Droplet lens technology opens microscopy to the masses
An Australian National University scientist has discovered a simple, cheap way of turning a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope, opening the door to a revolution in science and medicine in developing countries. The transformation is made by attaching a tiny lens made of a clear pliable polymer onto the camera lens of a phone, explains inventor Dr Steve Lee, from the Department of Biomedical Engineering. "We make it by putting a droplet of PDMS onto a microscope cover slip and then inv
How a Hurricane is Born - The Science Of Superstorms
A fascinating look at how a little girl walking in the sand of the African desert could cause a hurricane 4000 miles away in the USA. Some scenes may be too unsettling for very young children. Suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Q methodology is a technique for modelling viewpoints, that was developed by William Stephenson (1902-1989). This animation, intended for a general audience, provides a short non-technical introduction to the methodology, outlining the different stages involved in conducting a Q study. The animation was funded by the UK Higher Education Academy, as part of the National Teaching Fellow 'Assessing Students at Masters level' project, Assimilate.
9.22J A Clinical Approach to the Human Brain (MIT)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease, and is intended for both the Brain and Cognitive Sciences major and the non-Brain and Cognitive Sciences major. Knowledge of how the human brain works is important for all citizens, and the lessons to be learned have enormous implications for public policy makers and educators. The course will cover the regional anatomy of the brain and provide an introduction to the cellular function of neur
Wright Brothers, Part II
This is an animated biography of the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) and their first 'controlled' flight from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 4:32
"The Fifteen-Woman Lawsuit Opposing the Self-Defense Forces in Iraq" (video)
A talk by lawyer Michiko Nakajima. In the course of the Iraq War, citizens in Japan, singly or in groups, have been taking the state to court alleging violation of the "no war" clause of the Constitution in deploying Self-Defense Force troops. Feminist labor lawyer Michiko Nakajima led a group of 15 women plaintiffs in one such suit. This
History Of The Internet (HD)
The "History of the internet" is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet.
The history is told using the PICOL icons. (08:10)
The Moments That Changed Us: Steve Wozniak 1
A documentary on co-founder of Apple Computers Steve Wozniak (aka "The Woz"), the genius behind the design of Apple II. (1:18)
Observe Water in Winter and Summer
On Earth, water can regularly be found in three different phases — liquid, solid, and gas — each of which has noticeably different properties. For example, a boat can glide through liquid water in summer, but it cannot do so when the water turns to solid ice in winter. Atmospheric conditions, specifically seasonal temperatures, can influence the phase in which water exists at a given time. This short video segment depicts water in different seasons at the same location. No narration. Run
Lost Treasures of the Ancient World - India, 5/5
The amazing inventions and extraordinary ideas by East Indians that are still useful today, such as plastic surgery, the number system, wax, yoga, water clock, etc. Suitable for middle school and high school students. (08:32)
University Without Walls, Elizabeth Nielsen
University Without Walls at UMass Amherst gives you the ability to design your own program of study in a wide range of areas, and to get college credit for your life and work experience. For Elizabeth Nielsen, completing a bachelor's degree with UWW was a way to take the next step toward a rewarding career in non-profit administration. Explore how a UWW degree can help you achieve your life and career goals: http://www.umass.edu/uww///www.umass.edu/uww/
French for Kids by Kids; The Sound of the [-o]
The video starts with a short song in French. This is a video about the French sound [-o]. The instructor speaks and this is followed by images with the sound. (06:07)
Suzi Dessel - A Voice From the Black Maria - 12/0513
Suzi Dessel gives her presentation, titled "A Voice From the Black Maria" on December 5, 2013. The talk was sponsored by the Frankel Institute and was held in the Thayer Building.
Episode as a Unit of Analysis of Movement
Everybody who has read his Gordon Cullen or his Edmund H. Bacon knows that movement has long been recognized as a factor in environmental planning in many ways. For example, in the traditional Japanese promenade garden the importance of movement has always been appreciated. The promenader gains an intense experience of the succession, variation and rhythm of the surrounding scene. The spaces and paths lead him from one stage to another. The spatial structure of the Japanese promenade garden, as
UK Anti-doping The UKAD website contains information a
UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) "is the national body responsible for the implementation and management of the UK's anti-doping policy. Responsible for ensuring sports bodies in the UK comply with the World Anti-Doping Code, UK Anti-Doping works with a variety of stakeholders, including athletes, to support clean sport." As well as carrying out testing across more than 40 sports, UK Anti-Doping is responsible for the determination of anti-doping rule violations.
The UKAD website contains information a
Hitlers Death - The Final Report - Part 2 of 5
The corpses were taken to Berlin. Autopsies were done. There were some inconsistencies in the autopsies to Hitler's body. The body was so damaged (burnt before buried) that what the the only way to confirm his death was by examining his teeth. There is some account on Stalin's disbelief that Hitler was dead. There is some retelling of some witnesses of the last days in Hitler's bunker. The remains of the body is said to have been taken to different places.
Thar She Blows!
Students learn about wind as a source of renewable energy and explore the advantages and disadvantages wind turbines and wind farms. They also learn about the effectiveness of wind turbines in varying weather conditions and how engineers work to create wind power that is cheaper, more reliable and safer for wildlife.
Charles Haughey - Quiz
This is a basic six question quiz aimed at pupils in 5th and 6th class.
Nissan to Accelerate Growth in Brazil, says CEO Ghosn
CEO Carlos Ghosn tells Reuters he plans to make an announcement within weeks about expanding in Brazil.
"Every Two Or Three Weeks Someone Would Die:" Michael Yantsos on Protesting AIDS Treatment in Prison
As the severity of the AIDS epidemic increased during the mid-1980s, the inadequacy of AIDS education and treatment came under assault from activists, many of whom were themselves infected with the disease. Michael Yantsos, who became infected with AIDS in prison in 1983, was one of those who spoke out when conditions at Rikers Island Prison Hospital in New York City became unbearable. In 1986, as prisoners were dying at the rate of one every two weeks from AIDS, Yantsos and his fellow inmates w