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3.6 Length of torpor bouts in hibernation
Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals. This unit builds on and develops ideas introduced in the
Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser ran seven shipyards and employed thousands of people. He used an assembly line to build ships, assembling some in less than five days. One image in this collection shows a ship's hull under construction. Another shows a diagram with goals for completing a ship. The workers at the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond, California, produced the most warships in the country during World War II. One photograph shows workers celebrating the launch of one of their ships. Kaiser wa
DRC Plenary: Joan Snyder, 2010-11 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence
Wednesday, February 28, 2011 Joan Snyder received the MacArthur Fellowship Award (popularly known as the "Genius Award") in 2007, and her paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the United States. She founded the Women Artist Series at Douglass College in 1971 (which has since then been renamed the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series). A concurrent survey exhibition of her small paintings from 1965-2010, Joan Snyder/Intimate Works, is on view at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries t
From John O'Groats to Land's End: The Nottingham Life Cycle [SUBTITLED]
The University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway, will lead a team of colleagues as they cycle more than 1,000 gruelling miles over 13 days. Their ride begins on Saturday 27 August, to raise money for the Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Paliative and End of Life Care, based at The University of Nottingham. The VC's personal commitment is believed to be a first in UK Higher Education. It comes ahead of the University's biggest fundraising campaign which will have h
Symbols of Culture
PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects.
Virtual Cell is an online video game developed by the World-Wide Web Instructional Committee at North Dakota State University. The players take control of a tiny virtual submarine that explores plant and animal cells from the inside! Players learn about organelles, respiration, and photosynthesis. The game requires a fast Internet connection and a Java-enabled browser.
Alumnus and best-selling author Kevin Brockmeier
Missouri State alumnus and best-selling author Kevin Brockmeier visited campus for a discussion and reading from some of his original works.
Jim Payne—drummer, educator, producer, and collaborator with the best in jazz and funk—presents his new online course with Berkleemusic: Funk/R&B Drums. In this course, you can learn to play songs and improvise rhythms in the style of funk and R&B. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/gVwEwQ
A Qualitative Exploration of a New Concept in Support of Good Educational Leadership – Emotional I
There has been a shift in the conceptualization of leadership and needed leadership skills in education within today’s society. Models that were previously used to aid in the development and […]
Learn About Metamorphic Rocks
In this video the viewer will learn about metamorphic rocks. Phrases appear on the screen to highlight the words of the speaker. (01:43)
The Big Moon Illusion
Why does the moon appear large while it is on Earth's horizon? Several possibilities are explained here.(01:24)
A digital narrative about climbing Mt.Everest.
Design Weather Instruments using LEGO Sensors
Students will design and create a LEGO structure that will house and protect a temperature sensor. They will leave the structure in a safe spot and check the temperature regularly and chart it.
Supermarket Sweep Day 2
Students will participate in a supermarket game and follow a shopping list. Students will compare the quantity of items "purchased" and graph results. Students will also learn a song about shopping in a supermarket.
What are Constellations?
In this four-minute video, the viewer will learn what constellations are. Some phrases are present to highlight the narrator's words.
3.4.2 Primitives TCP primitives are implemented as application program interfaces (APIs). Those provided on a particular computer system depend on how the TCP software is written. I shall now briefly describe the abstract interface given in the specification of TCP. You should bear in mind that, although specific implementations will perform similar functions, the methods of achieving them may differ. Table 5 lists the primitives and their parameters. Most of the parameters are fairly self-explanatory but par
TCP primitives are implemented as application program interfaces (APIs). Those provided on a particular computer system depend on how the TCP software is written. I shall now briefly describe the abstract interface given in the specification of TCP. You should bear in mind that, although specific implementations will perform similar functions, the methods of achieving them may differ. Table 5 lists the primitives and their parameters. Most of the parameters are fairly self-explanatory but par