Engineering Smarter Drivers
While automakers market increasingly intelligent cars, they may be missing the point. No matter how sophisticated the vehicle’s brain, suggests
Alex (Sandy) Pentland, the smartest element on the road is still the human driver. In search of safe, responsive vehicles, designers should not think of separate
Re-Engineering Buildings: Innovations in Building Technology
The built environment consumes a very large share of the nation’s energy, and so offers rich opportunities for reducing our overall carbon footprint. MIT researchers share innovations that could soon radically alter the energy profile, as well as form and function, of buildings. Their work may prove invaluable to those in
Archives and History
Scholars of “dead tree technologies” feel increasingly uneasy in a culture overwhelmingly consumed with innovation. Although we may “live in a condition of perpetual flux,” David Thorburn hopes that “we won’t allow utopians and futurists to intimidate us.” Moderator Peter Walsh poses a series of questions
Engineering for the Ecological Age: Lessons from History
John Ochsendorf, a structural engineer, “fell in love with archaeology” during college. His senior thesis at Cornell involved a 600-year-old Incan suspension bridge made entirely out of grass. Ochsendorf learned that this apparently primitive structure owed its astonishing longevity to regular rebuilds by the l
Looking at 20th Century Art through the Eyes of a Physicist
Physicist and art collector Walter Lewin shares his personal insights into major works of art from the first quarter of the 20th century.
Known in the hallways of building 37 for his famous art contests, Lewin succumbs to pressure from students and colleagues to give this lecture as part of an IAP event in advance of trips to t
The Laser at 50
This group of luminaries from the formative years of the laser expresses both wonder and delight at the astonishing ubiquity this technology has achieved in their lifetime. They recount their parts of a 50-year tale, and convey the excitement of scientific discovery and the pleasures of advancing knowledge in a new field.
From Experimental Physics to Internet Entrepreneurship: One Scientist’s Journey
Few better personify the vitality and ambition fueling China’s economic surge than Charles C-Y Zhang. In this energetic and revelatory talk, Zhang relates his personal evolution from MIT physicist to leading Chinese entrepreneur.
An industrious student from a poor family, Zhang was one of the fortunate few in hi
Is social enterprise being set up to fail?
Is 'Enterprise Society' a myth or a reality? Academics from Cambridge Judge Business School express their concerns about the resources needed to successfully deliver it
Discussing Entrepreneurial and Innovation Strategy Curriculum
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Video: Caldwell steps aside as Vanderbilt head coach
Robbie Caldwell stepped down as Vanderbilt’s head football coach, effective after the Commodores’ Nov. 27 game with Wake Forest. Read the full release.
Video: Ingrid Betancourt talks about FARC
Guerillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, kidnapped Ingrid Betancourt as she campaigned for the Colombian presidency in 2002. She was held captive six years in Colombia’s rain forest until she was liberated in 2008 with 14 other hostages in a daring rescue staged by the Colombian army. Listen tokeep reading »
Listen: Concert highlights music of Ariel Ramirez
Misa Criolla – a performance of musical works by the late Argentine composer and pianist Ariel Ramirez – will take place Dec. 5 in the Scarritt Bennett Center’s Wightman Chapel. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. The English translation of Misa Criolla is Creole Mass. The termkeep reading »
Wired Shut - Copyright and the shape of digital culture
An examination of the effect of copyright on digital culture.
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The College Accounting Challenge
The College Accounting Challenge was held recently as John Santamaria reports for NYIT's LI News Tonight. New York Institute of Technology.
Byrne Administration: Interview with Alan Sagner (May 16, 2006 Part 2)
This interview is a part of the Eagleton Institute for Politics's Program on the Governor. For more information please visit their website: http://governors.rutgers.edu/
The Other Marquette Interchange -- Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall
In recent years, while maintaining its focus on providing an exceptional legal education, Marquette Law School has served as a dynamic public policy forum for all members of the community. Playing off its new location, it has become "the Other Marquette Interchange," a place for the exchange of ideas. Marquette Law School's innovative public policy work is advancing the conversation about critical issues facing our region, such as urban education, transportation, and more. Learn why the Law Scho
TED402 Fall 2010 Session 14
TED402 Educational Psychology Session Fourteen 12/1/10 Jeff Miller
Law, Disorder, and Philadelphia's Police Advisory Board
Dr. Nicole Maurantonio's talk explores the ways in which news discourse surrounding the 1964 riots in Philadelphia ultimately led to the undermining of the city's precedent-setting Police Advisory Board. She argues that the unintentional effect of local print coverage of the riots was to provide a language of police paralysis that provided fodder for law and order advocates throughout the city. For more information on Dr. Maurantonio visit http://rhetoric.richmond.edu/faculty/nmaurant/