Prof Philip Steadman (UCL) on film 'Tim's Vermeer'
In 2001 Professor Philip Steadman (UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies and the UCL Energy Institute) published a book called Vermeer's Camera, about the evidence for the great seventeenth-century Dutch painter using a camera obscura to make his pictures. Fast forward 13 years and the original ideas in the book have provided the foundation for the BAFTA-nominated documentary Tim's Vermeer. Further info: Slides courtesy of Prof Steadman; footage courtesy of Sony Pictures Releasing Prof Stead
Hundred Years War - The Battle of Castillon - 17th of July 1453
The Battle of Castillon (17th of July 1453), the last big battle of The "Hundred Years War" marks the total victory for the French and the Kingdom of France. The four minute video does not have narration and is a series of graphics that explain the battles and the leaders involved. The video is not good enough to stand alone and needs an explanation before showing.
8.901 Astrophysics I (MIT)
This course provides a graduate-level introduction to stellar astrophysics. It covers a variety of topics, ranging from stellar structure and evolution to galactic dynamics and dark matter.
Thousands demonstrate in support of Egyptian army
Nov. 25 - Thousands of Egyptian army supporters demonstrate in Cairo as Egypt's military rulers name a veteran politician as the new prime minister. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Taxing dirty energy
Only 10-15 per cent of the population is motivated strongly to go green if it's not in their own economic best interests. Dr Chris Hope explains that business is key to creating a green economy. Steps are required to ensure that businesses, looking for value-for-money in their energy supply and use, end up with a clean and green product. This can be done by making sure that anything that is dirty has a tax on it to recognise the pollution, the damage and impact caused by that dirty energy. If th
Tectonic Plates and Plate Boundaries (WMS)
The earths crust is constantly in motion. Sections of the crust, called plates, push against each other due to forces from the molten interior of the earth. The areas where these plates collide often have increased volcanic and earthquake activity. These images show the locations of the plates and their boundaries in the earths crust. Convergent boundaries are areas where two plates are pushing against each other and one plate may be subducting under another. Divergent boundaries have two plates
How internet and games affect the teenage mind: mini-lecture (UCL)
Lionel Bailly (UCL Psychoanalysis Unit) examines the effect new media (the internet, social networking and video games) has on the adolescent mind. According to Bailly, the virtual personas many teens create for themselves act as a warped mirror of their actual selves. Further information: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychoanalysis/unit-staff/lionel.htm
Pirate Offshore Radio - 1960's
1:40 Stock footage of sixties Pirates. -Radio Caroline c
2.171 Analysis and Design of Digital Control Systems (MIT)
This course is a comprehensive introduction to control system synthesis in which the digital computer plays a major role, reinforced with hands-on laboratory experience. The course covers elements of real-time computer architecture; input-output interfaces and data converters; analysis and synthesis of sampled-data control systems using classical and modern (state-space) methods; analysis of trade-offs in control algorithms for computation speed and quantization effects. Laboratory projects emph
6.777J Design and Fabrication of Microelectromechanical Devices (MIT)
6.777J / 2.372J is an introduction to microsystem design. Topics covered include: material properties, microfabrication technologies, structural behavior, sensing methods, fluid flow, microscale transport, noise, and amplifiers feedback systems. Student teams design microsystems (sensors, actuators, and sensing/control systems) of a variety of types, (e.g., optical MEMS, bioMEMS, inertial sensors) to meet a set of performance specifications (e.g., sensitivity, signal-to-noise) using a realistic
Multiplication with Base Ten Blocks
This video demonstrates how to visually model multiplication
single digit by single digit and single digit by double digit using
Kidspiration Base Ten Blocks .Download a free trial of Kidspiration 3 at
How To Have Law Without Legislation 22.01 Introduction to Ionizing Radiation (MIT) An integrated system to aid the planning of concrete structures: introducing the system Le Corbusier: Modernist Originality or Copying? Reasoning Behind Day Light Savings Time The Art of Teaching the Arts: Nurturing Independent Thinkers GAIM 2013: Frontier markets cheap, growing fast-Dimitrijevic Brazilmax 2014_02_18_8.421
Rothbard explores Bruno Leoni’s call for a return to the ancient traditions and principles of "judge-made law" as a method of limiting the state and insuring liberty. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.
This course provides an introduction to the basic properties of ionizing radiations and their uses in medicine, industry, science, and environmental studies. We will discuss natural and man-made radiation sources, energy deposition and dose calculations, and various physical, chemical, and biological processes and effects of radiation, with examples of their uses, and principles of radiation protection.
This paper reports on the development at Loughborough University of a CAD-based integrated model to aid the planning of in-situ concrete structures. The system development started after a review of the planning models currently available and after a detailed questionnaire survey undertaken amongst the top UK and US contractors on the current status of planning techniques and information technology. The main aim of this system i
While describing the genius of his originality and his ‘intuitive flashes of insight’, Le Corbusier systematically obliterated unwanted references from the works of his biographers and set up a carefully vetted archive called the Le Corbusier Foundation. This lecture considers the discovery of a recently discovered handwritten entry in a ‘lost’ (ie thrown away) Le Corbusier notebook, which indicates that he found (more than) inspiration in the work of a relatively forgotten modernist ar
How the new daylight savings dates affect the economy and energy consumption and safety. A quick overview from this one minute video.
Arts teachers use formal and informal strategies to assess their students’ progress and to modify their own teaching practice. In this session, participants meet a vocal music teacher who splits his choir into groups that give each other feedback; he also has students tape-record themselves during rehearsal, so he can judge their individual progress. A dance teacher critiques original choreography by a student and asks her peers to participate in the process; this feedback helps the student de
Everest Capital's Marko Dimitrijevic says that while emerging and developed markets have recovered since the 2008 recession, frontier markets are still at very low values and are now growing fast.
This website presents thoroughly researched information about Brazil in all the aspects of its life. One particular section describes the different area of Brazil, carefully mixing geographical information with tourist attractions, providing access to maps and also promising a places index at the time of cataloguing. Another section offers a long list of literary guides to the character of the country and its inhabitants. The section 'features' offers detailed information on: art and culture; b
22.01 Introduction to Ionizing Radiation (MIT)
An integrated system to aid the planning of concrete structures: introducing the system
Le Corbusier: Modernist Originality or Copying?
Reasoning Behind Day Light Savings Time
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Nurturing Independent Thinkers
GAIM 2013: Frontier markets cheap, growing fast-Dimitrijevic