Dept Seminar: Why do Bayaka Pygmies sing so much?
In this Anthropology Dept seminar (28 January 2011), Dr Jerome Lewis (University College London) examines the place and cultural transmission of music and sound to the Bayaka Pygmies of the Central African Republic and Congo. Includes examples.
Dept Seminar: Heritage, hiking and the eradication of miracles
In this Anthropology Dept seminar (4 February 2011), Dr Ian Reader (University of Manchester) discuss consumerism and the sanitisation of pilgrimage from Shikoku to Santiago.
Will changes to employment law make it easier for firms to take workers on, or will it be an erosion of workers' rights?
Advantage Warfighter: ERDC Research Gives US Forces the Edge
This report from the US Army Research and Development Center describes new technologies that "assist soldiers as they maneuver, deploy, sustain, survive, and train." Advanced techniques and equipment are highlighted in each of these five categories. For example, the Joint Rapid Airfield Construction program, as the name implies, is working on a method of quickly setting up a base for aircraft to land, possibly in unfamiliar territory. Another project is a protective structural system that can be
New HIV Vaccine Holds Promise of Global Effectiveness
This site describes recently launched clinical tests of a new vaccine directed at the three most globally important HIV subtypes, as developed by scientists at the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases.
Drought Resources and Information
The Drought Resources and Information Web site is maintained by the Utah State University Extension Water Resource Issues Team, which was created to "address information needs related to water conservation and quality in agriculture and urban settings." The site provides information on several subjects including landscape irrigation, agricultural water uses, home water conservation, drought and weather monitoring, and more.
National Association of Agricultural Educators
The National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) "seeks to advance agricultural education and promote the professional interests and growth of agriculture teachers as well as recruit and prepare students who have a desire to teach agriculture." In addition to information about membership and the upcoming NAAE Convention, the site features resources and information relating to advocacy. The Advocacy section contains Legislative Alerts, information about communicating with members of Cong
Mission to Mars
This educational module is designed to teach students about models and data collection and analysis using a Mars Mission as an example. The activities in this module require students to gather observations and data and use this to generate a model that illustrates a real object, in this case, the surface topography of a landing site on Mars. This module allows for students to have increasingly sophisticated experiences with this concept as well as an opportunity to utilize science process skills
Quick take on Pheonix Mission to Mars : follow the water
Following water continues to guide exploration even as space is explored find water and you might find life itself. One such mission that is following the water is the Phoenix Mars Lander project. On August 4, 2007, the lander was launched on its 10-month journey to the Red Planet. Phoenix will land on the northern plains of Mars and dig into the soil and water-ice seeking the Martian Holy Grail: water and possible life-supporting conditions.
Efficiency of a water heating system
Students use a watt meter to measure energy input into a hot plate or hot pot used to heat water. The theoretical amount of energy required to raise the water by the measure temperature change is calculated and compared to the electrical energy input to calculate efficiency.
Academic research on student engagement - lost formulae to inspiring students
This paper shows academic tutors take on a multitude of roles in their current positions at university and while teaching is expected, from most, it is often assumed that the tutor will apply appropriate pedagogical tools to convey knowledge to the students. This view is now being challenged as many students are being actively encouraged to voice their views of the teaching and learning experience this paper shows
The Earth rotates through days
The students will be a part of a model showing how the Earth's rotation creates what we see as a sunrise and sunset every twenty-four hours.
Multi System Degeneration - Coordination Exam - Lower Extremities Sub-exam - Patient 6
Patient's speech is difficult to understand; loss of balance (fell off a truck); occasional choking spells, especially if he eats fast; bladder urgency; and slight impairment of memory. The patient returns for a follow-up with his wife. Since the last visit, he reports no significant changes. His speech is unchanged. Balance is the same with occasional falling. He has occasional choking spells, especially if he eats fast. He continues to have bladder urgency and an occasional accident, but he a
A collection of postboxes in postcode IP19
Worksheet describing compass points plus exercises to aid revision of this topic.
2.9 End of section exercise
Are you about to undertake a PhD in science, technology or mathematics? If so, this unit will help you to examine your work processes. You will consider and develop the nature of postgraduate work and look at the planning of work needed at doctoral level.
Diversity of leaves
The diversity of land plants can be seen in the diversity of their leaves. Leaves vary by color, vein arrangement, shape, texture, and thickness.
The Difference Between Feeling and Emotion
Antonio Damasio, noted researcher and professor of neuroscience at USC, talks with The New York Times' David Brooks about emotions and the science of being human. Here, he describes the difference between emotions and feelings and explains why emotions are one of humanity's most important survival mechanisms. (05:09)
2.1 Working through the section
This unit examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of 1755, ‘Of the immortality of the soul’. More generally, they examine some of the shifts in attitude concerning death and religious belief that were taking place in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century, through examination of this and other short essays.