4.645 Selected Topics in Architecture: Architecture from 1750 to the Present (MIT)
This class is a general study of modern architecture as a response to important technological, cultural, environmental, aesthetic, and theoretical challenges after the European Enlightenment. It focuses on the theoretical, historiographic, and design approaches to architectural problems encountered in the age of industrial and post-industrial expansion across the globe, with specific attention to the dominance of European modernism in setting the agenda for the discourse of a global modernity at
Volcano Eruptions : How Often Do Volcanoes Erupt?
Volcanoes can erupt only once, but other volcanoes, such as Kilauea, can erupt continuously for almost 30 years. Discover how those who study volcanoes define active volcanoes with help from the chair of a department of environmental studies in this video on volcano eruptions.
Expert: Jack Hall
Bio: Dr. Jack Hall is the department chair in the department of environmental studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Filmmaker: Rendered Communications
What is GLAST? Gamma Rays Part 1
The Universe is home to numerous exotic and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate inconceivable amounts of energy. GLAST will open a new window on this high-energy world. With GLAST, astronomers will have a superior tool to study how black holes, notorious for pulling matter in, can accelerate jets of gas outward at fantastic speeds. Physicists will be able to search for signals of new fundamental processes that are inaccessible in ground-based accelerators and observatories. GLAST's s
Swift and GLAST-Gamma Rays Part 3
What's the difference between the Swift and GLAST satellites? Both missions look at gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), but in different ways. Swift can rapidly and precisely determine the locations of GRBs and observe their afterglows at X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavelengths. GLAST will provide exquisite observations of the burst over the gamma ray spectrum, giving scientists their first complete view of the total energy released in these extraordinary events. Beyond GRB science, GLAST is a multipur
Why study the polar regions?
Why study the polar regions? Hugh Chivers – La Jolla Sciences. He invented a machine to measure the galactic radio noise that comes from our galaxy. The galaxy operates as a fixed radio signal transmitter in space. We are at the poles because the magnetic field of the Earth guides those particles coming from the Sun to the poles of the earth. Run time 02:39.
Island Universes: The Nature and Origin of Galaxies
Prof. Webb describes the basic characteristics of galaxies, outline the methods we use to study them, and highlights some of the main results and open questions in the field of galaxy formation and evolution.
UFOs: The Psychology of a Phenomenon
McGill psychology professor Don Donderi explains how and why he came to study the UFO phenomenon, and describes the chronology of the popular, official, and scientific viewpoint on the matter. He also reviews two UFO cases he has personally investigated.
24.221 Metaphysics: Free Will (MIT)
This course is a study of free will. It explores the main topic through the lenses of the consequence argument, unavoidability, law breaking, libertarianism, the concept of the person, moral responsibility, action, intention, choice, social psychology, and addiction.
Studying for the ACT
In this clip a test prep instructors gives ideas on how to study for the ACT to get a higher score. He give testing advice on studying for the ACT with ACT prep books, which cover a variety of concepts and strategies that give insight into the information covered on the test and general test taking tricks.
SAT Sentence Completions
This video clip will cover sentence completion sentences. The clip explains how to prepare and study SAT vocabulary and strategies for solving SAT sentence completion questions. Visit BulletER for much more help on the SAT.
Learn French - French Color Vocabulary
Each word is introduced in English and French. This is a great way to study new vocabulary words that will build up your proficiency in French.
The Civil War: Technological Conflict
A review of the most important technology developments in the Civil War Era. Not much depth of how these developments changed society, but does show the start of major differences between the North and South. A good video to show prior to a study of the war. It is best used with maps and a compare and contrast assignment about the North and South.
Chimps Show Humanlike Good Will Video
Without having been trained to do so, chimps in a Japanese study helped their fellow apes access elusive juice. The researchers say this adds to evidence that chimps are more similar to humans than previously thought.
Right Handed Chimps
This video refers to the results of a study that show how chimps use the right hand and what that means. The features they share with human beings are mentioned.
14.282 Organizational Economics (MIT)
This course in organizational economics prepares doctoral students for further study in the field. The course introduces the classic papers and some recent research. The material is organized into the following modules: boundaries of the firm, employment in organizations, decision-making in organizations, and structures and processes in organizations. Each class session covers a few leading papers. This course was joint-taught between faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harv
Demography is the study of the characteristics of the human population, such as age, race, and gender. Political scientists use demography to identify and study specific target groups to determine who shows up at the polls versus who does not. In addition, these demographic groups enable political scientists to study voting trends, or what causes people to vote a particular way. Their studies not only yield statistics that can be used to forecast voter turnout in subsequent elections, but they a
Geometry Review of Transformations
This lecture is a review of rotations, reflections, and translations. The instructor uses graph paper to illustrate and explain various types of transformations. The instructor uses a study guide for the examples in his lecture, but it would be fairly easy to use graph paper to follow along with the examples. He also talks about how to correctly name the new transformations.
SAT Prep: Test 2, Section 6, Part 5
Students, improve your math SAT score! The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to model problems. This video is appropriate for high school students. Uses a textbook (the official SAT study guide) commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen.
Introduction to Algebra (Part 1)
This is a lesson on introduction to algebra in three parts. This is part 1. Algebra is the study of calcualatin and unknow value in an equation. Larry explains the basics of algebra using examples of problems on a whiteboard and explains the procedure on how to solve the problems.
All the World is Human Part 3 - Conquistadors
Michael Wood continues his study of the Conquistadors in this BBC video documentary. He goes to different locations of their explorations and narrates their experiences in a way that makes you feel as though you could be there with them. An excellent video.