Health for Sale: Posters from the William H. Helfand Collection
April 1, 2011 - July 31, 2011: In the mid 1950s, William H. Helfand began to collect prints with medical subjects, gradually moving his focus from fine to popular art. Over four decades, he has donated more than one thousand posters, prints, and ephemera to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This exhibition presents some fifty of the nearly two hundred posters in this collection.
COM100 Session 13 Spring 2011
COM100 Mass Media and Society Session Thirteen 04/02/11 Catherine Clinch
COM300 Session 13 Spring 2011
COM300 Organizational Communications Session Thirteen 04/02/11 Geri Girardin
Global Formula Racing - Teaser
Global Formula Racing is a partnership between Oregon State University and Duale Hochschule Baden Wurttemberg-Ravensburg from Germany. They are currently the #1 Formula SAE team in the world after winning the world championships in 2010. This is a teaser for a project that will follow them as they build their 2011 car.
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Marco Duarte, Mark Davenport
This module describes the application of compressive sensing to the design of a novel imaging architecture called the "single-pixel camera".
Endowment asset management
Academics, investment professionals, philanthropists, directors of not-for-profit organisations and the charity sector are an under-serviced segment of the market which the School's unique week-long Endowment Asset Management programme will seek to attract as it expands its international direction.
Astronaut/alum Cady Coleman tour of the International Space Station
Astronaut/MIT alum Catherine "Cady" Coleman takes us on a video tour of the International Space Station as part of the MIT 150 anniversary celebration.
There is an App for that: The Future of the Mobile App Store
How will the App store impact the future landscape of technology development and commerce? With the advent of the iPhone, Andriod, Blackberry and the move to mobile computing it is becoming clear the real power is within the mobile application marketplace. The Apple App store for example has become the dominant marketplace for mobile software innovation and is vying for more control with the newly arrived iPad platform.
Scratch test on paraffin wax
This video shows a laboratory experiment of a scratch test on paraffin wax. For more information on this research performed by Professors Franz-Josef Ulm and Pedro Reis and graduate student Ange-Therese Akono, please visit the CEE website: http://cee.mit.edu/news/releases/2011/fracture-test Video / Ange-Therese Akono and Pedro Reis
Stereoptic Motion: A 2-D Movie about 3-D Vision
Raphael Garcia of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT takes an inside look at the human visual system.
Matthew Ritchie: Systemic Thinking and Making
Ritchie speaks on the “historic, conceptual and practical uses of systems, how he sees systemic thinking and making in relation to debated concepts such as expression, universalism, allegory and finitude, the ‘difference equation’ and how historically heterarchical, holarchical, super-positional and semasiographic systems are used in his own practice,” with particular reference to his recent collaborative project The Morning Line in its interaction with viewers, documented in film footag
From Jim Crow to the March on Washington: Alumni authors look back on the beginnings of a movement
Eric Etheridge, Charles Euchner and Alex Heard – three Vanderbilt University alumni who have written important books about the early years of the Civil Rights Movement – returned to their alma mater for a discussion and book signing on April 21. Watch video of “From Jim Crow to the March on Washington: Alumni Authors Look Back on thekeep reading »
US Energy Policy and International Security
Lindsey O. Graham was elected to serve as United States Senator on November 5, 2002. He serves on five committees in the U.S. Senate: Appropriations, Armed Services, Aging, Budget and Judiciary. A native South Carolinian, Graham grew up in Central, graduated from D.W. Daniel High School, and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Graham logged six-and-a-half years of service on active duty as an Air Force lawyer. From 1984-1988, he was assigne
Reflections on Major Milestones in Cancer Research and Technology Development
The breadth and depth of thinking represented in MIT’s 150th anniversary symposia would do William Barton Rogers proud, believes David Mindell. MIT’s founder and first president envisioned the university pursuing cutting edge work, and the “convergence of science and engineering 150 years later captures the essence
The Earth's magnetic field, snow, and Chernobyl
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: how scientists plan to measure the Earth's magnetic field from space, why one researcher is in the frozen town of Churchill in northern Canada, and how the Chernobyl disaster still affects Northern Ireland 25 years on.
Prioritarianism, Levelling Down and Welfare Diffusion
JM Seminar HT11 Week 7: Ingmar Persson Derek Parfit has argued that egalitarianism is exposed to a levelling down objection because it implies, implausibly, that a change, which consists only in the better-off sinking to the level of the worse-off, is in one respect better, though it is better for nobody. He claims that, in contrast, the prioritarian view that benefits to the worse-off have greater moral weight escapes this objection. This paper contends, first, that prioritarianism is as much
Energy 101: U.S.-China Partnership on Climate Change
In this short interview, Dr. Hengwei Liu addresses the main aspects of a potential U.S.-China Partnership on Climate Change. This video is a follow-up of Dr. Liu's talk for the MIT Energy Club's Energy 101 Series. Dr. Liu is a Research Associate at TUFTS University and one of the Co-founders of MIT-China Energy and Environment Research Group (MIT-CEER). Video by Cristina Botero, email@example.com, April 2011