Most students will have an intuitive sense that kinetic energy depends on how fast something is moving (speed) and how massive it is (mass). (We use speed instead of velocity, because energy is a scalar, and independent of direction.) They know that it hurts more in dodge ball when the ball is thrown with more speed than when it is thrown with less speed. They also know that is hurts more to drop a bowling ball on their foot than it does to drop a tennis ball. Exactly how mass, speed and kinetic
3.1 Why jute? Why Dundee?
Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
Introduction to the Global Catastrophes Risk Conference 2008
Nick Bostrom provides an introduction to the Global Catastrophic Risks Conference and briefly addressing some of the key themes running through it.
Digital participation, digital literacy, and school subjects: A review of the policies, literature a
The clearly stated aim of this thirty-page document is to “provide a critical introduction to the policies and research on the subjects of digital literacy and digital participation, seeking to show what they mean for classroom practice". Published in 2009, the document forms a recent addition to Futurelab’s Digital Participation project, a research and development programme which models, trials and evaluates practical strategies for enhancing young people’s digital literacy both in and be
A Laboratory Introduction to DNA Restriction Analysis
This workshop serves as an introduction to laboratory exercises in molecular biology.
MIT’s Entrepreneurial Development and Impact Over the Past 50 Years
Ed Roberts reviews the effects of entrepreneurship within MIT and the relation of MIT entrepreneurship to larger communities.
Much of the research under discussion comes from a 2006 study of MIT alumni conducted by Roberts and Charles Eesley of the Sloan School. The study polled MIT alumni about companies they had
How to make origami butterfly
A seven minute video on how to make an origami butterfly with good captions. Moves a bit fast for novices.
Developing Course and Laboratory Homepages for the World Wide Web
This learning object is designed to introduce teachers and course coordinators to the use of Netscape Navigator Gold, and to provide a brief introduction to web page design.
Working Mothers -- a modern dilemma
Anthropologist Courtney Meehan discusses the theory of cooperative child rearing - using examples from her work with populations in the Congo basin. She shows how our current ideas about child rearing may be more of a "blip" in history than the evolutionary standard for humans worldwide.
UWTV Fast Break - Kristi Kingma, Women's Basketball
Kristi Kingma - Women's Basketball
From Godzilla to the Ring: An Overview of Japanese Film
The unit is a gentle, eclectic introduction to Japanese film. It also draws some comparisons between US films and Japanese films. Students examine US and Japanese film from multiple perspectives. The unit features readings, presentations, and interactive activities. For the culminating project, each student creates a simple website on a Japanese movie that he or she has chosen to watch.
Sumner on Monetary Policy
Scott Sumner of Bentley University and the blog The Money Illusion talks with host Russ Roberts about monetary policy and the state of the economy. Sumner argues that tight money in late 2008 precipitated the recession. He argues that the standard measures of monetary policy--growth in reserves or the Federal Funds rate--are misleading. Sumner suggests focusing instead on nominal GDP. He argues that the failure of the Fed to counter the drop in nominal GDP in late 2008 intensified the recession
Creating an interactive AIR widget
Learn how to create rich internet applications that run on multiple operating systems using Adobe AIR.
iMurmur 2 App for iOS
Heart Sounds Reference Library. The famously popular iMurmur Heart Sounds Teaching App, now with major upgrades: * REAL PATIENT SOUNDS REPLACE ARTIFICIAL SOUNDS. * ACTUAL PHONOCARDIOGRAMS AS WELL AS DIAGRAMS * ADD YOUR OWN NOTES * EMAIL LIBRARY SOUNDS IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the use of REAL PATIENT SOUNDS with low bass content, you MUST use GOOD SEALED HEADPHONES to listen to iMurmur sound recordings. The Built-in speaker WILL NOT PRODUCE REAL HEART SOUNDS!We at Thinklabs liked iMurmur 1.0 so muc
Article :: Introducing ColdFusion
Before diving into ColdFusion and web-based applications, start with this introduction and see what lies behind this powerful language.
The Mark of Cain: Justice in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
College of Southern Maryland's Institutional Equity and Diversity Office and Maryland Humanities Council sponsored this speakers bureau presentation by St. Mary's College of Maryland Associate Professor Dr. Katharina von Kellenbach. How do families and societies move beyond an event of mass violence, such as the Holocaust? This lecture draws on personal experience to explore the moral, emotional, and legal dilemmas of living with perpetrators in the period after a genocide. Von Kellenbach explo
This course addresses the following: an introduction to malaria; clinical assessment of malaria; severe and complicated malaria; treatment of malaria; treatment defaults in malaria; malaria in pregnancy; prevention and control of malaria|community based management of fever in malaria; HIV/AIDS and malaria; counselling and health promotion in malaria; and malaria surveillance.
This website from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention features a comprehensive collection of information about malaria. Featured topics include the biology of the disease, methods of control and prevention, diagnosis, epidemiology, the history of malaria in the US and abroad, and recent and archived statistics on the geographic distribution of Malaria around the world.
Episode 7 - Fee Doran
Fee Doran, celebrity stylist and creator of fashion label Mrs Jones, talks candidly about her work, inspirations and experiences within the fashion world.This insight into the work of one of the most iconic image-makers in the music industry offers an introduction to Fee in advance of her appearance at the Shipley Late at the Shipley Art Gallery on Friday 30th October 2009.
Duke researchers say "quit score" could help some smokers kick the habit
Statistics show 70 percent of the nation's nearly fifty million smokers want to quit. But only a fraction of those actually succeed, no matter what method they try. Now, Duke University Medical Center researchers and experts at the National Institute on Drug Abuse say the genetic profile of an individual smoker can yield a "quit score" that, combined with that smoker's habits, can be used to identify which smoking cessation therapy could work best.