MacRetina simulates data from retinal ganglion cells in the eye to the brain. By sampling neural activity while stimulating the retina with small spots of light, students can see the dynamic excitatory and inhibitory responses of these neurons in the simulation, and map the organization of the retinal region that drives the cell's receptive field. MacRetina is modeled accurately on published data and is a realistic simulation of a lab experiment that would otherwise be beyond the reach of the
Conversations with History - Ronald M. George
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ronald M. George, former Chief Justice of California. Reflecting on his years of public service, Chief Justice George traces his intellectual journey and offers his thoughts on the qualities of thinking and temperament that characterize judicial deliberation. He argues for both decisional independence and institutional independence if the judiciary is to perform its role in a democracy as a co-equal branch of government. Recalling his efforts as head o
Can you avoid the boulder field and land safely, just before your fuel runs out, as Neil Armstrong did in 1969? Our version of this classic video game accurately simulates the real motion of the lunar lander with the correct mass, thrust, fuel consumption rate, and lunar gravity. The real lunar lander is very hard to control.
Checking In: Eric Lippert - On Compiler Evolution, Designing C# and Blogging Happy Birthday, Channel 9!!!
We are 7 years old today! Hard to believe... What a great 7 years it has been. THANK YOU, NINERS! In celebration, we bring you the latest episode of Checking In with Erik Meijer. Our very special guest is Eric Lippert. To Erik, thank you for some many years of great content. From your lecture series on functional programming, Expert to Ex
Happy Birthday, Channel 9!!!
By tracing the movement of radiation released during an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, students see how air pollution, like particulate matter, can become a global issue.
Spring 2011 Magazine
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Helen Mirren on Vasily Kandinsky
Filmed by Lost & Found Films. Produced by MoMA Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 1. 1914. Oil on canvas. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 2. 1914. Oil on canvas. Nelson A. Rockefeller Fund (by exchange). Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 3. 1914. Oil on canvas. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 4. 1914. Oil on canvas. Nelson A. Rockefeller Fund (by exchange). All works in th
Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception, On View at MoMA
May 8-August 1, 2011 For more information please visit MoMA.org Video courtesy of the artist
Looking at Music 3.0, on view at MoMA
February 16-June 6, 2011 For more information please visit MoMA.org
Authors@Google: Mark W. Moffett
Mark W. Moffett spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on March 11, 2011 about his book Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions. About the book: Intrepid international explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, "the Indiana Jones of entomology," takes us around the globe on a strange and colorful journey in search of the hidden world of ants. In tales from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and elsewhere, Moffett recounts his entomological ex
Musicians@Google: WNYC's Radiolab + Zoë Keating
Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, hosts of WNYC's 'Radiolab', join avant-cellist Zoë Keating for a discussion on the creative process. For more information about WNYC's Radiolab, please visit http://radiolab.org For more information about Zoë Keating, please visit http://zoekeating.com/ This event took place on March 25, 2011 at The Googleplex in Mountain View, CA.
NLS 80th Anniversary press conference
On March 3, 2011, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)—the Library of Congress' talking-book and braille program—celebrated 80 years of helping visually impaired and physically handicapped individuals enjoy reading their favorite books and magazines. This free library program brings reading materials in digital audio and braille formats straight to the homes of patrons from preschoolers to centenarians. Books on digital cartridge, digital talking-book
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science: Session 4. The Engine That Drives the Earth
What drives the movement of tectonic plates? In this session, participants learn how plates interact at plate margins, how volcanoes work, and the story of Hawaii's formation.,Students and scientists explore the questions: What are volcanoes and what causes them to erupt?
Travel to Identity in the Mid-Nineteenth-to-Mid-Twentieth-Century Contact Zone of New Mexico: Knowle
This study assesses narrative representations of Euro-American and Native American travel and encounter in New Mexico. The primary purpose of the work is to explore the construction and authority of knowledge claims and identity through late nineteenth- and early-to-mid twentieth-century Euro-American and Native American travel to, and within, the contact zone of New Mexico. I examine Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop, Mabel Dodge Luhan’s Edge of Taos Desert: An Escape to Reali
Ingeniería del Software II (2011)
Los objetivos generales de la asignatura son: a. Continuar la asignatura de Ingeniería del Software I, explicando elementos de la Ingeniería de Sistemas Software que por razones de tiempo no pudieron abordarse en Ingeniería del Software I, tales como Pruebas de Sistemas Software o Control de la Calidad. b. Adquirir conocimientos y destrezas básicas sobre Gestión de Proyectos Software, tales como Gestión de Tiempo o Costes. c. Saber planificar y gestionar proyectos de desarrollo y/o manteni
Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This unit examines the use of ozone depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development of technology can influence the direction of a society. From the Industrial Revolution to the present day find out how we have changed the planet.
The Visual Datasets text module discusses the concept of visual learning and presents some suggestions for ways to design learning environments that support students in developing visual literacy skills. Three visual datasets that can be used for problem solving activities in evolution, classification, development, and botany are included: Caminacules: A dataset of imaginary animals that can be used as the basis for a variety of problem-posing and problem-solving activities in evolution, classi
Module 5: Selecting Payment Methods
Select appropriate methods, terms, and currency of payment to agents, sales representatives, distributors, suppliers, and international joint ventures. MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international finance field to create resources to help increase international skills in the business community. These materials address the need of the international trade practitioner for knowledge and information that is specific to trade finance by providing a means for educators and business practit
Arts: Emily Zinkin - BA Ancient History and History
Emily on how the course structure is preparing her for later study. Subtitled versions of these videos are available http://www.youtube.com/user/NottmUniversity#grid/user/5E3C47D324266C09
Symmetry Breaking on a Rotating Hoop
The Rotating Hoop Launcher package shows the dynamics of a mass that is constrained to move on a rotating hoop. The rotating hoop model is an excellent mechanical model of first- and second-order phase transitions. Although the minimum of the potential energy curve corresponds to the bottom of the hoop at low rotation frequency, a spontaneous symmetry breaking (cusp catastrophe) occurs as the frequency is increased. This package presents the theory, a demonstration, and an Easy Java Simulation (