Space Biomedical Engineering and Life Support, Fall 2002
Fundamentals of human performance, physiology, and life support impacting engineering design and aerospace systems. Topics include: effects of gravity on the muscle, skeletal, cardiovascular, and neurovestibular systems; human/pilot modeling and human/machine design; flight experiment design; and life support engineering for extravehicular activity (EVA). Case studies of current research are presented. Assignments include a design project, quantitative homework sets, and quizzes emphasizing engi
Animation of the Building of the International Space Station
How did all that stuff get up there? This is a fascinating, silent, animated time line of the International Space Station which is featured on the USA Today website. The time line starts in 1998 and ends in 2010. Though this animation is silent, there are words on the side to explain.
Impact, Concerns and Future of Political Transitions in Latin America
Editor's note: The lecture is in Spanish language. | Having worked for the government from 2000, Carlos Mesa Gisbert was President of Bolivia from 2003 to 2005. His presidency focussed on constitutional reform to increase political representation and participation of citizen groups and indigenous people; Bolivian decentralization; and strengthening relations with other Latin American countries. As an academic and journalist Carlos Mesa has published extensively on the political process in Bolivi
Soul Dust: the magic of consciousness
How is consciousness possible? What biological purpose does it serve? Nicholas Humphrey has a radical new theory. Consciousness, he argues, is nothing less than a magical-mystery show that we stage inside our own heads – paving the way for spirituality, and allowing us to reap the rewards, and anxieties, of living in the 'soul niche'. Nicholas Humphrey is emeritus professor of psychology at LSE. His many books include A History of the Mind, Leaps of Faith and, most recently, Soul Dust. This le
The Nobel Lecture: Equilibrium in the Labour Market with Search Frictions
Christopher Pissarides was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Sciences in 2010 (jointly with Peter Diamond and Dale Mortensen) for their work on the economics of unemployment, especially job flows and the effect of being out of work. Christopher Pissarides is professor of economics at LSE and holder of the Norman Sosnow Chair in Economics. | Content Copyright: © The Nobel Foundation 2010.
Children of the New Democracy
The transition to democracy in South Africa brought real improvements in the opportu
How do you Feel? The Origins of Emotions
This course first explores the links between
The Growth of Cryptography
It’s not every day that Euclid appears in public with “Alice and Bob,” but in a lecture spanning a few thousand years, Ronald Rivest summons these and other notables in his history of cryptography. While citing milestones of code-making and breaking, Rivest also brings his audience up to date on the latest systems f
Economic Policy Challenges: Microeconomics and Regulation
Given its contributions to policy and practice in such key sectors as health care, industrial organization and technological innovation, and energy and the environment, microeconomics may not be getting the kind of respect, or at least attention, it deserves, these panelists suggest.
The field helped “produce a revolution in antitru
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The website "United States Holocaust Memorial Museum" introduces America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, which serves as the country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. The site is an amazing and extensive resource which provides a comprehensive history of the Holocaust. Whilst the emphasis is mainly on the Jewish experience from 1933-1945, the persecution and extermination of other groups such as homos
Do You See What I See?
Video by: Tom Schilling
Learning to make scientific images with the atomic force microscope (AFM) can be one of the most exciting aspects of becoming a full-time researcher. The pressure to work independently, get results, interpret visual data, and make new claims, however, can quickly turn the joy of exploration into work, stress, controversy, and in some cases, a struggle for professional survival. "Do You See What I See?" explores the making of the modern mate
Why the Confederacy Lost: The Experiences of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia
Watch video of the talk, “Why the Confederacy Lost: The Experiences of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.” Joseph Glatthaar, the Stephenson Distinguished Professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spoke Feb. 8, 2011, as part of a College of Arts and Science-sponsored series of lectures about the Civilkeep reading »
Winter Field Lab: Pond Hydrology
This field activity may be implemented during late winter or early spring when things have not quite thawed. From a frozen pond, students collect bathymetric data, measure water temperature and conductivity, locate ground-water inputs, and extract a sediment core. Back in the lab, they make hand and computer-contoured bathymetric maps, temperature and conductivity cross-sections, and run visual-core log, loss-on-ignition, and magnetic susceptibility tests. Then they draw conclusions about water
Texas Instruments Classroom Activities from US and Canada
This site has teacher-developed activities that incorporate Texas Instrument (TI) technology into the classroom. Links to activities, teacher resources, and supplemental materials are provided. Access to activities is free and a lot of the material is available as pdf downloads.
3.3.2 Advice on reading and understanding academic texts
Even if you feel confident using English in everyday situations, studying in English at higher education level might present extra challenges. This unit provides an opportunity for you to reflect on your English language skills through a series of academic exercises.
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