Introduction to Energy and Earth Sciences Economics
This course introduces the economic method of analysis to the environmental and resource questions facing society. It introduces a "paradigm," and ways asking: a) What advantages can be gained by using market forces? b) What are the drawbacks of the market ("market failures") that may lead to a rationale for government intervention? c) What are the drawbacks of using government intervention ("government failure")? d) How do you apply these three concepts to real-world situations?
Writing Recommendation Letters Online
Building on the foundation laid by the popular earlier print editions of his faculty handbook on writing recommendation letters, Joe Schall digs deeper in this new online edition, addressing issuesĘincluding the ethical considerations faculty wrestle with when writing letters and the new challenges posed by the information age. Citing sources ranging from The Chronicle of Higher Education to refereed journal articles to excerpts from listserv discussions among scholarship directors, this handbo
Video Clips from the Energy Future Panel Discussion, Nov 18, 2009
Video clips from the Energy Future Panel Discussion, Nov 18, 2009
Fundamentals of Tropical Forecasting: Active and Passive Microwave Sensing
This is a reading on active and passive microwave sensing from satellites. Precipitation readings from Hurricane Dolly, as it approached the coast of Texas in 2008, are used as a demonstration of how satellites provide forecasters the opportunity to gauge the disposition of tropical cyclones away from land.
Holbein's 'Ambassadors' | Rendezvous with Death | Preview 1
Description: Sumptuously executed and dazzling in its detail, Holbein's masterpiece is also deeply mysterious. Become an art detective, unravel its riddles, and see how the artist uses his two protagonists - men at the cutting edge of science, politics and the arts - not simply to symbolise privilege and power, but to help us redefine our attitude to Death. Produced in HD, this film is the most ambitious ever devoted to the painting. Taking full account of the latest research and thinking on it
Investors seek luxury London property
Aug. 31 - Foreign investors turn to London real estate as a safe-haven asset, amid global market turmoil. Kirsty Basset reports.
Breakingviews: U.S. suit vs AT&T protects smaller players
Aug. 31 - Reuters Breakingviews Columnists say the U.S. Department of Justice's filing against the AT&T/T-Mobile deal protects smaller providers in the wireless space.
Artist reveals freedom of expression
Aug. 31 - An artist exercises his right to creative freedom by painting a partially nude female model in public. Tara Cleary reports.
Sesame Street: Big Bird Asks a Question
Zoe tells Big Bird about her banana dance. Big bird asks questions to find out information. This clip is useful to teach the difference between questions and answers.
Pruis MA133 September 1, 2011
Pruis MA133 September 1, 20011
Conversation with Andrei Alexandrescu: All things D (the language) It's always a pleasure to get to spend time with Andrei Alexandrescu and pick his formidable mind. Here, we turn the camera on and have a frank and honest conversation about the current state of the D programming language, including how he and his team are using it at Facebook. Then there's talk about how it's evolving, where it fits in (it's sweet spot) in the modern computing fabric. We also
It's always a pleasure to get to spend time with Andrei Alexandrescu and pick his formidable mind. Here, we turn the camera on and have a frank and honest conversation about the current state of the D programming language, including how he and his team are using it at Facebook. Then there's talk about how it's evolving, where it fits in (it's sweet spot) in the modern computing fabric. We also
Exponents -- Introduction
A introduction to the teacher's guide on exponents.
Money talks: September 5th 2011
America reports disappointing jobs figures, banks on both sides of the Atlantic take a knock and Europe struggles with its debt crisis
Expedition Blue Planet- Interview: Bob Nixon: Founder Earth Conservation Corps
Alexandra and her Blue Planet team will bring the thrill of adventure and the wonders of nature to audiences across the globe.In July, Alexandra Cousteau and her international Expedition Blue Planet team will depart on a 14,500-mile journey across North American to investigate global water issues “in the backyard” of one of the world’s leading economies.Living, working and exploring water stories together, Alexandra and her team will use everything from the underwater gear inve
The Mathew Brady Bunch: Civil War Newspapers
The Civil War was the first American war thoroughly caught on film. Mathew Brady and his crew of photographers captured many images of this divisive war, ranging from portraits to battle scenes. This site offers 1000 annotated Civil War photographs ranging from portraits to battle scenes. Students become reporters, assigned to sort through photos to find one that will bring the war to life for their readers. They write a newspaper article based on their chosen photograph and publish it on the we
This patient education program explains sleep and its importance for good health. It also discusses sleep disorders including insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and gives tips for sleeping well. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Dr. Pana Systemic Dentistry 1 of 4
Dr. Pana Systemic Dentistry 1 of 4
Feldstein: Housing poses greatest threat to U.S. economy
Sept. 14 - Harvard Economist Martin Feldstein says the U.S. government must tackle falling home prices by helping reduce monthly mortgage payments in order to generate significant employment growth.
IMF to Europe: get your act together
Sept. 20 - Leading into this weekend's meeting, IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard warned European officials are lagging in addressing their debt crisis, adding additional concerns that Europe and the U.S. could slip back into recession.
Using Addition and Subtraction in the Real World
Exploring where addition and subtraction are used when working with money in the real world. An example includes: $15.00-$14.95. (04:51)