Monument commemorating non-Soviet Jews deported to Litin and murdered there
Anna Birbraer, who was born in 1927 in Litin and lived there during the war years, tells about the monument commemorating the young European Jews deported to and murdered in Litin, and also POWs and Roma http://www.yadvashem.org//untoldstories/database/commemoration.asp?cid=752
Strong outflow winds from thunderstorm
This is a time lapse of outflow winds arriving just before a thunderstorm. Winds were clocked at around 50mph. You can see the affect it has on the trees. (0:15)
The hidden secrets of US innovation
Professor Alan Hughes, Director of the Centre for Business Research at Judge Business School, has studied the US innovation-led growth story. He explains that businesses can learn much from copying the US, but cautions that in order to create a truly effective innovation programme, the underlying factors that have driven the recent growth in the US need to be fully understood and coupled with an analysis of what is unique about each organisation's own economy.
Challenges facing the finance industry
American Express CEO Ken Chenault on the importance of formulating the right strategy in uncertain economic times and the implications it has on the company he leads.
Research on Microorganisms that Live Off Carbon Dioxide
This video produced by Teachers' Domain features Cathy Drennan, Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cathy explains that her research focuses on microorganisms that live off carbon dioxide, one of several greenhouse gases that are widely believed to accelerate global warming. Specifically, Cathy is investigating how a protein inside these microorganisms converts carbon dioxide into energy. Ultimately, Cathy hopes humans might apply what they learn from
Learning space evaluation
The subject of physical learning space has in recent years become increasingly complex This reflection examines what evidence exists in this area
Wise Choices [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Maria Alvarez, Professor Lisa Bortolotti, Professor Christian List, Dr Magda Osman | Traditional philosophical accounts of decision making assume that conscious rational thinking leads to wise choices. But recent psychological evidence suggests that we should trust our intuitions instead and ‘go with the flow’. Do these views conflict? If so, which one is correct? Or are both rational thinking and intuition ways of choosing for a reason? This panel discussion will bring philos
Recycling on the International Space Station
Join engineers at NASA and astronauts on board the International Space Station to learn about the importance of recycling. Find out how NASA is solving the challenge of giving astronauts water to use without wasting any with the new Water Recovery System. (07:21)
SAT Tips Tricks and Strategies Literary Festival 2013: Beyond the Book: new forms of academic communication [Audio] Civil Engineering in Developing Countries Protecting the Future of Food One Seed at a Time Nikesh Arora Discusses Google's Investment Decisions and the Shifting of Ad Spending Online Jeremy Siegel on the Fed's Decision to Pause Interest Rate Hikes Part I: An Innovation 'Ecosystem' How Firms can Reap the Rewards of Innovation Part IV: Timing Is an Art Form The Auto Industry: On the Road to Disaster or Recovery? Martin Varsavsky on How U.S. Tech Firms Differ from Their European Counterparts Presidential Politics in France: What to Expect from Nicolas Sarkozy
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Speaker(s): Professor Miriam Bernard, Dr Kip Jones, Dr Gareth Morris | Academic communication is changing. New emphasis on impact and public engagement, combined with new technologies that allow high quality and easy to use production methods are increasing the possible range of outputs from academic research. This session will hear from three researchers that have used alternative forms for their research dissemination. We will ask what strengths these forms had in comparison to traditional boo
Based on working on exercises on project decision making and planning, the specific context of working abroad in general and in developing countries in particular is illustrated, with regard to socio-cultural aspects, planning and financing of projects, roles of (consulting) engineers and contractors, local materials, techniques and knowledge and environmental issues. Study Goals: define projects in several phases of the project cycle (feasibility, identification, design and construction, evalua
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring. Run time 17:06.
Chrystia Freeland Interviews Nikesh Arora
Wharton Finance professor Jeremy Siegel speaks with Knowledge@Wharton about about the Fed's Decision to Pause Interest Rate Hikes, among other topics.
Cisco SVP Dan Scheinman and Wharton's Saikat Chaudhuri Discuss Acquisitions and Innovation, Part I: An Innovation 'Ecosystem'
These days almost every company worth its balance sheet insists that it invests in "innovation." But does it make or lose money on these investments? That is the question that James Andrew and Harold Sirkin tackle in their new book titled, Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation. According to the authors, who are senior vice presidents and directors of The Boston Consulting Group, a new idea is just an invention -- and not a true innovation -- unless it generates financial returns. In an inte
Cisco SVP Dan Scheinman and Wharton's Saikat Chaudhuri Discuss Acquisitions and Innovation, Part IV: Timing Is an Art Form
Last May, Knowledge@Wharton spoke with John Paul MacDuffie, a management professor at Wharton and co-director of the International Motor Vehicle Program, about the state of the auto industry. It seems that not much has changed since then, except maybe for the worse. 2006 was the first year since 1991 that Detroit's Big Three were all in the red. Ford's situation seems direr than ever; Chrysler, which was profitable until mid 2006, is now preparing a restructuring plan to roll out this month; and
Martin Varsavsky's fans see him as a rebel who has often disrupted the telecommunications industry. An Argentine/Spanish entrepreneur who has launched seven companies in the past 20 years, Varsavsky's current venture is FON, which he describes as a "community-empowered company dedicated to building the world's largest global WiFi network." He has a few partners helping him get there -- Skype, eBay and Google. In a podcast interview with Kevin Werbach, a professor of legal studies and ethics at W
On May 6, conservative Nicolas Sarkozy won the French presidential election, defeating socialist Segolene Royal and taking over from Jacques Chirac, who had held the positon for 12 years. The election drew a very high 85% turnout, which many saw as a sign that French voters recognize the need to get out from under their economic stagnation and social unrest. Sarkozy is depicted as a friend, but also a critic, of the U.S.; as a supporter, to some degree, of the European Union; and as a reformer b
Literary Festival 2013: Beyond the Book: new forms of academic communication [Audio]
Civil Engineering in Developing Countries
Protecting the Future of Food One Seed at a Time
Nikesh Arora Discusses Google's Investment Decisions and the Shifting of Ad Spending Online
Jeremy Siegel on the Fed's Decision to Pause Interest Rate Hikes
Part I: An Innovation 'Ecosystem'
How Firms can Reap the Rewards of Innovation
Part IV: Timing Is an Art Form
The Auto Industry: On the Road to Disaster or Recovery?
Martin Varsavsky on How U.S. Tech Firms Differ from Their European Counterparts
Presidential Politics in France: What to Expect from Nicolas Sarkozy