Perceptive Mobile Robots Working Safely Alongside Humans
Although we are still far from the moment of singularity, or even Star Wars ‘droids, we can anticipate robot colleagues in the near future, believes Seth Teller. He is developing ‘situationally aware’ machines to help out humans in those “unstructured environments…where we live, work and recreate.”
The Power of Competition: How to Focus the World’s Brains on your Innovation Challenges
Cooperation may be making us “a little bit too nice” when it comes to innovation, suggests Fiona Murray. She believes there’s nothing like competition for injecting energy into the process of solving key innovation problems, whether in business or society.
Murray is convinced competition make ventures “more ef
Leadership and Entrepreneurship
While their ventures couldn’t be more dissimilar -- engineering high tech defense gear for soldiers, and running an exclusive online boutique -- this panel’s entrepreneurs share some common experiences and lessons.
Moderator David Fialkow would “love to tell you I’m wicked brilliant, analytical, clairv
An Engineering Career - 50 Years Out
Returning to his freshman physics classroom after half a century, Kent Kresa still feels passionate about MIT: “It’s a place I love; I feel good when I come back, and it’s been very much a part of my life for the past 50 years.” In his talk, Kresa describes how an MIT education helped shape his professional path, leadi
10 Pembroke College
A short overview of Pembroke College including its history and facilities.
PediNeuroLogic Exam: 2 1/2 Years Old: Behavior/Mental Status - Names Pictures
Later on in the exam she cooperates enough to demonstrate that she is able to name all five pictures that are shown to her, which is the next developmental level above pointing to them. The next level after naming would be identification by the action of the picture, such as asking which one flies. Pointing to 4 pictures should be accomplished by 2.5 years, naming by 3 years and identification by action by 4 years. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological e
Learning to Play in the Pocket - Blues Guitar Lesson
Learn more about Michael's Blues Guitar course at: http://bit.ly/zGAfU7 Michael Williams is a Professor at Berklee College of Music, and the author and instructor of Berkleemusic's online Blues Guitar course. His free guitar lessons are among the most popular videos on Berkleemusic's YouTube channel, with over three million views and counting!
This video clip is a 4th-graders' report about the State of Maryland. They discuss important facts of Maryland including famous people, industry, weather, state flower, state bird, and more. (02:19)
How To Play Piano: The Basics - Lesson #1
This video provides a lesson on the basics of playing the piano including an introduction to the piano keys and their names, hand position, and the C major scale. The audio at the beginning and end of the video is difficult to hear, but okay during the main part of the lesson. (24.41)
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674055476 Commentators call the United States an empire: occasionally a benign empire, sometimes an empire in denial, often a destructive empire. In AMERICAN UMPIRE, Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman asserts instead that America has performed the role of umpire since 1776, compelling adherence to rules that gradually earned broad approval, and violating them as well. (Production by James C. Shelley, Shell Studios, LLC; http://shellstudios.com/)
21L.001 Foundations of Western Culture: Homer to Dante (MIT)
As we read broadly from throughout the vast chronological period that is "Homer to Dante," we will pepper our readings of individual ancient and medieval texts with broader questions like: what images, themes, and philosophical questions recur through the period; are there distinctly "classical" or "medieval" ways of depicting or addressing them; and what do terms like "Antiquity" or "the Middle Ages" even mean? (What are the Middle Ages in the &
Strychine Poisoning in Toads Strychnine is the principal alkaloid in nux vomica, the seeds of a tree strychnos nux vomica native to India. A toad is used in demonstrating the CNS ecitatory effect of strychnine.
Strychnine is the principal alkaloid in nux vomica, the seeds of a tree strychnos nux vomica native to India. A toad is used in demonstrating the CNS ecitatory effect of strychnine.
Sonnet No. 1: By William Shakespeare
Read in a deep, rich, lush voice by Bertram Selwyn, the only person to record all of Shakespeare's sonnets on YouTube, and to offer the recordings free to the world. The text appears overlying a famous portrait of Shakespeare. Voice over. "From fairest creatures we desire increase, That thereby beauty's rose might never die, But as the riper should by time decease, His tender heir might bear his memory: But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, Feed'st thy light'st flame with self-
What Is an Electrical Inverter?
An electrical inverter is a device that can create an alternating
current from a direct current, allowing the current to go backwards and forwards instead of in only one direction. Find out how an electrical inverter works from a science teacher in this
The French Revolution: In three parts
This video is the first of three that go into considerable detail about the French Revolution. Excellent images. Needs to be used with a timetable and with a wordlist to help explain some of the concepts. On the bottom of the page are links to the other two videos plus others dealing with this time period.
Can Baboons Read?
April 12, 2012 — Baboons can master one of the basic elements of reading: telling the difference between sequences of letters that make words, a new study says. (02:08)
2-D and 3-D Shapes in the Real World
Learn about shapes using real world examples. This video takes the learner on a tour of real world examples of 2D and 3D shapes.
17 St John's College
A short overview of St John's College including its history and facilities.
Britain and the EU: an ever-closer union of peoples? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir Malcolm Rifkind | The acute economic crisis of the euro, coupled with the chronic political crisis of Europe’s democratic deficit, have created a situation in which Britain’s membership of the European Union can no longer be taken for granted. Former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind outlines a ‘moderate eurosceptic’ approach to the issue, which he believes would produce a mutually beneficial solution acceptable to the United Kingdom and her European partners alike. S