Window on the Brain
There are more nerve cells in the human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way. The brain is probably the most complex thing on earth, and yet we know very little about how it works. New brain imaging technology called MEG allows us to see when and where different parts of the brain become active in response to thoughts or actions. Dr Kristen Pammer from the School of Psychology in the ANU Faculty of Science outlines what we can expect to learn with this technology about conditions li
China's Ascent: New Superpower or New Global System? Session 13
Dr Marco Buente, German Institute of Global and Area Studies presents "China's Policy towards the ASEAN organisation". 45th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 25 June to Sunday 25 June 2010.
Episode 20 – Roll out the steam engines The great thing about museum objects at Scienceworks is you don’t have wait til midnight for them come alive. You can attend one of their seasonal Machines in Action days (‘MAD’ events as they call it) to experience the sights, sounds and smells of old giant steam engines, a gold and money van from the 1930s, and vintage motors on four wheels. That day the Mini car club were out there celebrating their 50th birthday. When it comes to motor vehicles, I have to ‘fess up
The great thing about museum objects at Scienceworks is you don’t have wait til midnight for them come alive. You can attend one of their seasonal Machines in Action days (‘MAD’ events as they call it) to experience the sights, sounds and smells of old giant steam engines, a gold and money van from the 1930s, and vintage motors on four wheels. That day the Mini car club were out there celebrating their 50th birthday. When it comes to motor vehicles, I have to ‘fess up
Episode 23 – Sounds like tech spirit I was in the museum’s collection store the other day, the one that houses a lot of technology items, and wondered what it would sound like if it came alive at midnight. Would it be a noisy place? The historic clocks would chime, the wind-up toys would clatter and buzz, the industrial machines would hum a rhythmic bass and some old computers game would beep and bop while the phonograph players would wind-up waltz. Then again, it might be such a cacophony that it would sound like the pots
I was in the museum’s collection store the other day, the one that houses a lot of technology items, and wondered what it would sound like if it came alive at midnight. Would it be a noisy place? The historic clocks would chime, the wind-up toys would clatter and buzz, the industrial machines would hum a rhythmic bass and some old computers game would beep and bop while the phonograph players would wind-up waltz. Then again, it might be such a cacophony that it would sound like the pots
Battle of the Bulge, A Kansas Story
"In early December of 1944, Second Lieutenant Martin Jones of the 106th Division of the Army moved through Belgium to the German border. Jones and his division were scattered through the Ardennes forest when the Germans began moving tanks across the border. The battle that ensued, called the Battle of the Bulge, lasted from December 16, 1944 through January 25, 1945 and claimed over 75,000 casualties and prisoners of war. He recalls the engagement and his subsequent capture at the hands of the G
Interview With Arthur Jones About Experiences In World War II
Arthur Jones served in WWII with the 219th Field Artillery, 35th Infantry Division of the Third Army. They landed in France shortly after Independence Day, 1944. Arthur's duty was to drive a Jeep that carried encoded messages back and forth between officers, under cover of dark. Hear his first-hand account of the 35th's push across France toward the German border, then their rush to Bastogne to assist the 101st Airborne during the Battle of the Bulge.
Students will create presentations of digital sonnet illuminations along with sonnet research. Students will be seeing images, colors, hearing sounds of their own choice that will illuminate Shakespeare through a connection with the student’s own life. Students will present their research to the class to foster an academic and intelligent discussion on the findings and diverse interpretations.
LangSource is a searchable, annotated bibliographic database of language and culture resources. LangSource can be used by both teachers and learners at all levels in a variety of languages. Currently, the LangSource catalogue offers resources in Arabic, Chinese, German, Hausa, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Quechua, Spanish, Tamil, and Yoruba.
Honky Tonks, Hymns, and the Blues
These country sounds are the building blocks of America's popular music. The weekly Honky Tonks segments explored the roots music with historic performances, rare archive tape, and interviews with artists including country legend Merle Haggard, bluesmen Honeyboy Edwards and Taj Mahal, and fiddle greats Alison Krauss and Mark O'Connor.
To listen, vocabulary, grammar: Muffler bin ich, Elisabeth, as Braut
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to understand a German/a German who is residing with the family. You will practice listening skills and vocabulary regarding family connections. You will practice the declensions of possessive pronouns and the plural of substantives.
Reading proficiency, culture: Wo in Europe spricht man Deutsch?
At the completion of this lesson you will have learned something about the countries in Europe where German is the official language. You will practice your reading skills and vocabulary on this topic.
Population Service: registrations
At the end of this lesson you will be able to understand and complete a German (registration) form. You will listen to specific information. You then work out the meaning of unknown words.
This site is designed for parents and teachers who are helping Spanish-speaking children learn to read in English. Find activities to help children learn about sounds, letters, and words. Use tips and materials to help children develop skills in reading. (Available in English and Spanish.) This site is filled with useful information, strategies, activities, and resources for all teachers of ELLs, whether you are an ESL teacher or a content area teacher with one or two English learners in your cl
21F.403 German III (MIT)
This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop analytic and interpretative skills through the reading of a full-length drama as well as short prose and poetry (Biermann, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, Tawada and others) and through media selections on contemporary issues in German-speaking cultures. Coursework includes discussions and compositions based on these texts, and review of grammar and development of vocabulary-building strategies. It is recommended
What Does Re-Engineering Mean for Real Estate?
Who better to comment on current realities of real estate investment than practitioners immersed in the business at the highest level? Moderated by prominent real estate economist Ray Torto, this panel includes five senior executives with well over a century of collective experience at major development and investment firms and
21F.031J Topics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and Cinema (MIT)
21F.031 examines the terms "avant garde" and "Kulturindustrie" in French and German culture of the early twentieth century. Considering the origins of these concepts in surrealist and dadaist literature, art, and cinema, the course then expands to engage parallel formations across Europe, particularly in the former Soviet Union. Emphasis on the specific historical conditions that enabled these interventions. Guiding questions are these: What was original about the historical avant-garde? Wh
21W.749 Documentary Photography and Photo Journalism: Still Images of A World In Motion (MIT)
Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of A World In Motion exposes students to the work of a number of great documentary photographers and photojournalists, as well as to writing about the documentary tradition. Students work throughout the term on a photo documentary project of their own, attempting to reduce a tiny area of the moving world to a set of still images that convey what the viewer needs to know about what they saw - without hearing the sounds, smelling the odors,
24.910 Topics in Linguistics Theory (MIT)
I realize that "Modes of Assertion" is a rather cryptic title for the course. What we will explore are ways of modulating the force of an assertion. This will engage us in formal semantics and pragmatics, the theory of speech acts and performative utterances, and quite a bit of empirical work on a not-too-well understood complex of data. "It is obvious that he made a big mistake." If you're like me you didn't feel much of a difference. But now see what happens when you embed the two sentences: "
21F.017 Germany and its European Context (MIT)
This course focuses on main currents in contemporary German literary and visual culture. Taking Nietzsche's thought as a point of departure, students will survey the dialectics of tradition and modernity in both Germany and other European countries, particularly the UK, France, Denmark, and Poland. Primary works are drawn from literature, cinema, art, and performance, including works by Peter Sloterdijk, Thomas Vinterberg, and Michel Houellebecq.