Creativity and mental illness : the Madness and Literature Network
In this video author Patrick Gale shares his thoughts on madness and creativity during the Madness and Literature Network Seminar in 2009. For related videocasts see those presented by Professor Paul Crawford and Paul Sayer. Presentation delivered May 2009. Suitable for: Undergraduate study and Community Education Patrick Gale, Author. Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962, where his father was prison governor at Camp Hill prison. Later the family moved to London. He boarded at
6.087 Practical Programming in C (MIT)
This course provides a thorough introduction to the C programming language, the workhorse of the UNIX operating system and lingua franca of embedded processors and micro-controllers. The first two weeks will cover basic syntax and grammar, and expose students to practical programming techniques. The remaining lectures will focus on more advanced concepts, such as dynamic memory allocation, concurrency and synchronization, UNIX signals and process control, library development and usage. Daily pro
6.003 Signals and Systems (MIT)
6.003 covers the fundamentals of signal and system analysis, focusing on representations of discrete-time and continuous-time signals (singularity functions, complex exponentials and geometrics, Fourier representations, Laplace and Z transforms, sampling) and representations of linear, time-invariant systems (difference and differential equations, block diagrams, system functions, poles and zeros, convolution, impulse and step responses, frequency responses). Applications are drawn broadly from
Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data
This site is provided by the Mineral Resources Program (MRP) of the U.S. Geologic Survey. It is an online geographic information system which covers Earth and the United States. Layers which can be turned on and off feature information on mineral resources, soils, sediments, geologic features, cultural features, land cover, elevation, gravity data, and magnetic data.
The Water Science Picture Gallery: A Flowing Well
This image is part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Science for Schools website. Other imagery includes photographs of water being measured and sampled, being used in various ways, and illustrations of how human activity influences the water system. Written descriptions of activities being shown are provided. Links to other parts of the Water Science for Schools website are also present.
Behind the scenes from The X Factor - Peter Ogden - TV Producer
Pete Ogden is a Coventry Uni graduate and is now a producer/director for X-Factor. He talks about his experiences working in the media.
Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
Pumping Stations and Transport Pipelines
Water transport through pipes, pressure losses, (pressure) network design and building, pump selection, pumping stations, power supply, quantitative reliability, operation and maintenance.Studie goals: The student will acquire the ability to: design a transportation network, identify critical situations for water hammer design a pumping station in terms of capacity, lay out and operation of pumps analyse a lopped and branched pipe system, analyse a drinking water system with ALEID or EPANET and
Water Management in Urban Areas
Master course on design and planning of the urban water management system. It deals with fluxes and processes in water and soil. Furthermore, aspects of water management policy development are discussed. Study Goals: Knowledge of basic principles and overall relations in (design and planning of) urban water management systems.
Advanced semiconductor devices as a new source of energy for the 21st century, which deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The suitable semiconductor materials, device physics, and fabrication technologies for solar cells are presented. The guidelines for design of a complete solar cell system for household application are explained. The cost aspects, market development, and the application areas of solar cells are presented. Study Goals: Students learn about renewable energy sources, name
Dredge Pumps and Slurry Transport
After a short overview of dredging as a whole, this course concentrates on principles of pipeline transport of slurries and on the design of a transportation system comprised of pipelines and slurry pumps. Study Goals: To gain knowledge about the two-phase flow, pipeline transport and pumping of sand water mixtures.
The course treats the design of offshore mooring systems literally from the ground up: Starting with the anchor and its soils mechanics in the sea bed, via the mechanics of a single mooring line and system of lines. The course concludes by touching on other mooring concepts and the dynamic behavior of the moored object as a non-linear mechanical system. Classroom teaching is augmented by laboratory demonstrations and (when possible) a relevant excursion. Study Goals: The classes are set up to gi
Agent Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems (Basic)
Our human society consists of many intertwined Large Scale Socio-Technical Systems (LSSTS), such as infrastructures, industrial networks, the financial systems etc. Environmental pressures created by these systems on Earth’s carrying capacity are leading to exhaustion of natural resources, loss of habitats and biodiversity, and are causing a resource and climate crisis. To avoid this sustainability crisis, we urgently need to transform our production and consumption patterns. Given that we, as
Oyez. Oyez. Oyez.: Supreme Court Resource
The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality 'tour' of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.
MAIN AIMS OF THE MODULE To achieve an understanding and practical experience of key principles, methods and theories in the area of educational software. LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE MODULE The module provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas: 1. Obtain understand of major learning principles, theories, and approaches 2. Identify key factors of successful educational software design and
Medicine Games: Immune System Defender
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Ilya Mechnikov, one of the pioneers of immune system research, inserted a thorn into a larva and noticed strange cells gathering around the thorn. The cells were eating any foreign substances entering the ruptured skin. He called these cells phagocytes meaning "devouring cells." He later shared the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with another pioneer in the same field, Paul Ehrlich.
Poesía Inglesa (siglos XVI-XX) (2009)
This course offers a pocket-guide to English Poetry from the end of the sixteenth to the last decades of the twentieth century. It combines a historical, critical and theoretical approach and aims to raise questions rather than provide answers. Its aim is not to teach contents but skills: it is hoped that at the end of the course the student will have overcome a common illness, consisting in a persistent phobia generally experienced by those exposed to a poem in English. The course will aim to s
Design and Evaluation of Educational Resources (2009)
This course is based on the design, evaluation and production of didactic materials. It is oriented to students of education, but their contents can be useful to any educational professional. It analyzes general aspect of design and production of means to deeply analyze the materials according to a textual, iconic, sound, audiovisual and digital classification.
David Merrill: Siftables, the toy blocks that think (TEDTalks) Siftables are intelligent, cookie-sized digital blocks with little displays on them. These futuristic toys can do math, play music and can even be used to create stories all by moving around and re-arranging the blocks.
Siftables are intelligent, cookie-sized digital blocks with little displays on them. These futuristic toys can do math, play music and can even be used to create stories all by moving around and re-arranging the blocks.
CSET Science Subtest I: Astronomy
The University of California, Irvine Extension, supported by generous grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Boeing Company, is developing online courses to prepare science and mathematics teachers for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). This module is part of the preparation for CSET Science Subtest I. It covers fifteen (15) topics in Astronomy: 1. The Stars 2. Phases of the Moon 3. The Solar System 4. Formation of the Solar System 5. Astronomical Dis