Purdue professor wins Nobel Prize in chemistry
A Purdue University chemist on Oct. 6 was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for creating a method to build complex organic molecules necessary for numerous purposes, from pharmaceutical manufacturing to electronics. Ei-ichi Negishi, the Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, was a co-recipient of the prize with scientists Richard Heck of the University of Delaware in Newark and Akira Suzuki of Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. They will share the $1.5 million award. http:
Puzzle of the Bones
Researchers in South Africa are unearthing remarkably complete skeletons of human ancestors that are 2 million years old. Anthropologist Dr. Jeremy DeSilva from Boston University discusses some of the surprising findings.
Next Generation Solar Cells: Lowering Costs, Improving Performance and Scale
According to Tonio Buonassisi, we’re “on the cusp” of achieving a competitive technology for capturing the limitless energy of the sun. Buonassisi, in conversation with an MIT Museum audience, describes how, with the work of MIT and other researchers, photovoltaics may finally be coming into its own.
Haiti's Lost Generation Trailer
2010 YouTube Project: Report winner Paul Franz presents the trailer for his documentary, Haiti's Lost Generation, which chronicles the state of education in the country.
A 2:30 video that offers a quick review of his presidency without much depth. At best a quick "look" at the man.
Cathay Pacific takes off cautiously to brighter skies
At its Annual General Meeting recently, IATA (International Air Transport Association) predicted that the industry will recover faster than expected, with Asia-Pacific carriers powering the upturn. INSEAD Knowledge takes a closer look at the performance of one of these airlines: the flag carrier of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific.
The emerging markets: exploring the consequences
The rapid development of countries like China and India is a remarkable phenomenon, says Vince Cable, the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. “In a matter of one generation, China has broken through to a degree that took over a century in Britain. Solidly established precedents like South Korea show that this breakthrough can be sustained. It is clear that major so-called emerging markets have already emerged.”
Upstart: China’s emergence in technology and innovation
It can easily appear as if China can make anything. Yet it makes goods not only at low cost, but now also of high quality, and this constitutes a particularly Chinese brand of innovation that enables China increasingly to shake up global markets. After coming of age in China’s domestic markets, Chinese firms are now replicating their domestic success in global markets by competing on price and quality. The success of the likes of Huawei and Lenovo are indicative of an emerging trend of Chinese
Giant Squid caught by Japanese scientists Giant Squid caught by Japanese scientists.
video from Nippon TV news.
Giant Squid caught by Japanese scientists.
Japanese Gardens Project
Bowdoin College's Information Technology worked with Professor of Art History Emeritus Clif Olds to develop a website dedicated to the gardens of Japan, and more specifically to the historic gardens of Kyoto and its environs. The site is designed to provide the visitor with an opportunity to visit each garden, to move through or around it, to experience it through the medium of high-quality color images, and to learn something of its history.
Foundry Lane junction with Harehills Lane
26th September 1935 Number 371 Leslie Thompson, baker. Number 373 Harry Smith, grocer. Number 369 British and Argentine Meat Co. Ltd, butcher. Number 3 Thrift Stores Ltd. grocers. Goods visible in the shop windows.
Lecture by Pablo Medina
This lecture by Pablo Medina was recorded at California College of Arts on April 19, 2012. The event was presented by the Graphic Design Program. Learn more: www.cca.edu/academics/graphic-design
UTMC grad students help out at the DaZy Aphasia Center
Graduate students from The University of Toledo Medical Center are volunteering their time to assist visitors to the DaZy Aphasia Center in Toledo with speech and language therapies.
Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
Topics in Medieval Japanese History
This book differs from many other textbooks in that it contains relatively less political, institutional and military history and relatively more social and cultural history than is typically the case. Within the cultural history of medieval Japan, Buddhism is of the utmost importance. This book therefore contains an introduction to the origin and major teachings of Buddhism. Subsequent chapters expand on this introduction in the context of Japanese history.
Research Strategies 2011 - Lecture 7
Invasions That Never Were (1938 and 2010): What Can They Tell Us About Communication and Communication Research? - Dr Jonathan Smith Research in the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning ( http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=0bliob8d0qbtz )
Ladies' gaiters - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Green Oval Pendant
Green oval pendant with organic tracery; cream centre set with turquoise and white glass shards. Fine silver coloured chain. Date: 2000 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Cream Nylon Strapless Dress
Cream nylon strapless dress with 'painted' look floral design.Dress has a cream translucent overskirt with green, purple, black and white floral design. There are two underskirts; one cream synthetic and one startched cotton. Bodice is shaped and boned and fully lined. Pleated full skirt attached to waistband with deep purple pleated sash which falls to the hem either side of the centre back zip (metal).. Date: 1950 - 1959 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire Universi