The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This unit explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer, polar bears, penguins, sea life and even humans manage to survive there. It looks at the adaptations to physiological proceses, the environmental effects on diet, activity and fecundity, and contrasts the strategies of aquatic and land-based animals in surviving in this extreme habitat. This unit builds
5 Function of a memorial We could, of course, extend this notion of appropriateness into other forms of civic building. If I had asked you to consider your local town hall, shopping centre or supermarket, we could have asked many of the same questions about function and appropriateness. We expect a shopping centre to be organised so that shopping and spending money are easy. If it is not well organised, we might go elsewhere. We expect civic offices to be accessible and central to the area they serve; and we are anno
We could, of course, extend this notion of appropriateness into other forms of civic building. If I had asked you to consider your local town hall, shopping centre or supermarket, we could have asked many of the same questions about function and appropriateness. We expect a shopping centre to be organised so that shopping and spending money are easy. If it is not well organised, we might go elsewhere. We expect civic offices to be accessible and central to the area they serve; and we are anno
CSM Institute for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Science
Meet Melissa Olson, Scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center.
A River of Poetry
The evening's seven poets, all associated with various faculties at Concordia University, have collectively selected the poetry for performance. The program for the most part evokes cosmopolitan Montreal as a place, as well as humanity's fraught relation to technology. It includes the reading of full poems and extracts in several languages, accompanied by projections and voice recordings. With the collaboration of acclaimed choreographer and Associate Professor of Contemporary Dance Michael Mont
Manal Omar on "Barefoot in Baghdad," Part 2
Manal Omar discusses her memoir, "Barefoot in Baghdad: A Story of Identity -- My Own and What It Means to Be a Woman in Chaos." An intimate look at the heartrending struggle for freedom and identity in Iraq, this poignant memoir tells a riveting story of hope and despair, freedom and longing, as Omar recounts the extraordinary metamorphosis of Iraq from a liberated country into an occupied one. She speaks of her quest to help as many Iraqi women as possible survive the savages of war and occupat
UMMC Physician Profile: Peter Gaskin, M.B.B.S.
This one-minute video introduces viewers to Peter Gaskin, M.B.B.S., an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and pediatric cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Gaskin's special interest is pediatric cardiology. Watch this video to learn more about his practice at UMMC. Related Links: Dr. Peter Gaskin http://www.umm.edu/doctors/peter__gaskin.html University of Maryland Hospital for Children http://www.umm.edu/pediatrics/i
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ANUpoll launch: Public attitudes about science - December 2010
Parliament House, Canberra media launch of the latest ANUpoll. This ANUpoll surveyed Australian attitudes towards science. The report's authors, Dr Rod Lamberts, Dr Will J Grant and Professor Ian McAllister discuss the study's findings. They are introduced by ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb.
Monthly Dialogue Series: Katja Niethammer: ?Democrats and Autocrats, Shi?ites and Sunnis: Political
Katja Niethammer, a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Center for International and Regional Studies, reflects on the differences in goals, strategies and behavior between Shi?ite and Sunni Islamist political organizations in Bahrain.
Islam and Liberal Democracy: How Tradition Matters (with An-Na'im, Jackson, Moosa, Esposito)
Moderated by Jane McAuliffe, President, Bryn Mawr College. Panelists included Abdullahi An-Na'im, Georgetown University; Sherman Jackson, University of Michigan; Ebrahim Moosa, Duke University; and John Esposito, Georgetown University.
Model village in China aims higher
China's Huaxi village wants to lose model village tag and be a city, makes big bet on tourism and services sector growth.
Top Mexican drug lord gunned down
Mexican security forces killed a leader of the powerful La Familia drug cartel, a top government official said. Pavithra George reports.
Coupling Pedagogical Scenarios and Location-based Services for Learning
This article presents the experiments about pedagogical scenario driven mobile activities
Robot masters archery
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2010/12/robotic-robin-hood-archery-for-automatons.html Watch software help a robot hit a target.
2010 Nobel Laureates Documentary Trailer
• Nobel Laureates 2010 is a 56 minute documentary that explores the lives and careers of this year's Nobel Laureates who have been awarded the highest honour in their respective fields. From Japan to Peru, Spain, America and the Philippines, the film takes us all over the world, interviewing extraordinary people as diverse as the Peruvian Literature Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and one of the youngest Physics Laureates, 36 year old Russian born Konstantin Novoselov. Filmed on location in their
Bulldog skincare looks good for xmas
A British firm called Bulldog which makes natural skincare products for men is proving a hit with consumers as the growing demand for male grooming products means many more of us will be buying them for christmas this year.
The space shuttle's successor?
Privately owned SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket into orbit -- in a test flight that NASA hopes will eventually lead to cargo runs to the International Space Station. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Wall St. haunted by deficit worry
Summary of business headlines: U.S. borrowing costs surge on Washington deficit fears; Youku.com, E-Commerce China Dangdang keep chinese IPOs in demand; Monthly sales at McDonald's disappoint.
Discussing the euro zone crisis
The euro zone 16 nation bloc is in its second phase of crisis say both analysts and players who are looking for solutions to protect the euro
The net value of Russia's Mail.ru
Shares in Russia's Mail.ru have jumped more than 50 percent from their initial listing price on the London stock exchange, which was already at the top end of its range.