"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
Making the DIY Clinometer
Link to Youtube video showing how to make a do-it-yourself clinometer
How do Trees Survive Winter?
Humans can go inside or put on clothes, but trees spend winter naked in the cold. Why don't they all die? Created by Henry Reich
Animation: Ever Salazar Production and Writing Team: Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Emily Elert, Music: Nathaniel Schroeder
Ronald Reagan Delivers Farewell Address
In this audio clip, on January 11, 1989, President Ronald Reagan, who at nearly 78, was the oldest person ever to hold the nation's highest office, gave his final address to the American people. (1:53)
The Industrial Revolution
Before the Industrial Revolution everything was produced by hand. Beginning in the 19th century, advances in manufacturing revolutionize the American way of life. A man named Samuel Slater memorized the plans for factories and brought them over to America. This started up the Industrial Revolution in America. Americans began moving into cities to work in factories. Assembly lines started appearing in factories which led to unskilled workers like women and children working. (2:31)
Lecture 12: The Centenary Lubbock Lecture
Lord Browne of Madingley, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering "On being an engineer". As President of The Royal Academy of Engineering, Lord Browne's prime goal during his five years in office is 'to move engineering towards the centre of society'. In his opinion the words 'engineers design the future' have more resonance today than ever before. Drawing on global experience of the energy business, industry and political life Lord Browne reflected on what being an engineer means in the
Environmental Regulation of Federal Lands and Activities: Uncle Sam as a Regulated Entity
Ray Swenson examines the environmental impacts of federal land use policy.
Obama tells Congress U.S. deploying up to 275 troops to Iraq
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe President Barack Obama tells Congress the U.S. is deploying up to 275 military personnel to Iraq as support and security for U.S. interests, as militants seize control of the north of the country. Mana Rabiee 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
Positron emission imaging
The newly appointed dean of the school of engineering Professor Jonathan Seville talks about how his area of expertise, positron emission imaging, is set to develop and what lies ahead for the whole discipline of engineering.
Roosevelt Newsreel 1937
Two silent newsreels from 1937. There is no narration so the video may best show fashions and culture of the time.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
At the time America was going through its worst economic crisis, Franklin Delano Roosevelt seemed to offer a natural talent for leadership. This film shows how that charismatic quality appealed so much when America lacked direction and vitality. The film also traces the steps Roosevelt took to create a larger federal bureaucracy than had ever existed. Henry Fonda narrates.
Lecture 8: An Early Structural Engineering Problem: the Oxford Connection
Professor Guy Houlsby on "An Early Structural Engineering Problem: the Oxford Connection". The lecture followed the history of a structure often known as a "Serlio Frame" from its earliest mention (around 1270) to modern times. The structure is an intriguing "reciprocal frame" that is able to span a space with beams that are all shorter than the span required. The rare examples of construction of the frame were discussed (including one in Oxford).
Cold War: Red China - part 3/5
1949 - 1972 Chinese communists win the longest civil war in 20th century history. Mao's land reforms are popular but in 1958, he embarks on a series of catastrophic changes. China maintains an incrasingly uneasy relationship with the Soviet Union. In 1960, the Sino-Soviet split paves the way for President Nixon's historic visit to Beijing.
TALAT Lecture 4500: Resistance Welding
This lecture describes the spot welding characteristics of aluminium and its alloys, the spot welding process, the choice of process parameters, strength values, electrode life and ?requirements for quality assurance. General engineering background and knowledge in aluminium metallurgy and physical properties, and surface characteristics (e.g. TALAT lecture 5101) is assumed.
Indus Valley Civilization
An ainimated feature that shows what life might have been like during this time period. No narration and so the teacher must provide insights into what the video is showing.
Ideas for Chemistry FM radio programmes for science week 2010
Nathan Gray, an MA student studying Science and Environmental Journalism, is funded by one of our project bursaries to help develop the radio programmes for Science Week. He’s decided upon five programmes and has drafted up the following for comment among the project team. It’s still under discussion but provides a good idea of what […]
HST.535 Principles and Practice of Tissue Engineering (MIT)
The principles and practice of tissue engineering (and regenerative medicine) are taught by faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. The principles underlying strategies for employing selected cells, biomaterial scaffolds, soluble regulators or their genes, and mechanical loading and culture conditions, for the regeneration of tissues and organs in vitro and in vivo are addressed. Differentiated cell types and stem cells
How best to communicate with communities affected by disaster? Case Studies from Typhoon Haiyan
This seminar will investigate how different technologies were used by CDAC Network Members in the immediate response to Typhoon Haiyan, focusing particularly on how needs assessment data was collected, shared and acted upon. This seminar will investigate how different technologies were used by CDAC Network Members in the immediate response to Typhoon Haiyan, focusing particularly on how needs assessment data was collected, shared and acted upon. The session will discuss some of the challenges fa
"Tess's Tree"--Meet Illustrator Peter H. Reynolds
Watch illustrator Peter H. Reynolds talk about his inspiration for Tess and see how he creates her. Tess loved her tree. She liked to swing on it and sit in its shade and catch its leaves in the fall.When Tess's tree has to come down, Tess is very sad . . . until she finds a way to gather friends and family and celebrate her tree's remarkable life.This is a book for sharing with people you love, among good friends, or on a quiet day under a favorite tree. This is a great reso
Electrical Switches, Part 1, Introduction - Basic Switches
This video introduces the principles and terminology of mechanical electrical switches. It covers terms such as contacts, normally open, normally closed, poles, and throws.