This unit is the fourth in the MSXR209 series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you will be taken through the whole modelling process in detail, from creating a first simple model, through evaluating it, to the subsequent revision of the model by changing one of the assumptions. The problem that will be examined is one based on heat transfer. This unit assumes you have studied Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes (MSXR209_1), Analysing skid marks (MSXR209_2) and Developing
2011 Leading Edge Researcher Neal R. Armstrong
Neal R. Armstrong, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Professor Optical Sciences, and Director, Department of Energy - Energy Frontier Research Center for Interface Science: Solar Electric Materials. Neal R. Armstrong explores the interface science of emerging thin film solar cell technologies ultimately allowing most of the surfaces in our living space to harvest solar energy.
2011 Leading Edge Researcher David S. Alberts
David S. Alberts, M.D., is Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Sciences, Public Health & BIO5, and Director, Arizona Cancer Center. Dr. David S. Alberts focuses on translational cancer prevention and treatment improving the quality of life for cancer patients.
2011 Leading Edge Researcher Erica L. Corral
Erica L. Corral, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and BIO5 Faculty Member. Erica L. Corral focuses on high-temperature materials for use in extreme environmental applications such as in aerospace vehicles.
7.2.8 Trust brokerage
What is ‘e-commerce’? This unit will look at typical application areas including the internet, supply chain management and online auctions. It will also help you to understand the underlying technologies used to implement e-commerce applications before looking at some of the problems that can be encountered when developing distributed e-commerce systems.
Wikileaks: A conversation on media ethics
What constitutes secret information? What should be the ethical role of the news media in dealing with this information? What is the news media's responsibility to the public regarding leaked information? How do journalists judge what they should and should not publish? These are some of the issues discussed during this WikiLeaks panel moderated by KOLR-10 anchor, Joy Robertson. Panelists include: David Stoeffler, executive editor, Springfield News-Leader Dr. Brian Calfano, assistant professor
What Happened to the Woolly Mammoth?
What force was great enough to wipe from Earth not only the woolly mammoth but all the other megafauna that once roamed the planet, from the saber toothed tiger to the giant sloth? These giant beasts all vanished from the fossil record around the same time, about 15 thousand years ago, at the end of the Pleistocene. Many scientists believe the mass megafauna extinctions were caused by hunting and/or a sudden change in climate. This radio broadcast explores the theory that the extinctions were ca
7.5.2 Title Being able to understand and use a range of numerical, graphical, algebraic and other mathematical techniques is a central feature of number skills. Use the following list to help you identify the areas you may need to work on. Will you need to: make observations, measurements, and express and combine the units of measurement correctly? read and interpret scale drawings, graphs, tables and charts? If so, do you need to learn about the
Being able to understand and use a range of numerical, graphical, algebraic and other mathematical techniques is a central feature of number skills. Use the following list to help you identify the areas you may need to work on. Will you need to:
make observations, measurements, and express and combine the units of measurement correctly?
read and interpret scale drawings, graphs, tables and charts? If so, do you need to learn about the
Cats in Animal Shelters with Michael Moyer, V.M.D. at Penn
Cats in Animal Shelters with Michael Moyer, V.M.D. at Penn
ISS Update - March 28, 2011
The International Space Station video update for March 28, 2011.
Mapping Food Taste Vocabularies between Chinese and English
Mapping Food Taste Vocabularies between Chinese and English.
8.7 References for Reading 1
A decade ago, the possibility of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism hit the media. Fear of the vaccine spread rapidly and, despite an almost unanimous consensus that the claim was unfounded, still persists today. In this unit, we’ll examine why this controversy took on such a life of its own and why parents still agonise about the vaccine.
French Muslim leader calls for protest
A former top aide to French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls on Muslims to wear a green badge in protest against a government he claims stigmatizes the Islamic population.
Japan's hedge fund housewives
Japan's influential retail currency traders, known as Mrs Watanabe, speak on their top picks, and how they trade the yen during the crisis.
Education Module: Space Technology is Used to Observe and Measure Tectonic Motion of the Earth's Sur
This educational resource, provided by the Southern California Integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) Network, provides instruction, exercises, and projects that illustrate how space technologies are used to predict and measure earthquakes. Using these resources, students can learn about plate tectonics, earthquakes, and satellite technologies. These resources are intended for secondary school or undergraduate students, but the explanations are simple enough that educators of younger childre
Beat the Heat at Arizona Science Center
TryScience.com offers an unique energy learning activity called Beat the Heat. This fun and interactive lesson lets users design a house in a particular location and test it in various seasons to best utilize the heat of the sun for energy efficiency. You can choose various types of roofs, windows, solar panels, skylights, and plants, as well as the direction your house faces, to see how each of these variables effects your home's efficiency. This in-depth and intriguing exercise teaches some ve
World AIDS Day 2004
From the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, this website provides information and images related to Worlds AIDS Day 2004. Notably, the site contains a downloadable version of the _AIDS Epidemic Update 2004_, which "provides the most recent estimates of the epidemic's scope and human toll, explores new trends in the epidemic's evolution, and features a special section on women and AIDS." In addition, site visitors can download a set of eleven epidemiological PowerPoint slides based on th
White House: President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board
A draft of the Bush administration's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace was released September 18, 2002. The 65-page report, spurred primarily by the risk of cyber terrorism, can be viewed at this Web site. It assesses the most serious threats to, and most vulnerable areas in, small operations, large enterprises, and critical sectors like government. After identifying some of the current weak areas in Internet infrastructure, the report makes suggestions about the best practices for correcti
Operation Migration, a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to teaching safe migratory routes to endangered and threatened birds, was co-founded by William Lishman -- the pilot who pioneered the use of ultralight aircraft to lead birds in flight. Operation Migration is part of a consortium created to safeguard the endangered Whooping crane against extinction. Visitors to this Web site can track the progress of seven ultralight-led Whooping cranes now making their way from Wisconsin to F
Consensus CoDing Sequence Database
The Consensus CoDing Sequence (CCDS) Database "project is a collaborative effort to identify a core set of human protein-coding regions that are consistently annotated and of high quality. The long-term goal is to support convergence toward a standard set of gene annotations on the human genome." CCDS project collaborators include the National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI), European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI), and University of California, Santa Cruz