Shifts in Equilibrium uploaded 1/4/2013
Arensky Piano Trio - MIT Chamber Music MIT students perform the Piano String Trio No. 1 in D Minor composed by Anton Arensky. Bravo to violinist Pam Cai, cellist June Kim, and pianist Ray Hwa Wu. And thanks to their coach Marcus thompson. Four movements: Allegro, Scherzo, Elegia, and Finale. Killian Hall, December, 2012
MIT students perform the Piano String Trio No. 1 in D Minor composed by Anton Arensky. Bravo to violinist Pam Cai, cellist June Kim, and pianist Ray Hwa Wu. And thanks to their coach Marcus thompson. Four movements: Allegro, Scherzo, Elegia, and Finale. Killian Hall, December, 2012
Listen to actor, Robert Guillaume, read Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen. Guji Guji is quite content with his life as a duckling, despite the fact
that he doesn't look anything like his brothers. Then one fateful day,
he meets up with three nasty, grinning creatures. (06:35)
Newton's 3 Laws, With a Bicycle
Why would it be hard to pedal a 10,000 pound bicycle? This simple explanation shows how Newton’s 3 laws of motion help you ride your bike. (03:32)
How Two Decisions Led Me To Olympic Glory
From setback and injury to an Olympic gold medal -- see how confidently making decisions led one bobsledder down an unexpected
pathway to victory. (04:02)
Spartan Sagas: Rose Cooper
My name is Rose Cooper. After more than 30 years of being an on-again, off-again student, overcoming obstacles and feelings of failure, I finally earned my interdisciplinary humanities pre-law degree with an emphasis in Korean language from Michigan State. I was honored to have been chosen by my fellow graduates to deliver the senior class remarks at our commencement in December 2012. This video tells my story.
A Bad Case of Stripes
Listen to Sean Astin read A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon. Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids at her school don't like them. And Camilla is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she is so worried that she is about to break out in... A Bad Case of Stripes. (11:52)
Thank you, Mr. Falker
Listen to Jane Kaczmarek read Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco. Little Trisha is overjoyed at the thought of starting school and
learning how to read. But right from the start, when she tries to read,
all the letters and numbers just get jumbled up. Her classmates make
matters worse by calling her "dummy" and "toad." (16:39)
FACTBOX: Loeb vs Ackman: Hedge fund hostility over Herbalife
Jan 9 - Two prominent hedge fund managers are squaring off over Herbalife, with Daniel Loeb betting the nutritional supplements company will flourish while William Ackman is betting it will falter.
A brief history of the future
Professor John Naughton of The Open University reveals some of the key players in the history of the internet, and explores some of the surprises it has sprung.
Fulton Steamboat Engine
This is a quick recording of an animated scale model of a steam engine, drive train, and paddlewheels from Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat. Filmed at Cabin Fever Expo 2011. (00:30)
NASA | Summer Extremes Getting More Extreme
People who live north of the equator are experiencing both higher summer temperatures and a greater frequency of extreme bouts of heat, according to a NASA statistical analysis of decades of Northern Hemisphere temperature data. A basic bell curve shows breakdown of these temperatures. Initially, the mean summer temperature for the Northern Hemisphere from 1951-1980 is centered at the top of the curve, with the frequency of cooler summers in blue and the frequency of warmer summers in red. Watch
Riding the School Bus
This clip shows us how the system of school buses works efficiently as the largest form of public transportation in the U.S. (02:56)
Scholarships and Bursaries
A university education and an enriching student experience should not be limited by financial constraints.
The purpose of this course is to learn how to specify the behavior of embedded systems and to experience the design of a provably correct system. In this course you will learn how to formally specify requirements and to prove (or disprove) them on the behaviour. With a practical assignment you will experience how to apply the techniques in practice.
Come out and support the Nittany Lion Fencers on Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Penn State men's and women's fencing team will return to action this weekend in White Building as they host an NCAA competition on Saturday Jan. 12. Competing teams will include Drew, UPenn, Duke, UNC, Columbia, Haverford, and Temple (women's team only), and action is set to begin at 9 a.m.
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A World Without Humans
This clip explores the 1986 meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that took place in Ukraine. (06:27)
Reuters Today: Yen bears show more teeth
Jan. 11 - The yen tumbles as Japan's PM mulls BOJ mandate change. Plus Italian borrowing costs set to dip as investors sniff out returns.