Design a Bicycle Helmet
The goal of the activities is for students to understand the basics of engineering associated with safety products. Using a bicycle helmet helps to protect the brain and neck during a crash. In order to do this effectively, helmets must have some sort of crushable material to absorb the shock of a collision and a strap system to ensure that the protection stays in place. The exact design of the helmet will depend on the needs and specifications of the user. In this activity students will be intr
Home prices face tough road ahead
Aug 30 - At first blush the latest S&P/Case-Shiller home price index shows a jump in June prices, but digging deeper prices actually dipped from the prior month and analysts predict another 5 to10 percent price drop. Jeanne Yurman reports.
Ed O'Neill gets Walk of Fame star
August 30 - "Modern Family's" Ed O'Neill gets the 2,446th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. John Russell reports.
24.04J Justice (MIT)
This course explores the ideal of social justice. What makes a society just? We will approach this question by studying three opposing theories of justice—utilitarianism, libertarianism, and egalitarian liberalism—each foundational to contemporary political thought and discourse.
Dr. Patrick Awuah Jr. explains the importance of ethics at Ashesi University
Dr. Patrick Awuah Jr., recipient of the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership, discusses the importance of ethics to Ghana and to Ashesi University. He also explained three ways that ethics are incorporated as an integral part of an Ashesi education
Guide to the Microfilm Collection of Ralph W. Tillotson, 1894-1963
Ralph Waldo Tillotson (1885-1964) was a Socialist Party member and an active participant in the organized labor movement in Erie, Pennsylvania in the first half of the 20th century. This collection contains a small sample of his correspondence, campaign material, and Socialist Party information, newspaper clippings about labor events and elections, some Tillotson family genealogical research done by a relative, and a book about the history of Erie County on one roll of microfilm.
On the Brink of Inflationary Disaster Ever since Ben Bernanke began his massive infusions of money into the financial system, many analysts (including me) have been worried about the severe weakening of the dollar if and when the fractional-reserve-banking system magnified the initial injections severalfold. Although the trend could reverse, data f
Ever since Ben Bernanke began his massive infusions of money into the financial system, many analysts (including me) have been worried about the severe weakening of the dollar if and when the fractional-reserve-banking system magnified the initial injections severalfold.
Although the trend could reverse, data f
Bennett's list of words with Hidden Quantity recorded 2011
Although words followed by two consonants that are not a mute and liquid, have a long syllable (the consonants disconnect,one of the pair falling into each syllable), in some cases, the vowel of the first syllable is also pronounced as a long vowel. Many dictionaries fail to distinguish between vowel length and syllable length. In poetry,macrons are used only to marksyllable length. Many reputable Latin dictionaries only concern themselves with the metrical values, not the pronounced word. Even
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Libyans scour bombed military base for 'spoils of war.'
Aug. 30 - Military bases near Tripoli bombed by NATO are now left wide open with people helping themselves to whatever wreckage they can find. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
Out of Breath
This lesson goes over the parts of the human respiratory system and the gas exchange process that occurs in the lungs. It also covers changes in the respiratory system that occur during spaceflight, such as decreased lung capacity.
HoloGlobe: Countries in the GLOBE Program as of April 1997
This is one of a series of animations that were produced to be part of the narrated video shown in the HoloGlobe exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Earth Today exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. This particular animation was not used in the final video.
East coast boards up ahead of Irene
Aug. 26 - A quarter of a million New Yorkers have been ordered to evacuate areas that could be in Hurricane Irene's path. Deborah Gembara reports.
17.950 Understanding Modern Military Operations (MIT)
A proper understanding of modern military operations requires a prior understanding of both the material side of war, including especially weapon, sensor, communication, and information processing technologies, and the human or organizational side of war, including especially military doctrine, which is an institutionalized vision within military organizations that predicts how the material tools of war will be wielded on future battlefields. Military doctrine makes assumptions about the nature
Through five lessons, students are introduced to all facets of the rock cycle. Topics include rock and mineral types, material stresses and weathering, geologic time and fossil formation, the Earth's crust and tectonic plates, and soil formation and composition. Lessons are in the context of the related impact on humans in the form of roadway and tunnel design and construction, natural disasters, environmental site assessment for building structures, and measurement instrumentation and tools. Ha
Poulet au curry et aux pommes: een recept volgen
Op het einde van deze les kun je de grote lijnen van een recept volgen.
The Future of Nagorno-Karabakh
Still a controversial topic, Nagorno-Karabakh, according to Pulitzer Center's grantee Will Englund, is a de facto independent state but internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan. Englund presents different faces of Karabakh while narrating the Karabakhis' struggles and yearning for peace and recognition.