This video clip from "Where Did It Come From?" explores the origins of the Temple of Chichen Itza, a Mayan pyramid in modern-day Mexico that features several unique features, including an echo designed to sound like a bird call. (4:35)
Learn Japanese Grammar Video - Absolute Beginner #14 - Using Particles
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Welcome to JapanesePod101.com’s Learn Japanese Grammar Video Series-Absolute Beginner. Over twenty-five video lessons, we will teach you the absolute essentials of Japanese grammar using a powerful combination of audio and video. Each audio grammar explanation is enhanced with motion graphics so you can follow along visually every step of the way. [...]
Enhancing the B2B customer journey at RS components
David Tarrant, Global Technical Community Manager, talks about how RS components has addressed the issue of engaging engineers with social media threough the creation of a sub brand and demonstrating the value of that social activity through various metrics. Part of the Cranfield Customer Management Forum Guest Speaker Series: http://bit.ly/9UuSf9
Global Cohort: Elsa Rosyidah
Elsa Rosyidah from Indonesia talks Feb. 2, 2012, about the U.S. Department of State and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurship Partnership Global Cohort at Thunderbird School of Global Management. http://www.thunderbird.edu
Dealing with doctrines: time to outlaw nuclear weapon use?
Achieving an end-state of "zero" has emerged as an important policy goal for a number of 21st Century challenges. The most prominent example is the "Global Zero" campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. To stand any chance of getting near to zero, nuclear weapons must be marginalised in military and security doctrines. That means creating international norms and, if feasible, agreements that until nuclear weapons are universally prohibited by treaty, their use will be treated as a crime against hu
Center for Trades and Energy Training - Articulation Signing 2/29/12
Articulation Agreement Signing with College of Southern Maryland and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association.
Center for Trades and Energy Training - Articulation Signing 2/29/12 - Mary Krug's Remarks
Mary Krug, Board of Trustee Chair of the College of Southern Maryland, remarks regarding the Articulation Agreement Signing with College of Southern Maryland and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association.
ENGAGE at CCA: 826 Valencia
Spring 2012 at 826 Valencia, San Francisco CCA Writing and Literature chair Aimee Phan and students collaborated with 826 Valencia to mentor students from John O'Connell High School of Technology in essay writing, in preparation for a book release. ENGAGE at CCA acts as a hub to connect CCA students and faculty with a world outside the classroom by using creative practices to solve pressing social needs.
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Puna Flamingo--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a Puna Flamingo in its natural environment. The puna flamingo has the unmistakable long neck and legs, and a distinctive down-curved bill characteristic of all flamingo species. The flamingo holds its long neck straight in flight and calls with a nasal honking sound. This species is unique among flamingos as it lacks the hind toe. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world conne
"Venezuela Speaks!" (audio)
For the last decade, Venezuela’s “Bolivarian Revolution” has captured international attention. Poverty, inequality, and unemployment have all dropped, while health, education, and living standards have seen a commensurate rise. Venezuela Speaks! is the real, bottom-up account of the country's bloodless uprising and reorganization. Co-editor Carlos Martinez will explain how the stories in Venezuela Speaks! offer a different perspective than that of the international mainstream media, which
PSYC 105-02, Intelligence and Creativity, Fall 1998
The purpose of this course is to provide you with an introductory overview of the current theoretical issues and empirical research concerning intelligence. Lectures and class discussions will enable you to: (1) gain a better understanding of how psychologists are currently thinking about intelligence, and (2) appreciate the range of positions and perspectives that surround many of controversial issues that will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the educational, societal, and political
Ancient Chinese Space Travel
On Discovery Channel's "Massive Engines," host Chris Barrie explains how Ancient Chinese official Wan Hu attempted to travel to space using a chair, a kite and 47 fire arrows. (0:49)
Questions of analysis and interpretation, logical reasoning, ethical judgement, political liberty and social control: Law at Cambridge allows undergraduates to see law in its historical and social contexts, and to examine its general principles and techniques. Although our course is primarily concerned with English law, there are opportunities to study other legal systems, including civil (Roman) law, EU law, and international law. You can also study theoretical and sociological aspects of law
Uxor Vivamus by Dick Davis (poetry reading)
One of the best modern love poems. Uxor means beloved or wife, Vivamus means let us live...it's a quotation from Ausonius, a poet of the fourth-century the original is here: http://www.forumromanum.org/literature/ausonius_epigrammata.html "Uxor vivamus ut viximus et teneamus nomina, quae primo sumpsimus in thalamo;"...etc. Translation: "Wife, let us live as we have lived, Nor lose the little names that were the first night's grace, And never come the day that sees us old, I still your lad, a
Curie Point of Iron A piece of iron is suspended with a copper wire at the height of one pole of a magnet. At first the iron is attracted to the magnet. The iron is then heated with a torch and eventually falls from the magnet. As the iron cools it will again be attracted to the magnet.
A piece of iron is suspended with a copper wire at the height of one pole of a magnet. At first the iron is attracted to the magnet. The iron is then heated with a torch and eventually falls from the magnet. As the iron cools it will again be attracted to the magnet.
The science of sports performance and injury prevention
Dr James Bilzon discusses sports science research
As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Dragonflies Draw Flame by Gerard Manley Hopkins (poetry reading)
Published in 1918, this sonnet is in Sprung Rhythm, which was invented by the poet. There are alternatives to lines 9 and 10 Then I say more: the just man justices; Keeps grace and that keeps all his goings graces; The poem means that it's so neat and wonderful that everything has its own special qualities and purpose, created by the engineering of God. Voltaire ridiculed this idea - mostly targeting Leibnitz - saying "All's for the best in this best of all possible worlds" and pointing o
It's called Resilience: The Tayloe Murphy Center at Darden
The Tayloe Murphy Center forms alliances with communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia that are facing challenging economic conditions. Some might broad-brush these localities that face daunting circumstances — high unemployment rates, poverty and sluggish economic growth — as past their prime. Not accepting this characterization, the Tayloe Murphy Center assists partner communities in making crucial investments — educational, institutional, infrastructural — intended to spur economic
Crony Capitalism Revisited (Is Keynesianism What We Think It Is?)
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