TALAT Lecture 1502: Criteria in Material Selection
This lecture gives a background to why, by whom, when and how material selection is performed; it describes the pitfalls of non-systematic approaches; it gives the concept of pre-selection and how it is applied; it creates an understanding about unbiased selection of materials and how it is performed; it explains discriminating material selection and how it is applied; it demonstrates optimization in material selection and how it is applied. Elementary background in materials engineering is assu
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Engaging Students - with Traditional Mandarin subtitles
Experience what the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University has to offer! This video contains testimonials of FASS undergrads and alumni from a range of departments describing their experiences while being part of the largest faculty here at SFU. Please visit our FASS homepage for more information about opportunities and programs. http://www.fass.sfu.ca/
Antwerp 1920: The Games of the VII Olympiad
The Games of the VII Olympiad in Antwerp, Belgium. These were the first Olympic Games held since 1912, as World War I wiped out the 1916 Games, schedules for Berlin. These Games saw the introduction of the Olympic flag and the Olympic oath. Video shows the flags of the countries that took part in the Olympics. There is no talking in this video. Background music is the Olympic Theme. Video is of average quality. (2:48)
In the Boardroom: Most predictions are wrong - Ipsos MORI CEO
Nov. 15 - If most predictions are wrong, how should boards use data? Lucy Marcus talks to Ipsos MORI CEO Ben Page about current trends, spotting massaged figures and planning for worst case scenarios.
staatsvertrag.at : eine akustische Webausstellung zur Nachkriegsgeschichte in Österreich
Staatsvertrag.at: eine akustische Webausstellung zur Nachkriegsgeschichte in Österreich (State treaty: an acoustic Web exhibition on post-war history in Austria) is an online exhibition of historical sound samples presented by Österreichische Mediathek, the audio-visual archive of the Technical Museum of Vienna. The site offers samples that convey the mood of the period 1945 to 1955 in Austria, not only in terms of the international treaty that saw Austria's rebuilding under Allied occupation
7.342 Cancer Biology: From Basic Research to the Clinic (MIT)
This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. In 1971, President Nixon declared the "War on Cancer," but after three decades the war is still raging. How much progress have we made toward winning the war and what are we doing to improve the fight? Unde
BBC: Michael Palin visits an English country estate in Zambia
Palin visits an English countryside estate in the middle of Zambia. From the BBC - Michael Palins Pole to Pole adventure.
Robert Malley on Gaza Robert Malley speaks with Hugh Eakin about the war in Gaza, its political implications for the region, and the steps the Obama administration might take towards achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Robert Malley speaks with Hugh Eakin about the war in Gaza, its political implications for the region, and the steps the Obama administration might take towards achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Shared, Collective, Generative, Dynamic Virtual Environments - Geneve
In this project we plan to create an experimental novel medium setup for the study of the ?presence? experience in shared, collective, generative, dynamic virtual environments (GENEVEs) in order to study the cross interactions between a given GENEVE and/among its creators/users and to explore the logic of presence in each GENEVE. The new shareable / generative media will try to add personal creativity and social dimension to telefruition of contents. For the European Industry having a leading ed
11.020 Poverty, Public Policy and Controversy (MIT)
This course covers topics and questions such as: What is poverty? How is it defined and measured in the United States and other countries? What are the different program designs that countries use to relieve poverty? To answer these questions, the course examines the main public policy frames that guide theory, research, policy, and practice. How do the definition and policies to deal with poverty change over time? What are the economic, political, and social forces that contribute to the persis
17.872 Quantitative Research in Political Science and Public Policy (MIT)
This course provides students with a rigorous introduction to Statistics for Political Science. Topics include basic mathematical tools used in social science modeling and statistics, probability theory, theory of estimation and inference, and statistical methods, especially differences of means and regression. The course is often taken by students outside of political science, especially those in business, urban studies, and various fields of public policy, such as public health. Examples draw
17.914 International Politics in the New Century - via Simulation, Interactive Gaming, and 'Edutain
This workshop is designed to introduce students to different perspectives on politics and the state of the world through new visualization techniques and approaches to interactive political gaming (and selective 'edutainment'). Specifically, we shall explore applications of interactive tools (such as video and web-based games, blogs or simulations) to examine critical challenges in international politics of the 21C century focusing specifically on general insights and specific understa
21H.907 Trials in History (MIT)
This seminar examines a number of famous trials in European and American history. It considers the salient issues (political, social, cultural) of several trials, the ways in which each trial was constructed and covered in public discussions at the time, the ways in which legal reasoning and storytelling interacted in each trial and in the later retellings of the trial, and the ways in which trials serve as both spectacle and a forum for moral and political reasoning. Students have an opportunit
Synchronic and Diachronic Responsibility [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Andrew Khoury | This lecture distinguishes between different types of moral responsibility and discusses the implications for our notions of apology, forgiveness, and punishment. Andrew Khoury is a fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE.
When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence [Audio]
Speaker(s): Stephen King | The Western world has experienced extraordinary economic progress throughout the last six decades, a prosperous period so extended that continuous economic growth has come to seem normal. But such an era of continuously rising living standards is an historical anomaly, economist Stephen D. King warns, and the current stagnation of Western economies threatens to reach crisis proportions in the not-so-distant future. Praised for the 'dose of realism' he provided in his b
Gridlock: why global cooperation is failing when we need it most [Audio]
Speaker(s): Thomas Hale, Professor David Held, Kevin Young | This event grapples with the causes and consequences of the failure of leadership and negotiations across leading sectors of international concern: security, the economy and environment. It examines worrying scenarios of continuing gridlock and pathways that might lead beyond it. Thomas Hale is a postdoctoral research fellow, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University. Professor David Held is master of the University College, Du
Time lapse of multiple downpours
This is a time lapse of a series of thundershowers that pass by the camera. (0:36)
21F.041 Topics in South Asian Literature and Culture (MIT)
This subject aims to provide an overview of contemporary texts in regional languages in South Asian Literature and Cinema. We will cover major authors and film makers, writing from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Within India, we will look at authors and directors working in different regional languages and as we examine their different socio-cultural, political and historical contexts we will attempt to understand what it means to study them under the all-unifying category of
China's Ascent: New Superpower or New Global System? Session 11
Professor Gerald Chan, Department of Political Studies, University of Auckland presents "China's Rise in Global Economic Governance". 45th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 25 June to Sunday 25 June 2010.