Drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska has been a topic of debate for many years. Although initial exploratory drilling has not yet been authorized by the government, this site presents some technologies that could eventually be used to find and extract oil without damaging the land. Nine articles describe different drilling methods, spill prevention tactics, exploration techniques, and more. One topic is 3D reflective seismic technology, which is used to help a
Eco-Portal: The Environmental Sustainability Information Source
Eco-Portal, the self-described "information gateway empowering the movement for environmental sustainability," provides timely information on a number of environmental issues. On the tail end of the recently concluded World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, this Web site is worth a visit for news and commentary about summit proceedings. Click on the special Johannesburg coverage feature to access related stories from newspapers around the world. Aside from reviewing the Johannes
ORAD Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry
As part of NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, the Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry specializes in the analysis of satellite altimeter data related to problems in physical oceanography and marine geophysics. The Web site provides links to currently active projects with information such as near-real time sea level altimeter data, historical data, European Space Agency data, geophysics data, and more.
Berkeley Lab 2002-2003 Highlights: Biosciences and Health
This Web site highlights new developments in biosciences and health research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. As part of a special issue of the Berkeley Lab Research Review, this site offers short articles featuring Berkeley researchers and covers such diverse topics as the genome of the Japanese pufferfish and the structure of water channels in cell membranes. The articles are written for a general audience, and each featured research project concerns some aspect of human health.
Chasing Storms: Storm Photo Gallery and Case Study Page
John Monteverdi created this website to educate and entertain visitors in the science of storm chasing. Online storm journals for Spring Storm Chases from 1994 to the present take visitors through the life of a storm chaser. Throughout his discussions, the author provides weather charts and satellite images to assist visitors with the weather-related concepts. The site contains countless pictures of tornadoes and the destruction they leave behind. Although some of the amazing images take a few m
The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies
The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas "brings together the considerable expertise of a network of researchers with a long-standing history of GIS development at the University." Visitors of the site will find links to geo-data delivery systems, interactive mapping programs, reports and publications, and a wide array of other geographical information related to the state. One highlight is the newly released GeoStor version 2.0, which allows users "seamless acc
Botany Online: The Internet Hypertextbook
Originally in German, this online guide to the botanical sciences from the University of Hamburg is now partly available in English, with newly translated chapters and additional material continually added. The forty-five currently available chapters cover "all plant anatomy, classic genetics, organic chemistry and plant biochemistry, intercellular communication, interactions between plants, fungi, bacteria, and viruses, evolution, and a part of ecology." Once you find the Table of Contents (kee
CICLOPS : The Cassini Imaging Page
The CICLOPS site contains a flight log, updates, and images from the Cassini mission to the outer planets. NASA is releasing new pictures almost every day on the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory Operations (CICLOPS) web site.
The Science of Sound
This site contains a series of experiments about sound and its application to animals, musical instruments, and communications. Designed for second graders, each half hour experiment gives the students the introduction, a list of needed materials, and the procedures. Students can easily work in pairs with minimum adult supervision. Included are Animal Challenges which are activities that encourage kids to apply the concepts of sound to the animal kingdom.
Meter : Metre
This article gives detailed scientific information related to the creation of the meter. The material connects the scientific theory behind the metric system to the practical efforts of Mechain and Delambre, including the historical times in which they worked. Information includes further definition of the meter, first as a bar and then as a specific distance measured by light.
Science U: Geometry Center
Science UTM offers online articles and activities for people who like science. Science U and the web-design and development company that owns and operates the website, Geometry Technologies, were formed as a result of the closure of The Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota. One of the conditions of that grant, which funded The Geometry Center and ended in 1998, was that the Center would find a way to keep their materials available to the public. In anticipation of the day when the Geom
Rocket launch probability
This applet can be used to observe how probability of outcomes for a multistage event determines the final result. The applet simulates the launch of a three-stage rocket that requires all three stages to pass tests before takeoff. The student can vary the probability of passing at each stage from 0 to 100 percent. The applet reports the overall success rate as a percent and the cumulative number of successful and failed launches. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
Backstage at The New Theatre Ep 6: The Lonesome West
This week we're on the set of the anarchic and hilarious The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh. The New Theatre is the only student-run theatre company in the UK. www.newtheatre.org.uk
Go with the Energy Flow
Students learn about energy and nutrient flow in various biosphere climates and environments. They learn about herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, food chains and food webs, seeing the interdependence between producers, consumers and decomposers. Students are introduced to the roles of the hydrologic (water), carbon, and nitrogen cycles in sustaining the worlds’ ecosystems so living organisms survive. This lesson is part of a series of six lessons in which students use their growing understandi
In this unit, students first are introduced to the historical motivation for space exploration. They learn about the International Space Station and are introduced to new and futuristic ideas that space engineers are currently working on to propel space research. Next, students learn about the physical properties of the Moon. They are asked to think about what types of products engineers would need to design for us to live comfortably on the Moon. Lastly, students learn some basic facts about as
Marine animal tracking
The following lesson is an introduction to the ideas and implications of animal tracking. Animal tracking is a useful method used within science and commercial industries. For instance, when planning the development coastal areas, animal presence and movement should be taken into consideration. The lesson engages students in an activity to monitor animal foraging behavior on a spatial scale. The students will break into groups and track each other’s movements as they move through a pre-determi
Light and Lenses: Images and Concave Lenses
This is the 4th lesson in the series, "Light and Lenses." It describes the nature, size and position of an image formed by a concave lens. The lesson also describes how lenses are used to help people with different eye conditions. (13:34)
Leaders for our times Nonlinear Studies of Coronal Heating by the Resonant Absorption of Alfven Waves Car production lines and orthapaedic surgery
How can firms nurture and develop managers and executives into leaders capable of turning today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities? Dr Babis Mainemelis, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, provides creative solutions
A series of animations showing various quantities from a coronal heating simulation
Kamalini Ramdas, Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School, has been helping orthopaedic surgeons learn from her research into how companies manage product quality and the effects of standardisation on quality
Nonlinear Studies of Coronal Heating by the Resonant Absorption of Alfven Waves
Car production lines and orthapaedic surgery