Stem Cell Therapies are no More Drugs Than Soufflés are Fast Food
Stemcell discoveries make great news stories, but their actual translation into routine clinical practice is still a major hurdle. Is it reasonable to expect the big pharmaceutical companies to manufacture these living therapies or is the paradigm shift from today’s drugs to ‘living cells as therapies’ overwhelming? Would McDonald’s ever put delicate soufflés on their fast-food menus? This lecture will use examples from current cell and tissue-engineered clinical therapies to illustrate
Formation of a 'phantom traffic jam'
Read the full story at http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/traffic-0609.html
ICESat First Light Release: A Continuous View of Clouds
The GLAS laser system on ICESat is making unique measurements of the heights of clouds and their global distribution. In addition, ICESat can see the distributions of aerosols from sources such as dust storms and forest fires. This animation shows the distribution of cloud layers as seen from the birds-eye perspective of the ICESat spacecraft.
Frederic Remington, Ford's favorite artist
This dissertation demonstrates John Ford’s use of images from a wide range of sources in many of his films. In particular, it examines Ford’s use of images based on the conventions of American […]
Watch these inside buyers for predictive stock moves: Tarsala
Aug. 31 - Manufacturers and one big investment banks saw some significant insider buying in August, and a few were snatched up by seemingly predictive buyers, says Reuters Quantitative Analyst Mike Tarsala.
The Rise of Capitalism [Liberty & Property (2009)] The precapitalistic system of product was restrictive. Its historical basis was military conquest. The victorious kings had given the land to their paladins. These aristocrats were lords in the literal meaning of the word, as they d
[Liberty & Property (2009)]
The precapitalistic system of product was restrictive. Its historical basis was military conquest. The victorious kings had given the land to their paladins. These aristocrats were lords in the literal meaning of the word, as they d
1. Introductory Interference
OPTI 505R. Diffraction and Interferometry (3) II. Interference and interferometry; concepts of coherence; diffraction theory; Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction; optical transfer function; Gaussian beam propagation; holography; volume diffraction; speckle.
Letters, Numbers, Shapes, and Colors
This video is designed to teach letter, number, shape, and color recognition and pronunciation to preschool children without overstimulating them. Letters, numbers (1-20), shapes (circle, triangle, square, diamond, pentegon, hexegon, octogon, star, and arrow), and colors are shown a dark screen while the pronunciation is heard in a slow, calm voice. Run time 08:00.
How To Make A Digi-Brick
This project examines a non-traditional method of construction generated through a digital design process that leverages digital fabrication techniques related to masonry construction. Where as architects? use of computers first affected shape and structure, it is now additionally affecting material, construction, and craft. This design proposal explores these concepts through the production of a wall using simple configuration and reconfiguration of a repeated module adaptable to differing and
Elise Howard reads Neil Gaiman's Speech for The Graveyard Book
Jonathan Hunt, a librarian for the Modesto City Schools district
in California, presents the 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for Fiction to The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Elise Howard, vice
president and associate publisher at HarperCollins Childrens Books,
reads Gaiman's remarks (which begin with audio of his acceptance) at
the ceremony on October 2 at the Boston Athenaeum in Boston,
MSU Faculty conversations: Brendan Mullan
Brendan Mullan, associate professor of sociology in the College of Social Science, talks about how his Irish heritage shaped his interest in international migration. To read more, go to http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/faculty-conversations-brendan-mullan/
Israeli ambassador to U.S. says Iron Dome is preventing escalation
Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., says if it wasn't for the Iron Dome missile defense system, there would be a need for more forceful action against Hamas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including busi
Exponents -- Introduction
A introduction to the teacher's guide on exponents.
MIT Sloan MBA Orientation - Opening remarks
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In this module, the concept of the "tragedy of the commons" is related to global environmental problems such as climate change and ocean acidification. The principal of the intergenerational […]
It’s Not Easy Being Green: Anti-Environmental Discourse, Behavior, and Ideology
In this section, you will learn about the complex connections that tie our modern lifestyles and the consumption of goods to human and environmental impacts across the world.
The River Thames, England
This one minute video explains the importance of the river Thames in England and how a wall was constructed to prevent flooding. The River Thames is the second longest river in the United Kingdom and the longest river entirely in England and has supported human activity from its source to its mouth for thousands of years.
Introduction to Poverty Studies
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Introduction to Poverty Studies" in the Poverty Studies interdisciplinary minor. This gateway course introduces students to academic research about the nature, causes, and consequences of poverty. Throughout, the readings and lectures reveal the collaboration across the various disciplines, enhances our understanding of what it means to be poor and of the array of interlocking problems that lead to poverty, and gui
21.09.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Vor den Freitagsgebeten wächst die Sorge, dass es in der islamischen Welt erneut gewalttätige Ausschreitungen und Proteste gegen das Schmähvideo aus den USA und die Veröffentlichung von Mohammed-Karikaturen geben könnte. In Tunesien verbot das Innenministerium sämtliche Demonstrationen. In Pakistan, wo tausende Demonstranten erwartet werden, ve
Mind the gap: realising learning across domains
From a number of sources there has developed increasing interest in learning as a lifelong and lifewide process. This has expanded the domains in which learning is now a concern for practitioners and the range of people who might be considered to have an educational role. It has also raised questions about the relationships between learning in these different domains and how to mobilise the full resources of learners within specific sites. This situation poses questions on how best to conceptual