This popular maths talk gives an introduction to various different kinds of infinity, both countable and uncountable. These concepts are illustrated in a somewhat informal way using the notion of Hilbert's infinite hotel. In this talk, the hotel manager tries to fit various infinite collections of guests into the hotel. The students should learn that many apparently different types of infinity are really the same size. However, there are genuinely "more" real numbers than there are positive inte
Thai drugs to go up in smoke
Sept. 17 - Officials in Thailand prepare to destroy over $132 million worth of illegal narcotics as the country's PM vows to get tough on drugs. Andrew Raven reports.
The Inner Truth of Tomatoes
Professor David Morley presents the 5th Poetry Challenge. This episode is about finding subjects for your poems, challenging you to "break out of the usual poetic subjects and make something new from something that is defiantly and wonderfully unpoetic".
Keeping Its Distance: Can the Fed Be Effective, Innovative — and Independent?
The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank played a central role in mounting a response to the financial crisis of 2008. Battling unprecedented disasters, the Fed responded with what experts describe as creative, even heroic, measures. But in the wake of that crisis, the Fed faces new challenges, including an increasingly critical Congress, at a time when the central bank's responsibilities have expanded in significant ways. Observers question whether the Fed can continue to effectively monitor the financial
GIS-IT Essentials Program, First Co-hort Certificate Ceremony
Between June 3 and early November, 2013, the first co-hort of students took five mini, or fast tracked, courses that count toward the IT--GIS Essentials certificate. These courses provide 32 continuing education units (CEUs) and cover five high-demand, high-tech sectors including computers, program logic and design, PC operating systems, databases and geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS). A three-year $20 million grant awarded in 2011 by the U.S. Department
Building a Ceremonial Mace
In 2013, various departments at Del Mar College came together in the spirit of collaboration to build a ceremonial mace to be used during the College's commencement exercises. Faculty and students in the Architectural/Drafting Technology and the Industrial Machining Applied Technology programs committed time and resources to create a brass and aluminum mace. The College's new mace was introduced during the Fall 2013 Commencement Program in December.
Daniel Boulud, "Daniel: My French Cuisine"
Daniel Boulud, one of America's most respected and successful chefs, delivers a definitive, yet personal cookbook on his love of French food. From coming of age as a young chef to adapting French cuisine to American ingredients and tastes, Daniel Boulud reveals how he expresses his culinary artistry at Restaurant Daniel. With more than 75 signature recipes, plus an additional 12 recipes Boulud prepares at home for his friends on more casual occasions, Daniel is a welcome addition to the art o
Otis Lecture by Homegirl: Patricia Zarate
Patricia Zarate visited Otis College of Art and Design on 11/19/2013 and gave an in class lecture. It all started with an office gig. Patricia Zarate, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, and mother of three, worked as a secretary at the Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights. Zarate had no culinary training, but she cooked occasionally for local parishioners and Jesuit priests. Her style was healthy, colorful Mexican cuisine - "fusion" before anybody used the word. She started to cook for the mission's p
Ubiquitous Training of Visual-Spatial Skills: On the Development of Mobile Applications Using Handhe
This research project seeks to develop m-learning applications that provide training in visual-spatial skills using wireless handheld mobile devices (e.g. PDAs and cellular phones). The paper acknowledges the role of visual-spatial competence as fundamental in science and most creative endeavors, including its critical role in architectural design. It also recognizes that there is a substantial amount of anecdotal evidence suggesting that undergraduate students in architecture have serious limit
Future Proofing Business: Beyond CSR
Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School, discusses some emerging models of entrepreneurial ventures that have a social and/or environmental mission at their core. Pamela Hartigan reviews the sources of capital available for these types of organizations, given that their aim is PURPOSE maximization rather than PROFIT maximization. She examines how these new ventures are similar but different to charities and mainstream business. She examines
Mobilize 2010: Qualcomm's Craig Barratt
Sept. 29 - The President of Qualcomm, Atheros talks wi-fi.
Welcome to this Futures workbook on finding work. It is split into several sections describing different techniques for finding work. You can dip in and out of the different sections; however it is not wise to rely on only one mechanism for finding work. It is a competitive market for final year students and new graduates and so you should try many alternate ways to find work.
X-Rays: Ionizing Radiation, Part 7
This 20:17 minute YouTube film examines occupational exposures to x-rays in medicine, research, and industry. Major topics include health effects, exposures, and protective measures. This instructional film is from Kansas State University's web-based course, GENAG 711, Occupational and Agricultural Health. Copyright 2011, Mitch Ricketts. For an illustrated transcript, copy and paste this web address into your browser " target=״_blank״>http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/agsafe/p.aspx?tabid=47
IPL: Beyond malaria: fever in the tropics
Professor John Crump's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Tuesday, 27 May 2014.
BIM and Comprehensive Design Studio Education
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has the potential to fundamentally alter the way composition, scale and abstraction are addressed in today?s comprehensive design studio by displacing the primacy of abstract conventions of representation with a methodology based on systems thinking and virtual simulation. BIM viewed as provocateur of design education provides great potential for the critical analysis of how architectural design is taught. The design studio project reflects new ways of teachin
Nokia cuts 3,500 more jobs
The world's largest cellphone vendor by volume Nokia is cutting 3,500 jobs in its second major restructuring in six months as it struggles with falling sales and profits.
Better, Faster, Customizable: Who Will Win the Browser Battle?
In the world of web browsers, it's beginning to look a lot like the 1990s. Back then, the Internet was just starting to become an integral part of daily life and Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer vied for control of the market. This time around, the browser battle includes an increasing number of competitors, most notably Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Newcomers like RockMelt, a start-up that promises to integrate web browsing with social networking, are b
Why government guarantees are a double-edged sword
Professor Julian Franks looks at why banks were so highly levered prior to and even during the crisis. His recent research with Professor Viral Acharya discusses the impact government guarantees have had on bank debt.
How to Teach Math as a Social Activity
A master teacher in Anchorage, Alaska, establishes a cooperative-learning environment in an upper-elementary classroom. (08:56)
Technology Matters - making choices about the tools we use.
Why does technology matter? How often do we thing about the implications of our choices of one tool over another? What were the decisions that brought us to our current technological world? In his new book Technology Matters, Professor David Nye of Warwick's School of Comparative American Studies poses a series of questions challenging us to think a little deeper about the tools and technology surrounding us. From the use (or non-use) of the wheel in North Africa to IMAX theatres at the Grand C