The Economic Growth Engine: How Energy and Work Drive Material Prosperity
The authors of this unique book explore the fundamental relationship between thermodynamics (physical work)
and economics. They take a realistic approach to explaining the relationship between technological progress,
thermodynamic efficiency and economic growth, the findings of which conclude with a fundamental explanation of
endogenous growth that is both quantifiable and consistent with the laws of thermodynamics. A major implication of
this is that future economic growth is no
7.3.6 Laser ablation deposition Another close cousin to sputter deposition is laser ablation deposition. Ion bombardment of the target is replaced by a focused pulse of light from an ultraviolet laser. Although each pulse may carry only 1 J of energy, this is delivered within 1 ns to a 1 mm spot on the target surface. This represents an astonishing power density and the target surface explodes into vapour that can be caught on the waiting wafer surface. It is vital to scan the focus point across the target surface or you wi
Another close cousin to sputter deposition is laser ablation deposition. Ion bombardment of the target is replaced by a focused pulse of light from an ultraviolet laser. Although each pulse may carry only 1 J of energy, this is delivered within 1 ns to a 1 mm spot on the target surface. This represents an astonishing power density and the target surface explodes into vapour that can be caught on the waiting wafer surface. It is vital to scan the focus point across the target surface or you wi
ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
Finding No Hidden Variables
"Measuring 'Nothing' and Getting It Right" - a symposium in honor of the physics career of Dr. Stuart Freedman (http://freedman2014.org): Dr. Tony Nero (Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) speaks about Dr. Stuart Freedman's 1972 experiment (with Dr. John Clauser). The theory of "hidden variables" is discussed, including its motivation, conduct, and results, as well as factors affecting how credit was apportioned for its success.
Checklist - Language Assistantship
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Entrepreneurship for all
One of the authors of the recent Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs report by the World Economic Forum explains why entrepreneurship is in fact a social movement and not purely the function of elite business schools. He argues that entrepreneurship can be taught and indeed must be taught to all. It has the ability to generate social inclusion and employment, empowering communities and stimulating economic growth during this current global crisis.
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was not considered a career. However, by the mid-twentieth century, congressional representatives began to view holding congressional office as a prestigious career. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Parts of the Cell
Mahatma Gandhi: Noa Khali March (1946) - extract | BFI National Archive
Rarely seen footage of Gandhi filmed by his great nephew, Kanu. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI. The film shows Mahatma Gandhi’s visit to Noakhali, now in Bangladesh, after the Hindu-Muslim riots (variously known as the Calcutta riots and the Noakhali Massacre) in 1946. The film includes shots of Susheela Nayar (Gandhi’s doctor), Mann Gandhi (his granddaughter) and Jawaharlal Nehru. The film was shot by Kanu Gandhi - Gandhi's great nephew. Kanu was a member of Gandhi's personal s
Eastern Ukraine digs in as international parties scramble for peace
As armed pro-Russia activists brace for a government-launched anti-terrorist operation, international parties are scrambling to find a peaceful resolution. Nathan Frandino reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and inter
4.2.4 Plan your time When planning to use the time available, you should: make sure that you are answering the right number of questions divide your time according to the weighting of the questions write down the finishing time for each question try to allow for 10 minutes checking time at the end. Stick to your plan. Evidence indicates that two half-answered questions obtain more marks than one completed
When planning to use the time available, you should:
make sure that you are answering the right number of questions
divide your time according to the weighting of the questions
write down the finishing time for each question
try to allow for 10 minutes checking time at the end.
Stick to your plan. Evidence indicates that two half-answered questions obtain more marks than one completed
Monument commemorating non-Soviet Jews deported to Litin and murdered there
Anna Birbraer, who was born in 1927 in Litin and lived there during the war years, tells about the monument commemorating the young European Jews deported to and murdered in Litin, and also POWs and Roma http://www.yadvashem.org//untoldstories/database/commemoration.asp?cid=752
Research on Microorganisms that Live Off Carbon Dioxide
This video produced by Teachers' Domain features Cathy Drennan, Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cathy explains that her research focuses on microorganisms that live off carbon dioxide, one of several greenhouse gases that are widely believed to accelerate global warming. Specifically, Cathy is investigating how a protein inside these microorganisms converts carbon dioxide into energy. Ultimately, Cathy hopes humans might apply what they learn from
Civil Engineering in Developing Countries
Based on working on exercises on project decision making and planning, the specific context of working abroad in general and in developing countries in particular is illustrated, with regard to socio-cultural aspects, planning and financing of projects, roles of (consulting) engineers and contractors, local materials, techniques and knowledge and environmental issues. Study Goals: define projects in several phases of the project cycle (feasibility, identification, design and construction, evalua
Fashion & sustainability: a snapshot analysis.
In 2007, the London College of Fashion formed a working group to understand current levels of activity in sustainability, to explore what support is available, and to identify the needs, expectations and aspirations for sustainability within the whole of the fashion industry. The analysis is the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s first publication; we aim to provide regular insight into fashion & sustainability in the future.
Protecting the Future of Food One Seed at a Time
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring. Run time 17:06.
Nikesh Arora Discusses Google's Investment Decisions and the Shifting of Ad Spending Online
Chrystia Freeland Interviews Nikesh Arora
Part I: An Innovation 'Ecosystem'
Cisco SVP Dan Scheinman and Wharton's Saikat Chaudhuri Discuss Acquisitions and Innovation, Part I: An Innovation 'Ecosystem'
Martin Varsavsky on How U.S. Tech Firms Differ from Their European Counterparts
Martin Varsavsky's fans see him as a rebel who has often disrupted the telecommunications industry. An Argentine/Spanish entrepreneur who has launched seven companies in the past 20 years, Varsavsky's current venture is FON, which he describes as a "community-empowered company dedicated to building the world's largest global WiFi network." He has a few partners helping him get there -- Skype, eBay and Google. In a podcast interview with Kevin Werbach, a professor of legal studies and ethics at W
Presidential Politics in France: What to Expect from Nicolas Sarkozy
On May 6, conservative Nicolas Sarkozy won the French presidential election, defeating socialist Segolene Royal and taking over from Jacques Chirac, who had held the positon for 12 years. The election drew a very high 85% turnout, which many saw as a sign that French voters recognize the need to get out from under their economic stagnation and social unrest. Sarkozy is depicted as a friend, but also a critic, of the U.S.; as a supporter, to some degree, of the European Union; and as a reformer b