Israeli bird radar technology promises clear skies for pilots
Dec. 28 - The Israeli airforce is using bird tracking radar technology to ensure safe aviation over Israeli skies, one of the busiest junctions of avian migration routes world-wide. In the past 25 years, 10 airforce planes have crashed in collisions with migrating birds, but the new system, developed at Tel Aviv University can now tell pilots where the birds will be in real time. Joanne Nicholson reports.
Tehran talks tough
Jan 4 - Iran threatens action if the U.S. Navy moves an aircraft carrier back into the Gulf. Paul Chapman reports.
Human Tube, A
Against a background of high-rises and rubble, the image of a young man running across an empty lot is repeated. A sense of urgency builds. Buildings explode and crumble to the ground. A hand-held camera surveys the moving ground. Images are blurred, erased, distorted, replaced, and repeated to create this dramatic short work by Paul Garrin. Dramatic electronic music was composed and performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto.The piece is approximately five minutes in length and was broadcast as a segment of
Lights, Camera, Action!
This lesson is designed to introduce students to the role immigration has played in building our country. Through literature and hands-on activities, students will explore the difficulties that have confronted newcomers to the United States. Students will also construct an interview with a character from a story, then videotape the presentation.
Earth Today 1998
The ability to see Earth from space has forever changed our view of the planet. We are now able to look at the Earth as a whole, and observe how its atmosphere, oceans, land masses, and life interact as global systems. Earths atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere are dynamic, changing on timescales of days, minutes, or even seconds. Monitoring the Earth in near real time allows us to get an up to date picture of conditions on our planet. More SVS visualizations for the Earth Today ex
Nicolaus Copernicus, an astronomer who believed the the sun was the center of the solar system is the subject of this two minute video This contradicted church teachings at the time, which said that the Earth was the center of the solar system. Nicolaus Copernicus was a
leading figure in the Renaissance and contributed to what we know about the solar system today and makes a good one to view to teach students about the importance of observation, the impact of the Church on science,
Inside a Pred’s Coach’s Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery
When the Nashville Predators take the ice—it’s all about strength, precision and teamwork. But when a beloved former coach with the Preds started feeling the harsh symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease—he turned to a team here at Vanderbilt. Coach Brent Peterson allowed VUCast’s Carole Bartoo and Mike Todd inside the operating room to witness his deepkeep reading »
Personality Part II
Luminary Awards Banquet Part 2
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Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz: Challenges of global health
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 24 November 2011. The lecture is chaired by Dr Ron Zimmern, Chairman of the Foundation for Genomics and Population Health, and introduced by Dr Rebecca Lingwood, Director of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge. Please note that the lecture proper begins at the 4:05 minute point in the video.
This video clip contains the meeting of two very diverse cultures, the Spanish and the Aztecs. Upon arrival the Spaniards were taken aback by the well developed city of the Aztecs. The Spaniards eventually realized the weaknesses of the Aztecs, for example, their lack of weapons, and eventually take control and conquer the Aztecs. (1:28)
Warren G. Harding's Presidency
In this video clip learn more about Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States and find out why many Americans thought that he wasn't fit to be president. (1:51
Politicizing Law, Judicializing Politics: A Realist Approach to Comparative Constitutionalism
This lecture by Professor Ran Hirschl explores the strengths and weaknesses of studying comparatively the socio-political foundations of constitutions and constitutional institutions worldwide. The past few decades have seen a sweeping convergence to constitutional supremacy and a corresponding increase in the political importance of constitutional courts worldwide. This trend is widely perceived as a reflection of progressive social or political change, or simply as the result of societies' or
Cómo empezó la Segunda Guerra Mundial - en español
Una de las causas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial fueron las ideologías
totalitarias, como el nazismo en Alemania, el fascismo en Italia o el
comunismo en Rusia. (4:30)
Finding the Hypotenuse
The hypotenuse of a right triangle is the side that is opposite of its right angle. Sometimes we have problems that ask us to find the missing hypotenuse of a right triangle. This video describes how to use the Pythagorean theorem to find the hypotenuse, but only when the length measure of the two legs is known. (1:16)
Advances in nanotechnology
In this podcast, Professor Moriarty discusses nanotechnology, and how it has led to a convergence of the traditional sciences. He talks about the commercial applications of nanotechnology such as hard disk technology in laptops, stain free materials and fabrics, self-cleaning windows and advanced water filtration. He also touches on some of the myths about nanotechnology as well as some of the real dangers of Nanotechnology and the steps governments are taking to regulate it. Professor Moriart
Woordsoorten : Werkblad In dit werkblad staan oefeningen over de woordsoorten: zelfstandige naamwoorden, werkwoorden, lidwoorden, bijvoeglijke naamwoorden.
In dit werkblad staan oefeningen over de woordsoorten: zelfstandige naamwoorden, werkwoorden, lidwoorden, bijvoeglijke naamwoorden.
Tour Oklahoma's Marland Estate
Steel and oil tycoon, E.W Marland spent over five millions dollars building and decorating a house that he only lived in for thirty days in Ponca, Oklahoma. Marland was forced out of his own company, and never lived in the main house again. In this video clip, take a look at the Marland Estate. (3:53)
From the UNIVAC to Web 2.0: Politics, Computers and the Making of a 21st Century Presidency
[Recorded: May 9, 2012] What we are seeing in the world is the balance of power shifting. The old rules just don't always apply anymore and a lot of the new rules are being written by people that don't even know they are writing them. Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook Digital Life Design Conference Keynote January 24, 2012 Dateline: November 4, 1952: UNIVAC Predicts an Eisenhower Win! Sixty years ago this November, public opinion polls gave the 1952 Presidential election to Ad
Oregon Stater Honoree: Richard Braatz
Each year, the College of Engineering at Oregon State University honors outstanding alumni and friends with the Oregon Stater Awards for their contributions to the engineering profession and to Oregon State University. Several of the 2012 honorees offered words of wisdom to the next generation of engineers.