Spending pumps up GDP
Oct 27 - Consumers and businesses helped pump U.S. economic growth in the third quarter by the fastest pace in a year, creating momentum economists hope could carry into the current quarter. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
This video over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East was taken by the crew of Expedition 29 aboard the International Space Station. This sequence of shots was taken on Oct. 6, 2011, from 19:46:23 to 19:58:41 GMT, on an ascending pass from the Sahara Desert to western Kazakhstan. The rust color of the Sahara Desert is the first view in this video.
Jepson Leader-in-Residence Major General Gina Farrisee
Maj. Gen. Gina Farrisee, commander of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command at Ft. Knox, Ky., discusses "Leadership in a Life of Service." A 1978 graduate of the University, Farrisee has a distinguished career that spans more than 30 years and includes a number of military honors. Her appearance is part of the Jepson School's Leader-in-Residence program for 2011-2012. September 26, 2011
Japancast HD Video Episode 112 – Learn Japanese @ Japancast.net
White day, Japanese shortcuts and perfect versus just right! Anime otaku? Love Japan? Hate boring Japanese lessons? Then visit Japancast! Hitomi-sensei has had the #1 rated Japanese video podcast in iTunes for 5 years. We talk about anime, manga, and REAL Japanese, not Japanese for business executives.
Beijing History Lesson: VC2
The Chinese government has slowly been overhauling Beijing to erase any memory of the cities past is the subject of this 3:44 long video. It tells of some of the old culture and how the modern era has impacted it. A good luck into the ancient culture are shown in a visit to a small museum.
Master Fa Qing is a philosopher, calligrapher, and Buddhist monk who believes that calligraphy and other spiritual arts allow us to simplify our lives, opening up a door to happiness in a world where complexity often works against it. (4:28)
Michael Sims: “Nature Looks in the Mirror”
Watch video of science writer Michael Sims speaking about art and nature at Dyer Observatory Oct. 17. Sims’ talk examines mankind’s creative response to nature and the creative process as a natural instinct. Sims, the author of Apollo’s Fire: A Day On Earth In Nature And Imagination and Adam’s Navel: A Natural and Cultural Historykeep reading »
Continuing classical Latin
This unit gives you the opportunity to hear a discussion of the development of the Latin language.
The Legacy of 9/11
Panel discussion from the oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict on The Legacy of 9/11.
None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture
Josh Phillips, journalist, gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series.
Book Launch: State Control over Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflict
Hannah Tonkin, Lawyer at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, gives a talk to launch her new book on State control over private military companies in areas of armed conflict.
The Politics of International Criminal Law
Courtenay Griffiths, Queen's Counsel (Joint-head of Garden Court Chambers), Defence Lawyer for Charles Taylor, gives a talk for the OTJR seminar series.
Fly on a leaf
Flies are insects that eat dead plant and animal material. Their ingestion and digestion of detritus leads to respiration and excretion of important nutrients back into the soil and water.
The importance of trees
Trees are important in many ways. We use them to grow food for us, provide us with building materials, and give us clean air.
Movements in modern science
A major focus of modern science has been on genetics and genome construction.
Learning to classify land plants
There are four main groups of land plants: bryophytes, seedless vascular plants, angiosperms (flowering), and gymnosperms (cone-producing). The four groups are distinguished by structural and reproductive traits.
Roots can grow in multiple directions. Just because this plant was in a cup didn't stop the roots from growing longer and creating individual branches.
Land snails are invertebrates because they do not have a backbone. They are related to water snails, but they do not live in water.
Blood flow though the posterior (tail section) of Danio - note that blood flows toward the tail through a dorsal vessel while blood flows toward the head through a ventral vessel.
Urchins and kelp
The loss of lush kelp forests is attributed to the reduction in sea-otters by hunters. Clearly, reduction of otter populations affects urchin populations and also kelp populations.