Can Renewables Provide Big Energy in America's Electric Future?
By: RASEIBoulder Renewable energy sources currently provide about only about 10% of the nation’s electricity, with most of that coming from large hydro sources. Renewable energy sources are scattered around the country, with much of the best wind and solar resources located in remote locations. These sources also may have a big footprint compared to conventional sources. Finally, solar and wind are often described as intermittent due to their variable and uncertain output. As a consequence, it
[PURDUE MLSS] Large-scale Machine Learning and Stochastic Algorithms by Leon Bottou (Part 2/6)
Lecture notes: http://learning.stat.purdue.edu/mlss/_media/mlss/bottou.pdf Large-scale Machine Learning and Stochastic Algorithms During the last decade, data sizes have outgrown processor speed. We are now frequently facing statistical machine learning problems for which datasets are virtually infinite. Computing time is then the bottleneck. The first part of the lecture centers on the qualitative difference between small-scale and large-scale learning problem. Whereas small-scale learning p
TGBD: Power of the Individual
Retired Intel CEO and Chairman Craig Barrett speaks Nov. 10, 2011, during the Thunderbird Global Business Dialogue in Glendale, Arizona. For more about Thunderbird School of Global Management, visit http://www.thunderbird.edu.
Texas Tech Research Impacts Decision on Lizard Endangered Listing
Citing dunes sagebrush lizard research done by Texas Tech University scientists, a recent letter from Sen. John Cornyn (R-San Antonio) may have helped to sway the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delay a decision on listing the 3-inch-long reptile as an endangered species. The service, which had planned to make a decision by December 15, 2011, announced it would postpone for another six months. A preliminary risk assessment for the lizard done by scientists at The Institute of Environmental
Johns Hopkins Story Swap - Snowtorious B-I-G.mp4
Josh Ayal, Sam Lichtenstein and Max Dworin, all class of 2011, recall how they fared during the blizzard of 2010.
This Moment - Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies | SAIS
A short film about The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
A Conversation with Robert Zoellick - Institute of Politics
The 2011 Robert McNamara Lecture on War and Peace Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank Group, presents the 2011 Robert McNamara Lecture on War and Peace, moderated by Belfer Center Director Graham Allison. The event includes an introduction by Dr. Robert Pastor, director of the Center for North American Studies and the Center for Democracy and Election Management. Robert Zoellick discusses the challenges and goals of the World Bank, and offers advice to students on how to be an effectiv
Mayors on the Front Line: Occupy Wall Street, Flash Mobs and Gun Violence - Institute of Politics
Mayors from around the country discuss the key issues confronting their cities, including infrastructure concerns, curfews, flash mobs, and gun laws, as well as their response to--and the impact of--the Occupy movement. This Forum event is presented in conjunction with the IOPís Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly-Elected Mayors. Speakers Greg Fischer, Mayor, Louisville, KY; Michael Hancock, Mayor, Denver, CO; Michael Nutter, Philadelphia, PA; Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore, MD
The 2011 New Frontier Awards with Caroline Kennedy - Institute of Politics
The New Frontier Awards are presented annually to exceptional young Americans under the age of 40 whose contributions in elective office, community service or advocacy demonstrate the impact and value of public service in the spirit of John F. Kennedy. The recipients this year are Luke Ravenstahl, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Jennifer Staple-Clark, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Unite for Sight.
A Film Screening and Conversation with Newt Gingrich - Institute of Politics
Following a film screening of "A City Upon a Hill" introduced by Speaker and Mrs. Newt Gingrich, IOP Director Trey Grayson moderates a conversation with The Honorable Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives. They discuss the concept of American exceptionalism, the progress of the Republican presidential primaries, and a wide spread of domestic and foreign affairs. November 18, 2011
The Challenges of Growing Inequality - Institute of Politics
Dean David Ellwood moderates a conversation with a distinguished panel on the economic policies that inform the Occupy movement. They debate the causes of growing economic inequality, why we should care, and what we might do concretely about it. Family structures, the power of the "American dream," and education are discussed at length. December 1, 2011
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Chemistry Lecture Series: Lynn Kukin
Lynn Kukin talks about working for the Wyoming Water Plant for GRCC's 2011 Chemistry Lecture Series.
Spartan Sagas: Kyle McGuire
Communication sophomore, Kyle McGuire speaks about his in depth networking here at MSU, and how charitable he is. "Through MSU, I've met incredibly amazing people, and got close to numerous professors who have helped me with projects outside of school."
Student Talk: Big Ten Football Championship Game
Students share their thoughts about the Spartans playing in the first-ever Big Ten Football Championship Game against Wisconsin. The game kicks off at 8:17 p.m. EST Saturday, December 3, in Indianapolis.
U.S. Army War College History
The Army War College - the primary mission at Carlisle Barracks today is defined by its legacy of evolution in response to a changing environment. The Army War College was created as a solution to the military failings uncovered during the Spanish-American War. On 27 November 1901, Secretary of War, Elihu Root established the Army General Staff and the Army War College to train staff officers by General Order 155. As an adjunct to the staff, the college would advise the President, devise plans,
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