Monday, September 14, 2009

Weird Connections Video Series

“The Locust that Watched ‘Star Wars’”
Weird Connections Video Series

Thursdays, usually @ 2:00, in the Library

How does research on locusts watching Star Wars lead to collision warning systems in vehicles?  Find out in the upcoming “Weird Connections” video series in the library.  Take a 25 minute break each Thursday, usually at 2 p.m., September 17th to November 19th, to watch these fast-paced videos from the library’s Discovery Education streaming video database.

According to the producers, “Each episode takes the viewer on an unlikely and unexpected journey, plotting the connections between one amazing experiment and the next and ending with the real scientific advances they have inspired.”

Video series schedule and descriptions

Join us as we celebrate the Year of Science 2009 in the library.

We’ll see you on Thursdays @ 2:00!
Exception: Oct. 8th and Nov. 12th @ 2:30 p.m.

If you can’t make it to the library, view the series on your own:

  1. Log into Discovery Education streaming video database.
    a. Contact the library for the unique login username/password
    b. Or find the library link/passwords in eLearn.

  2. Select “My Content” on upper right toolbar.

  3. Open “Weird Connections” folder for the video list.

  4. You may also simply search for “weird connections” in the search box on the homepage.

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