1.4 From Galileo to Descartes
Part 1.4. Outlines Galileo's revolutionary theories of astronomy and mechanical science and introduces Descartes' (the father of modern philosophy) ideas of philosophical scepticism.
1.3 Science from Aristotle to Galileo
Part 1.3. Describes briefly the Aristotelian view of the universe; the basis for natural science in Europe until the 15th century and its conflict Galileo's theories.
Creating Teaching Portfolios: The Who, What, When, Why, and How
Fall 2007. Dr. Paul Quick, TA Program Co-Director, Center for Teaching and Learning.
Beyond Academia: Finding Meaningful Work with the Federal Government
Jimmy Richardson, Associate Director for Government & Nonprofit Relations
Palm oil plantations, charcoal, and a flea circus
Does your shopping basket contain chocolate, biscuits and shampoo? If it does, you may be unwittingly contributing to the destruction of the some of the world's pristine rainforests.
Roz Williams: "Communications Forum: Public Communications in Slow-Moving Crises"
(Full talk, featuring Roz Williams, Abrahm Lustgarten, and Andrea Pitzer: http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/c4fcm:1502/videos/9524-communications-forum-public-communications-in-slow-moving-crises-) Governments, corporations, and communities plan for sudden crises: the White House drafts strong responsive rhetoric for the next terrorist attack; Toyota runs reassuring national TV spots within hours of a product recall; and 32 Massachusetts towns successfully publicize water distribution sites fol
Funding Thunder Lizard Entrepreneurs - Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate Fund)
Stanford Engineering lecturer and FLOODGATE partner Ann Miura-Ko offers insight into the democratization of innovation in the Internet age, and its affect on investment cycles. Additionally, Miura-Ko speaks candidly about the need to test business models, her firm's desire to be an advocate for "thunder lizard" entrepreneurs, and the challenges of achieving true work/life balance.
How Ideas Take Flight - Jennifer Aaker (Stanford GSB)
Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jennifer Aaker shares the power behind creating ideas that can build momentum. Through her research on the perception of happiness and meaning, Aaker describes how these concepts relate to a successful and powerful social media campaign. A well-planned effort catches audience attention and offers them an engaging story. Aaker, co-author of The Dragonfly Effect, also offers several personal and corporate examples of effective viral campaigns that gar
Learning the Alphabet
Alphabet - watch this video again and again, your kids will familiar with ABCD within a week.
ABC Song for Kids: Easy and Fun Version
This video can be used in a classroom for young learners to learn their ABCs. The children can sing along with the video and are shown the letters as they sing. This video is an excellent way to engage the students and help them remember the alphabet.
Sesame Street - ABC-DEF-GHI (1969)
Big Bird is practicing his reading, but he doesn't recognize one very long word.
Sesame Street - Elmo's Alphabet Rap
In this video, Elmo sings the alphabet song in a catchy rap tune while the letters of the alphabet fly all around the screen. Great video for teaching the alphabet and recognizing the letters.
"C" stands for Carbon
This computer animated video is great to help teach the properties and characteristics of the element carbon, found on the periodic table. Some key words in this video include: carbon, atomic number, allotropes, graphite, diamond, electrical conductor, electrical insulator, covalent bonds, polymers, and organic molecules.Run time 02:28.
Wet dog shake
Find out how furry animals are the masters of the spin-dry. Read the full story here: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2010/11/fluid-nature-from-wet-dogs-to-washing-machines.html See what the world might look like with a new bionic eye: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2010/11/see-the-world-through-a-bionic-eye.htm
Jellyfish food trap
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2010/11/fluid-nature-psychedleic-jellfish.html See how vortices help jellyfish trap food
Behind the Scenes: On Line: Monika Grzymala
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century The Museum of Modern Art, November 21, 2010-February 7, 2011 For more information please visit http://www.moma.org/online. Images courtesy of the artist © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Behind the Scenes: On Line: Ranjani Shettar
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century The Museum of Modern Art, November 21, 2010-February 7, 2011 For more information please visit http://www.moma.org/online © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Authors@Google: Steve Lehto
In 1964, Chrysler gave the world a glimpse of the future. They built a fleet of turbine cars--automobiles with jet engines--and loaned them out to members of the public. The fleet logged over a million miles; the exercise was a raging success. These turbine engines would run on any flammable liquid--tequila, heating oil, Chanel #5, diesel, alcohol, kerosene. If the cars had been mass produced, we might have cars today that do not require petroleum-derived fuels. The engine was also much simpler
80:Powering the economic growth engine
INSEAD's Robert Ayres and Ben Warr talk about why we cannot underestimate the importance of energy, as it has become the premier economic driver of growth of today.