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.
Who Killed Nokia? Nokia Did
Despite being an exemplar of strategic agility, the fearful emotional climate prevailing at Nokia during the rise of the iPhone froze coordination between top and middle managers terrified of losing status and resources from management. The company was wounded before the battle began.
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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.
Giant Squid caught by Japanese scientists Giant Squid caught by Japanese scientists.
video from Nippon TV news.
Giant Squid caught by Japanese scientists.
Graphing Systems of Inequalities, Part 3 - Khan Academy
The instructor in this video, Sal Khan, continues to discuss how to graph inequalities. In this segment, he places a calculator on the screen. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. The student or educator may want to open the video to 'full screen' as the instructor is using a black background and the writing is small. (07:37)
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