TOMS Ozone at the South Pole: August 1, 2000 to October 2, 2000
The year 2000s Antarctic ozone hole is the largest ever observed. Scientists continue to investigate the phenomenon, and are somewhat surprised by its scale. Using data from NASAs Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instrument onboard the Earth Probe satellite, researchers can evaluate and compare current conditions over the south pole to readings taken by other instruments in years past. Continued monitoring of polar ozone levels helps researchers gain a better understanding of how the plan
Understanding research: The HCIU Shoes exercise
Understanding research: The HCIU Shoes exercise - Debra Humphris Keywords:UNSPECIFIED
Educating an iPod generation: undergraduate attitudes, experiences and understanding of vodcast and
Educating an iPod generation: undergraduate attitudes, experiences and understanding of vodcast and podcast use - UNSPECIFIED Keywords:podcast
This course aims at obtaining knowledge and basic skills about the disciplines called ergonomics/human factors, their approaches and their applications to actual design of human-machine systems, work and organisations. Among various contents related to ergonomics with which people are working, this class focuses on applications of ergonomic approaches and methods to actual design and evaluation of human-machine systems and organisational aspects. Contents covered in this class are largely divide
Applied Humanities: Transforming Humanities Education
In the first of four panels celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Comparative Media Studies (CMS) program at MIT, panelists reflect on the wide range of projects and media studies offspring that have emerged from this innovative program.
Major CMS themes include the development of community, creation of a deeper unders
New Frontiers in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research
In contrast to cardiovascular disease, few breakthrough remedies for psychiatric illness have emerged in the past half century. Edward Scolnick lays blame for this dismal situation on barriers to understanding the genetic basis behind such illnesses. But the research drought may be over, as the current revolution in
The Art of Science Television
Paula Apsell, NOVA's senior executive producer laments the sad state of science journalism and discusses how NOVA is more essential than ever. In a world where the public understanding of science is diminishing, she makes a strong case for NOVA's tradition of depth and substance, tackling the most pressing issues in sc
Genetics of Common Human Diseases
Peter Donnelly, one of the UK's leading statisticians and geneticists, discusses his involvement in recent projects aimed at understanding the genetics of common human diseases.
Introduction to Research Ethics
Dr Roma Chilengi, Head of Clinical Trials at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya gives an introduction to research ethics. This overview covers the historical origins and landmark events that have influenced current understanding of research ethics. Some of the major ethical codes and fundamental ethical principles are identified and their application in research is discussed. Finally, there is an overview of the role of ethics committe
Why is innovation in the NHS often hard to achieve?
Innovative changes in healthcare requires understanding the obstacles that can get in the way The Medical Innovation lecture series has been conceptualized to bring together students, researchers, academics, practitioners and managers to debate the cross-cutting issue of innovation in the healthcare sector. The lectures explore the challenges of innovation within complex healthcare organisations and provided nuts-and-bolts advice for healthcare professionals and researchers to build businesses a
Cognitive Disability and Cognitive Enhancement
Prof Jeff McMahan,Rutgers University explores why it is important for our understanding of problems in bioethics to determine the moral status of human beings whose cognitive capacities and potential are no higher than those of higher nonhuman animals.
1.10 Summary and questions
The ‘Big Bang’ is said to be the origin of our Universe. This unit will help you to comprehend what happened in the moments immediately after the Big Bang and during the initial cooling period. You will also gain an understanding of how this event turned in to the Universe we live in today.
(R&DA 1) Creative Teachers for Creative Learners
This research and development award aimed to support the development of primary trainees teachers’ understanding of – and teaching for - children’s creativity by producing an interactive bank of teaching and learning materials set within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It was found that, at the beginning of their programme, primary teacher trainees had a narrow, arts-based view of creativity. This could be challenged by focussed observation of classroom practice using a framework ada
1.2 Skimming to get an overview
Are you a technophobe? Bluetooth, Ethernet WiFi – are they terms that mean nothing to you? This unit will gently guide you to an understanding of how devices 'talk' to each other and what technologies and processes are involved. You will also look at wired and wireless communication technologies, introducing you to some of the key methods involved.
Understanding the South, understanding modern America: the American south in regional, national, and
This website, from the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, at the University of Manchester, presents free online access to details of a conference held at Manchester in May 2008 on 'Understanding the South, Understanding Modern America: The American South in Regional, National, and Global Perspectives'. The website presents information about the conference's programme and some background details. Of more significance, however, is the information presented on each speaker and paper presente
Institute for the study of nomadic civilizations
The Institute for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations is a scholarly and scientific Mongolian organisation which works with UNESCO, the Dept. of Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia, and the Chinese authorities, among others. At June 2009 the Institute has been established for ten years, and it organises projects, expeditions, conferences, summer schools, and issues publications to do with Mongolian life, culture and history. The website has details of all these, along with full details of
Materialising Exile : material culture and the embodied experience of Karenni refugee-ness
This very short PDF document describes the background to the AHRC funded project “Materialising Exile: Material Culture and the Embodied Experience of Karenni Refugee-ness”. The project intends to explore material culture in its broadest sense (including landscape and the body) in a Karenni refugee camp on the Burmese-Thai border and develop an understanding of the way refugees see and represent themselves.
Society for Science and the Public
The Society for Science and the Public is an US-based, non-profit membership organisation founded in 1921 (as Science Service) which aims to "promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate and inspire". The Society's website provides details of its work including the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the Intel Science Talent Search (STS), fellowship and middle school programmes, and the full text o
This is a page by David Waite that explains relativity theory at an advanced level. It is focused on special relativity. It warns that the reader must have a good understanding of algebra and calculus. It provides a link to a general relativity page from the same author.
The winning edge for professional service firms
Rob Lees, co-author of When Professionals Have to Lead and a member of the School's "Programme for Excellence" faculty, describes the background to the launch of two new open programmes, The Law Firm Partner and The Professional Service Firm Partner. He highlights the programmes' distinguishing features, in particular their unique blend of academic and practically based sessions which provide partners not only with an in-depth understanding of the concepts of PSF management and the partner role,