OSIRIS-Rex will visit asteroid 1999 RQ36 and return with samples that may hold clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth. For the mission, NASA has selected the team led by Principal Investigator Dr. Michael Drake from the University of Arizona. NASA GSFC will manage the mission. Lockheed Martin will build the spacecraft. This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov More at http://www.youtube.com/user/NASAexplorer
Even as banks may topple...even as the economy may be completely destroyed by greed and lack of shared sacrifice, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don't look for it on your ballot -- or in the stock exchange. It'll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. Our kids and Grandkids are going to be ... different. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/
Having finished with slavery and the pro-slavery argument, Professor Blight heads North today. The majority of the lecture deals with the rise of the Market Revolution in the North, in the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s. Blight first describes the causes of the Market Revolution--the rise of capital, a transportation revolution--and then moves to its effects on the culture and consciousness of antebellum northerners. Among these effects were a riotous optimism mixed with a deep-rooted fear of change, an embrace of the notions of progress and Manifest Destiny, and the intensification of the divides between North and South. The Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 119) Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
Professor Blight lectures on southern slavery. He makes a case for viewing the U.S. South as one of the five true "slave societies" in world history. He discusses the internal slave trade that moved thousands of slaves from the eastern seaboard to the cotton states of the Southwest between 1820 and 1860. Professor Blight then sketches the contents of the pro-slavery argument, including its biblical, historical, economic, cynical, and utopian aspects. The Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 119) Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
The President calls for a bipartisan approach to fixing a broken immigration system and explains why immigration reform is critical to building a 21st century economy in a speech in El Paso, Texas. May 10th, 2011.
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