Lunch with a Laureate: Richard Schrock
Growing up in Indiana, exploring the local woods and pit where fossils were found, Richard Schrock early on became interested in the natural world. He was captivated by the way things worked. When he was eight, his older brother gave him a chemistry set and he knew that was what he wanted to do. “Like many things, you slide i
A Roadmap for the Edge of the Internet
In the curious way of technological evolution, we first had computers that occupied entire rooms, watched them shrink to desktop, laptop and palm-sized devices, and now find ourselves coming full circle, and then some, Alan Benner reports. He tells this MIT class about warehouse-sized data centers, linking p
Airline Safety and the Electoral College
Somehow Arnold Barnett manages to massage the subject of airline accidents into a breezy and sometimes comforting talk on statistical probabilities. In decades of research, he has taken firm hold of the metrics of measuring mortality in flight. While there are many ways of looking at the grim numbers, Barnett has de
Alzheimer’s Disease: Current State and Hope for the Future
Measured in human suffering, and by statistics, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) presents a formidable specter: with incidence approaching 30 million worldwide and growing rapidly, it is now the sixth leading cause of death in the US. As life expectancy lengthens, AD is anticipated to triple in prevalence over the next few decades. The
Introduction to Studying the History and Politics of China
Dr Rana Mitter talks about his cutting edge research in China and gives an introduction to studying the history and politics of China, a new and exciting field of research within the Humanities division
This resource received an honorable mention in the 2013 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge.'In this lesson, you will be introduced to Plate Tectonics. You will learn what plate tectonics theory is, why it is important, the history of this concept, the components of the plate tectonic system, the features that form along plate boundaries, the driving force of plate movement and the internal and external processes involved.'
Professor Jonathan Long - 60 seconds research
Professor Jonathan Long describes his research interests in just sixty seconds. http://mediacentre.leedsmet.ac.uk/author/jonathan-long/ http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/research/professor-jonathan-long.htm
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organ
3.4 Self-assessment questions and problems
You may have met complex numbers before, but not had experience in manipulating them. This unit gives an accessible introduction to complex numbers, which are very important in science and technology, as well as mathematics. The unit includes definitions, concepts and techniques which will be very helpful and interesting to a wide variety of people with a reasonable background in algebra and trigonometry.
Introduction to Indian Literature in translation
Professor Boehmer gives a short talk on her current research on Indian Literature in English, looking at the Post-Colonial world of literature and gives an introduction to studying World Literature in the Humanities Division
This unit provides an introduction to global warming. We will be considering the history of global warming by looking at the pattern of ice ages and analyisis of recorded temperatures. We will aim to gather meaningful information from this data. We will briefly assess the impact and influence of humans on global warming and, finally, we will examine climate models and how to predict future changes.
This extract is concerned primarily with the chemistry that underpins the operation of the three-way catalytic converter that is placed in the exhaust systems of motor vehicles in order to reduce the emissions of primary pollutants: carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds, including hydrocarbons. Discussion of the various effects of these pollutants and the consequent introduction and refinement of ‘automotive emission regulations’ has not been included, nor is the
LLM degree in U.S. Law | University of St. Thomas School of Law
The LLM degree in U.S. Law from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, teaches American law with a focus on business law, and offers an opportunity to experience the American legal system from the inside through the #1 externship program in America.
Change in the Mountains
The Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina rise abruptly from the Piedmont, the state's central plateau, and include the ranges of the Balsam, Black, Blue Ridge, Great Smoky, and Nantahala Mountains. The region is home to several of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi River. The rugged geography of these mountains delayed the arrival of European settlers to the area, slowed the pace of development, and for many years preserved a distinct regional culture. While development and c
2013 DAA Dean's Award and Rising Star Recipients
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Introduction to Lattice Multiplication
In this video, Sal Khan, offers an introduction to Lattice Multiplication. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education.
Acute, Obtuse and Right Angles Song
To a rocking tune of Old McDonald Had a Farm, this video features students singing a simple song that teaches acute, obtuse, and right angles. Students form the angles with their hands. (01:04)
Introduction The problem of who, or what, are ‘Europeans’ is at the centre of many of the most acute political and social issues confronting contemporary Europe. Can a genuine European identity be constructed within Europe, and if so on what basis? This question is of even greater importance as the European Union expands and becomes ever more multicultural in character. This unit examines the ways in which European identities are – or are not – being forged across Europe. It assesses the various
The problem of who, or what, are ‘Europeans’ is at the centre of many of the most acute political and social issues confronting contemporary Europe. Can a genuine European identity be constructed within Europe, and if so on what basis? This question is of even greater importance as the European Union expands and becomes ever more multicultural in character. This unit examines the ways in which European identities are – or are not – being forged across Europe. It assesses the various
21L.704 Studies in Poetry - British Poetry and the Sciences of the Mind (MIT)
Do poems think? Recurrent images of the poet as an inspired lunatic, and of poetry as a fundamentally irrational art, have often fostered an understanding of poets and their work as generally extraneous to the work of the sciences. Yet poets have long reflected upon and have sought to embody in their work the most elementary processes of mind, and have frequently drawn for these representations on the very sciences to which they are thought to stand - and sometimes do genuinely stand - in opposi
Expeditie België In deze werkbundel worden de diverse aspecten van België belicht. De leerlingen reizen doorheen België en leren de geschiedenis, de steden, de geografie,... van ons land kennen. Heel wat werkblaadjes kunnen ze zelfstandig oplossen. De …
In deze werkbundel worden de diverse aspecten van België belicht. De leerlingen reizen doorheen België en leren de geschiedenis, de steden, de geografie,... van ons land kennen. Heel wat werkblaadjes kunnen ze zelfstandig oplossen. De …