The Age of Einstein
The Age of Einstein, is a brief introduction to Einstein's Theories of Special and General Relativity. It is a book for the inquisitive general reader who wishes to gain an understanding of the key ideas put forward by the greatest scientist of the 20th-century. No more than a modest grasp of High School Mathematics is required to follow the arguments.
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python
Python is a fun and extremely easy-to-use programming language that has steadily gained in popularity over the last few years. Developed over ten years ago by Guido van Rossum, Python's simple syntax and overall feel is largely derived from ABC, a teaching language that was developed in the 1980's. However, Python was also created to solve real problems and it borrows a wide variety of features from programming languages such as C++, Java, Modula-3, and Scheme. Because of this, one of Python's m
Livingeconomics – an instructor-customizable microeconomics principles textbook
Living Economics provides real-world stories, cutting-edge Flash animations, test banks, and online lectures for economic teachers to customize their own principles textbooks. It is intended to serve primarily those teachers who have been searching for a principles textbook that teaches economic concepts from real-world stories instead of widgets. Living Economics is inspired by the time-honored practice of learning languages through immersion rather than remembering grammatical rules.
Actin-myosin Crossbridge Animation
Roger Sabbadini, Ph.D., was the motivation behind this animation. The actin-myosin crossbridge system is complex, and we are really only speculating on the details in many ways. However, if a picture is worth a thousand words, this one second, 15 frame, animation is worth at least 15 thousand.
A developing commentary on the Code of Canon Law 1983 of the Roman Catholic Church
Statistical Methods in Biomedical Imaging
This resource contains the complete materials (syllabus, class notes, assignments, web-based software analysis and visualization tools) for a semester-long upper-division or graduate course on mathematical modeling, statistical analysis and visualization of biomedical imaging data.
Réseaux sans fil dans les pays en développement
Le livre Réseaux sans fil dans les pays en développement peut être gratuitement téléchargé au complet ou par chapitres en format PDF.
Horseshoe Crabs and Birds: Could This Living Fossil Become Extinct?
This BioBulletin Web site takes an in-depth look at horseshoe crabs and why this creature that predates the dinosaurs is now at risk. The site includes text, videos, photographs, and interviews with key scientists.
The Prevention Convention
This article from our family magazine series has tips, a "catchy" tune, and a comic about how to avoid infectious diseases."The Prevention Convention" has 10 tips for how to avoid infectious diseases, including "Say 'NO' to dough!" and "Wash 'em before you eat 'em!" "Wash Your Hands" sings the praises of lathering up."In a public bathroom, somewhere in America..." illustrates what separates "a real washout" from "a world-class washer."
provides a map linked to nearly 60 national park sites and resources that emphasize the role of African Americans in the development of American culture, heritage, and history. Each link describes the importance of that park or resource to African American history.
Birthplace of John F. Kennedy: Home of the Boy Who Would Be President
takes students to JFK's birthplace and to the neighborhood where he grew up. It was here that JFK's parents began instilling the high standards and ambition that would make the Kennedys one of America's most famous families. Students can investigate the Kennedy's family traditions, values, and interests to consider how family culture and community shapes one's character and personality.
Teacher's Guide to Craters of the Moon
Provides lesson ideas for learning about the geology, history, and ecology of this national park near Arco, Idaho. A high school unit on Managing Critical Resources at Craters of the Moon focuses on degradation of geologic features, water and air quality, and the balance of life of lava. Craters of the Moon National Park offers one of the best examples of basaltic volcanism in the world.
The Mathew Brady Bunch: Civil War Newspapers
The Civil War was the first American war thoroughly caught on film. Mathew Brady and his crew of photographers captured many images of this divisive war, ranging from portraits to battle scenes. This site offers 1000 annotated Civil War photographs ranging from portraits to battle scenes. Students become reporters, assigned to sort through photos to find one that will bring the war to life for their readers. They write a newspaper article based on their chosen photograph and publish it on the we
NCBI More Information: Similarity
This page summarizes the basic concept and vocabulary of sequence similarity searching. It is included for those new to the field who may not appreciate the importance of this technique in biology, who lack the vocabulary to understand the BLAST guide and tutorial or who require a basic rather than a sophisticated understanding of the methods involved. Sections include introduction, premise, terms, general approach, the BLAST algorithm, quantification, gaps, significance, and databases. Users ca
Alternative discussion formats: museum exhibit design
Designing museum exhibits encourages students to think creatively and to use a wide range of thinking skills.
Resources for looking at art
A guide to some of the best websites, activities, and print resources for building visual literacy through the study of art.
Exercising Advocacy: Some Personal Ideas and Experiences
This talk was delivered to UCT alumni in London at South Africa House in 2007. It describes how the University influenced my early career and led me to study two of the important intellectual challenges of my life - exercise associated hyponatraemia and the central governor model of exercise. It then discusses the role of science in assisting the rise of South African cricket under the coaching of Bob Woolmer and of South African ascent to winning the 2007 Rugby World Cup under Jake White. It en
Biological Monitoring of Workers Exposed to Pesticides: Guidelines for Application in Field Settings
This guideline was produced for those persons responsible for the maintenance of health and safety measures at agricultural workplaces handling potentially hazardous organophosphate and carbarnate chemicals. It is primarily aimed at professional nursing and other medical staff charged with monitoring workers for pesticide exposure, but will be useful to all personnel involved in workplace health and safety monitoring for pesticide exposure. The guidelines concentrate on monitoring for organophos
Blooming prickly pear cactus (Opuntia) from the Sonora desert
Cacti are often overlooked as flowering plants. In fact, cacti bloom with colorful flowers and reproduce like all other angiosperms.
One reason why mites are considered to be arachnids is because they don't have wings and they cannot fly. Mites are so tiny that most of them have to be viewed under a microscope to be seen.