If an animal track is fork-shaped, it was probably made by a bird. If the track shows four or five toes and is paw-shaped, it was probably made by a mammal. There are many other tracks that different animals make.
Australian Fires: 1-4-2002
Zooming down to New South Wales, Australia to view smoke.
MODIS Snow Cover over North America
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) provides data in 36 spectral bands, some of which are used in an algorithm to map global snow cover. In this animation, a time series of global snow cover from MODIS-derived 8-day composite snow maps with a spatial resolution of about 5 km shows the dynamic behavior of the advance and retreat of continental snow cover over North America during the winter of 2001-02.
Daily Snow and Sea Ice Temperature over Asia
This animation shows the global advance and retreat of daily snow cover along with daily sea ice surface temperature over Asia from September 2002 through May 2003. The snow cover was measured by the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite, while the sea ice surface temperature was measured by the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite. Since these instruments cannot take measurements through clouds, in cloud-covered regions or areas with suspect data quality, the prior days value is retained un
Microsoft promotes "Kinect Effect"
Nov. 3 - As Microsoft celebrates the one year anniversary of its Kinect motion sensor gaming product, the company is showcasing the Kinect Effect, highlighting uses beyond gaming. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Wealth Strategies: Schwab survey reveals discontent on bonds
Oct. 26 - A new study from Charles Schwab finds U.S. retail bond investors don't think brokerage firms are sharing enough information on bond pricing.
ORENGA Special Lecture - Fashola's Lagos: the man, the method, the megacity
Babatunde Fashola, Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria, gives a special lecture for the African Studies Centre.
Diversity Lecture: Jeannette Walls
Author Jeannette Walls speaks about the lessons she's learned since writing her book "The Glass Castle." Sponsored by the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center at Grand Rapids Community College.
Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions
This video demonstrates how the derivative of the natural logarithmic function (ln[x]) is simply 1 divided by x. It describes how this derivative can be found using both the definition of the derivative and a calculator. Derivatives of logarithmic functions are simpler than they would seem to be, even though the functions themselves come from an important limit in Calculus. (5:13)
Demo: Using BLAST/BLAT in Ensembl
We demonstrate the BLAST/BLAT tool in Ensembl. Search for a sequence in www.ensembl.org, and identify hits to the genome, or to genes, with this tool.
Wild About Safety with Timon and Pumbaa - Safety Smart Healthy & Fit
Timon and Pumbaa show you how to be healthy and fit with their germ-free philosophy. From the importance of hand-washing to making healthy food choices, Timon and Pumbaa's Safety Smart® Checklist is brimming with valuable kid-friendly lessons on how to prevent the spread of germs and maintain overall well-being. Now, that's Safety Smart! (12:32)
Rebirth of A Nation: Can Libya Develop Stable Democracy?
Pulitzer Center journalist William Wheeler looks at Libya's attempt to transform itself into a stable, peaceful and democratic country. Wheeler is in Libya working on his latest project "Libya: The Rebirth of a Nation" (http://bit.ly/tDgViS) He is investigating the efforts of Libya's new leaders to disarm and integrate the disparate bands of fighters now in Tripoli's streets, and its willingness to account for the thousands of guest workers whose fate is still unknown.
Venture capital firms focus on Berlin
Oct. 28 - The German capital has gained a reputation as Europe's newest start-up hub, and now venture capital firm Earlybird is setting up an office in Berlin to be closer to the firms it wants to invest in. Joanna Partridge reports
Total gets lift from higher oil prices
Oct. 28 - French oil major Total posted higher quarterly earnings on Friday as stronger crude prices and improved profitability in its refining business helped make up for a fall in its worldwide oil and gas production. Hayley Platt reports
Asia Week Ahead: Major PMI figures coming up next week
Oct. 28 - Major economies from Japan to India will release PMI figures next week; Australia's RBA is expected to slash rates by 25 basis points after softer-than-expected inflation last quarter. Kei Okamura reports.
Spain's jobless rate at 15-year high
Oct. 28 - Spain's unemployment rate rose to the highest level since the end of 1996 in the third quarter with little hope of job creation. Investors are watching Madrid closely as it remains at the forefront of their concerns about Europe's debt commitments. Joanna Partridge reports
Scuffles at Greek "No" protest
Oct. 28 - Scuffles between anti-austerity demonstrators and police break out in Athens as national Oxi Day parades are disrupted by protesters. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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