James Watt and the Steam Engine
This fifteen minute video is about Jame Watt and his life in the 1770s. It slowly shows how a steam engine works with good graphics. It also explains the expansion of the steam engine outside of water pumps and how a random act gave Watt an idea on how to make a more efficient steam engine. Good insights into how Watt felt. There is an advertisement in the middle of the video that should be skipped. A drawing of the steam engine would be of benefit. Of note is his use of horsepower as a measurem
"Human Rights in Mexico: Inside the Labyrinth of Drugs, Elections and Billionaires" (video)
A talk by Sergio Aguayo, professor of political science at the Colegio de Mexico. Aguayo has been one of Mexico's leading public intellectuals and human rights advocates for the past three decades. He has been a professor of political science at the Colegio de Mexico since 1977 and was a founder of the Mexican Academy for Human Rights, the electoral reform organization Alianza C
The Next Evolution of Man
This amateur video is about evolution as a gradual change to a more complex and better society. The narrator talks about "mind awareness" and "foster presence and stillness in life." This is a scholarly philosophical narration. Mr. Scott discusses the oneness of the world.
Lea Salonga | Talks at Google
Filipino Googlers Networks & PhilDev kicked off Filipino American History Month with Tony award winning singer and actress Lea Salonga! She's the first Filipino to be signed to an international record label - Atlantic Records in 1993. Lea's the first Asian to play the roles of Éponine and Fantine in Broadway's Les Misérables. She portrayed both roles on the musical's 10th and 25th anniversary show in London respectively after starring as Kim in Ms Saigon. She was also the singing voice of Jas
'Visual' French; In the City, #1 (Dans la Ville)
This very brief video features vocabulary words related to the city. The words are spoken in French, once, while the words appear at the bottom of the screen. Each word is accompanied by appropriate images. SuitabLe for all beginning learners of French.
Alligator Mating Behavior
Professional video from National Geographic shows male activity to attract a mate. Alligator calls are heard and the water vibrates from the sounds. Grades 7-12. 1:16 min.
Sarajevo hoses down following night riots
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Following a third night of rioting in Bosnian capital Sarajevo, the city hoses down government buildings that were set on fire by protesters furious about jobs situation. Gavino Garay reports. 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, financial, nationa
Peer to Peer and the Music Industry: The Criminalization of Sharing
Examining technical, legal and cultural strategies by the recording industry to persuade people that file-sharing is impossible, immoral, un-cool or dangerous, and the failure of these strategies. Alternative business models are discussed. The period from the advent of the compact disc in 1982 to the first significant file-sharing system in 1999 saw the greatest period of profitability in the history of recorded music. The decade since 1999 has seen an equally radical collapse. What seems obviou
Polis Journalism Conference 2013 - Trust In Europe - 14:00 - Session 3 [Audio]
Speaker(s): Nik Gowing, Asun Gomez, Kelly Evans, Jonty Bloom | 1000 - How to build trust in your journalism? Speakers: Ruurd Bierman, Cilla Benkö, Trushar Barot. What can news media organisations do in the digital age to build the confidence and engagement of their audiences? 1230-1300 - How to use social media for journalism. Speakers: Yasmine El Rafie, Nadja Hahn. What can journalists do with social media to improve their journalism? 1400-1500 - Trust In Europe. Speakers: Nik Gowing, Asun Gom
Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
The train that keeps Mauritania connected - 19 April 08
The West African country of Mauritania is host to one of the longest trains in the world.The train is mainly used to transport iron ore from the mines to ports on the Atlantic Ocean.
How Religious Were the Founding Fathers?
Gordon Brown gives a lecture about this topic. A good insight into the part religion played in the early part of America as the people were religious and how various groups grew. However, some major leaders were not religious. Well worth watching.
Building Simple Machines: A Glass of Milk, Please
Imagine the most complicated process you could go through to simply pour a glass of milk. Then multiply that by 10. The image in your mind is probably approaching the level of complexity the ZOOM cast members achieved with their milk-pouring machine. Watch as they demonstrate all 34 steps in this video segment adapted from ZOOM. Run time 05:05.
Palestinian police disperse Hebron Hamas supporters
Hamas supporters in Hebron protesting Israeli air strikes against militants are dispersed by Palestinian security forces, who said their night demonstration was illegal. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and 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 busi
Dragon Departs the Station
The Expedition 31 crew used the Canadarm2 robotic arm to demate the SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle from the Earth-facing port of the station's Harmony node at 4:07 a.m. EDT on Thursday. It was released from the station's robotic arm at 5:49 a.m.
Dr. Allison Sampson Jackson - Impact of Trauma on the Brain
Dr. Allison Sampson Jackson speaks at University of Richmond's Law School on the Impact of Trauma on the Brain. April 1, 2014.
Audience questions -- Nothing event
Join the team from New Scientist and our of guest speakers for an entertaining evening of amazing insights into nothingness. Find out now nothing shapes the world around us, from the importance of zero to how a few words can kill to understanding the big bang. 13 November 2013, Conway Hall, London http://bit.ly/nothingYT
The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One
In the first few years of the post-9/11 era, the established models for fighting ‘small wars' proved distressingly ineffective against resilient insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan. As the insurgents fought Western armies to a stalemate, it was clear that a new approach was necessary. Dr David Kilcullen, a former Australian army officer, and one of the world's most influential experts on guerrilla warfare, became a key architect of the West's revamped military strategy. As the seni
Francisco Ayala: Darwin in the 21st Century: Nature, Humanity, and God
Francisco Ayala: Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of California (Irvine)
Lovers in Lab Coats: When Scientists Collaborate as Husband and Wife
The newlyweds George Gaylord Simpson (palaeontologist) and Anne Roe (psychologist) travelled through Venezuela on an expedition in 1938–39. The result was intellectual work unlike anything each did elsewhere in their long careers. Romantic and intimate partnerships offer fascinating case studies of collaboration in science. They produce unusual intellectual synergies. They alter life–work patterns. They simultaneously constrain and liberate. These collaborations tend to be overlooked by his