Books of the month: China
A biography of Deng Xiaoping and a book on the opium war probe some of the myths of modern Chinese history
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation demonstrating bending moment of uniformly distributed load
Walt Disney - Lambert The Sheepish Lion - 1952
Mr. Stork (played, as in Dumbo, by Sterling Holloway) delivers a lion to a family of sheep. While his mother takes a liking to him, he gets teased.
Edward O’Keefe (Synergy Global), John Humphrey and Emilie Wilson (IDS) are interviewed
Edward O’Keefe (Director, Synergy Global), John Humphrey (Team Leader, Globalisation Team, IDS) and Emilie Wilson (Communications Officer, IDS) are interviewed on the seminar ‘Considering the role of the extractive industry in the DRC and other areas of conflict’, held at IDS on the 1 November 2011 as part of the Business and Development Seminar Series
Government and Progress Government is a repressive force. Within its scope, it prescribes patterns of conduct whereby the citizens are forbidden from doing certain things. Every deviation from these decrees is judged to be "lawlessness," pun
Government is a repressive force. Within its scope, it prescribes patterns of conduct whereby the citizens are forbidden from doing certain things. Every deviation from these decrees is judged to be "lawlessness," pun
Dancing with Symmetry to Harness the Power of Complexity: Subjective Programming in Context | Lang.N At any instant when you are programming, some details rise to the foreground and others recede into the background context. The manner in which the programming language supports context profoundly affects the ease of evolution and reuse. We propose a language paradigm that amplifies the power of object-oriented programming by explicitly supporting multi-dimensional context, and using it for dispatch and for program organization. The dispatch rules reduce to familiar delegation in the one- dim
At any instant when you are programming, some details rise to the foreground and others recede into the background context. The manner in which the programming language supports context profoundly affects the ease of evolution and reuse. We propose a language paradigm that amplifies the power of object-oriented programming by explicitly supporting multi-dimensional context, and using it for dispatch and for program organization. The dispatch rules reduce to familiar delegation in the one- dim
How San Francisco Works: San Francisco City
This four minute video highlights San Francisco's attractions and geography. A good overview.
The Disenchantment of the Plate
John Coveney, Flinders University, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series
Get the Grades You Want #5 - Test Tips
The fifth video in the Get the Grades you Want series features tips on how to survive tests. The four minute video reviews some ideas that may be of benefit when preparing for tests in a series of reminders that most students can understand. A good review video.
Venice, Italy: The Doge's Palace
This three minute video provides a travel guide to touring Venice and examples of some of the most significant structures and the history of the city.
Muslims mark Eid in the Middle East
Nov. 6 - Muslims in the West Bank, Yemen and Egypt celebrate one of their holiest religious holidays and remember the sacrifices they've made this year. Lindsey Parietti reports.
Authors@Google: Jeremy Bailenson, Infinite Reality: Revealing the Blueprints of our Virtual Lives
The coming explosion of immersive digital technology, combined with recent progress in unlocking how the mind works, will soon revolutionize our lives in ways only science fiction has imagined. In Infinite Reality, Jeremy Bailenson (Stanford University) and Jim Blascovich (University of California, Santa Barbara)—two of virtual reality's pioneering authorities whose pathbreaking research has mapped how our brain behaves in digital worlds—take us on a mind-bending journey through the virtual
Tightrope walkers find balance
Nov. 7 - Tightrope walkers and jugglers from around the world gather for an international convention in Brussels, while attempting a record for the most tightrope walkers on one rope. Tara Cleary reports.
Sean Faircloth, Naked Ladies and Mormons
Sean Faircloth, Director of Strategy and Policy for the U.S. branch of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and author of Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All—and What We Can Do About It, which examines the crumbling of the United States' most cherished founding principle—the wall of separation between church and state—and offers a specific and sensible plan for rebuilding the church-state wall.
Reuters Summit: GOP trailing for 2012, Democratic leader says
Nov. 8 - Steve Israel, a New York Democrat and chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, says his party is leading in the polls as Americans blame GOP House majority for the ailing economy.
North Korea: A Magician's Perspective_N100_7Nov2011_Pt2
Part 2: Dale Salwak is both a professor of English Literature at Citrus College in Southern California and a professional magician. He is known as "The Gentleman of Magic," and is skilled in the classics of magic. His elegant style has made him a favorite for many years in the finest clubs, showrooms and theaters throughout the world and has earned him the distinction of being the only American magician ever to have been invited to perform in North Korea. Join the US-Korea Institute at SAIS for
Feature: Nathan Goodroe
Never without a deck of cards in his pocket, Clemson freshman Nathan Goodroe shows us a trick we can try at home. Read more about Nathan here: http://features.clemson.edu/creative-services/students/2011/pick-a-card-any-card/
Clemson Is Hiring
http://www.clemson.edu/hiring Clemson University offers countless opportunities for students, faculty and community members to participate in decades of tradition, improve quality of life for their surrounding communities and pursue academic challenges. Ranked as the 25th best national public university by U.S.News and World Report, Clemson is a vibrant community that thrives on leadership, collaboration and a winning spirit — in academics, athletics and life. To become one of the country's
Critical Points - Problem 3
This video is a continuation of Critical Points and provides another example of how to find the critical points of a function as well as explain their geometric significance. Critical points are places where the derivative of a function is either zero or undefined. (5:04)