New Research Points to Dinosaurs' Colorful Past
There's new evidence that dinosaurs, once thought to resemble scaly lizards, were in fact fluffy, colorful animals. Curator Mark Norell, who is chair of the Museum's Division of Paleontology and studies important feathered dinosaurs from Liaoning, China, shares his thoughts on the significance of two new studies about fossilized feathers reported in the current issue of Science magazine.
Data show US kept slowing in August
Sept. 15 - A slew of data ranging from regional factory activity to foreclosures to weekly jobless claims show the economic recovery continued to struggle in August and early September. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Stem cell "zoo" could be last refuge for endangered species
Sept. 15 - Stem cell technology is coming to the rescue of the world's endangered animals. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are building what they call a "zoo" of animal stem cells which could be used to repopulate species on the verge of extinction. Ben Gruber reports.
Netflix not cheap enough, still room to fall, says Tarsala
Sept. 15 - Now is not the time to pick up discounted shares of Netflix, says Reuters Quantitative Analyst Mike Tarsala. Earnings misses could batter the Internet film-rental service's stock.
Fighting to the finish in Libya
Sept. 16 - Anti-Gaddafi forces clash with the former leader's supporters in two key strongholds in Libya. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Arctic anthropologist Niobe Thompson takes a journey across the North and a millennium back in time, tracing the origins of the modern Inuit in an extraordinary Arctic Odyssey from Siberia to Greenland. What he discovers along the way overturns our stereotypes of the "peaceful Eskimo" and sheds new light on the first meeting of Asiatic and European settlers in the New World. (42:00)
Living in an era of global terror
In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services. Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and enhanced our standard of living, but the price paid is a reduction in security. As we see a shift towards a de-regulated glo
King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, screenwriter Tony Saint talks about an upcoming BBC drama based on the MPs expe
A Way to Connect
MU President Ashley Barnes and ASOSU President Tonga Hopoi welcome to OSU for the 2011-2012 school year.
A world-first study investigates the impact of humour on dementia patents in nursing homes.
2011-12 Homecoming Court: Jordan Honeysett
Hi, everyone! My name is Jordan Honeysett, and I am honored to represent all of the alumni, students, faculty and staff at Michigan State on Homecoming Court. MSU has presented me with many opportunities to positively impact the world we live in through learning, service and leading. Being a Spartan has changed my life. Go Green! To learn more about Honeysett and the other members of the 2011-12 MSU Homecoming Court, check out the Homecoming Blog: http://alumni.msu.edu/programs/homecoming/blo
Introducing a Triplet Formulation to the Traveling Salesman Problem
Marissa Lawson, Lyon Anderson
The objective of our research is to introduce a new formulation to model the Traveling Salesman Problem, a combinatorial optimization problem.
The Battle of Vienna 1683
The large-scale battle won by Polish-Austrian-German forces lead by King of Poland Jan III Sobieski against the Ottoman Empire army are the subject of this 3:18 long video. There isn't any narration and the music may be a distraction and it can be muted without losing any of the data.
Aid drops to Pakistan flood victims
Sept 19 - Almost a month after monsoon rains triggered floods in southern Pakistan, many towns and villages remain submerged, and the army is dropping emergency rations by helicopter. Nick Rowlands reports.
Loopspelletjes Verschillende loopspelletjes om de conditie, uithouding en reactiesnelheid te verbeteren.
Verschillende loopspelletjes om de conditie, uithouding en reactiesnelheid te verbeteren.
Using composite materials to replace bone
In this podcast, Professor Chris Rudd, Dean of the faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, describes his work with composite materials in the car industry and how it can be applied to the field of medicine. Traditionally, patients who have lost bone in an accident or have had bone removed due to cancer have had to endure two very long and very painful operations. One operation to attach steel plates to the bone, and a second operation once the bone has healed, to remove them. F
This package, written in 1998, has interactive demonstrations of the link between energy levels and thermodynamic properties of molecules and gases. It is intended for third or fourth year undergraduates in the physical sciences. To download, click on View Download and follow the instructions. To uninstall, use the standard Windows option of “Add or Remove Programs”.
Quantitative economics 2
As taught Autumn Semester 2010 The module introduces those statistical methods and concepts most applicable in economics. There are no pre-requisites: In particular, no previous knowledge of statistics will be assumed. The analysis of economic data necessarily proceeds in an environment where there is uncertainty about the processes that generated the data. Statistical methods provide a framework for understanding and characterising this uncertainty. These concepts are most conveniently intro
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,
The Halloween Song Book-Classroom Book Project
This cute video shows a Halloween Classroom Book Project by Mrs. Butkus' class. Young learners will enjoy creating a book like this and learning this "Heidi Songs" Halloween song. The book shows one jack-o-lantern, 2 owls, 3 trick or treaters, 4 cats, and 5 bats. BOO!! (1:27)