Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of October 3
The evolutionary battle of bed bugs is the topic in a video podcast from the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, co-operated by Duke. Also this week, a lesson in drumming and dance from the Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti. Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito on his career in the law. And, "Duke Idea" public conversations explore the importance of ideas in an increasingly interconnected world.
Identify welding symbols used in engineering drawings
Basic welding symbols communicate information about the type, size and position of welds in welded joints. Welding symbols are used to reduce the number of words on an engineering drawing. Welding symbols are drawn to Australian Standard AS 1101 Part 3. The symbols are universal so they are the same all around the world.
Eiffel Tower An 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world
An 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world
The amazing unusual Jungle Nymph (Phasmid) These insects (Phasmids) are awesome! They are known as the heaviest stick insects in the world, they are relatively sort lived and make very interesting captive animals to study.
These insects (Phasmids) are awesome! They are known as the heaviest stick insects in the world, they are relatively sort lived and make very interesting captive animals to study.
Edible Adventures - The Spain Experience - Part 2
In this episode, our students explore the Merca Madrid Internacional, the second largest market in the world, covering approximately 435 acres. Then they head to Segovia to dine in one of Spains oldest restaurants and enjoy a traditional meal of suckling pig. Visit www.ciachef.edu/BPS to learn more.
Kling on the Unseen World of Banking, Mortgages, and Government
Arnold Kling of EconLog talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the weird world of banking. Why do mortgages look the way they do? What do banks contribute to economic activity? How does regulation and legislation change the structure of what banks do? What would banks look like and the housing market look like if government were less involved? Kling discusses these questions and more including the hidden subsidies built into the current structure of the mortgage market. The conversation is
The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia's Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB
Andrei Soldatov – a journalist who has covered Russia's security services for more than a decade – penetrates the secret world of the FSB to illustrate how, abetted by their most famous alumnus Vladimir Putin, the security services were given unprecedented rein, and emerged a more shadowy and powerful force than the Soviet KGB. Andrei Soldatov and his The New Nobility co-author Irina Borogan are-founders of Agentura.ru, a highly respected website covering the Russian security services. Solda
The Rights' Future
Conor Gearty joins invited guests to initiate The Rights' Future a collaborative writing project aimed at the production of a book to be launched at LSE's literary festival early in 2011. Starting this evening with his RIGHTS' MANIFESTO, Gearty will release a series of weekly essays onto the web which will probe the history of human rights, address their present state in the world and map out some of the possible futures that await this morally important but highly contested phrase.
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Depiction of terrorism in film and television
In this podcast, Professor Roberta Pearson from the School of American and Canadian Studies, discusses the fictional representation of terrorism in modern day television programmes and why more and more people are using fiction instead of the news to inform their opinions of world events. Professor Pearson considers the frequent engagement of modern audiences with such television series’ as ‘24’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and how these common cultural experiences should not be underest
The aim of the Business Project is to give students the opportunity to combine work experience and investigation into an authentic business challenge, with a more in-depth research report. This not only offers links with potential employers but demonstrates understanding of the application of business principles in a real-world situation.
Local Development Team Cook Book
The Cook Book builds on the concept of working with cross cultural, remote teams. It was created and supported by development teams all around the world based on Web 2.0 methods. These teams have the identified common problems, outlined solution and developed content to ensure that problems are solved once. There is no need to reinvent the wheel.
West Virginia chemical spill studied by environmental engineers
By: nsf A chemical spill near Charleston, West Virginia prompted officials to advise about 15 percent of the state's residents to not use the water. In the aftermath, a West Virginia University environmental engineer and her team rushed to the site to collect samples by the Elk River for further analysis. For more information visit: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=130304&org=NSF&from=news
Dick Butkus Speaks at Oregon State University
NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, Dick Butkus, spent time to speak and answer questions about his playing days, his aggressive style and the use of performance enhancing products in today's game. Our social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/oregonstateuniv Instagram: http://instagram.com/oregonstateuniv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osubeavers Google+: https://plus.google.com/105781677703405176212/posts
Are You Ready? - Exploring Your Major: Communications
Students in the School of Communications share their own journeys in choosing a major, and explain why staying "Undecided" for now is nothing to stress about.
Lesson 3b - Prepositions - English Grammar
This is part 2 of a lesson on prepositions of location and direction. The list of prepositions is long, so this is meant to be a review and not an introduction. Level: high beginner - intermediate. Words and sentences are on the screen. (Upper elementary or ESL student)
Researching solutions to global water shortages
Director of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Clean Water Technologies. Making sure the world’s population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some of
Economics of Social Policy
Economics offers powerful insights into the world in which we live. This level 2/3 economics course aims: • To remind students of some of the economic theory that they have studied in previous modules, in particular the circumstances in which private markets will allocate resources efficiently • To consider the justification for Government intervention in resource allocation • To explain the circumstances in which insurance markets will operate efficiently • To apply the theory to attain
Uncle Tom's Cabin and its Effects
This video is accompanied by text. "The most significant response to the Fugitive Slave Act came from the pen of novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom’s Cabin ran serially for nearly a year in an abolitionist newspaper, before it was published as a book in early 1852. It was an immediate and phenomenal success—selling 10,000 copies its first week in print, and 300,000 within a year. By the time of the Civil War, several million copies were in circulation, and many Union soldiers received
L'eau dans le système solaire (Vidéo) Conférence de l'Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris présentée par Pierre Thomas (géologue, professeur à l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon), le 6 mai 2014.
Conférence de l'Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris présentée par Pierre Thomas (géologue, professeur à l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon), le 6 mai 2014.