National Teacher of the Year Visits Ole Miss
Michelle Shearer, the high school chemistry teacher selected as the National Teacher of the Year, recently talked with Ole Miss education majors and gave them some advice on how to be great teachers.
Spider-Man and the Decay Rate Algorithm
In Sony Picture's upcoming film, "The Amazing Spider-Man," you'll find some real and interesting science behind Peter Parker and his webs. University of Minnesota professor Jim Kakalios served as the science consultant on the new film, giving the filmmakers a factual perspective on the physics of wall crawling and the tensile strength of spider's webbing. In addition, Kakalios contributed an equation called the Decay Rate Algorithm, which is at the center of a few major plot points throughout th
Eastman Celebrates the Music of Gil Evans: Part One
Click on this link to view part two of this piece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxyRZ5UG2JE The Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra's Gil Evans Centennial Celebration is the result of a three year collaboration between New York City based producer Ryan Truesdell and the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dave Rivello. Ryan and Dave have a friendship going back a number of years, as well as a mutual love of the music of Gil Evans, from his early arrangements for the Claude Thornhill Orches
Convocation June 15, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
Convocation ceremony for School of Nursing and the Medical Radiation Sciences Program. Order a DVD of this ceremony for $19.99 at http://www.bookstore.mcmaster.ca/
Convocation June 11, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
Convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Humanities and the Arts & Science Program. Order a DVD of this ceremony for $19.99 at http://www.bookstore.mcmaster.ca/Convocation
Healthcare: Battle won, but more to come
Harvard School of Public Health analysts probe the importance of the Supreme Court ruling upholding national health care, and explain the law's next challenge: the November election.
Science Bulletins: 125,000 Gorillas Discovered in Congo
A survey of 47,000 square kilometers of forest and swampland in northern Congo has revealed a previously unknown population of endangered western lowland gorillas. The estimated tally of 125,000 gorillas in this region doubles previous counts of this subspecies of gorilla. The results of the survey, which was led by teams from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the government of the Republic of Congo, may propel the establishment of a new protected area in the region.
The Chi-Square Distribution: Test for Homogeneity
The Test for Homogeneity is used to make a conclusion about whether two populations have the same distribution. To calculate the test statistic for a test for homogeneity, follow the same […]
Al Seckel, a cognitive neuroscientist, explores the perceptual illusions that fool our brains. Loads of eye tricks help him prove that not only are we easily fooled, we kind of like it. Seckel explores how eye tricks can reveal the way the brain processes visual information.
Science in Focus: Energy: Workshop 3. Transfer and Conversion of Energy
Change happens when energy is transferred or converted. In this session, examine conversion between potential and kinetic energy. Through examples, see how events that involve a small amount of energy can trigger much larger events.,This segment explores the question "What happens when energy is converted from one form to another?" by visiting classrooms as well as interviewing students and scientists.
Matisse, Luxe, Calme et Volupté, 1904 - Smart History at Khan Academy
NOTE: Female Nudity. Henri Matisse, Luxe, calme et volupté, 1904, oil on canvas, 37 x 46 inches (Museé d'Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. (03:26)
Painted while the artist stayed with the pointillist painter, Signac, at his home in Saint-Tropez on the Côte d'Azur. Matisse's title comes from Charles Baudelaire's poem, L'invitation au voyage (Invitation To A Voyage) from his collection, The Flowers of Evil. Luxe, calme e
After Copenhagen: Change Politics, not the Climate
Pam Giddy, director of Power 2010, gives a talk for the 2010 Oxford Climate Forum.
Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental Applications, Fall 2003
Covers computational and data analysis techniques for environmental engineering applications. First third of subject introduces MATLAB and numerical modeling. Second third emphasizes probabilistic concepts used in data analysis. Final third provides experience with statistical methods for analyzing field and laboratory data. Numerical techniques such as Monte Carlo simulation are used to illustrate the effects of variability and sampling. Concepts are illustrated with environmental examples and
Learn about the Sun ...with Poetry! 06 MITEC Large Scale Energy Decisions under Great Uncertainty Northeastern Fight Song - Orientation Session 3
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06 MITEC Large Scale Energy Decisions under Great Uncertainty
Northeastern Fight Song - Orientation Session 3