A New Age of Exploration: From Earth to Mars
Happily for human spaceflight, Dava Newman and her students enjoy working in such laboratories as NASA’s “Vomit Comet.” Newman’s work aims to provide a better understanding of how humans can withstand the rigors of space missions. Her decades studying human physiology and performance in extreme environments may pro
The evolving Universe
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.
2 River flow
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
Architectural References to Virtual Environments Design
Based on a comparison between the perception of digital and real construction, the development of virtual systems and the review of additional sources, this paper states some differences between the design of virtual environments and architectural spaces. Virtual-reality technologies provide advanced capabilities to simulate real situations, and also to create digital worlds not referred to physical places, such as imaginary landscapes or environments devoted to electronic activities, like enter
7.02CI Experimental Biology - Communications Intensive (MIT)
This course is the scientific communications portion of course 7.02, Experimental Biology and Communication. Students develop their skills as writers of scientific research, skills that also contribute to the learning of the 7.02 course materials. Through in class and out of class writing exercises, students explore the genre of the research article and its components while developing an understanding of the materials covered in the 7.02 laboratory.
The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Anderson
A Christmas story about a fir tree that is recorded by Phil Brock. The text is at the bottom on the page with animations.
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Meter tool
Light Meter simulation tool
Chris Brett (Olam International), John Humphrey and Jim Sumberg (IDS) are interviewed
Chris Brett (Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Olam International), John Humphrey and Jim Sumberg (Research Fellows, IDS) are interviewed on the seminar, 'A Business Approach to Food Security', held at IDS on the 31 May 2011 as part the Business and Development Seminar Series.
Twenty Years of Inflation Targeting [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sir Mervyn King | Since 2008, we have experienced the worst financial crisis and recession since the 1930’s. What challenges does this pose to the intellectual foundations of monetary policy? Do we need a new approach? Mervyn King is the Governor of the Bank of England. Before joining the Bank he was Professor of Economics at the LSE, and a founder of the Financial Markets Group.
"Ecology, Human Rights, and Large Dam Projects in South Asia"
Kathleen Morrison is Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director, Center for International Studies, The University of Chicago. There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, tw
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: Analysis of Deformation Processing
This set of animations explains how to construct hodographs and provides understanding of the forging process. From TLP: Analysis of Deformation Processing
Burma votes 2010 - Episode 2
'Burma votes 2010' presenter Nicholas Farrelly gives a special post-poll update to the vod and podcast series. This episode was recorded on 9 November 2010 and in the second in the series. 'Burma votes 2010' brings together experts to discuss and analyse the poll and the political landscape ahead of and after the election day. If you have questions or comments for the team you can leave them here or join in the conversation at asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala
TALAT Lecture 2104.02: Case Study on Windows
This lecture gives teachers and students grounding in the development of satisfactory and suitable window design in aluminium; it helps them acquire an understanding of the principles underlying good design. Students need to be able to design aluminium windows which conform to local planning regulations and which are suitable for national traditions in each market they are offered in. This involves the acquisition of local climatic data since the products need to withstand the climatic condition
This module introduces you to managing change by providing tools that will support putting the change into context, planning changes using change models, implementing changes and effective communication with an understanding of the environment and then monitoring and managing the process. * Powerpoint presentation - Introduction (for all users) * Powerpoint presentation - Introduction with lecturer's notes (registered users only, please register/login here) * Powerpoint presentation - Inter
Leadership and Management
Through this module participants will have a better understanding of themselves and their impacts on others. They will understand the similarities and differences between management and leadership, as well as different models/styles and principles of leadership, the strengths and weaknesses of each, when they should be used and their potential use in improving population health and wellbeing. * Powerpoint presentation (for all users) * Powerpoint presentation with lecturer's notes (registere
COMPUTADORES Y PROGRAMACIÓN (2008)
Los computadores son usados ampliamente en la aeronautica, tanto en los sistemas que controlan el vuelo de los aeronaves (aviónica), como en los sistemas auxiliares que los controlan (sistemas de control de tráfico aéreo, guiado, etc.). Además, los ordenadores se usan en la ingeniería para desarrollar y hacer pruebas de modelos antes de realizar los primeros prototipos reales, Por lo tanto es básico conocer el funcionamiento de los computadores y tener unas nociones básicas de programaci
Teachers' attitudes to and beliefs about web-based collaborative learning environments in the contex
This paper reports the conceptions of teachers from four European countries of the Innovative Technologies for Collaborative Learning project tools for collaborative learning. Fifty six teachers were interviewed about different aspects of the CLE (Webbased Collaborative Learning Environment) implementations and about their own evaluations of the CLE implementations in their classrooms. Their answers were analysed using categories based on a model from cultural-historical activity theory (Engestr
Community Breakfast Kicks off New Year at UMass Amherst
More than 300 people gathered in the UMass Amherst Student Union on Sept. 1 for the 44th annual Community Breakfast. At the event, the university and the Town Amherst signed a memorandum of understanding to create the Gateway Redevelopment District to develop private student housing as part of a larger, mixed-use development project.
Gastric Lavage Procedure Animation
This resource can be used to illustrate the gastric lavage procedure Gastric lavage is the standard method of obtaining specimens for Tuberculosis TB diagnosis in young children. It is generally carried out only in infants and children below the age of two years In older children specimens for TB microscopy and culture are better obtained by sputum induction or voluntary coughing. There are two items included here Gastric lavage Presentation PPT presentation that illustrates and explains the pro