Putting leaders on the couch
When INSEAD Professor Manfred Kets de Vries coaches leadership teams, he effectively puts them on the couch – treating them not so much as rational actors but as emotional ones.
A clinical professor of leadership development, Kets de Vries says “the autocratic leadership style doesn’t work so well any more in a knowledge society.”
The path to energy futures: the long march with pitfalls
There is an obvious connection between energy and economic growth: cheap fuel means lower production costs. As energy consumption is on an upward trajectory -with growth in the Far East and Latin America outpacing the industrialised countries in the near term - the key to prosperity is to develop cheaper and sustainable sources of fuel to replace fossil fuels and curtail the environmentally-unfriendly carbon footprint.
Orion Progress - Spring 2010
NASA and contractor teams are designing, building and testing the next generation human spacecraft Orion. Progress on Orion is highlighted by employees working on the project, along with video of the successful flight test of the launch abort system, called Pad Abort 1, and the construction of a crew module that will be used in flight-like environment testing on the ground.
The Facebook Effect with Mark Zuckerberg
[Recorded: July 21, 2010] The growth and impact of Facebook is mind blowing, even for an industry that considers "overnight success" to be a long-range goal. Founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4th 2004 by 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook announced in July 2010 that had it reached the milestone of 500 million registered users. Facebook isn't just an American success story, most users are outside of the United States and half of them log on every day. Facebook has already made an irr
California Gold Rush
Done with actors, this video shows the attraction and importance of the Gold Rush. The treatment of minorities is also described in the rush for greed. The importance to California statehood also is shown.
21L.315 Prizewinners (MIT)
This 6-unit subject gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the poetry of two living Nobel Laureates: the Caribbean poet, Derek Walcott, and the Northern-Irish poet, Seamus Heaney. We will begin and end the semester with their magnificent epic works: Heaney's translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, and Walcott's Omeros (a modern epic set in the West Indies). Between these major narrative poems, we will read a rich selection of their shorter poems, as well as some of their re
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
Banking Reform Five Years On.
John Vickers, Warden of All Souls College, Oxford, gives a talk for the European Studies Centre seminar series on banking and the economic recession. Chaired by Max Watson, St Antony's College.
Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, rectangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a rectangle
11.002J Fundamentals of Public Policy (MIT)
Fundamentals of Public Policy is an introductory course that explores policy-making as both a problem-solving process and a political process. We look at policy-making from the perspective of different focal actors and institutions, including: administrative agencies, legislators, the courts, the mass public, interest groups, and the media. We examine the interplay between policy development and institutions, and review normative and empirical models of policy-making. Exploring these issues will
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation demonstrating bending moment of uniformly distributed load
President William McKinley
A four minute summary of William McKinley's accomplishments and life history. A very good video to show human side of a president.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XV, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, The Old Testament Form-Critical Project Report, Team of Scholars Deciphers Coptic Pages at Institute, Episcopal Church of Our Saviour Awards Grant to lAC, The Fall Public Lecture Series of the lAC: "Sex, Sin and Woman: The Social History of a Theological Idea," "Ancient Egyptian Ceremonial Masks," "In Quest of the Rhetorical Jesus," "The Alexandrian Library: The Beloved Pagans," and Nag Hammadi Revisited", Texts and Mystery Religions
Computer paints images with millions of colours
Full story here: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25167 Hungarian programmer József Fejes has won a competition for software that creates beautiful images containing every colour made using red, green and blue
Daniel Santamaria: Manuscripts and Archives - Library Finding Aids - April 22, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: An introduction to Encoded Archival Description (EAD) (an international XML metadata standard developed by the archival community that provides a standard structure for finding aids) and Princeton's EAD website. For more information see http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2009/04/archives_and_manuscripts_library_finding_aids.html.
How Does the Worm Factory Work
The Worm Factory 360 is a home composting solution for your kitchen and household waste. Although this video was obviously made to promote the purchase of the Worm Factory 360, it does a very nice job of describing the basic process of how composting works. The video could also be used as inspiration to brainstorm and design new models for a successful compost bin. Run time 03:05.
Assessment and Accountability Workshop 8
This session explores assessment, standards, and outcomes. Literacy
expert Kathy Au discusses the strategies teachers can use to assess
students’ understanding in reading and writing. Classroom examples
illustrate how students can participate in their own assessment.
Solid State Physics
In the electrical engineering, solid-state materials and the properties play an essential role. A thorough understanding of the physics of metals, insulators and semiconductor materials is essential for designing new electronic devices and circuits. After short introduction of the IC fabrication process, the course starts with the crystallography. This will be followed by the basic principle of the quantum mechanics, the sold-state physics, band-structure and the relation with electrical propert
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This challenge from the Figure This! collection of 80 online math challenges explores two questions about images seen in mirrors. The usefulness of knowing about angles, reflections, and lines of sight for designing theaters and for playing both video and sports games is noted. The suggested hands-on exploratory activities should lead students to conclude that (1) an image in a mirror shows twice as much of the person as the length of the mirror and (2) when backing away from a mirror, the image
Check out this site for activities related to NASA's science and engineering projects . Topics range from solving air traffic control problems to designing a new planet, and there's something for inquisitive minds of all ages. Also, every week you can read a bio of a NASA worker.