MSU College of Arts and Letters celebrates 50 years
The MSU community helped the College of Arts and Letters celebrate its 50th anniversary with a "CAL" mosaic, made from wood, glass and other materials. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/mosaic-of-memories/
Landsat-7 20 Year Urbanization of Deep Bay near Shenzhen, China
The long operational history of the Landsat satellite allows a detailed study of urban growth around the world, as illustrated by this animation of urbanization around Shenzen, China.
The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the U of M Neuro-Communications Lab
Students and Professors at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the U of M are studying various treatments and therapies to improve the speech of those with neurological disorders.
The Cockroach Beatbox
By dissecting a cockroach ... yes, live on stage ... TED Fellow and
neuroscientist Greg Gage shows how brains receive and deliver electric impulses -- and how legs can respond. (Launching a series on Awesome Nature) "The Cockroach Beatbox" was animated by the TED-Ed Animation Team (Jeremiah Dickey, Biljana Labovic, Celeste Lai, Kari Mulholland and Franz Palomares). (06:15)
Breakingviews: Deutsche's profit miss isn't a blip
July 25 - Deutsche Bank's capital and job-cut plans still look less punchy than peers', says Breakingviews.
Adult silkworm moths lay eggs to reproduce. The eggs hatch into silkworm larvae. The larvae spin silk cocoons and use them as they change from larvae to silkworm moths. Silkworm larvae exclusively eat mulberry leaves and their cocoons are used by human to make silk products such as silk fabric.
Chris Schommer-Pries: Dualizability in Low Dimensional Higher Category Theory (Part 1)
Chris Schommer-Pries (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Abstract: The cobordism hypothesis establishes a powerful relationship between extended topological field theories taking values in a symmetric monoidal higher category and objects in that higher category with various kinds of duality. In this setting an extended topological field theory is a higher categorical extension of the Atiyah-Segal axioms which allows for topological bordisms to be decomposed along submanifolds of arbitrary c
Wayne Hemingway receives an honorary degree
Design legend Wayne Hemingway, best-known for co-founding international fashion label Red or Dead has received an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University. For more information please visit http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk
"I Saw The Walking Dead": A Black Sergeant Remembers Buchenwald
The American soldiers who liberated the Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp had powerful reactions to what they saw, often shaped by their own backgrounds. Leon Bass was a nineteen-year-old African-American sergeant serving in a segregated army unit when he encountered the "walking dead" of Buchenwald. Like many others, he tried to repress his memories of the horrors that he saw there and "never talked about it all." But in the 1960s, while involved in the Civil Rights movement and teaching, he m
Junk in Space
There are currently millions of man-made orbital ruins that make up "space junk". Space junk can be anything from hatches blown off space modules, paint fragments from the space shuttle, or satellites that no longer work. On this website you will help to capture junk that's floating out there in space. Each time you capture junk, you also find a short description of the junk, how it arrived in space and links to additional information. This is an activity that takes less than 5 minutes and is a
Facilitating Scientific Discovery
Amit Majumdar talks about how various scientists in many different fields of study collaborate with computer scientists at SDSC by using the computational power of the San Diego Supercomputer Center data resources to conduct their research on the UCSD campus.
Imagine It's the Year 2020: Thinking About Genetics Now
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a look at some of the questions that go hand-in-hand with genetic cloning technologies. The site opens by telling kids that in the future, technologies like cloning may be very common and that some of the decisions we will need to make in coming years are hard. Then, they are asked to imagine that it is the year 2020 and to take a peek at what's on the minds of one futu
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers insight into how plants interact with arthropods. It has: an explanation of the difference between detrimental and mutually beneficial relationships; some of the chemical and mechanical modifications plants have made to attract helpful arthropods and fend off harmful ones; a detailed overview of pollination, with descriptions of seven common pollination syndromes; a detailed overview of plant defense mechanisms; and a series of questions stud
Helpful Hints for Field Sketching
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers insight into the task of field sketching. After discussing the difference between seeing and observing, the article offers tips designed to help make students better at observational rendering. The six hints discussed are proportions, perspective, volume, simplifying, practicing a lot, and having fun.
You Decide: Do violent video games cause real violence in children?
This educational guide focuses on video games as a potential cause of violence in children Students are invited to examine the arguments on both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities. Students will learn how to support their arguments with evidence and reason. It is expected that at the end of this guide students will determine where they stand on this controversial issue.
Scannability: organizing for the web
How you organize and format your writing can go a long way toward making it readable.
Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam
Photographs and text tell the story of rice and rural life in Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on the highlanders, or Montagnards.
La asignatura de Fisiología Vegetal tiene como objetivo el comprender cómo funcionan las plantas, o lo que es lo mismo, qué ocurre en las plantas para que sean capaces de crecer, reproducirse y adaptarse a los continuos cambios del ambiente. A través de leyes físicas y químicas entendemos cómo las plantas son capaces de utilizar la energía de la luz para, a partir de sustancias inorgánicas sintetizar moléculas orgánicas, con las que construir el cuerpo de la planta. Asimismo, las plan
Photos from the Community Cafe Showcase and party
Photos from the Community Cafe Showcase and party.