Seaglider goes forth
Arctic sea ice reached a record low extent in summer 2007 and its thickness the following winter also decreased. Researchers are keen to figure out what's behind the melt and are concerned that climate change might be to blame.
Satellites and acid oceans
With climate change and the talks in Copenhagen dominating the news right now, we find out how satellites have revolutionised our understanding of climate change.
Climate change special
As the world talks global warming, we go to one of the chilliest places in Europe - the British Antarctic Survey's (BAS) ice core store - to find out what evidence there is for manmade climate change.
Geoengineering, wind and sea squirts
This week we talk to two researchers about the technological solutions some scientists say we might have to use to tackle climate change.
Energy Puppet: An Ambient Awareness Interface for Home Energy Consumption
The Energy Puppet is an ambient display device that provides peripheral awareness of energy consumption for individual home appliances. The display produces different ?pet-like? behavioral reactions according to energy use patterns of the appliances to give homeowners an indication of their energy consumption status. The puppet would raise its ?arms? in victory to display normal consumption rate, or its ?eyes? would change color to red and ?roar? to warn the homeowners when the specific applianc
The fascinating phenomenon of superconductivity and its potential applications have attracted the attention of scientists, engineers and businessmen. Intense research has taken place to discover new superconductors, to understand the physics that underlies the properties of superconductors, and to develop new applications for these materials. In this unit you will read about the history of superconductors, taking a brief look at their properties. You will also learn about modelling the propertie
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Food and Nutritional Sciences. Dept. University of Reading Typographic Terms 1 Springs Change Engagement Comparative Study: Final Report Global Climates and Seasons. A Look at Temperature and Precipitation Reclaiming the Moral Life of Philanthropy 3.3 Summary of Section 5 11.540J Urban Transportation Planning (MIT) Art and Ecology After the execution. Business School Annual Lecture 2009 - Every Cloud has a Silver Lining Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology: Forecast ENSO Conditions Mount Everest Deaths
The website of the Dept of Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Reading provides details of first and higher degree studies, and research projects in food science and technology, biotechnology applications, nutrition and c
Jennifer Egger is faculty at Otis College of Art and Design. She teaches Typography in the Digital Media Department. This video represents the very basics of learning about typography, the vocabulary of typography.
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
This resource is a research study into how schools engage with change. The study explores the nature of change management and factors which promote or hinder effective change management within the school sector from the perspective of teachers, teaching assistants and school leadership teams. It also compares the school sector with the health, local government and police sector with regards to how they deal with change and examine lessons that can be learned from these sectors. The resource is t
Several factors affect a region's climate and the number and types of seasons it experiences. Here students explore colorful animations of annual changes in temperature and precipitation.
Gara LaMarche believes the nation’s charitable organizations have lost “moral clarity,” growing more concerned with “the fix, the intervention, than about reasons for doing or caring about what is right.”
After many decades laboring in large, private foundations, LaMarche has an intimate perspective on this dr
This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced
The history, policy, and politics of urban transportation are discussed in this class. Also covered are the role of the federal government, the "highway revolt" and public transit in the auto era, using analytic tools for transportation planning and policy analysis. The class then explores the contribution of transportation to air pollution and climate change, land use and transportation interactions, together with issues with bicycles, pedestrians, and traffic calming. Examples used in the clas
Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use this lesson to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. It also addresses the roles students can take in caring for the environment. Students will look at paintings that represent cool temperate, warm temperate,
The climate of repression established in the name of wartime security during World War I continued after the war as the U.S. government persecuted communists, Bolsheviks, and reds." Caught up in this "Red Scare
Following a very successful career that saw him lead a number of well-known business ventures, such as PizzaExpress and bookshop chain Borders, Luke Johnson became Chairman of Channel 4 Television Corporation in January 2004. In this presentation, Luke Johnson draws on his own experience as an entrepreneur to discuss the business of risk. How does risk affect us today in our lives? Hear from the man who has ridden through his fair share of storms in the business world and who has lived through t
The site includes easily understood El Nino and La Nina forecasts. The forecasts are summaries of the Australian National Climate Centre's opinion regarding the outputs from various reputable oceanic or coupled ocean/atmosphere forecast models. NCC's interpretation may not necessarily be the same as the organizations producing the model output. Readers are therefore encouraged to follow the hyperlinks to the various institutions listed in the table. Some of the models are regarded as experimenta
A two minute video that deals with those who died the climbing the Mount Everest, in Tibet. A brief history of the people who climbed the peak and those who died. At best this is a video to show about the risk taking and possible rewards as well as preparation and challenges.
Change Engagement Comparative Study: Final Report
Global Climates and Seasons. A Look at Temperature and Precipitation
Reclaiming the Moral Life of Philanthropy
3.3 Summary of Section 5
11.540J Urban Transportation Planning (MIT)
Art and Ecology
After the execution.
Business School Annual Lecture 2009 - Every Cloud has a Silver Lining
Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology: Forecast ENSO Conditions
Mount Everest Deaths