01 Januae Latinitatis Vestibulum Bilingual
2011 recording This text gives an essential foundation in the core root words of Latin, enough to begin to start to speak about some things, and to read a variety of very simple texts - the vocabulary here is skewed towards Aesop, as this was the fodder for young students from Roman times until the early 1900's, when ideas about "authentic Latin" began to infect Latin education. The Romans themselves used simple dialogues and fables to teach their children, or foreigners ( we have textbooks fro
Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty
Phoebe Hoban, author of Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art, will read from and discuss her new biography of painter Alice Neel. Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty was named one of the ten best books of 2010 by the Village Voice, included in O Magazine's 15 books to watch for in 2011, and picked as an Editors' Choice in the New York Times Sunday Book Review in January 2011. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on February 2, 2011. Video courtesy Elizabeth
Welcome to the World of Multiwavelength Astronomy: The Multiwavelength Universe
Users can read and view imagery that explains objects in our universe that produce a vast range of radiation with wavelengths either too short or too long for our eyes to see. Materials presented here show that the type of radiation emitted by an object is determined by its temperature. A table showing the types of radiation, temperatures, and types of celestial objects that emit them is included. Links to a glossary of terms are embedded in the text.
MIG en MAG : Veilig en verantwoord lassen De technologie van het MIG en MAG lassen. De voor- en nadelen van beide lasmethodes en een analyse van de fouten die zich kunnen voordoen bij het lassen zelf. Extra informatie: Geschiedenis van het lassen, andere soorten …
De technologie van het MIG en MAG lassen.
De voor- en nadelen van beide lasmethodes en een analyse van de fouten die zich kunnen voordoen bij het lassen zelf.
Extra informatie: Geschiedenis van het lassen, andere soorten …
U.S. economy stalled in August, growth anemic: Trucking index
Sept. 13 - A drop in August U.S. trucking activity signals very weak economic activity ahead, and possibly zero GDP growth in the third quarter, says Ceridian-UCLA Economist Ed Leamer.
Developing a new endoscopy laboratory with digital tools.
Tampere School of Architecture had to leave its old down-town building and move to the TU Tampere university campus in Hervanta, 10 km away. In this process, the 20 years old endoscopic system "The Urban Simulator" was one of the victims. Old mechanical parts and especially the original home-built microcomputer system were too old to compete with modern computer-aided methods. A new endoscopical system is now under construction, using all of the 20-year experience, new technical components and c
ISS Update - Sept. 15, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Sept. 15, 2011.
The History of the Mongol Empire
This 2:50 video explains how Genghis Khan was made ruler of all Mongols in 1206, and his rise to power. Their story is often
described as violent, as the Mongols overpowered and outwitted their
enemies. Within one century, the Mongols had become one of history’s greatest empires and at its peak, controlled roughly 22 per cent of the world’s total land area. As with most world powers, the empire eventually crumbled, but the lasting consequences of this empire’s
Battle of Saratoga II
The Battle of Saratoga, a victory for the American rebels, not only served as a turning point in the Revolution but also transformed the diplomatic landscape and made America a country with some political clout. The four minute video does a good job of explaining the battle as well as the importance of the event.
Fabricando mundos. Realidad, simulacro e inmanencia [Manufacturing worlds. Reality, simulacra and im
Digital manufacturing in both as art and technology is a new way of designing, re-creation and re-invention of reality. This paper considers, from an epistemological point of view, the process of digital fabrication and its hyperlinks to known and simulated reality, and its ontological nature. Through documentation and methodological approach to the construction of a Moebius strip, this paper analyzes the nature and specifications of digital manufacturing. For this purpose, it makes a study of s
Numeracy in the Kitchen - Cooking with Fractions
A video created for educational purposes that focuses on numeracy, in particular fractions. Aimed for students, parents and teachers to use as a resource when teaching mathematics, home economics and ICT. (05:15)
Expedition 28 Farewell and Hatch Closure
The hatches between the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft and the International Space Station were closed at 5:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 15 wrapping up 162 days aboard the orbiting outpost for Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan.
Expedition 28 Crew Undocks from Station
Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan undock from the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft, wrapping up 162 days aboard the orbiting outpost.
Dining for Dealmakers: Hong Kong hotels
Sept. 15 - Reuters Correspondent Fred Katayama discovers Hong Kong's best hotel restaurants with Tim Zagat. Experience local fare and french flare at The Peninsula, the Four Seasons and the Mandarin hotels.
Lessons with Lego: the EU crisis
The Euro zone's financial crisis is a mess and it does not appear to be remedied anytime soon. Reuters finance blogger, Felix Salmon, explains the complex nature of the Euro zone with simple Lego.
Cleaner Energy Cooler Climate: Developing Sustainable Energy Solutions for South Africa
For South Africa, finding a policy approach that balances the increasing demand for energy with the need for sustainability, equity, and climate change mitigation is a particular challenge. Through energy modelling indicators of sustainable development and policy analysis, Harald Winkler builds a rich and detailed case study illustrating how a development-focused approach to energy and climate policy might work in South Africa. Moreover, with recent recordsetting global crude oil prices, he poin
Children of the New Democracy
The transition to democracy in South Africa brought real improvements in the opportunities open to many children and young people. Some constraints and pressures of the Apartheid Era have been mitigated or removed. In some respects, however, the lives of children and young people have not changed and, in some respects, they may have worsened. The extension of political rights to all adults has not meant an end to poverty among children and adolescents, personal security has declined, and AIDS ha
Black Adam: End of the White Guy?
This website features video material that can be used by educators and facilitators to generate discussion of whiteness in Post-Apartheid South Africa and the postcolonial world, in general.