Kepler - A Search for Habitable Planets
The Kepler Mission is part of NASA's Discovery Program, a series of lower-cost, highly focused planetary science investigations designed to enhance understanding of the solar system. This webpage describes how Kepler, scheduled for launch in 2006, will use a unique spaceborne telescope specifically designed to search for Earth-like planets around stars beyond our solar system. It will look for the "transit" signature of planets. A transit occurs each time a planet crosses the line-of-sight betwe
Moby, Legacy Apps and the Semantic Web
Presentation given at the Web Services Biohackathon '08 in Tokyo, Japan 2008-02-11. It describes tools for using and providing interoperable bioinformatics Web services. This presentation followed another one outlining the (Bio)Moby protocol and its usage, see www.biomoby.org for more information. Presenter: Paul Gordon. [Note: poor video quality lasts only for the first 30 seconds]
Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope
This is a fact sheet describing the GAVRT program. This educational program uses a 34-meter antenna for classroom radio astronomy observations via the Internet The GAVRT Project introduces students in grades elementary through high school to the process of science with the goal of improving science literacy among American students.
Discovering Yardsticks are Metersticks
This lesson uses a simple discrepant event to demonstrate the underlying cause for early miscalculation of the size of the Milky Way galaxy. Grades 9-12.
Learn with Pictures and Video S4 #18 - Japanese Expressions That Help with the Housework 2
Having your own place in Japan has been amazing! You have so much freedom, and it’s quiet when you need peace to study Japanese. The worst thing about having your own place is keeping it nice and tidy. Deciding that a little clutter doesn’t interrupt your Japanese practice, you’ve put the dusting and the dishes [...]
Black holes are formed when extremely large star dies. When a star dies, it first expands, then contracts. Large stars contract until their atoms collapse, pulling the electrons into the nucleus. The immense strength of the gravitational force of a black hole pulls all nearby matter in, even light (which has mass). (02:28)
Using Nature to Grow Batteries
Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she's produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. At TEDxCaltech, she shows us how it's done. (10:26)
How to Find the Surface Area of a Triangular Prism
Looking for an informative video on how to get the surface area of a triangular prism? This useful tutorial explains exactly how it's done in four minutes. The instructor uses a small whiteboard for demonstration.
"Ode to New York" by Byron Rufus Newton (poetry reading)
Sometimes called "Owed to New York". Byron wrote this satirical poem when he was a reporter of the New York Herald in 1906. Thirteen years later, he was appointed Collector of Customs for the Port of New York. Then folk took exception to this poem and demanded his resignation. He was obliged to issue a statement to the effect that he was "just kidding". He probably figured out a defence that everything he said was true wasn't going to get him off the hook. Satire stops being funny at the exact
Authors@Google: Ann Doyle
Anne Doyle interview women leaders from across the country to research Powering Up. She came to Google to talk about the unique generations of women leaders and how important it is for women to not only be high achievers, but leaders as well.
Musicians@Google: The Dodos
The Dodos performed for Googlers in Mountain View, Ca on April 7, 2011 from their album No Color. About The Dodos: "Is there a rootsy folk-rock band — or any rock band, period, this side of Rush — that's more reliant on drumming than The Dodos? Multi-instrumentalists Meric Long and Logan Kroeber build their best songs around percussion to startling effect: "Good" and "Don't Try and Hide It," from the new No Color, pound and clatter with such precision and clarity, the whomp of the drums mi
Professor Hanna Yablonka - Choosing to Go Forward
Professor Hanna Yablonka - Historian, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel: After the Shoah- Choosing to Go Forward The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Day 3 -- Thursday, July 10, 2008 Building a Better World -- The Legacy of the Survivors and Celebrating Israel in its 60th Year http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.asp
Footage from a memorial ceremony in Bergen-Belsen
Footage from a memorial ceremony in Bergen-Belsen; Rabbi Dr. Zvi Asaria- Hermann Helfgott appears towards the end of the footage- on the left in the group of the three rabbis. For more information, click here: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/helfgott/index.asp Film Courtesy of the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum
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Veterans' Cooperative Grocery Store, April 1946. Photo no. 1.
World War II veterans attending Alabama Polytechnic Institute were often married and sometimes had children. To counter high post-WWII prices in Auburn, Ala., the veterans formed a food cooperative, which resembled a small country grocery store. Per the Alumnews, prices averaged 30% less than in local stores. [Individuals in this photograph are not identified. Anyone with information should contact the Auburn University Libraries Cataloging Dept. at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
The Value of Price Information to Small Farmers
Marcel Fafchamps, Stanford
Guide to the Microfilmed Records of the Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, 1893-1928
The microfilmed records of the Congregation Beth Hamadrash Hagodol, Pittsburgh contains a minute book, general ledger, record book of seat pew holders, non-members book, and a record book of the committee to handle burials.
Guide to the Records of Leonard P. Kane Relating to the Appraisal of Properties for Proposed Nike Mi
This collection contains the property appraisal records of Leonard P. Kane, appraiser, for private property to be used by the United States Army for the building of twelve Nike air defense missile bases surrounding Pittsburgh, PA, 1954-1958.
Guide to the Collection of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, 1944-1993
This collection contains materials published by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, publications sponsored by or prepared by the conference, and miscellaneous publications regarding Pittsburgh not sponsored by the Conference but related to community development, 1944-1993.