The State, Tolerance and Rationalism in Spinoza, Mendelssohn and Kant
Stefan Bird-Pollan (University of Kentucky) delivers a lecture as part of the Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme on the ideas of The State, Tolerance and Rationalism as seen in the philosophies of Kant, Spinoza and Mendelssohn.
Belize Crocodile--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Belize Crocodile in its natural environment. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 3 Minutes)
ESD.00 Introduction to Engineering Systems (MIT)
Students in ESD.00 work on projects to address large, complex and seemingly intractable real-world problems, such as energy supply, environmental issues, health care delivery, and critical infrastructure (e.g., telecommunications, water supply, and transportation). The course introduces interdisciplinary approaches - rooted in engineering, management, and the social sciences - to considering these critical contemporary issues. Small, faculty-led teams select an engineering systems term project t
16.863J System Safety (MIT)
The goal of 16.863J is to teach basic principles of system safety, including accident analysis, hazard analysis, design for safety, human factors and safety, controlling safety during operations, and management of safety critical projects and systems. While you will learn what is currently done today, you will also learn new techniques that are proving to be more powerful and effective than the traditional safety engineering approaches.
21F.405 Germany Today: Intensive Study of German Language and Culture (MIT)
Prepares students for working and living in German-speaking countries. Focus on current political, social, and cultural issues, using newspapers, journals, TV, radio broadcasts, and Web sources from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Emphasis on speaking, writing, and reading skills for professional contexts. Activities include: oral presentations, group discussions, guest lectures, and interviews with German speakers. No listeners.
Trading at Noon: Wall St. flat on U.S. data
Jan. 12 - Strong bond auctions in Europe buoyed Wall Street stocks, but weaker-than-expected U.S. data and a profit warning from energy major Chevron weighed on sentiment.
Namaqua Chameleon--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Namaqua Chameleon. Students will enjoy seeing the close up shots of this amazing lizard eating a big insect. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
Is This the Theory of Everything?
This model by Garrett Lisi reveals the link between gravity and the other fundamental forces of nature. The intricate pattern is shown in this animated selection accomapnied by narration. ( 2:24)
"The A-Bomb Won't Do What You Think!": An Argument Against Reliance on Nuclear Weapons
For four years after the U.S. dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II, America held a monopoly on the production of atomic weapons. During this period, debate centering on the use of nuclear bombs in future wars proliferated among government officials, scientists, religious leaders, and in the popular press. In the following article from Collier's, former Navy lieutenant commander William H. Hessler, using data from the Strategic Bombing Survey, argued that saturation bo
21M.380 Music and Technology: Live Electronics Performance Practices (MIT)
This course is a creative, hands-on exploration of contemporary and historical approaches to live electronics performance and improvisation, including basic analog instrument design, computer synthesis programming, and hardware and software interface design.
Martin Luther King Jr. - I Have a Dream (Subtítulos en Español)
En este video, Martin Luther King Jr. da un discurso sobre las injusticias sociales que estaban común en los Estados Unidos durante los años sesentas. El discurso duro 17 minutos y fue entregado el 28 de agosto, 1963. Perfecto para una lección sobre las injusticias sociales, la retórica, o la historia. (16:34)
Sir Arthur C. Clarke on Google Lunar X PRIZE
This is Sir Arthur C. Clarke, famous for his short stories and novels, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, in his last message to the X PRIZE Foundation on the launch of the Google Lunar X PRIZE in September, 2007. (06:32)
Sound of Saturn's Rings
The above recording was made by the Voyager 2 on August 26, 1981, as it passed close to Saturns rings. It was created as dust from the rings was hitting the radio antenna. (02:00)
Detroit Autoshow kicks off with high hopes for U.S. car makers
Jan. 9 - Reinvigorated U.S. auto companies showed off hybrids and sleek designs at the 2012 Detroit auto show. Deborah Gembara reports.
"Attack" by Siegfried Sassoon (poetry reading)
AT dawn the ridge emerges massed and dun In the wild purple of the glow'ring sun, Smouldering through spouts of drifting smoke that shroud The menacing scarred slope; and, one by one, Tanks creep and topple forward to the wire. The barrage roars and lifts. Then, clumsily bowed With bombs and guns and shovels and battle-gear, Men jostle and climb to meet the bristling fire. Lines of grey, muttering faces, masked with fear, They leave their trenches, going over the top, While time tick
Weather PowerPoint Quiz
This is a teacher-created formative assessment of the types of weather learned in her second grade class. This slideshow is in question-and-answer format (multiple-choice). Primary grade students and teachers may find this assessment useful. The slideshow has questions regarding the types of clouds and types of precipitation.
Good leaders inspire
If we are all born with leadership potential, how do some people develop this into an ability to inspire others to follow?
When is an idea a business opportunity? Dr Hermann Hauser, Co-Founder of Amadeus Capital Partners and Visiting Entrepreneur at the School's Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, discusses the secrets of taking an idea and turning it into an enterprise following his Enterprise Tuesday seminar on 11 November 2008.