Computers can revolutionize the medical field. Digital x-rays, electronic medical records and other technology advances can change the ways doctors diagnose and monitor patient progress.
Vietnam War - The Impact of Media
Vietnam War - "The Impact of Media" explores in detail the 'media distortions' due to television's misrepresentations during the Vietnam War. It rebuts the view promoted by PBS 's 13-part documentary series, "Vietnam: A Television History". The rebuttal also applies to "The Ten Thousand Day War" series. "The Impact of Media" is a must-see for historians and politicians alike. The late president Ronald Reagan lauded this rebuttal video when he watched it and said that it's "something all American
Protestant Reformation - History and Impact
When Martin Luther accused the Catholic Church of ninety-five abuses, in 1517, his actions started a societal revolution, not just a religious reformation. This video, from the BBC, explains how significantly that movement changed the world. (54:58)
Animation of a GIANT impact
This animation, from NASA/JPL-Caltech, depicts an object the size of the Moon impacting a planet the size of Mercury. This is based on observations of the Spitzer Space Telescope. Original: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/multimedia/spitzer-20090810.html
Vampires! The Psychology, Science, and Impact of a Literary Monster
PULLMAN, Wash.—Vampires are a hot topic in pop culture as the HBO series "True Blood" and the "Twilight Saga" film series take over every corner of the media. But the influence of vampires has been around for centuries. Anne Stiles, a Washington State University assistant professor of English, has been looking at how vampires reflected Victorian society, and how science and the mythical creatures influenced each other. She said it all comes down to our souls and psychology. Starting in the
2.1 The impact of a power
From paving your patio to measuring the ingredients for your latest recipe, squares, roots and powers really are part of everyday life. This unit reviews the basics of all three and also describes scientific notation, which is a convenient way of writing or displaying large numbers.
4.1 The impact of A Practical View
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
4.4.3 Do – consider the impact of alternative study methods and helpers
It is part of a teaching professional’s skills to understand the needs of a diverse population of students. This unit introduces the challenges for disabled students who may use computers in different ways when taking part in eLearning or may need alternative teaching methods. It covers the technology and techniques used by disabled students, the adjustments to teaching methods that might be reasonable, design decisions which affect the accessibility of eLearning tools and strategies for evalu
3.1 The impact of surroundings
This unit looks at the way people identify and become attached to places, buildings and objects. It also analyses how this attachment can impact on personal well-being. Understanding this is important in assessing the care people of all ages need and how this care should be delivered.
'Impact: Earth!' simulator shows effects of asteroid hit
Purdue University has unveiled ''Impact: Earth!'' a new website that allows anyone to calculate the potential damage a comet or asteroid would cause if it hit the Earth. The interactive website is scientifically accurate enough to be used by homeland security and NASA, but user-friendly and visual enough for elementary school students, said Jay Melosh, the distinguished professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and physics at Purdue who led the creation of the impact effects calculator. http:/
Grain Farmers of Ontario
Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) is an organisation representing Ontarios growers of corn, soybean and wheat. Its website provides growing and production information, crop yields, and marketing news. There is also a substantial research section with summaries of projects and research papers on agronomy, pests and diseases, crop breeding and genetics, and utilization.
Discoveries and breakthroughs inside science videos
The U.S. branch of IEEE, the worlds leading professional association for the advancement of technology, has made available these videos intended for IEEE members and users of local English and Spanish newscasts all over the states. The videos promote awareness of and appreciation for scientists and engineers roles in everyday life by providing accurate and peer-reviewed science and engineering information covering many current developments in everyday devices and systems. The videos have b
Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs
The Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs (FEAD) project began in 2008 and was designed, developed and resourced by Lifeline [q.v.] as an ongoing project. FEAD aims to show the wealth of experience and knowledge in the field; to support current debates and bring them to a wider audience; to provide discussion material for training and development purposes; to use video clips to share key documents and further reading; and to establish a platform through which important ideas can be shared with inte
University of Liverpool : Sports archive and book collections
From the University of Liverpool, this section contains details of sporting manuscripts held in their Special Collections and Archives. This includes archives of the University of Liverpool Athletic Union, the records of the Physical Education Association, the Universities Athletic Association, the Leeds Athletic Institute, the English Table tennis Association, and papers of Lord Aberdare.
Gucci: In the business of selling 'dreams'
As many look to cut costs to cope with the worsening economic downturn, you would expect consumer spending patterns to be adversely affected, with the luxury goods segment being one of the hardest hit.
Not so according to Robert Polet, chairman of the Gucci Group. While he agrees that consumer psyche vis-à-vis buying behaviour has taken a hit, he believes that his company is in the business of selling dreams – and you can’t put a price tag on a dream.
Vision entrepreneurs: helping the poor to get back to work
Eyeglasses have been around for at least 800 years. Yet hundreds of millions of people in the developing world still suffer poor vision, degrading their ability to learn and work, which affects their livelihood.
Alexander Petri: "The Future of Transatlantic Alliances"
A talk by Alexander Petri, Consul General of Germany. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
Rashid Khalidi: "The Road Map to Peace? The War and its Impact on Israelis and Palestinians"
A talk by Rashid Khalidi, Director, Center for International Studies and Professor, Departments of History and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
Executive Compensation: Over the Top or On Track?
Wharton accounting professor Wayne Guay talks with Knowledge@Wharton about his views on executive compensation, including the role of stock options in rewarding top managers.
Enhancing Collaborative Language Learning in Engineering Education with Team Portfolio
This paper describes the development and implementation of learning and teaching experiment to encourage the use of e-portfolio in language learning courses and also the integration of English courses with professional studies of engineering students. This is an ongoing project which is annually developed and improved based on student feedback the focus being on collaborative and communicative language learning. New learning environments, such as learning platforms, e.g. R5 Generation, Skype and