Lagarde recognizes women on International Women's Day
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde marks International Women's Day, saying women "matter enormously" and contribute to the global economy. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financia
The Smallpox Virus -- Biological Weapon or Research Tool?
In May 2014, the World Health Assembly met in Geneva to debate the destruction of the world last know stockpiles of the Variola virus, which causes smallpox. Well before the Assembly met it was clear that opinion was divided -- Should the known repositories in secure laboratories in both Russia and USA be destroyed, thus preventing their use as an infectious agent in the future, or kept to ensure that the genetic material was available to scientists and researchers for the development of antiv
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation demonstrating bending moment of uniformly distributed load
Political ads: Should we believe them?
Campaign television advertisements can be useful, but voters should be suspect about the information and validate the truth, says Robert Kolt, instructor of advertising at Michigan State University.
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Meter tool
Light Meter simulation tool
Hey Penn State- Can You Name the Campus Building?
This week we camped out at the foot of the IST bridge on the campus side. We decided to test your knowledge of the University Park campus and its buildings.
Martin Luther King Jr: Life and Death
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of history’s most notable proponents of civil rights. Brought up to believe in equality, King helped lead a high-profile fight for integration. His methods were non-violent, and he was well-respected by many on both sides of the battle. A brilliant orator and media expert, he made civil rights the most important political issue of the time. His untimely assassination cut short his efforts, but Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions to the political disc
The Gorilla King
Among the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, Titus reigns as king. In the decades that followed his birth in 1974, Titus was orphaned and abandoned, survived poachers, and overcame the deadly challenges of his rivals. Researchers and conservationists recount his triumphant story as they share their memories and archival footage of Titus, from his days as a newborn to his rise to power as a silverback. (50:15)
Breakingviews: crisis, what crisis?
Oct. 8 - Crises will always be a feature of life, but the best way to evolve is to be honest about what has gone wrong in a system
Sparse Deconvolution (An MM Algorithm)
This tutorial describes a computationally efficient method for deconvolution of 1-D signals. It is assumed that the convolution system is described by a difference equation. The algorithm is […]
Japanese Vocab Builder #8 - Vocabulary and Phrases for the Restaurant
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Our Japanese vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Japanese words and phrases from the Japanese vocabulary lists. Join us for Japanese Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn the words and phrases for the Restaurant. Click here to make [...]
McMaster Welcome Week 2012
A week in review of McMaster University's 2012 Welcome Week experience. GO MAC GO!
Think CSUN: The Presidential Race, Down to the Wire
Lawrence Becker, an expert on American presidential politics, shares a few observations on this November's race between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Dr. Becker is the chair and Eugene C. Price Professor in CSUN's Department of Political Science. (Recorded October 5, 2012.) "Think CSUN" is a video series produced by University Advancement, featuring California State University, Northridge faculty experts. These thought leaders were asked to speak clearly,
Dr. Tom Abel - "Cosmic Dawn: The First Star in the Universe"
"Cosmic Dawn: The First Star in the Universe" Dr. Tom Abel - Stanford University What was the first thing in the Universe? A black hole or a star? How did it form? Even our biggest and best telescopes cannot tell us. Direct calculation with supercomputers, however, can. The first luminous objects in the Universe were very massive stars shining one million times as brightly as our sun. They died quickly and seeded the cosmos with the chemical elements necessary for life. One star at a time, gala
Open for learning
This xerte on-line toolkits resource has been produced as part of the JISC funded BERLiN (Building Exchanges for Research and Learning in Nottingham) project run by The University of Nottingham from April 2009 - April 2010. The project aimed to publish and share the equivalent of 360 credits of Open Educational Resources (OERs), enhance and expand Nottingham's existing Open Educational Repository (U-Now) and foster OER use and reuse. This open educational resource aims to share knowledge gain
Do You Have What it Takes to Work in Private Equity?
The dynamic, fast-paced operating environment of a PE-backed company can provide executives with a unique career opportunity and very attractive rewards. But it’s not for the faint hearted.
Jefferson Challenges the King
Thomas Jefferson is known for penning The Declaration of Independence, but some of his earlier writings establish the pattern of challenging the British monarchy. In this video clip, learn more about President Jefferson and how he challenged the British. (02:21)
Upper Beginner #5 - Listen Out for Japanese Earthquake Announcements
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Since you have never felt an earthquake before, you are terrified of them. Now that you’re staying abroad in Japan, you decide you should prepare, just in case! You decide to assemble an emergency kit for your Japanese home. You buy medical supplies, bottled water, flashlights, candles, and batteries, and you [...]