SeaWiFS: El Nino on a Globe
By monitoring the color of reflected light via satellite, scientists can determine how successfully plant life is photosynthesizing. A measurement of photosynthesis is essentially a measurement of successful growth, and growth means successful use of ambient carbon. Until now, scientists have only had a continuous record of photosynthesis on land. But following three years of continual data collected by the SeaWiFS instrument, NASA has gathered the first record of photosynthetic productivity in
This course is about developing analytical and conceptual skills required to test the feasibility of a business concept. In broad terms, the focus of a feasibility study involves undertaking activities that may help determine whether one should go forward with an opportunity. The process of feasibility analysis involves identifying, evaluating and determining whether to exploit an opportunity. (It should be noted that a business plan would be developed after a feasibility analysis has determined
What do Schreyer Scholars do for fun?
Schreyer Scholars are also Penn Staters. They don't spend all their time studying. They know how to have fun!
Going places: Internships and study abroad
They've interned on Capitol Hill, at the Goddard Space Flight Center, and at Bank of America. Their studies and internships have landed them in India, Ghana, London, Prague, and Argentina. Schreyer Honors College students describe exciting internships and study abroad experiences.
Firm, Production and Scale - Microeconomic Analysis
Microeconomic Analysis - Spring 2006. Resource allocation and price determination. By the end of the semester, students should know the basic theory, models, and results of the topics covered. They should be able to use this knowledge to answer questions and analyze real-world situations. They should also be able to identify which theory or model is appropriate to analyze a particular question and explain why their answers are correct in intuitive, as well as mathematical, terms.
Eels move in the same way as shark and other fishes. They use their fins and streamlined body to glide through the water.
Nanotechnology - Grey goo or Great God? Discussion
Prof. Andrew Briggs : Discussion
SP.406 Sexual and Gender Identities (MIT)
This course introduces scholarly debates about sexual identities, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientation and its representation in film and literature. We begin with a contemporary debate about biology and gender identity, considering its relationship to the historical understanding of sex, gender, and sexual identity. Our investigation continues with the theoretical underpinnings of the emerging field of queer studies, from the nineteenth century to the present day, and consi
Respects paid to Zambia's Chiluba
June 27 - Dignitaries from across Africa attend the funeral of former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba. Jessica Gray reports.
3.1 Introduction We have the obligation to think about the future, precisely because of the type of work we do … Venturing the future is not a risk – it's a necessity of the dignity of humankind. (The Disciplined Mind: Beyond Facts And Standardized Tests, The K-12 Education That Every Child Deserves, Howard Gardner, 2000) This first case study shows the way in which ICT is used within a classroom commu
We have the obligation to think about the future, precisely because of the type of work we do … Venturing the future is not a risk – it's a necessity of the dignity of humankind.
(The Disciplined Mind: Beyond Facts And Standardized Tests, The K-12 Education That Every Child Deserves, Howard Gardner, 2000)
This first case study shows the way in which ICT is used within a classroom commu
MSUToday: Helping the homeless in Detroit
In a nursing career spanning more than 25 years, alumnus Dean Carpenter has never been more fulfilled than he is when caring for those seeking medical treatment at a shelter of last resort in Detroit. Here's his Spartan Saga.
HORRID HENRY THE MOVIE
The first ever British kid’s movie to be filmed in 3D, Horrid Henry: The Movie stars Anjelica Huston as Henry’s terrifying teacher Miss Battle-Axe, alongside, Rebecca Front as Henry’s headmistress Ms Oddbod and Richard E Grant as a rival headmaster, with Parminder Nagra as Miss Lovely, Noel Fielding makes an appearance as Killer Boy Rats’ frontman Ed Banger, Kimberley Walsh as cousin Prissy Polly and introducing new young stars, Scarlett Stitt as Moody Margaret and Theo Stevenson as Ho
ICSE 2011: Danny Dig - Retrofitting Parallelism into a Sequential World Dr. Danny Dig is a Principal Investigator at the Universal Parallel Computing Research Center (UPCRC Illinois). UPCRC's stated mission is to make parallel programming synonymous with programming. Dr. Dig leads research on refactorings that retrofit parallelism into existing sequential code. How do you retrofit parallelism into a seq
Dr. Danny Dig is a Principal Investigator at the Universal Parallel Computing Research Center (UPCRC Illinois). UPCRC's stated mission is to make parallel programming synonymous with programming. Dr. Dig leads research on refactorings that retrofit parallelism into existing sequential code. How do you retrofit parallelism into a seq
Franse woordenschat inoefenen Deze site biedt tal van woordenschatthema's aan om de Franse taal te verwerven of verder in te oefenen. Elk thema bevat auditieve fragmenten waar vraagjes bijhoren die je online aan de hand van multiple choice kan invullen. Elk thema is ook als …
Deze site biedt tal van woordenschatthema's aan om de Franse taal te verwerven of verder in te oefenen. Elk thema bevat auditieve fragmenten waar vraagjes bijhoren die je online aan de hand van multiple choice kan invullen. Elk thema is ook als …
The Divergence of the Bottom Billion [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier | The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which track poverty among 5 billion people, miss the key future challenge for development policy. This is that around 50 countries, now at the bottom of the world economy, are economically stagnant and so are diverging from the rest of mankind at an accelerating rate. The lecture analyzes why these countries, with around a billion people, are diverging - why globalization generates both convergence for most of the deve
Europe, Migration and Globalisation - What About the Workers? [Audio]
Speaker(s): John Monks | John Monks will explore the prospects for workers in a world increasingly dominated by the free movement of capital and the increased movement of goods and people. Who wins, who loses? Is free movement dangerous to workers? Is a return to protectionism on the cards? What should be the trade union, Government and EU approaches to globalisation?
Multiculturalism and Secularism [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Tariq Modood | Can multicultural inclusivity extend to religious minorities? Can it do so without conflicting with secularism? Tariq Modood is professor of sociology, politics and public policy at Bristol University.
EU Competitiveness: Are we on the right track? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Alexandr Vondra | In January 2007, Alexandr Vondra was appointed the Czech Republic4s Deputy Prime Minister for European affairs. He is responsible for preparing the agenda for the Czech EU Presidency. Prior to this position he was the Foreign Minister (2006-2007), Special Representative for the NATO Summit in Prague (2001-2002), Ambassador to the USA (1997-2001) and foreign policy advisor to former President Vaclav Havel (1990-1992). Alexandr Vondra played a central role in leading