A self-study workshop to review and/or learn a wide range of Unix tools, including shell scripts, awk, lex, yacc, grep etc. This course did not give grades. It was strictly pass or incomplete.
Therapod Fossil Hunt Dispatch
This five-part online article reports on the finding of a dromaeosaur fossil, the best specimen to date to show that feathers existed long before modern birds and flight. Part 1 includes: It All Started with Feathers, A Path Shrouded in Mystery, and International Collaboration. Part 2 has The Short Email and A Coat of Feathers. Part 3 includes: An Initial Hypothesis and Is It Authentic? The Analysis Begins. Part 4 has The Examination and Description Marathon, A Feathered What?, and Feathers, Fea
Bio Viz: Congo River
Our innovative Science Bulletins include interactive data visualizations that offer a satellite's-eye view of changes in the biosphere. Published in June 2006, this Bio Viz takes a look at one way land cover maps are helping scientists study fish species.
Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries
This Web site, created to complement the Museum's Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries exhibit, offers a virtual visit to the Museum, complete with text, photos, video clips, audio interviews, and more. The site takes an in-depth look at modern paleontology and today's advanced technology.
Overview of the uses of the electromagnetic spectrum in daily and military life. Many nations around the world, including the United States, are facing a challenge regarding the use of the electromagnetic spectrum. Wireless devices in our modern world work because of a powerful resource called the electromagnetic spectrum. The spectrum includes radio waves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet light, x-rays, gamma rays, and cosmic rays. Countless examples are given of things in our world tha
Overpaid Airline Execs? Plus, Christian Parenti and Bishop Jefferts Schori
Beginning to trade on the NYSE last week, Northwest airlines dodged the bankruptcy bullet. But while a $1.4 billion a year cut in labor expenses have ensured lower costs, why are airline executives still executives still flying high on salaries, stock options and benefits while workers and retirees see cuts in pay and compensation? Then, with heated debate looming large over progress reports and withdrawal deadlines for Iraq, what's next for Afghanistan? Journalist Christian Parenti, just ba
Rachel Carson's legacy.
Forty-five years after the publication of Rachel Carson's landmark book Silent Spring, which launched the modern environmental movement, her disturbing story of how toxic chemicals were poisoning the earth still resonates. But who was Rachel Carson? And what can the ferocious debate she started and the vicious attacks she endured tell us about environmentalism in the 21st century? Bill Moyers Journal looks at the life and legacy of Rachel Carson through an extraordinary portrayal of her in a o
What is 'Earth System Science?'
This is a NASA Connect segment explaining Earth System Science. The video also explores how modern technology studies the many different areas of Earth System Science. (06:32)
Battle in Sadr City
Just back from being under fire in Sadr City this week, award-winning journalist leila Fadel, Baghdad Bureau Chief for McClatchy, gives viewers on-the-ground analysis of the latest events and close-up look at the state of the war. And, Bill Moyers talks with Marth Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of law and Ethics at University of Chicago, about church and state, and her newest book, lIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE: IN DEFENSE OF AMERICA'S TRADITION OF RElIGIOUS EQUAlITY.
Reverend Jeremiah Wright
Bill Moyers interviews the Reverend Jeremiah Wright in his first broadcast interview with a journalist since he became embroiled in a controversy for his remarks and his relationship with Barack Obama. Wright, who retired in early 2008 as pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where Senator Obama is a member, has been at the center of controversy for comments he made during sermons, which surfaced in the press in March.Author(s):
Inequality in America.
While many Americans are working harder for less money and paying more for everyday items like gas and food, the rich are getting richer. Bill Moyers Journal analyzes the growing inequality gap on the ground in los Angeles where recently union workers marched to bring attention to how they are getting squeezed out of the shrinking middle class. Bill Moyers also interviews Steve Fraser, historian and author of Wall Street: America's Dream Palace, about the modern parallels and differences to th
Rage on the Radio
What happens when America's airwaves fill with hate? Bill Moyers Journal takes a tough look at the hostile industry of "Shock Jock" media with a hard-hitting examination of its effects on our nation's political discourse. The Journal traveled to Knoxville, where a recent shooting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church has left the pastor asking what role hateful speech from popular right-wing media personalities may have played in the tragedy. Also, NEWSDAY's les Payne and ON T
Sam Tanenhaus; Bill Fletcher and Michael Zweig
Digging deep into the roots and evolution of the American conservative movement, Sam Tanenhaus talks with Bill Moyers about why he believes that conservatism is dead and how it might yet come back to life. Tanenhaus is the editor of both THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW and the Week in Review section of the TIMES. And, with public support for labor unions at its lowest point in 70 years, Bill Moyers talks with experts Bill Fletcher, co-author of SOlIDARITY DIVIDED: THE CRISIS IN ORGANIZED lABOR AN
Bill Moyers sits down with NYU president and modern renaissance man John Sexton for a wide-ranging conversation about God, baseball, and the importance of thoughtful discourse in society. Previously a champion debate coach and scholar of religion and law, Sexton discusses his unique take on theology, contemporary politics, and the evolving role of universities throughout the world. Born to a struggling Catholic family in Brooklyn, John Sexton still teaches undergraduates in addition to his wor
Depiction of terrorism in film and television
In this podcast, Professor Roberta Pearson from the School of American and Canadian Studies, discusses the fictional representation of terrorism in modern day television programmes and why more and more people are using fiction instead of the news to inform their opinions of world events. Professor Pearson considers the frequent engagement of modern audiences with such television series' as '24' and 'Battlestar Galactica' and how these common cultural experiences should not be underestimated as
The anatomy cookbook: A dissection guide with recipes
The Anatomy Cookbook has been written to accompany an anatomy and physiology course for bioengineers who would otherwise have missed out on the opportunity to study real organ systems at first hand. It is not an alternative to a standard anatomy text, it acts more as a laboratory supplement. The fun bit is that your kitchen takes the place of the dissection room. Each recipe provides an insight into one or more organs, and all you need to do is go to the supermarket and be prepared to think abou
Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
066 New Acquisition: Messerschmidt's A Hypocrite and Slanderer
European Sculpture and Decorative Arts chairman Ian Wardropper comments on the powerful new acquisition A Hypocrite and Slanderer. This bust was created by the Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) for his series of character heads, depicting different states of mind and pointing the way toward a modern sensibility.
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In Conversation: Semiconductor
Featured in Black Box in 2008, Brighton-based duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, a.k.a. Semiconductor, have returned to Washington. A Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at the National Museum of Natural History allowed them to research volcanic activity. They discuss their current project, an installation based on their study of live volcanoes in the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador.