STS-134: Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver
On May 18, 2011, space shuttle Endeavour performed the Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver, or "backflip." With Commander Mark Kelly at the helm, Endeavour rotated 360 degrees backward to enable International Space Station astronauts to take high resolution pictures of the shuttle's heat shield.
Who Says Science has Nothing to Say About Morality?
Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins discuss Who Says Science has Nothing to Say About Morality? Taped at The Sheldonian Theatre University of Oxford April 12th 2011 by ClearStory Ltd. Registered in England and Wales: Number 7467 151 Registered Office: 3/4 Great Marlborough St, London W1V 2AR
"Why is the Rose So Pale" by Heinrich Heine (poetry reading)
Why do poets' romances always end so disastrously? What woman could tolerate such intensity of feeling for long? For relationships to work there has to be equity: both sides have to believe that its a fair deal. Each has to take on some of the duties and responsibilities of the other. A relationship will break down when one of the parties invests too little - or too much. Too much attention is, if anything, worse than too little. Love can be so strong that it overwhelms the beloved. T
"Good Morning Dear Students" by Kenn Nesbitt (poetry reading)
The pictures are of Professor Jimmy Edwards, the crooked headmaster from the TV comedy series Whacko! and the film Bottoms Up.
"In School Days" by John Greenleaf Whittier (poetry reading)
An American poem. The British find American sentimentality and sincerity hard to bear - just as Americans find British irony and dry humour baffling. The picture of the Californian School House looks as though it was taken in about 1930 - it comes from this site: http://cerritos.org/community/history-of-the-region The Schoolroom was painted by William Bromley Still sits the school-house by the road, A ragged beggar sleeping; Around it still the sumachs grow, And blackberry-vines are creep
"Ode to New York" by Byron Rufus Newton (poetry reading)
Sometimes called "Owed to New York". Byron wrote this satirical poem when he was a reporter of the New York Herald in 1906. Thirteen years later, he was appointed Collector of Customs for the Port of New York. Then folk took exception to this poem and demanded his resignation. He was obliged to issue a statement to the effect that he was "just kidding". He probably figured out a defence that everything he said was true wasn't going to get him off the hook. Satire stops being funny at the exact
"Nature" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poetry reading)
Longfellow was a great poet with a great attitude to life. He's often criticised but there are few poets who could write a sonnet as good as this one. The first painting, "Hand in Hand" came from this site: http://mikiaboom.wordpress.com/2007/11/11/hand-in-hand/ "Joseph's Dream", 1790, was painted by Gaetano Gandolfi As a fond mother, when the day is o'er, Leads by the hand her little child to bed, Half willing, half reluctant to be led, And leave his broken playthings on the floor, Still ga
Carnegie Observatories' Wendy Freedman On Hubble and Size of Universe
This spring, Director of the Carnegie Observatories Wendy Freedman spoke at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium about astronomer Edwin Hubble's discovery of the galaxies and the expansion of the universe, how astronomers measure vast distances, and how the Hubble Space Telescope is used to measure the size and age of the universe. Mike Shara, curator in the Department of Astrophysics, sat down with Freedman for an interview in the Hayden Planetarium to discuss the expansi
New Fossil Solves Puzzle of Mammalian Evolution
Paleontologists from the American Museum of Natural History and the Chinese Academy of Sciences announce the discovery of Liaoconodon hui, a complete fossil mammal from the Mesozoic found in China that includes the long-sought transitional middle ear.
Leading@Google: Joseph Grenny
Joseph Grenny spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on April 14, 2011 about the book he co-authored: Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success. About Change Anything: "A stunning new approach to how individuals can not only change their lives for the better in the workplace, but also their lives away from the office, including (but not limited to) finding ways to improve one's working relationship with others, one's overall health, outlook on life, and so on. For example, why is it th
Authors@Google: Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on April 18, 2011 about his new book Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking. About the book: Modernist Cuisine is a six-volume, 2,438-page set that is destined to reinvent cooking. The lavishly illustrated books use thousands of original images to make the science and technology clear and engaging. http://modernistcuisine.com/about-the-authors/
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Physical literacy in Canada The website also has resources s
This website is produced by Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada), which defines physical literacy as 'individuals who are physically literate move with competence in a wide variety of physical activities that benefit the development of the whole person'. It discusses its importance, the development of fundamental movement skills, quality physical education and Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), providing links to Canadian provincial curricula.
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USS Thresher submarine disaster
n 1963 the USS Thresher submarine and a crew of 129 men set sail. It wasset to meet with the USS Skylark off the coast of New England to perform a series of rigorous tests. The fate of The Thresher became the worst submarine disaster in history. This three minute video provides an overview of that tragedy.
Fukushima Daiichi Disaster - One Year Later
Glenn Sjoden, professor in Georgia Tech's School of Mechanical Engineering, reflects on last year's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear disaster, updates the current status and discusses nuclear energy.
Guide to the Microfilmed Records of the Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, 1893-1928
The microfilmed records of the Congregation Beth Hamadrash Hagodol, Pittsburgh contains a minute book, general ledger, record book of seat pew holders, non-members book, and a record book of the committee to handle burials.
Papers of the Leaf Family, 1830-1950
The Leafs were a prominent family in Beaver County, Pennsylvania in the latter half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. The collection includes correspondence, blueprints, personal items, diaries, appointment books pertaining to the lives of members of the Leaf family.
Guide to the Records of the Young Friends of North America, Committee on Conscription, 1968-1969
The Young Friends of North America, whose members were between the ages of 18-30, established a Committee on Conscription in the fall of 1968. The Committee on Conscription facilitated communication among members who were involved with draft resistance. The Committee also collected information from members who have resisted the draft since the 1940's and from those who were imprisoned for draft resistance. This collection contains photocopies of memoranda, minutes, questionnaires, brochures, bro