Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman in conversation with Richard Layard [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Daniel Kahneman, Professor Lord Richard Layard | Two systems drive the way we think and make choices: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Over many years, Daniel Kahneman has conducted groundbreaking research into this – in his own words – "machinery of the mind". Fast thinking has extraordinary capabilities, but also faults and biases. Intuitive impressions have a pervasive influence on our thoughts a
Energy Sources Research
Fact sheets are provided for several different energy resources as a starting point for students to conduct literature research on the way these systems work and their various pros and cons. Students complete a worksheet for homework or take more time in class for research and presentation of their findings to the class. This approach requires students to learn for themselves and to teach each other rather than having a teacher lecture about the various sources and systems.
In the footsteps of Marco Polo
The website "In the footsteps of Marco Polo" was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Museum in 2002-2003. An interactive map shows the route Marco Polo (1254-1323?) took, having departed Venice in 1271. Users can retrace the journey, which lasted twenty-four years and took the Venetian merchant to China, which he called Cathay, and to the Court of Khubilai Khan. Some places visited by Marco Polo are described in detail - taking in
Because We Are Equal to the Task
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth speaks at a Library program on the experiences of people with disabilities. Speaker Biography: Tammy Duckworth is a U.S. Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district since 2013. Speaker Biography: Karen A. Keninger is the Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6237
University of Surrey Learning Skills portal
The University of Surrey Skills Portal is a classified collection of quality materials designed to enable students to develop information literacy, research and study skills. It has been built using Openly licensed resources including several from Leeds Metropolitan University.
E-Portfolio Toolkit - Booklet
This E-Portfolio Toolkit is based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University. We use an E-Portfolio to assess our students on their period abroad because we think it encourages them to fully engage with culture(s) and language of the target country and to reflect on the resulting cultural and linguistic development. As part of our project, we have also developed a set of learning activities and materials,
Mexican mariachis assemble en masse
Nov. 23 - Hundreds of mariachi musicians gather in a Mexico City square to celebrate their patron saint Cecilia. Elly Park reports.
Interfaces to Nerve and Brain
Greg Clark, Associate Professor, Director of the Neural Interfaces Track, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah on Restoring Lost Sensory and Motor Function with Neuronal Prostheses: How to Talk to the Nervous System So It Will Listen, and How
"The consumption model cannot be sustained"
Nov. 13 - The global economic crisis shows that the developed world's reliance on debt and consumption to propel their economies will no longer work, S. Gopalakrishnan tells Chrystia Freeland. The executive Co-Chairman of Infosys, a global IT company, says income levels in the West will fall.
"Rajat Gupta is my friend"
Nov. 13 - Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs director indicted on insider trading charges, has done "so many good things," says Rahul Bajaj, chairman of a major Indian automaker. Hear the view of a long-time friend.
Expedition 29 Welcomes Three New Crewmates
The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Dan Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin docked to the International Space Station's Poisk mini-research module at 12:24 a.m. EST Wednesday. After the hatches between Soyuz and station were opened at 2:39 a.m., Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum of NASA and Flight Engineers Satoshi Furukawa of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov welcomed the new flight engineers aboard for
Using the Second Derivative Test - Problem 1
This video is a continuation and explains how to solve optimization problems by using the second derivative test. In this example, the maximum volume of an open-top box is determined when given the amount of material available to use for constructing the box. (7:00)
During this three-minute video, the viewer will learn about simple probability using marbles.
Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
The module contains the following levels: Defining Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Precipitating Factors of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure ADHF Pathophysiology Evaluating ADHF via the Forrester Classification System Evaluating ADHF via the Clinical Severity Classification System Lab Parameters and Other Diagnostic Tests Goals of ADHF Therapy Introduction to ADHF Treatment Class Effects Catecholamine-like Agents in ADHF Dosing Dopamine for ADHF Dosing Effects Drug Properties Treatment Consid
Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: Scotland’s Choice: The Referendum on Independence
Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning, the Scottish Government discusses the upcoming Scottish debate in September 2014, “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Michael has been Education Secretary in the Scottish Government since 2009, having previously served as Minister for Environment, and Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University and the author of seven books, including Edinburgh: A Celebrati
Ask the Expert - Thanksgiving Cooking
Texas Tech Hospitality Services' Executive Chef answers questions about Thanksgiving meals, tips and tricks.
Reading Bar Graphs - Khan Academy
Using an example, Sal Khan demonstrates how to read bar graphs in this three-minute video.
End tax loopholes that benefit the wealthy: Sen. Coburn
Dec. 1 - Republican Senator Tom Coburn says extension of payroll tax cuts should be financed by cutting back tax loopholes to the wealthy, rather than by raising taxes.
Economic Update on WBAI Nov 12
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Using the Second Derivative Test - Problem 2
This video is a continuation and explains how to solve optimization problems by using the second derivative test. In this example, the dimensions of a cylindrical can that will minimize the amount of material needed for its construction are determined when given the volume that the can will hold. (7:10)