LSE perspectives on the sovereign debt crisis [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Jon Danielsson, Dr Bob Hancke, Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, Professor Dimitri Vayanos | The panellists will each outline their analysis of the crisis, with particular emphasis on the Eurozone, and debate how it could be resolved. Their different academic backgrounds and views ranging from Political Economy to Financial Economics will provide for a wide-ranging and lively discussion set against LSE's customary sharp analysis. Dr Jon Danielsson is a reader at the Department of Finance
First manned-flight of a multicopter -- the toy that grew up
Nov. 7 - The developers of a new kind of helicopter with 16 propellers are celebrating its first ever manned flight. Multicopters began life as toys but could become an economical and safe way of flying in the future. Stuart McDill reports.
Woodpeckers may hold key to future road safety
Nov. 7 - Chinese scientists claim to have cracked the secret behind the age-old question of why the woodpecker seems to be headache-proof. The bird gets its name from the way it feeds - violently hammering its beak into the bark of trees in order to extract insects buried inside. But the scientists believe it's methods have real-world application for people as well. Rob Muir reports.
Inventing the Submarine
The first combat submarine was invented as a vehicle to transport underwater bombs. Jerry Roberts of the Connecticut River Museum tells the story of an intrepid American inventor.
Tomas and the Library Lady
This video includes images, text, and narration for the story Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora. The book is listed on the corestandards.org website as a text exemplar for grades K-1.
Northeastern Professor Jeffrey Juris discusses Occupy Wall Street LIVE - 11/09/11 @12pm
"3Qs Live" brings you a dynamic exchange of ideas - taking the conversation beyond the classroom. Join Northeastern's top researchers, noted experts and the newsmakers themselves for an online discussion of some the world's most important news stories. As an associate professor of anthropology in Northeastern's College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Jeffrey Juris is an expert on social movements, protests, youth culture and globalization, and often studies protests by embedding himself with
Birdcall Identification: Bird Choice
Explains bird choice for a project in which matched filters and spectrographic analysis were used to identify birdcalls.
Starfall's excellent interactive treatment given to the letter "E e", with emphasis on the sound of the letter. Several examples and very clear pronunciation.
Dignity of the Human Person
What is "human dignity"? How important is it? What is its origin? Six distinguished scholars, in an informal conversation, probe the meaning of human dignity from a variety of historical, philosophical, religious, medical and social perspectives. For speaker biographies, captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5294.
Space Shuttle Columbia News
The official US gateway to all government information, FirstGov.gov, has compiled a number of informative links that chronicle the February 2003 Shuttle Columbia disaster. Visitors can read President Bush's address to the nation regarding Columbia and its crew; review the latest information from NASA about the Shuttle mission, crew, and current investigation; and discover how the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency are assisting in the shuttle recovery and
Database of Ship Collisions with Icebergs
As part of the Institute for Marine Dynamics of the National Research Council Canada, Database of Ship Collisions with Icebergs is written and managed by Brian T. Hill. The database contains 560 incidents and "concentrates on iceberg collisions in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland and Labrador but does include a few incidents further north, around Greenland, and also in the fiords of Alaska." The database loads onto one page but is linked to various categories, including a chronological listin
Geophysical Studies of the Las Vegas Urban Corridor
The Geophysical Studies of the Las Vegas Urban Corridor Area are part of an integrated effort to "geologically characterize the seismic hazards, water resources, and crustal structure of this rapidly growing urban corridor" by the USGS. The informational Web site contains a gravity map of the Las Vegas region, an aeromagnetic map, and a publications link with a list of over a dozen references. Seven of these publications are freely available for download with titles such as "Aeromagnetic Survey
National Estuaries Day
Get the most out of National Estuaries Day (October 5, 2002) by visiting this Web site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Follow a link to Estuary Live!, which offers online interactive fieldtrips through a number of estuaries around the nation. Guided tours of eight estuaries will be webcast live October 3 and 4, supplemented by videos from a number of other estuaries. Internet participants "will have an opportunity to see the fascinating creatures that make estuar
Paul Bourke of the Astrophysics and Supercomputing department at Swinburne University of Technology is the author of this massive resource on fractals and chaos. He gives examples of many different kinds and classes of fractals, including the Mandelbrot set and various attractors; and brief explanations accompany each one. A substantial introduction to fractals covers the underlying principles and connection to chaos theory. Many stunning, high resolution fractal image galleries show elaborate p
Microsystems Technology Laboratories' Annual Report 2002
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Microsystems Technology Laboratories (last reviewed in the March 15, 2000 Scout Report for Science and Engineering) has its annual report for 2002 available online. The report is actually a very large collection of research abstracts, giving a thorough overview of the lab's latest work. Documents are divided into eleven general topics, including Microelectromechanical Devices, Quantum-Effect Devices, Submicron and Nanometer Structures, and Optoelectron
Created by the Institute for Molecular Virology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this Web site offers high quality virus images that may be used for seminar presentations or any other noncommercial use. Users can choose from American Society for Virology conference poster images, enhanced EM pictures, and images of virology-related book and journal covers. Images may be searched by virus name; the results page will provide links to summary information from the Protein Data Bank and to the
Chernobyl Forum: Forum Sharpens Focus on Human Consequences of Chernobyl Accident.
Following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, a concrete sarcophagus was built to enclose the remnants of the destroyed reactor. Now, nearly seventeen years later, engineers are faced with a new problem: the sarcophagus is literally falling apart. This site discusses events and topics of the February 2003 international forum on Chernobyl. Several documents are included on the site, including retrospectives and health analyses.
Vision Systems Design
Vision Systems Design is a magazine that provides comprehensive information and analyses about "machine-vision and imaging components, boards, assemblies, software, and systems." Its online version is free and has many Web-exclusive features available. For example, Back to Basics is a series of technical articles about a certain topic; the February 2003 issue has articles on FireWire interfaces, infrared systems used to increase vehicle safety, and much more. Technology news and industry trends
Gender and Science Digital Library
A new project from the Gender & Diversities Institute and the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, the Gender and Science Digital Library (GSDL) is a major initiative to create an interactive digital library of high quality gender and science resources. The library will assist K-12 educators in providing equitable science education by raising awareness of the effects that gender has on learning science and sharing teaching methods to address gender differences. The site is currently seeking educat
The Solar Decathlon
In October 2002, teams of students from universities around the US competed in the Solar Decathlon, an eleven-day event that challenges the participants "to design, build, and operate the most effective and efficient solar-powered house." The Solar Decathlon homepage features information about the contest, the different designs, and the experiences of each team. Contestants also share their insight into energy conservation and solar power by providing some tips for consumers. An especially inter