Part II: The Trucking Industry: Transition from Diesel to Natural Gas Is on Deck
The U.S. trucking industry faces major technological disruption – a switch from diesel fuel to natural gas products. This means new – and more expensive – engines and other infrastructure investments. But after a relatively short payback period, substantial fuel savings and environmental advantages offer significant incentives to plunge ahead.
Practical guide to good practice, A : managing environmental and social issues in the accommodations
This guide to good practice in managing environmental and social issues in the accommodations sector was produced by the Tour Operators Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development (TOI). It "provides an overview of ten key environmental and social issues that are critical to the long-term success of the accommodations sector", including examples of what hotels are doing around the world. Links to further information are provided throughout. The 28 page guide can be downloaded as a PDF file i
Osmosis: A Solute and Solvent Love Story
Maybe you've joked about absorbing knowledge through osmosis, but do you really understand what osmosis is all about? The Amoeba Sisters explain the fundamentals of osmosis before walking you through some real world examples. Come learn about the process that can mean life or death for slugs, saltwater fish, and plants!
The second Space symposium- learning spaces
This presentation discusses the various elements that deem enterprise education spaces as fit for purpose
Out of Asia: ancient genome lays to rest origins of Americas' first humans
The genome of a child who died some 12,600 years ago in Montana -- the oldest known human remains from North America -- has been sequenced for the first time. The young boy's genetic blueprint reveals that the Americas' first human inhabitants came from Asia, not Europe, laying to rest a long-standing mystery. Conducted by a consortium of scientists led by the University of Copenhagen and including Drs Andrea Manica, Anders Eriksson and Vera Warmuth at the University of Cambridge, the study is p
College Physics (EHS Selections)
This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. […]
OrganWise Guys Shorts: Don't Eat Cookie Dough
Come learn about health and nutrition with the OrganWise Guys! In this short: kids are taught why it's a bad idea to eat cookie dough. (1min)
24.262 Feeling and Imagination in Art, Science, and Technology (MIT)
This course is a seminar on creativity in art, science, and technology. We discuss how these pursuits are jointly dependent on affective as well as cognitive elements in human nature. We study feeling and imagination in relation to principles of idealization, consummation, and the aesthetic values that give meaning to science and technology as well as literature and the other arts. Readings in philosophy, psychology, and literature are part of the course.
Viewing the SUSIM and SOLSTICE Instruments on UARS
The Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitor, SUSIM, and the Solar-Stellar Irradiance Comparison Experiment, SOLSTICE, measure the suns ultraviolet radiation.
Urbamedia - Development of an urban database of fragments of some Argentinian and Latin-American cit
The proposal of "Urbamedia" is to undertake the development of 3D virtual and interactive models of historical areas of Latin-American cities. The selected zone is the "Mayo Avenue" including the "Mayo Square", an historical place of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina; this project is financed by the National Agency of Scientific and Technological Development of Argentina and the University of Buenos Aires.We are presenting the first experimental model of the "Mayo Square" that has been dev
Ethics of Virtuality? Virtuality of Ethics
This paper addresses issues pertaining to architecture, virtuality and ethics by establishing an interactive, non-linear virtual environment as a tool for investigation into the virtuality of ethics and ethics of virtuality, in the context of architecture. Starting from the assertion that ?Virtual Environment (VE) is a metaphor of Real Environment (RE)?, we test the proposition that suggests ?Ethics of RE can be tested and simulated in VE?. Challenging the notion that sees people reacting to VE
Papers of Park H. Martin, 1935-1958
Park H. Martin was the Executive Director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, serving until his retirement in 1958 and the material largely pertains to Martin's work from 1945-1958.
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
Urban Sprawl Modelling: Combining Models to Make Decision
Urban sprawl is frequently associated with the idea of an unsuitable development, leading to increasing economic, social and environmental problems. Moreover, its control is difficult because multiple patterns (concerning numerous traditional urban planning fields) overlap. In order to understand the sprawl process and to manage its consequences, it must be simplified. The construction of a decision making tool appears then interesting. The GIS-based tool presented here is being developed incoll
Garage Series Live on Demand: New Office real world adoption tips, tricks and secrets shared | The G Catch the 60-minute special, previously recorded live as we are joined by well-known technology analyst, author and journalist, Paul Thurrott and other special guests including early adopter customers and top Office engineers. Don't miss the fun as our adventurous hosts reveal lesser known adoption secrets and much more. Check out a special post-show recap including additional outtake footage from Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte, check out the Office IT Pro blog at Author(s):
Catch the 60-minute special, previously recorded live as we are joined by well-known technology analyst, author and journalist, Paul Thurrott and other special guests including early adopter customers and top Office engineers. Don't miss the fun as our adventurous hosts reveal lesser known adoption secrets and much more.
Check out a special post-show recap including additional outtake footage from Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte, check out the Office IT Pro blog at Author(s):
Is Anybody Listening?
“Innovation” may be the buzz word of the post-crisis world, but getting decision makers at multinational corporations to pay attention to ideas that are new, foreign and at odds with the company’s business model can leave subsidiary managers banging their heads against the wall.
SMU's Community Garden
This video is about SMU's Community Garden, which is a joint project of Perkins School of Theology, and SMU's Facility Services. The garden provides SMU students, faculty, and staff the chance to learn about and tend an organic garden in order to nurture personal and community spiritual growth, and provide locally grown food to Dallas food banks.
21M.250 Schubert to Debussy (MIT)
This course is a survey of developments in Western musical style, 1815-1915. Students will study works by 35 composers, including the romantics: Schubert, Chopin, and Schumann; the post-romantics: Wagner, Verdi, and Brahms; the turn-of-the-centurians: Mahler, Debussy, and Ravel; and the Americans: Gottschalk, Beach, and Joplin. Score-reading ability is beneficial.
This is the website of the Filmmuseum, a film museum based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The museum contains collections on film and film history from the era of silent films, dating from the late 19h century, up to the latest contemporary digital productions. The collection has both Dutch and foreign language titles. The museum hosts film programmes, exhibitions and events, as well as open-air screenings, festivals, theatrical family shows and retrospectives. The museum also has the largest fi
Choral Vespers - 1/23/14
Choral Vespers is held on Thursday evenings at 5:15 p.m. This 30-40 minute candlelight service consists of scripture readings, prayers, and sacred music. The Duke Vespers Ensemble leads the choral portion of the service.