Saving, Trade, and the Confidence Fairy
The last-minute negotiations over the debt ceiling have brought the economic pundits out in force. In the midst of a terrible recession, the contrast between Austrian and Keynesian analysis is striking. The Austrians recommend the virtues of saving and investment, while Keynesians preach the opposite. Things are so topsy-turvy that in this article, I'm actually going to defend President Obama
Pennsylvania Energy: Wind
This video suggests wind along the ridges of Pennsylvania could provide as much as 25% of the state's electricity while avoiding the creation of tons of CO2; the price for energy from a clean source like wind will come down as the demand goes up.
Rocks, Rocks, Rocks: Activity
Student teams will test rocks to identify and record rock properties such as luster, hardness, color, etc., and classify rocks as igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. They will complete a worksheet table with all of their rock properties, and then answer some worksheet questions to deepen their understanding of rock properties and relate them to the cavern design problem.
Making a table reservation in a restaurant:
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to: make a table reservation in a restaurant. You will also learn the different types of restaurants and what you can expect there to be on the menu.
Episode 63: Parental Angst and Acceptance in the Digital Age
Drs Mike Arnold and Martin Gibbs discuss the impact on families of the seemingly unstoppable wave of digital and virtual communications technologies.
Images from High-Energy Astrophysics Missions
This collection of images features spacecraft and instruments used for high-energy research, typically studies of X-rays and Gamma rays. The collection includes pictures of early astronomy rockets and instruments, an archive of videos, and a large selection of images of vehicles and instruments from more recent missions. Some of the more recent missions also include lightcurve, spectral, and/or image data.
"Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models, Fall 2008"
" Topics include productivity effects of health, private and social returns to education, education quality, education policy and market equilibrium, gender discrimination, public finance, decision making within families, firms and contracts, technology, labor and migration, land, and the markets for credit and savings."
Een reisverzekering afsluiten
De student luistert naar een uitleg over reisverzekeringen. Na het beluisteren van het geluidsfragment moet de student:
- de betekenis van woorden afleiden uit de context;
- de hoofdgedachte uit het gesprek achterhalen;
- technieken opsommen die de spreker gebruikt om zijn verhaal boeiend en duidelijk te maken voor het publiek.
An advertising spot: We give you energy
You listen to an advertising spot and answer some questions about it. You work out what techniques advertising companies use to make advertisements attractive. At the end you can say what you think of the advertising spot.
Collisions and Momentum: Bouncing Balls
As a continuation of the theme of potential and kinetic energy, this lesson introduces the concepts of momentum, elastic and inelastic collisions. Many sports and games, such as baseball and ping-pong, illustrate the ideas of momentum and collisions. Students explore these concepts by bouncing assorted balls on different surfaces and calculating the momentum for each ball.
The Earth is a Changin'
This lesson introduces and describes the main types of erosion (i.e., chemical, water, wind, glacier and temperature). Students learn examples of each type of erosion and discuss how erosion changes the surface of the Earth. Students also learn why engineers need to be aware of the different types of erosion in order to protect structures and landmarks from the damaging effects erosion can cause. Figure 1 is an excellent illustration of water erosion.
Finance Programmes podcast
Sabine Vinck, Associate Dean of Finance Programmes, talks about the extensive portfolio of finance programmes offered at London Business School.
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