Seth Shostak interviews stars of "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Seth Shostak, SETI astronomer, interviews Keir Dullea ("Dave Bowman") and Gary Lockwood ("Frank Poole"), the stars of "2001: A Space Odyssey". We were at Spacefest 2009, a meeting for space aficionados. I got to hang with Keir and Gary for quite a bit of time, swapping stories and basically cracking each other up. It was an incredible, amazing thing. Seth's audio interview - considerably easier to hear, too - is on the "Are We Alone" radio show website at http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Bodies
Measuring the Impact of Media on Architectural Design (Measuring the Impact of Media on Architectura
The relationship between the media and architectural design can be an important factor and can influence the design outcome. However, the nature, direction and magnitude of this relationship are unknown. Consequently, there have been many speculative claims about this relationship and almost none of them are supported with empirical research studies. In order to investigate these claims and to provide a testable framework, an empirical study has been conducted. A set of quantitative measures was
Above the Clouds: Telescopes on Mauna Kea
Astronomical research is dependent on technology that allows astronomers to see the universe. Telescopes act as giant eyes, capturing the light from celestial objects and processing it for astronomers to study. Generally, a space-based telescope will offer the clearest views of the universe. However, astronomers have found an ideal site for ground-based telescopes. In this video segment adapted from First Light, learn about recent telescope technologies and one of the best ground locations — M
David Hopkins, Princeton University: Tuning In or Tuning Out? The New World of Digital TV PDF
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: When is the right time to buy a flat panel television? What does 1080p mean? After February, 2009, will my old TV work? David Hopkins does some “myth-busting” on latest packages presented by companies like Comcast. He breaks down the HDTV format into easy understand terms and talks about the latest technologies in video distribution. More info: http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/04/tuning_in_or_tuning_out_the_new_world_of_digital_tv.html
Documentary- Floating free in the hostile vacuum of space, astronauts push the boundaries of exploration. Join them in an incredible journey as spacecraft Voyager explorers the solar system.Run time 02:58
Learning About Astronaut Gloves and Tools On-Board the International Space Station
Join Astronaut Sandy Magnus on-board the International Space Station as she explains how the astronauts use special tools in space and why astronaut gloves are so important.
Sleeping On Board the International Space Station
Join astronauts on board the International Space Station, or ISS, to learn about living in space. Explore the inside of a Temporary Sleep Space, or TESS, and see the astronauts' sleeping bags. Learn how the astronauts do personal hygiene tasks like brushing their teeth or shaving. (05:59)
Feature clusters for online recognition of graphic units in drawings
Automated recognition of sketch drawings can provide the means for a natural interface between the designer and a design support system. Sketch drawing recognition is knowledge-intensive in the sense that the system must know what to look for in a drawing. In earlier work, we identified 24 different types of representations, termed graphic units. For recognition of graphic units we combine a multi-agent approach and online recognition. Each agent is specialised for one graphic unit. It continuou
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Learn with Video #23 - What’s in Your Daily Cycle of Japanese?
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Your family has moved to this beautiful country and have just started getting a daily routine down. Everyone seems to be doing their own thing. The only quality family time you have is around the breakfast table. You have all agreed to speak Japanese during this time to ease your way [...]
YouthAIDS' Kate Roberts: Using Marketing Skills and Media to Keep Young People Alive
Kate Roberts is the founder and director of YouthAIDS and Five & Alive, two marketing programs implemented by Population Services International (PSI), where she is a vice president. Founded in 2001, YouthAIDS is a global education and prevention initiative that uses pop culture, music, theater, movies and sports to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. The program reaches 600 million young people in more than 60 countries with life-saving products and services. In 2002, YouthAIDS partnered with MTV to pr
Peckham TV is a collaborative project by the artists Harold Offeh and The People Speak. The project is the result of a period of research carried out by The Mothership Collective into the future of Peckham. Following a series of workshops with local young people to develop ideas, the Peckham TV Public Event broadcast a live mix of public opinion in a game show format creating a collective vision for the future of Peckham. The event featured 3d visualizations and footage from workshops scr
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, shear force point of load
Interactive simulation demonstrating shear force at point of load
Making Recycled Paper
Recent Environmental Protection Agency studies have shown that 0.9 metric tons (one ton) of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 26,500 liters (7000 gallons) of water, 27 kilograms (60 pounds) of pollution, 2.5 cubic meters (3.3 cubic yards) of landfill space, and enough energy to power the average American home for six months. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, cast members demonstrate how something that might otherwise be discarded, such as newspaper, can be recycled to create a functional or
The Window Observational Research Facility on the International Space Station (PART 1)
This is part 1 of 2 of a video that describes the remote sensing capabilities of the International Space Station (ISS) utilizing the United States Laboratory "Destiny" module science window and the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF). The Lab Window is the highest optical quality window ever installed on a manned space vehicle and permits the use of high resolution cameras and multi and hyper-spectral Earth science remote sensing instruments from within the pressurized volume of the IS
The listening room, Camden Arts Centre
This version of The Listening Room is minimal, one microphone and two loudspeakers in the Reading Room of Camden Arts Centre, a relatively small space for this work. The Reading Room is the former entrance to the building, this entrance has been bricked over to create three highly reflective wall surfaces in the room. The room resonance is so pronounced that my usual placement of microphone and speakers would tend to fix on one pitch and stay there - to introduce more of the available freque
The listening room, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham : A gallery installation and an offsite project
The three upper galleries of Ikon house two variants of The Listening Room. Each installation amplifies the sound of a gallery in real time, introducing low-volume feedback, pitches delineated by the architectural characteristics of the space and modulated by the transient nature of people passing through. In between is the central gallery, a space where the sound of the two Listening Rooms actively mixes and merges, allowing the two activated spaces to affect each other - in a very real sen
An artistic view of outer space
This is an art lesson easily integrated by art specialists or classroom teachers into any thematic unit that involves space, the solar system, or science fiction and is adaptable for students in grades 2 through 6. It incorporates the use of art materials such as oil pastels and compasses and the design concepts of shape and balance in a composition as well as providing the students with a fun and creative way to explore areas of geometry and science. This lesson is especially useful for classro
137: UK economy: Trimming the fat or incipient anorexia?
When the new government swept into power in the UK, the mandate seemed clear: Get out of debt fast. Now, it's not so easy.