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 are areas where water supplies are limited, showin by recent droughts. Globally, there are many reas that do ot have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a world
The Big Bang
‘This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper.’ (T.S. Eliot) But how about the way the world begins? Was this the biggest bang of all? This unit will introduce you to the theory of the Big Bang and will present the three main lines of experimental evidence that support this theory.
Water for life
Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this unit you will learn the basic chemistry of how these components work together, starting with a chemical compound we are all very familiar with – water.
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey
Exercises and resources for conducting a Light Intensity Survey. "To measure the levels of light in a particular area, we need to use a device called a Light Meter, which measures the intensity of light in the vicinity of the sensor and displays the reading."
Twenty years of Transformation in CEE: Results, lessons and prospects
Leszek Balcerowicz is an economist, a Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, Former President of the National Bank of Poland and Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in the first non-communist Polish Government after the Second World War.
IGC Growth Week 2010 - Domestic Resource Mobilisation and Growth
To reduce reliance on foreign aid and financial inflows, policymakers across the developing world are seeking to improve domestic resource mobilisation. But doing so effectively and efficiently presents a huge policy challenge. More is at stake, however, than just revenue raising to fund socially valuable investments. Effective fiscal systems are a core element of state building and a barometer of state legitimacy and effectiveness.
Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy & Innovation in an Uncertain World
This is an overview of Professor Cusumano's new book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World|, prepared for the 2009 Oxford Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies. The focus is on how managers can tackle the simultaneous challenge of "innovation and commoditization" in markets often subject to unpredictable change and disruption. Professor Cusumano positions each principle against other concepts associated with 'best practices' and comp
Order and Frustration in Filamentous Matter, IV
By: icamvid Order and Frustration in Filamentous Matter, IV by Greg Grason, University of Massachusetts Amherst
21F.022J International Women's Voices (MIT)
International Women’s Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how each author’s work reflects a distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, we can identify a female voice that transcends national cultures. In lectures and readings distribute
Looking at 20th Century Art through the Eyes of a Physicist
Physicist and art collector Walter Lewin shares his personal insights into major works of art from the first quarter of the 20th century.
Known in the hallways of building 37 for his famous art contests, Lewin succumbs to pressure from students and colleagues to give this lecture as part of an IAP event in advance of trips to t
Learn Science - Human Body
This video is great for science classes. It explains how the blood flows throughout the body.
Online Science-athon: Catching Sunshine
The Online Science-athon offers elementary and middle-grade students opportunities to discover the science in their daily lives. Presented as challenges, the Science-athon asks students to investigate their world in ways that are engaging and fun, easy for teachers to incorporate into their teaching, and instructive. Students doing Catching Sunshine decide on a container -- tin can, cardboard box, plastic bucket, paper bag, or similar object -- to use as a solar collector. Then they determine ho
Listen: Owen professor says no ethical breach when companies “poach”
A professor at the Owen Graduate School of Management believes that the practice of "poaching" other companies' employees should be accepted or even encouraged in the business world. Tim Gardner is the co-author of the paper "The Ethics of Lateral Hiring," which is being published in Business Ethics Quarterly.
California State University - General Education and Student Engagement
This website is a teaching commons resulting from a partnership between MERLOT and the author of the site. Other MERLOT partner communities can be found here: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm?action=communities'The purpose of this site is to share resources, ideas, and to make connections between universities and community colleges to help transform General Education Breadth transfer curriculum into a more integrative, relevant, and contextualized curriculum that explicitly pre
2.4 Thinking through the challenges
In a complex and rapidly changing world, social scientific study examines how we produce things, communicate, govern ourselves, understand our environments, and how to solve the problems we face in the organisation of social relations and processes. This unit provides a basic overview of how social science contains deeply embedded cultural assumptions and outlines the important relationship between philosophical thinking and practical research methods in social sciences.
Intelligent Life: Living with cancer
In her memoir in the September/October issue of Intelligent Life, Jo Lennan writes about being diagnosed with cancer in her thirties. In this podcast, she joins Matthew Sweet to talk about what she learnt along the way, about illness as metaphor, and about how this is a genomic era of cancer research
3.5 Studio tape recorders
Since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the recording and playback of sound has been a key element of life in the western world. This unit traces the technology and characters of the sound recording industry as it advances from Edison's original phonograph to the formats we know today.
Grammar Lesson 10: Word Order of Negative Phrases, Paying for Parties 6.1 Introduction to Primary and Secondary Qualities Curt Hillegas, Frans Pretorius, Dan Marlow, Roberto Car - Princeton University: "Research Computing
Part 6.1. Introduces the problem of perception (and the distinction between the world and what we perceive), along with the concepts of primary and secondary qualities.
As the power of computational resources continues to grow, researchers at Princeton University rely more heavily on research computing. The TIGRESS High Performance Computing Center is a collaborative collection of four major HPC resources, storage, and programmers designed to facilitate computational science and engineering on campus. Following a brief overview of the TIGRESS systems, their capabilities, and the application process for using them, several faculty will discuss their research u
6.1 Introduction to Primary and Secondary Qualities
Curt Hillegas, Frans Pretorius, Dan Marlow, Roberto Car - Princeton University: "Research Computing