21st Century Democracy: Opening Up The Political Process To All Voters
Watch video of a forum discussing a new nominating process for 2012 presidential election. Americans Elect is providing voters the opportunity to directly nominate a presidential candidate outside the two-party system for the 2012 presidential election. Through AmericansElect.org, every registered voter can sign up to become a delegate and participate. This election, voters can pick akeep reading »
Exponential Equations with Different Bases - Problem 2 of 4
This video is a continuation and provides another example that demonstrates how to solve exponential equations when the bases cannot be written as the same base. (1:40)
[PURDUE MLSS] Learning Rhythm from Live Music by Learning Rhythm
Lecture notes: http://learning.stat.purdue.edu/mlss/_media/mlss/raphael.pdf Learning Rhythm from Live Music I will give a brief overview of my musical accompaniment system, known interchangeably as "Music Plus One" and the "Informatics Philharmonic," which plays a flexible accompaniment that follows a live soloist in a concerto setting. The program "listens" to the live player using an HMM, making decisions based on the filtered distribution of the player's score position. A separate "thread"
[PURDUE MLSS] Large-scale Machine Learning and Stochastic Algorithms by Leon Bottou (Part 1/6)
Lecture notes: http://learning.stat.purdue.edu/mlss/_media/mlss/bottou.pdf Large-scale Machine Learning and Stochastic Algorithms During the last decade, data sizes have outgrown processor speed. We are now frequently facing statistical machine learning problems for which datasets are virtually infinite. Computing time is then the bottleneck. The first part of the lecture centers on the qualitative difference between small-scale and large-scale learning problem. Whereas small-scale learning p
Texas Tech Research Impacts Decision on Lizard Endangered Listing
Citing dunes sagebrush lizard research done by Texas Tech University scientists, a recent letter from Sen. John Cornyn (R-San Antonio) may have helped to sway the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delay a decision on listing the 3-inch-long reptile as an endangered species. The service, which had planned to make a decision by December 15, 2011, announced it would postpone for another six months. A preliminary risk assessment for the lizard done by scientists at The Institute of Environmental
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Exponential Equations with Different Bases
This video explains how to solve exponential equations with different bases on the terms. It demonstrates how to access variables within an exponent in exponential equations with different bases by using logarithms and the power rule of logarithms to get rid of the base and have just the exponent. (4:34)
EU could face downgrade "soon" if summit fails: S&P
Dec. 6 - John Chambers, Standard & Poor's Head of Sovereign Ratings, tells Reuters the ratings agency could act quickly if an upcoming EU summit doesn't alleviate concerns about the states' sovereign debt.
U.S. Day Ahead: Next stop for Geithner, France
Dec. 6 - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner travels to Paris to meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy amid tense talks over the region's debt woes.
Ukraine military barracks burn on eve of self-rule referendum
An abandoned Ukrainian military barracks in Mariupol burns on the eve of the east's controversial referendum. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). 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 including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, R
Lecture 20: Math. Analysis - Fermat's Theorem, Rolle's Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem
The twentyfifth class in Dr Joel Feinstein's G12MAN Mathematical Analysis module covers Fermat's Theorem, Rolle's Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem (all proved in full) and their applications, e.g. to monotonicity of functions and estimates of function values. Further module materials are available for download from The University of Nottingham open courseware site: http://unow.nottingham.ac.uk/resources/resource.aspx?hid=c6c045f6-286d-6b9f-b96c-36a998632fc3 and on iTunes U: http://itunesu.nott
Specializing in saltwater aquariums, Nic Tiemens and Joe Pineda love the challenge of recreating a slice of the ocean indoors. Day in and day out, they use volume calculations, temperature, measurement and science to create these beautiful habitats. This video shows how math is used to design and build an aquarium and its impact on the owners. Running time 5:25 minutes
INFO2009 resource. Learn about "Open source software"
INFO2009 resource. Learn about "Open source software"
Carbon Capture and Storage
Fossil fuel power stations and other industrial sources account for more than 65% of global CO2 emissions Will you help us reduce global CO2 emissions to protect our environment? Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are expected to double by 2050. There are many challenges associated with developing renewable energy technologies that can meet global energy demands. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology captures CO2 from fossil fuel power stations and other industrial sources, separates
Playlist Trailer: "I Am Diversity" at Darden
The Darden School has as a core part of its mission to foster a diverse community that broadens understanding and elevates performance. We believe diversity is not captured purely in numbers or visual manifestations. Diversity is a combination of backgrounds, ideas and perspectives all shaped by our own unique experiences. It is most elegantly captured in the individual stories that make up the deep, textured fabric of a community. We invite you to hear our stories through this video series. To
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Reuters Summit: Fisher, Joy say global equity markets could rally in 2012
Dec. 5 - Ameriprise Financial Chief Market Strategist David Joy and Fisher Investments' Ken Fisher discuss global market outlook and how the euro zone debt crisis will affect economic growth.
New York State court overturns ban on state gifts to corporations
David Cay Johnston reports how a decision by the NY state's highest court on November 21, 2011 effectively allows corporations to pick taxpayers' pockets.
World's best bartenders battle for flair
Dec. 05 - International bartenders compete for the best display of bartending skills title at 'flair bartending' competition in Poland. Elly Park reports.