The Secret of Life".
History of the Mac OS: Part 3
The beginning pictures were taken by Bill Atkinson as he worked on the graphical user interface for the Lisa and Macintosh brand of computers. Much of the Lisa project was ported to the Macintosh line, including the Mac graphics system known as Quickdraw.
The interview with Steve Jobs was done when he was still at NeXT and not apart of Apple.
Much of the accounts between Apple and Microsoft during the lawsuits was brought forth in the Microsoft anti-trust cases during t
This video is one of the Merit Award winners in the School Digital Media Awards 2009 (Singapore). It was inspired from Project Digital Citizenship, a Cyber Wellness Project by Mr Kwan Tuck Soon.
According to experts, cyber-bullying is becoming increasingly common all over the world and it is no different in Singapore, where over 70 percent of students have access to the internet at home.
Cyber-bullying is when someone repeatedly makes fun of another person onlin
Energy security: a picture of uncertainty
Uncertainty surrounds the security and sustainability of energy supplies in the UK
from 2015 onwards, with energy prices rising – in some cases – to uncomfortably high levels. “Gas would be a very important bridge to take us to the Elysian fields of a much cleaner energy scene of onshore and offshore wind, renewables, and an expectation of a very large chunk of nuclear,” says Alistair Buchanan, Chief Executive of Ofgem (the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets), speaking at The
Visual Basic 2005
This is the most basic tutorial for Visual Basic 2005. It shows you how to create a project, add a form, add a button, and give the button the ability to display a message. Visual Basic was designed to be easily learned and used by beginner programmers. The language not only allows programmers to create simple GUI applications, but can also develop complex applications.
Come to My Window - Romeo and Juliet
Sims 2, Project for Honors English
Created by student for class project on Romeo and Juliet; nice example of student project that tells the R&J story well.
How to Fuse Plastic Bags into a Laptop Case
In this video, you will learn how to fuse those unwanted plastic bags from the grocery store into your very own laptop case or any other bag. Do your part and help the Earth Heros fight off the evil Plastic Bag Monster. Great craft idea for a lesson on recycling. The project requires an iron and sewing machine and will need parent supervision. Run time 06:29.
How to Make an Escher-esque Tessellation
Here's a quick tutorial on making a funky tessellation art project with just a pencil, protractor, and a sheet of construction paper. Run time 09:20.
Orion Progress - Spring 2010
NASA and contractor teams are designing, building and testing the next generation human spacecraft Orion. Progress on Orion is highlighted by employees working on the project, along with video of the successful flight test of the launch abort system, called Pad Abort 1, and the construction of a crew module that will be used in flight-like environment testing on the ground.
The IBM ACS System: A Pioneering Supercomputer Project
[Recorded February 18, 2010] The showcase IBM effort at high-performance computing in the 1960's has traditionally been considered the IBM S/360 Model 91. That machine well deserves the attention it has received. In fact, in the field of computer architecture, the 1960s are known for the CDC 6600 and the IBM Model 91, and many modern processors trace features back to those machines. However, there was another relatively unknown IBM effort that operated in parallel with the deployment of the Mod
Robert Taylor: Network Visionary
[Recorded May 13, 2010] Bob Taylor planned to be a Methodist minister like his father. Instead, he became an evangelist for an idea that changed the world: easy-to-use computers that talk to each other. "I was never interested in the computer as a mathematical device, but as a communication device," Taylor said. Taylor's interests -- and his genius for getting them funded -- helped develop computer networking, the personal computer, and many of the other technologies that drove the global comput
PLATO Computer Learning System 50th Anniversary
[Recorded: June 2, 2010] Science fiction writer William Gibson once famously said, "The future is already here. It's just not evenly distributed." Such was the case in the early 1970s, when the fourth generation of the PLATO system, evolving since 1960 at the University of Illinois, made its debut. Viewed from today, it is hard to believe that the PLATO IV system could have existed when it did: Terminals with touch-sensitive, gas-plasma flat-panel displays, random-access audio, built-in color mi
PLATO - A Culture of Innovation
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 1 was entitled "A Culture of Innovation: What Don Bitzer Wrought." Session 1 Description: The Computer-based Education Research Lab, where the PLATO system was invented, was a caldron of innovation. Out of that environment, new technologies grew and lives were changed. What was it about the environment that stimulated innovation? Bob Sutton, management guru and scholar of innovation,
PLATO - Innovations in Hardware
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 2 was entitled "Innovations in Hardware: Mission-based Developments Led Other Places." Session 2 Description: Early discussions at the University of Illinois on how to use emerging computer system technology for delivering quality education quickly led to the formation of a very exciting demonstration project called PLATO. This project was a highly "mission oriented" effort and used
PLATO Learning System Software
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 3 was entitled "PLATO Software: Driven by a Clear, Compelling Challenge." Session 3 Description: The software architecture of the PLATO Learning System permitted high interactivity with hundreds of users and a TUTOR programming language that enabled faculty (and gamers) to write their own interactive graphics programs. These capabilities required close management of scarce system res
Measuring the Impact of Media on Architectural Design (Measuring the Impact of Media on Architectura
The relationship between the media and architectural design can be an important factor and can influence the design outcome. However, the nature, direction and magnitude of this relationship are unknown. Consequently, there have been many speculative claims about this relationship and almost none of them are supported with empirical research studies. In order to investigate these claims and to provide a testable framework, an empirical study has been conducted. A set of quantitative measures was
Exploring Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses on the Benchtop
Presented by Dr. Meda Higa, University of Pennsylvania.
RuNet Echo is a special project of Global Voices (which is funded by the Open Society Institute). It was created to investigate and analysis the growing role of the Internet in Russia and in the Russian-language worldwide community. It regularly monitors Russian language Internet sites, blogs and forums and publishes its comments and reports on their content, usage and surveillance and freedom. Topics covered include Russian bloggers, the use of the Internet in Russian politics (during Russian e