Palaeontologists solve mystery of 500 million-year-old squid-like carnivore
A study by Martin Smith of the University of Toronto and Jean-Bernard Caron of the Royal Ontario Museum sheds new light on a previously unclassifiable 500 million-year-old squid-like carnivore known as Nectocaris pteryx. The new interpretation became possible with the discovery of 91 new fossils that were collected from the Burgess Shale site in the UNESCO World Heritage Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, BC. The findings are presented in "Primitive soft-bodied cephalopods from the Cambrian", publis
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
Welcome to delegates at the Learning and Technology World Forum
A welcome to delegates from around the world attending this event in London from January 11th 2009
Physics 21: Science from Superheroes to Global Warming
Have you ever wondered if Superman could really fly? What was Spiderman's spidey sense? How did Wonder Woman's invisible jet work? What does it really mean for something to be a scientific "fact"? Explore how science works and what constitutes "good" science through case studies drawn from a wide spectrum of people's experience, for example superheros, movies, and real world issues such as global warming. The case studies will provide the chance to act as science critics as the students develop
Pharmaceuticals Management for Under-served Populations
Students will be guided to analyze problems and develop strategies based on real world drug management issues including regulations, manufacture, procurement, distribution, safety, policy, financing and the unique aspects of international pharmaceutical trade, the role of the World Trade Organization - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (WTO-TRIPS), government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals/programs in the selection and use of pharmaceutical products. C
Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War
Washington stubbornly sticks to national security policies that don’t work, are devoid of moral considerations, sap the Treasury and rob future generations, says Andrew J. Bacevich. In a brief talk that leads to a candid and sometimes impassioned give and take with his audience, Bacevich describes a national security consensus
MIT’s Entrepreneurial Development and Impact Over the Past 50 Years
Ed Roberts reviews the effects of entrepreneurship within MIT and the relation of MIT entrepreneurship to larger communities.
Much of the research under discussion comes from a 2006 study of MIT alumni conducted by Roberts and Charles Eesley of the Sloan School. The study polled MIT alumni about companies they had
Alumni Profile: Michael Perlman MSc03(1970), Deputy Chairman, Grupo Ibmec Educacional
Michael Perlman MSc03 (1970) reflects on his career and time at the School.
How to make origami butterfly
A seven minute video on how to make an origami butterfly with good captions. Moves a bit fast for novices.
Science in Focus: Energy Workshop 2: Force and Work
Scientists define energy as the ability to do work. In this session, see how work is defined in physics and examine how energy and work are related.,Interviews with everyday people on the street and scientists explore the scientific meaning of work and its relationship to energy.
Go Pro HERO3+ and Motorized Brushless Gimbal Steadicam
This is a quick walkthrough of the Interactive Communications office at Oregon State University. This was a test using a GoPro Hero3+ and a motorized brushless gimbal as a steadicam. It worked really well and will be a fun new tool for our projects.
Introduction to Java Programming
This is a beginning course in the Java programming language. Students will learn object-oriented programming, and will create applets which can be incorporated into HTML documents for the World Wide Web.
Mesoscopic physics is the area of Solid State physics that covers the transition regime between macroscopic objects and the microscopic, atomic world.The main goal of the course is to introduce the physical concepts underlying the phenomena in this field. Study Goals: Reach understanding of electronic properties of meso-size conductors, appreciate/recognize the role of classical and quantum processes, being able to explain electronic transport phenomena using simple physical concepts.Author(s):
Libraries, Archives and Museums: A Strategic Conversation: Opening Talk
Monday, April 9 For generations Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums have been pre-eminent participants in support of the research, teaching, and learning carried out both within the university, and also beyond its walls. In an increasingly connected global society, interdisciplinary work is becoming the norm and researchers increasingly seek and share information across formats, genres, and institutional settings. To support users and to continue to grow and thrive, libraries, archives,
Causes Of The American Civil War
This video is accompanied by rap music that explains the causes.
This website from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention features a comprehensive collection of information about malaria. Featured topics include the biology of the disease, methods of control and prevention, diagnosis, epidemiology, the history of malaria in the US and abroad, and recent and archived statistics on the geographic distribution of Malaria around the world.
This granite bust is most likely a representation of one of history's most famous women Cleopatra and is on display in the Galleries of Africa: Egypt. An iconic object in the ROM's collection, only three pieces of Ptolemaic sculpture like this exist in the world today.
Episode 8- Quentin Cooper, Dr Tom Shakespeare, Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Sir John Sulston FRS
In 2010 the Royal Society celebrates 350 years of scientific brilliance and fearless investigation. To mark the occasion, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums held this first in a series of debates-Should we Trust Science?This debate included Sir John Sulston FRS, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2002 and is now a visiting professor in the Institute for Science Ethics and Innovation at Manchester, Dr Tom Shakespeare, a sociologist and bioethicist, with a particular interest in d