Human Evolution and the Atmosphere: A Return to the Pliocene?
The evolution of Australopithecines and subsequently the Genus Homo from about 4.5 million years ago was intimately related to an overall cooling trend associated with orbital forcing of the Milankovic cycles, natural long-term rhythms of global climate change caused by changes in the position of Earth relative to the sun. These included extreme conditions which forced humans to migrate and adapt through development of sophisticated communications (language) and technological innovation,
How To Communicate Your Strengths in a Job Interview
This video provides suggestions for highlighting strengths in job interviews such as relating strengths to job requirements, giving concrete examples of attributes, and turning negatives into positives.
Create a Green Roof, Cool a City
Inspirational video showing the benefits of creating green roofs, gardens on roof tops. In this video we look at two of New York's most impressive green roofs to find out how they can help cities cool off and clean up. At a state of the art research station on the roof of Silvercup Studios in Queens, Riverwired's Pulse talks to green roof specialist Leslie Hoffman about how a few plants can reduce water pollution, cool an "urban heat island" by 100 degrees, and improve air quality.(4:59)
Ulysses S. Grant
Histrical portraits are shown of Ulysses S Grant as "Battle Cry of Freedom" is played in the background.
Seminar 15- USAWC Distance Education Class of 2011
One more challenge faced the senior officers as they celebrated completion of two years of internet-based studies at the Army War College's distance education program. The largest graduation class in college history received their diplomas on a day of record-breaking heat, July 22, at historic Carlisle Barracks.
Video is about Harriet Tubman and how she helped many different slaves obtain freedom. To this day Harriet Tubman is still remembered as "The Moses of her people" for good reason. From 1849 to 1860, in 17 dangerous missions to the Confederate South, she helped more than 300 slaves escape to freedom in the North.
Poem "And if it snowed..." by Simon Armitage (read by Tom O'Bedlam)
Simon Armitage is from Huddersfield in Yorkshire. The poem is about everyday events related in the everyday speech of the working-class of this northern town, which gives it a gritty realism. I'm trying to give the impression of a Yorkshire accent. The phrases look like cliches but they're not - their familiarity punches the message home. People do good things and bad things. The good things he did were long term and planned. The bad things he did were brief, impulsive lapses from his us
Profile of Geneticist Pardis Sabeti
This video profile adapted from NOVA scienceNOW profiles the life and work of Harvard geneticist and biological anthropologist Pardis Sabeti. Although Sabeti spends many of her evenings on stage, fronting her band Thousand Days, her true passion is unraveling scientific puzzles. In 2006, Sabeti developed a method for analyzing the human genome in search of genes that may have arisen through natural selection. Her method is now widely used among geneticists and evolutionary biologists in an effor
Computer Visualisation as a Tool in Architectural Historical Research
The historical city has been represented over time using various ways of drawing, modelling and simulation. Using different kinds of visual information as a basis, computer visualisation techniques are used in this presentation to reconstruct the urban development in the twentieth century of the town of Heusden and other towns. The resulting visualisation provides us with a tool for a better understanding of the dynamics of urban transformation processes, typologies and morphological changes. Th
How Guide Dogs Help the Disabled
Founded in 1981, MIRA provides service dogs to the visually impaired or otherwise disabled to help them live their lives independently. (02:45)
9.520 Statistical Learning Theory and Applications (MIT)
Focuses on the problem of supervised learning from the perspective of modern statistical learning theory starting with the theory of multivariate function approximation from sparse data. Develops basic tools such as Regularization including Support Vector Machines for regression and classification. Derives generalization bounds using both stability and VC theory. Discusses topics such as boosting and feature selection. Examines applications in several areas: computer vision, computer graphics, t
Meg's Pink Pig - Beginning Reader
This animated story book is like a beginning reading book. Simple sentences contain 2-7 words consisting of short vowel words, sight words, and repetitive words. The words are shown at the bottom of the screen and are highlighted in purple as they are read. This video focuses on short vowel words. (1:45)
White House aware of reports of Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe The White House says Obama directed senior U.S. officials to remain in close touch with Ukrainian officials about downed plane. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business,
Virtual yeast cell
This rich learning object is used to introduce yeast cytology to students taking Module D24BS3 Brewery Yeast Management as part of the MSc in Brewing Science. The virtual cell permits the students to understand structure and function of yeast organelles.
How To Write in Cursive
This video goes through the basics of writing from holding the pencil to its angle and paper position. "Typically taught during the elementary school years, cursive writing builds on the letter formation of block letters or printing." (The video may start with an ad.) (01:51)
"BUILDing business with Kinect for Windows v2" Today the Kinect for Windows team highlights two companies that are building their business on the Kinect for Windows v2.
Today the Kinect for Windows team highlights two companies that are building their business on the Kinect for Windows v2.
International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used
Battle of Gettysburg: combat completely different & absolutely alike
The Battle of Gettysburg offers timeless lessons to Soldiers, military leaders, corporate CEOs and others. Listen to Professor Len Fullenkamp, Army War College historian, talks about how combat today is completely different and absolutely alike.
Jimmy Carter's Biography
Jimmy Carter's Biography - In this video, learn about the life of the former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. (04:12)