Terrorism, Peace and Other Inconsistencies
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Terrorism, Peace and Other Inconsistencies" in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. This course addresses a set of inter-related questions that have become central to peace and security in the modern era, at both the domestic and international levels: What is the history and rationale for contemporary terrorism, including suicide terrorism? What does the rise of al-Qaeda terror mean for a host of pro
Introduction to Philosophy
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Introduction to Philosophy" in the Department of Philosophy. This course is designed as a "topics-based" introduction to philosophy. Instead of working through the history of philosophy focusing on great historical figures and their views on different topics, we will focus on great philosophical topics and look at what historical and contemporary writers have said about them. Topics to be addressed will in
Exploratorium: Global Climate Change
Through the exploration of scientific data, students can discover the changes in global climate through geologic time at this Exploratorium website. Users can find an introduction to the research of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere to better understand climate change. Then, visitors can explore more in-depth descriptions and datasets related to these four spheres. Each section offers a few thought-provoking questions and links to more information. Individuals can also disco
C++ and Beyond 2011: Scott, Andrei and Herb - Ask Us Anything I was able to attend C++ and Beyond 2011 and it was a tremendous experience. I captured some great footage from the event for C9, like this end-of-last-day panel - Ask Us Anything - with Scott, Andrei and Herb. Great questions and excellent answers. This is the third and final panel from C&B 2011 to air on C9. The other two panels: Author(s):
I was able to attend C++ and Beyond 2011 and it was a tremendous experience. I captured some great footage from the event for C9, like this end-of-last-day panel - Ask Us Anything - with Scott, Andrei and Herb. Great questions and excellent answers. This is the third and final panel from C&B 2011 to air on C9. The other two panels: Author(s):
Elasticity of Demand (Economics), Part 1
In this thirteen-minute video Sal Khan offers an introduction to elasticity of demand.
03.01.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Der Versuch von Bundespräsident Christian Wulff, Mitte Dezember die erste Veröffentlichung von Recherchen der "Bild"-Zeitung über die Finanzierung seines Privathauses zu verhindern, ist bei Journalistenverbänden auf scharfe Kritik gestoßen. Die Organisationen DJV und dju erklärten, es gehöre zur Meinungsfreih
Nano Hairs Twist Into Tiny Dreadlocks
Under the right conditions, tiny synthetic hairs will twist together to form intricate braids. Joanna Aizenberg, a professor of materials science, chemistry and chemical biology and Radcliffe professor at Harvard University, shows us what the nano knots look like and what they might be good for. (2:15)
Using Data Effectively—Jay Gribble from PRB
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/africa-reproductive-health-family-planning-reporting-initiative Jay Gribble, vice president of international programs at Population Reference Bureau (PRB) explains some of the many data resources PRB publishes for journalists. They are available on PRB's website http://prb.org He spoke on a panel for journalists about how best to use data at the International Family Planning Conference in Dakar, Senegal. This video is part of Pulitzer Center's c
ISS Update - Jan. 3, 2012
The International Space Station video update for Jan. 3, 2012.
Morning Briefing: Gingrich takes on Romney, Murdoch tweets
Jan. 3 - In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Newt Gingrich unleashes a barrage of criticism directed at Mitt Romney, and Rupert Murdoch attracts over 86,000 followers on his two-day old Twitter account.
Markets cheer 2012
Jan. 3 - Summary of business headlines: New Year's cheer for stock markets on encouraging data; Starbucks hiking prices. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Gunbattle erupts in Tripoli
Jan. 3 - A deadly militia gunbattle erupts in Tripoli, casting doubt over the new government's ability to reassert control in the post-Gaddafi era. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
U.S. Day Ahead: Auto sales need more gas
Jan. 3 - Reuters Auto Correspondent Bernie Woodall says U.S. vehicle sales are set to rise nine percent in December, but mainly due to customers delaying their purchases.
GOP candidates make their final pitches in Iowa
Jan. 3 - GOP candidates continue whirlwind campaigning during the final hours leading up to the Iowa caucuses as voters mull which of several choices to support. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Golden Globe nominated silent movie The Artist premieres in Germany.
Jan. 03 - French actor and comedian Jean Dujardin attends the German premiere in Berlin of the silent movie "The Artist," nominated for six Golden Globes, with director Michel Hazanavicius dreaming about an Oscar and expressing surprise about the film's succes.
Gloom, Doom, and Optimism Marc Faber is a market analyst and publisher of the "Gloom, Boom and Doom Report" newsletter. As you may have gathered from that title, he's rather pessimistic about the economy. (He's also been very accurate concerning economic trends over his career.) But he really dropped jaws recently when he made the following statement on CNBC: I am a great optimist in l
Marc Faber is a market analyst and publisher of the "Gloom, Boom and Doom Report" newsletter. As you may have gathered from that title, he's rather pessimistic about the economy. (He's also been very accurate concerning economic trends over his career.) But he really dropped jaws recently when he made the following statement on CNBC:
I am a great optimist in l
Webquest / webkwestie over Sinterklaas Webquest / webkwestie over Sinterklaas geschikt voor groep 7 en 8 met onder de button leerkracht 6: opdrachtenkaarten zodat kan worden gedifferentieerd naar interesse.
Webquest / webkwestie over Sinterklaas geschikt voor groep 7 en 8 met onder de button leerkracht 6: opdrachtenkaarten zodat kan worden gedifferentieerd naar interesse.
Cleaning the Air
Engineers design methods of removing particulate matter from industrial sources to minimize negative effects of air pollution. In this activity, students will undertake a similar engineering challenge as they design and build a filter to remove pepper from an air stream without blocking more than 50% of the air.
Stressed and Strained
Students are introduced to the concepts of stress and strain with examples that illustrate the characteristics and importance of these forces in our everyday lives. They explore the factors that affect stress, why engineers need to know about it, and the ways engineers describe the strength of materials. In an associated literacy activity, while learning about the stages of group formation, group dynamics and team member roles, students discover how collective action can alleviate personal feeli
The Next Dimension
The purpose of this lesson is to teach students about the three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. It is important for structural engineers to be confident graphing in 3D in order to be able to describe locations in space to fellow engineers.