Images of Tornadoes
This is a video of pictures of tornadoes. There is no way of knowing if these are the top ten tornadoes (as the title indicates) as no names are given. (01:20)
Black Holes in the Universe
This is a video talking about black holes and explaining how they came to be and also how they are researched and monitored. (18:48)
Black Hole Destroying a Star
This is a video of a black hole destroying a middle-sized star.
The Battle of Shiloh
After initial success, the Confederates are dealt a costly blow in Tennessee in April, 1862 at the battle of Shiloh. This video explains that Grant won the battle for the United States against the Confederacy and set the tone that the Union Army under Grant was willing to expend whatever manpower was necessary to win the war. A map of the area would help explain the positions and where the Hornet's Nest was. Some images may be too intense for students.
U.N. threatens Gbagbo in Ivory Coast
The United Nations reaffirms that Alassane Ouattara is the rightful winner of Ivory Coast's presidential election, and condemns Laurent Gbagbo's grip on power.
Diversifying Cities: Migration, Habitation, and Community Development
The largest scale migration in human history, says Xavier de Souza Briggs, is potentially the most transformative as well. It’s time to consider new frames for issues, he says -- not rehash “civic life as a competition over power” but perhaps see this as a moment when we can realize, finally, the ancient idea
High-Eco-Tech: Building Avant la Garde
There’s more than a little magic in Werner Sobek’s constructions, which balance aesthetics, architectural constraints and pathbreaking science to, in his words, “go beyond” nature’s own limits.
Sobek walks us through his portfolio of engineering feats, enabled by a worldwide architecture and engi
Opportunities in Infrastructure and Built Environment
Half the world’s population currently lives in cities, and that number is spiraling upward, as urban settlements gobble up most of the world’s natural resources and emit the most pollutants. No wonder that these panelists perceive the challenge (and opportunity) of sustainability as much bigger than getting people to switch from
Before and after at Garanti Bank Hines: The Man, Providing Chips and Technology for a World with Four Billion Cellular Subscribers Next Generation Solar Cells: Lowering Costs, Improving Performance and Scale Nanoscale Engineering for High Performance Solar Cells Education Across Borders: The India Perspective The State of Drupal Rusnano: Fostering Nanotechnology Innovation in Russia Autonomous Vehicles and Urban Mobility The Medium Doesn’t Matter The Energy/Climate-Change Challenge and the Role of Nuclear Energy in Meeting It E-Center TV - December 6, 2010
In the first of three podcasts, Associate Professor of Management Practice Don Sull and Akin Ongor discuss the changes in corporate culture that occurred at Garanti Bank over a period of 10 years when Ongor was CEO.
An iconic figure in real estate development,
Gerald D. Hines relates lessons learned over his half-century career to an admiring industry audience.
Leveraging know-how in mechanical systems and project management, and not a small amount of chutzpah, Hines opened a one-man office in 1957 Houston, intent on
Cellphone and mobile communication aficionados (not to mention the rest of us) appreciate that our favorite tech gadgets increasingly resemble props from Star Trek. A shout out then to Irwin Jacobs and Qualcomm, the company perhaps most responsible for such astonishing gear.
In his talk, Jacobs narrates his journ
According to Tonio Buonassisi, we’re “on the cusp” of achieving a competitive technology for capturing the limitless energy of the sun. Buonassisi, in conversation with an MIT Museum audience, describes how, with the work of MIT and other researchers, photovoltaics may finally be coming into its own.
How much energy does it take to turn on a lightbulb? Way too much in the U.S., where 22% of all electricity gets channeled into illuminating homes, businesses and thoroughfares. Vladimir Bulovic wants to end the exorbitant use of power for lighting, and simultaneously brighten our lives more pleasantly, with the applicati
Rickshaw drivers in India are frequent victims of tuberculosis after just a few years inhaling traffic fumes. This near-epidemic went unacknowledged until
Kapil Sibal demanded a solution. The fix, now gaining traction across the country, is a solar-powered vehicle that eliminates pedaling. But what began as a project to ass
Dries Buytaert relates a synopsis of his life with Drupal. From its inception during Buytaert's "typical geek" undergraduate days in Antwerp in 1999, to the upcoming release of Drupal 7, Buytaert places a particular emphasis on the community that has been created by the nature of an open source product. Drupal is "softwar
In both lecture format and conversation with Sloan Senior Lecturer Noubar Afeyan, RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubais presents an ambitious plan to create Russia’s Nanotechnology Center—a $10 billion, entrepreneurial ecosystem that incorporates education, research and business incubation. Noting that a plan of this depth also r
If you had half a million dollars, would you opt for a passenger car that could drive itself (called an autonomous vehicle) or would you choose a new Ferrari? Emilio Frazzoli provides a number of reasons why autonomous vehicles might be the preferred choice, if not the typical one. Autonomous vehicles, that use electron
In an era of packaged toys and online games, have our children lost the knack of creative play? While American kids may never again prefer sticks and other found objects to the manufactured experience, Laura Seargeant Richardson of frog design believes children can still evolve from game consumers to game designers. I
In a meaty lecture that serves as a concise and comprehensive primer on the twin challenge of energy and environment, John Holdren lays out the difficult options for contending with a world rapidly overheating.
“There is no question the world is growing hotter,” says Holdren, “and we do have a pretty good han
This week we discuss new courses being offered at MIT Sloan, a new E-Center website and videos, and the $500 million sale of SmartCells!
Hines: The Man,
Providing Chips and Technology for a World with Four Billion Cellular Subscribers
Next Generation Solar Cells: Lowering Costs, Improving Performance and Scale
Nanoscale Engineering for High Performance Solar Cells
Education Across Borders: The India Perspective
The State of Drupal
Rusnano: Fostering Nanotechnology Innovation in Russia
Autonomous Vehicles and Urban Mobility
The Medium Doesn’t Matter
The Energy/Climate-Change Challenge and the Role of Nuclear Energy in Meeting It
E-Center TV - December 6, 2010