7.342 G-Protein Coupled Receptors: Vision and Disease (MIT)
How do we communicate with the outside world? How are our senses of vision, smell, taste and pain controlled at the cellular and molecular levels? What causes medical conditions like allergies, hypertension, depression, obesity and various central nervous system disorders? G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) provide a major part of the answer to all of these questions. GPCRs constitute the largest family of cell-surface receptors and in humans are encoded by more than 1,000 genes. GPCRs convert
ESD.86 Models, Data and Inference for Socio-Technical Systems (MIT)
In this class, students use data and systems knowledge to build models of complex socio-technical systems for improved system design and decision-making. Students will enhance their model-building skills, through review and extension of functions of random variables, Poisson processes, and Markov processes; move from applied probability to statistics via Chi-squared t and f tests, derived as functions of random variables; and review classical statistics, hypothesis tests, regression, correlation
9.04 Neural Basis of Vision and Audition (MIT)
This course examines the neural bases of visual and auditory processing for perception and sensorimotor control, focusing on physiological and anatomical studies of the mammalian nervous system as well as behavioral studies of animals and humans. Visual pattern, color and depth perception, auditory responses and speech coding, and spatial localization are studied.
China Lecture Series: "China's Real Energy Crisis"
Associate Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Edward S. Steinfeld specializes in the political economy of reform in socialist and post-socialist systems. His book, Forging Reform in China (Cambridge University Press, 1998), explores the process of state enterprise restructuring in China and attempts to illuminate the institutional drivers of economic behavior in the Chinese system.
Unlocking the Secrets of Lobsters
Neuroscience Chair Patsy Dickinson studies the physiology of neurons in lobsters, specifically, those involved in its stomatagastric system. It is a relatively simple nervous system that is helping scientists understand more about motor patterns in humans, such as respiration and locomotion. She discusses recent breakthroughs and discoverie
PLoS ONE will be a high-volume, efficient and economical system for the publication of peer-reviewed research in all areas of science and medicine. It will provide a unique forum for community dialogue using the full potential of the web to accelerate scientific progress.
Multilingual portal for free and open content courses and tutorials that people can benefit from in daily life. Educators can also add their own educational content to the system. The content at the moment consists mainly of language and computer related material. Not all content is multilingual.
NASA CONNECT Hidden Treasures: Landscape Archaeology
In NASA CONNECT: Landscape Archaeology: Hidden Treasures, students will learn how researchers and scientists use data collected through remote sensing to study hidden features on the Earth's surface and to discover the environmental and archaeological effects left by ancient cultures. Students will see how archaeologists use the math concepts of coordinate geometry and powerful geographic information system (GIS) software to solve current world problems by investigating clues from the past. Grad
Explore and Discover Observing
Find an Asteroid, Comet or Other Moving Solar System Object. Follow the motions of known solar system objects. Search to discover new ones. There are countless asteroids and comets orbiting the Sun. Plenty for everyone to track and map. All are interesting. Some astronomers are searching for ones that are in Near Earth Orbit and other astronomers search for dim ones way out by the orbits of Pluto and beyond.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 1964 journals in the directory. Currently 482 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 81975 articles are included in the DOAJ service.
The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting thei
Pio Pico Researchers Participatory Action Research: From Classroom to Community, Transforming Teachi
Emily Wolk is a teacher of a group of students, aged 8-11 years old, called the Pio Pico Researchers. Together, since the group started in 1996, the group convinced the city of Santa Ana to install a signal light at one of the most dangerous intersections in the city, in the immediate vicinity of Pio Pico School. Wolk used an alternative inquiry method called Participatory Action-Research (PAR) with her students. The children used radar guns, plotted data on a computerized mapping system called
Cardiovascular Construction Kit
The Cardiovascular Construction Kit (CVCK) allows students to design and construct a wide range of cardiovascular systems, testing each one to see how it behaves and whether it could actually exist and survive in a real organism. CVCK provides a set of basic components, e.g., pumps, vessels, capillaries and so on, which may be pieced together to construct a cardiovascular system. Gauges and measurement techniques are provided so you can draw conclusions from your experiments. Note: CVCK is a MAC
Environmental Decision Making
Using the Extend 'connect-the-components' visual programming, students can model and simulate ecosystems including social and economic forces as well as study parameter variations to develop an understanding of ecosystem function and productivity.
By making 'what if...' changes in the model, the effects of various proposed decisions about the environment can then be shown.
EDM includes three ecological systems: Ponds, Grasslands, and Logging. Students can predict results of changes in the mode
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