Simile or Metaphor?
What is the difference between a simile and metaphor? Answering that question is the goal of this student-created video. Metaphors are direct comparisons; similes use like or as to make the comparison. Shakespeare's famous metaphor," All the world is a stage," is used as an example. (01:24)
El Nino Sea Surface Temperature and Height Anomaly on a Globe: January 1997 through December 1997
An animation of sea surface temperature and sea surface height anomalies in the Pacific Ocean for the period January 1997 through December 1997. The data is shown on a rotating globe.
War of 1812 from the Canadian Viewpoint
This is an eight-minute student-created video that explains the importance of the War of 1812 using a Canadian aspect, quotes, and images from that time. Good content, but could use better maps so that the students could understand the vast number of battles in different locations. (08:06)
ISS Update - Sept. 19, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Sept. 19, 2011.
Yemen clashes kill 17
Sept 19 - Fierce clashes between government forces and protesters in Yemen leave 17 dead, including a child, and another 50 injured. Jessica Gray reports.
More pressure on "humiliated" Greece
Sept.19 - It's a crunch week for Greece, which needs to receive the latest installment of its EU/IMF bailout to avoid running out of money in October. But as the IMF says Athens needs to speed up its reforms, Greek citizens are worried about the future. Joanna Partridge reports
London Design Festival's 3D 'revolution'
Sept.19 - As part of the ninth London Design Festival, the 154-year-old Victoria & Albert Museum is staging an exhibition of items created using a cutting-edge 3D printing process which curator Murray Moss says will spark a new 'revolution' in creativity. Matt Cowan reports
Breakingviews: Tyco breakup heeds creditor lessons from '07
Sept. 19 - When Tyco last broke into three in 2007, an ugly fight with creditors ensued, but Reuters Breakingviews columnists say this time the industrial group is setting a new example for conglomerate bondholders and paying lenders more heed.
Fall movie contenders
Sep 19 - Oscar contenders are making their play for audiences this fall but they will be competing with a wide variety of films including some high profile horror flicks. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Fighters prepare for assault on Sirte
Sept. 19 - Anti-Gaddafi forces say prayers and load up on food to prepare for a fresh assault on Gaddafi's birthplace. Deborah Gembara reports.
Gas jets expand during star birth
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/09/time-lapse-tuesday-gas-jets-expand-during-star-birth.html
Olympians@Google: Kristi Yamaguchi
Olympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss her journey leading up to the Olympics, her charitable work, as well as her new book "Dream Big, Little Pig." This event took place on August 23, 2011, as part of the @Google Talks series. Kristi Yamaguchi is an American figure skater and 1992 Olympic Champion in ladies' singles. She is also a World Figure Skating Champion in 1991-1992 and National Champion in 1992. In December of 2005, sh
War on climate change
In this podcast - Going to war for the environment? Dr Matthew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy assesses a controversial theory by Australian academic Professor Robyn Eckersley. Professor Eckersley is among a group of experts who believe that military intervention may be reasonably used to protect natural resources.
Virtual yeast cell
This rich learning object is used to introduce yeast cytology to students taking Module D24BS3 Brewery Yeast Management as part of the MSc in Brewing Science. The virtual cell permits the students to understand structure and function of yeast organelles.
Virtual performing arts studio
This learning object is comprising of a series of videos and handouts designed to aid users of the Virtual Performing Arts Studio (VPAS) space in Second Life. The VPAS space is also downloadable from within Second Life here - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//29/140/22, as part of the University of Nottingham's Second Life island resource.
Virtual field trip
An interactive map containing computer generated 3D views of the Bowscale and Bannerdale area overlain with geology, and also alternative map data layers for the two study site is available via the 'Virtual Tour' icon on the computer desktops.
Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a unif
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : introduction
Things you need to know before looking at the statistics courses here.
This package, written in 1998, has interactive demonstrations of the link between energy levels and thermodynamic properties of molecules and gases. It is intended for third or fourth year undergraduates in the physical sciences. To download, click on View Download and follow the instructions. To uninstall, use the standard Windows option of “Add or Remove Programs”.
Regularity conditions for Banach function algebras
In June 2009 the Operator Algebras and Applications International Summer School was held in Lisbon. Dr Joel Feinstein taught one of the four courses available on Regularity conditions for Banach function algebras. He delivered four 90 minute lectures on and this learning object contains the slides, handouts, annotated slides and audio podcasts from each session. Banach function algebras are complete normed algebras of bounded, continuous, complex-valued functions defined on topological spaces.