Wow! That Captures It!
Students learn how motion capture (mo-cap) technology enables computer animators to create realistic effects. They learn the importance of center of gravity in animation and how to use the concept of center of gravity in writing an action scene. Note: The literacy activities for the Mechanics unit are based on physical themes that have broad application to our experience in the world — concepts of rhythm, balance, spin, gravity, levity, inertia, momentum, friction, stress and tension.
Build an Anemometer
Students create their own anemometers — instruments for measuring wind speed. They see how an anemometer measures wind speed by taking measurements at various school locations. They also learn about different types of anemometers, real-world applications, and how wind speed information helps engineers decide where to place wind turbines.
December Graduation - 1st Ceremony
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19 - Paradise XV, XVI, XVII
This lecture focuses on the cantos of Cacciaguida (Paradiso 15-17). The pilgrim's encounter with his great-great grandfather brings to the fore the relationship between history, self and exile. Through his ancestor's mythology of their native Florence, Dante is shown to move from one historiographic mode to another, from the grandeur of epic to the localism of medieval chronicles. Underlying both is the understanding of history in terms of genealogy reinforced and reproved by Dante's mythic r
Key Challenges Facing Public Sector Leaders - Ashridge Journal Article
2007 saw the first Ashridge Public Sector Essay Competition with a large number of entries from around the globe. Carina Paine Schofield draws out key themes from the entries and presents an overview of the issues that are at the top of the agenda for public sector leaders around the world today.
Faith Complex: Jose Casanova on Secularization
This episode of Faith Complex features Berkley Center Senior Fellow and renowned anthropologist Jose Casanova on the topic of the secularism in world affairs.
Why Social Media Is Luxury's Best Friend
Without embracing social media, luxury brands risk being shut out of conversations about their products. Here are three effective ways to go social.
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.
Coleman Pocket Stove
American soldiers used these innovative portable stoves produced by a Wichita company during World War II.
A Summary of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
This video is a quick and easy Huck Finn synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the novel. The video includes cartoon animation along with a narrator. (09:15)
3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science (MIT)
This course focuses on the fundamentals of structure, energetics, and bonding that underpin materials science. It is the introductory lecture class for sophomore students in Materials Science and Engineering, taken with 3.014 and 3.016 to create a unified introduction to the subject. Topics include: an introduction to thermodynamic functions and laws governing equilibrium properties, relating macroscopic behavior to atomistic and molecular models of materials; the role of electronic bonding in d
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.