Empires: The Way of the Samurai - Episode 1 of 3
Tokugawa Ieyasu unifies Japan and establishes a dynasty that will rule Japan for over 250 years.
Mount Fuji Views
Mount Fuji in Japan from different angles. The still images are accompanied by music. (02:10)
The Pacific War- Iwo Jima Clip (in color)
This documentary includes rare color footage of the U.S. Marines in action in the Pacific during World War II. For years the world has watched films of World War II in black and white. Now for the first time, follow alongside those who experienced the war first hand in this remarkable and moving portrait revealing never-before-seen footage shot in full color. On December 7, 1941, Japan launched its attack on Pearl Harbor resulting in the United States being thrust full force into World War II --
Amazing Abacus Math Video
This film clip takes you inside a classroom in Tokyo, Japan where beginning students are using abacuses to learn computation. By the end they are going very quickly and even manipluating imaginary beads in the air to solve their problems. NOTE: The teacher talks about hitting his students (1:57)
Eastern Orthodox Church around the World
Eastern Orthodox Church around the World - ORTHODOXY AROUND THE WORLD. THE ANCIENT ORTHODOX CHURCH PRESERVED UP TO MODERN TIMES. ORTHODOX CHURCHES IN BETHLEHEM, JERUSALEM, GALILEE, MOUNT SINAI, CAPPADOCIA, ESTONIA, CONGO, KENYA, CAIRO, JAPAN, CHINA, KYRGISTAN, KOREA, GREECE, MOUNT ATHOS, ROMANIA, SWEDEN, GERMANY, BULGARIA, FRANCE, ENGLAND, ITALY, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, NORWAY, TRANSYLVANIA, THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, ANTARCTICA, POLAND, SOUTH AMERICA, MOLDOVA, AUSTRALIA, SERBIA, GEORGIA, RUSSIA, AND MO
Golden Gate Bridge
California Travel Tips host Veronica Hill takes a closer look at the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the top San Francisco attractions. The Golden Gate Bridge is a six-lane bridge, it is about 1.7 miles from beginning to end with a 4,200 foot suspension span. It takes about an hour to walk across. The Golden Gate Bridge's history dates back to its proposal in 1916. Construction began in 1933, and $35 million later the bridge officially opened to tr
Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss (Part 1)
This tone poem begins with its most familiar part, called "dawn," "sunrise," or just "introduction." It is the theme to Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey." Used ever since to indicate the feeling of something happening on a grand scale, including the television transfer of Mike Teavee in the 2005 film "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory." This performance is by the Staatskapelle Dresden, conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli Jan., 24, 1998 at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
The Aftermath of World War II
The Grand Alliance was a military success—Germany and Japan were defeated by the fall of 1945. However, despite the agreement to organize the United Nations, nothing close to a lasting ideological or political alliance was formed among the Allies during the Second World War. There were simply too many irreconcilable differences between them, exacerbated by a traditional distrust that commenced with the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
Actions taken by the Allied powers during the war likew
Brooklyn Botanical Garden: Growing Chilies
Chilies are grown around Mexico, Japan, Africa, and India. Join us at
the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and learn how you can grow chilies in your corner of the world. Run time 03:33.
Connections Across the Land
How were land-based trade routes conduits of both commerce and culture? The Eurasian Silk Roads, the trans-Saharan Gold Roads, and the Meso-American Turquoise Road trace the transmission of commodities, religions, and diseases, as well as the movements of people. (28:35)
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
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.