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.
Age of Piracy
Pirates seek treasure both sunken and sea-going, from the 17th century through today. William and Mary Professor Kris Lane draws the connections between the old traditions and the fresh emergences of piracy.
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.
UCLA vs UW Men's Basketball 12-4-2009 2nd Half
UCLA vs UW Men's Basketball 12-4-2009 2nd Half
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
Jackets as Architecture | USC School of Architecture
What can a Mao jacket teach an architect? USC School of Architecture students learn the fine points of manufacturing, construction, and problem-solving as they craft wearable creations with unusual materials.
Giant Squid caught by Japanese scientists Giant Squid caught by Japanese scientists.
video from Nippon TV news.
Giant Squid caught by Japanese scientists.
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 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.
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
You could use templates to begin the process of reflection. Here is a two stage template you can modify for your own use; Stage 1: A very personal consideration of events etc. You may only want to keep this for yourself to see. Stage 2: Translating your feeling and thoughts into a record that can be shown to others together with extended analysis. The entries do not need to be large but related to the topic.
Doing business in Shanghai
A fantastic mix of East and West
The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
Japan's Grand Strategy
As the Soviet Union disappeared so did the most serious threat to Japanese security. But it was not long before four new threats took its place. Japan, rarely credited for its foreign policy, has responded with surprising strategic agility. Richard Samuels is Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.