Re-Evaluation and Recommendations for Redesign of the World Trade Center : Final Report
After the collapse of the World Trade Center, Towers 1 and 2, several questions were raised about the fire protection, egress and emergency evacuation systems. Full engineering services were provided to analyze the design of these systems to investigate what improvements can be made to keep the buildings standing longer, which could have saved more lives. Towers 1 and 2 each has a building footprint of an acre, stood 110 stories tall, housed 50,000 employees and an additional 26,000 visitors da
Ecosystem Dynamics and Tropical Forestry
Short introduction to research by the Ecosystem Dynamics Group at the Environmental Change Institute.
Charles Garnier, The Paris Opéra, 1860-75 - Smart History at Khan Academy
Charles Garnier, The Paris Opéra, 1860-75. The experts are Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. (04:49)
Ahead of World Cup, Rio boosts police presence following crime surge
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Rio de Janeiro boosts police presence on the streets by 2,000 in the wake of recent violence and pressure to keep peace during approaching World Cup. 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 includin
Charles Darwin lectures at the University of Nottingham
As part of the University of Nottingham, School of Biology's 200 years of Darwin celebrations, Darwin — aka evolutionary geneticist Professor John Brookfield in full Victorian attire — outlines the ideas from his 1859 breakthrough publication The Origin of Species, which presented the theory of natural selection as the main driving force for evolution. Presentation delivered March 2009 Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education Professor John Brookfield, Professor of Evolut
The Giant Nose-Basher
Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates the giant nose-basher in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. Professor demonstrates and explains energy conservation with a bowling ball. Run time 05:49.
Learning anytime, anywhere
The ANU eText Books for Mobile Learning program has allowed students of Sanskrit, Thai, Vietnamese and Tetum at ANU to have a "Professor in their Pockets," wherever in the world they may be. Through the development of sophisticated ePubs, students have all the learning resources they need at their fingertips, accessible to them anytime, anywhere. The ANU eText Books for Mobile Learning program has had a profound impact on student learning and engagement within the small languages sphere at ANU,
Professor Germaine Greer - An Insight - Full Interview
Warning: Explicit Content Professor Germaine Greer delivered the 2010 Winifred Mercier public lecture at Leeds Met on Tuesday March 23. Born in Melbourne and educated in Australia and at Cambridge University, Professor Greer's first book, The Female Eunuch (1969), took the world by storm and remains one of the most influential texts of the feminist movement. She has had a distinguished academic career in Britain and the USA and makes regular appearances in print and other media as a broadcast
3.080 Economic & Environmental Issues in Materials Selection (MIT)
Choice of material has implications throughout the life-cycle of a product, influencing many aspects of economic and environmental performance. This course will provide a survey of methods for evaluating those implications. Lectures will cover topics in material choice concepts, fundamentals of engineering economics, manufacturing economics modeling methods, and life-cycle environmental evaluation.
Introduction Anatomy Physiology (01:01): What Is Life?
The first lesson in the FREE Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology lesson found on mrfordsclass.net. This video takes a look at the characteristics that all life has in common. If you want to see more anatomy and physiology videos be sure to check out the completely FREE Lesson 01: Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology tutorial on my website mrfordsclass.net.
The Great Tamasha: cricket, corruption and the turbulent rise of modern India [Audio]
Speaker(s): James Astill | James Astill speaks about his new book and his encounters with cricketers, fans, businessmen, bookies, Bollywood stars and slum kids. James Astill is the political editor of The Economist.
The "Human Sciences" on Trial in Iran [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Ali Mirsepassi | Why the "human sciences" have become the target of a major government crackdown in Iran today. This talk will focus thematically upon a specific conceptual shift. Today’s religious-reformist intellectuals articulating Iran’s contemporary mass movement for democracy draw their vision of change from the social sciences rather than philosophy, reflecting complex underlying conceptual-theoretical and organizational-practical shifts since the long struggle o
Word. World. 2012 (MFA Program in Writing Thesis Presentations)
Presented by the MFA Program in Writing Recorded Friday, March 30, 2012, in Timken Lecture Hall at the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts Info: 415.551.9237 or firstname.lastname@example.org Visit cca.edu/academics/graduate/writing Poetry, prose, and writings in between by graduate students in the MFA Program in Writing. Celebrating 10 years of literary excellence! Featured Students Jeff Von Ward Jessica Chrastil Fia Maxwell Jason R Jimenez Erin H. Heath Anthony Dimitry Steven Trull
Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, area of cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating the formula and calculation of the area of a cylinder
Spartan game changer: MSU Football coach Mark Dantonio on the importance of a degree
At Michigan State University, when academic and athletic excellence come together the results are game changing. Big Ten Coach of the Year Mark Dantonio instills in athletes that leaving MSU as a student with a degree transcends leaving as a football player.
"Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq"
A talk by Dahr Jamail, independent journalist and author. As the occupation of Iraq unravels, the demand for independent reporting is growing. Since 2003, unembedded journalist Dahr Jamail has filed indispensable reports from Iraq that have made him this generation's chronicler of the unfolding disaster t
Image Resizer for Windows Explorer Shell Extension Today's Windows Wednesday project is one that's a couple years old, but is a great tool for anyone who does any image/photo resizing (say like someone writing for a Coding4Fun blog ;) This project by Brice Lambson is a Windows Explorer shell extension that besides what is does also provides a nice example of separating the extension from the primary work. In this case, the extension is C++ and the app itself is C#. Remember t
Today's Windows Wednesday project is one that's a couple years old, but is a great tool for anyone who does any image/photo resizing (say like someone writing for a Coding4Fun blog ;)
This project by Brice Lambson is a Windows Explorer shell extension that besides what is does also provides a nice example of separating the extension from the primary work. In this case, the extension is C++ and the app itself is C#.
The Water Cycle - By Students For Students
This short video contains stop motion animation cartoons
on the stages of the water cycle. This was created by a teacher's class. It would be helpful for early elementary school students.
"Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making"
"Superclass" provides the first in-depth examination of the connections between the global communities of leaders who are at the helm of every major enterprise on the planet and control its greatest wealth. It is an unprecedented examination of the trends within the superclass, which are likely to alter our politics, our institutions, and the shape of the world in which we live. Rothkopf is also the
4.645 Selected Topics in Architecture: Architecture from 1750 to the Present (MIT)
This class is a general study of modern architecture as a response to important technological, cultural, environmental, aesthetic, and theoretical challenges after the European Enlightenment. It focuses on the theoretical, historiographic, and design approaches to architectural problems encountered in the age of industrial and post-industrial expansion across the globe, with specific attention to the dominance of European modernism in setting the agenda for the discourse of a global modernity at