Jose Cordeiro - The Future of Technology and the Technology of the Future | Talks at Google
Abstract: Forget flying cars and robot butlers. If José Cordeiro has it his way the future will be a far more interesting place. What's more, it may be coming sooner than many of us ever imagined. Bio: A member of Nasa's Singularity University and global think-tank The Millennium Project, Cordeiro is one of an increasing number of researchers encouraging everyone from schoolchildren to business leaders to think big – very big – about the future. Do you want mental powers of calculation th
In this interactive game, students must identify patterns in pictures. Students become pattern detectives and find the patterns. The lesson is available in text only or text with audio for non-readers.
UPDATE: "Houston, we have a problem!" Moving feeds in Feedburner.
UPDATE: to cut the long story short iTunes /Mac app support basically told me I was 'out of luck'. I did a bit more thinking. My head must have been exceptionally clear today, because I came up with a solution! Now all 'A Spoonful of Russian' media should show up in your podcatcher app. Now I got my podcast tied to the right gmail address, all the dear old subscribers are kept, and iTunes Store reviews/ratings are intact. That reminds me - I can always use a review or two;)
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Integrated Design for Product Success
Excellence in product design is at the heart of success, yet more products fail than succeed. Integrating a balance of design, engineering, and business is critical, but challenging. Getting it right in the midst of uncertainty can be messy, complex, and daunting. In this webinar, Matthew S. Kressy, director of MIT's newly established Integrated Design & Management master's degree track, will discuss why product designs can succeed or fail. He will provide a high-level overview of strengths
CVs and Letters to Employers
CV’s and Letters to Employers is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio.
16th Annual Lions Oratory Competition 2010
In this year's Sixteenth Annual Lions Oratory Competition, student representatives from the ANU Colleges competed for the perpetual Oratory Trophy and prizes totaling $3,000 in cash. The objective of the competition is to give an opportunity to students to master and excel in the art of oratory by reading widely on subjects dealing with human values.To create interest in the study of the lives of great women and men who, often at enormous personal sacrifice, realise outstanding achievements whic
Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1976-2008.
By: WentzMR Dr. W. Ray Kim, Associate Professor of Medicine and Hepatologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the January 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, reporting on a 2-fold increase in the incidence of liver cancer during the past 3 decades, primarily in conjunction with the rate of hepatitis C infection. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)00004-8/fulltext
Female and Male Galapagos Land Iguanas Displaying Courtship Behaviors and Mating
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a pair of Galapagos Land Iguanas displaying courtship behaviors and mating. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. This may not be appropriate for younger students. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
The International 'Responsibility to Protect' and the 'Responsibility to Rebuild'- A Dual Agenda
Professor Richard Caplan, Oxford, gives a talk for The Evolution of International Norms and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Council of Europe in Comparative Perspective. This one-day workshop will bring together officials and researchers working on the Council of Europe and international norms more generally. Our emphasis on the Council of Europe gives a concrete empirical starting point for consideration of international norms, norm 'entrepreneurship', and human rights. How do norms come onto the in
The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
A primary video showing the damages done by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor. The Bombing of Pearl Harbor film was made right after the surprise attack on this Hawaii Naval base. The USS Arizona and more are featured. This film also contains the 1935 sinking of the Normandie. The ten minute video is best used with a map of the area so students can better understand how the ships were anchored and where the airfields were.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade-Basic Addition
In this brief video addition with manipulatives is introduced. This is a basic lesson showing 1+1=2 and 2+2=4 (0:48).
24.261 Philosophy of Love in the Western World (MIT)
This course is a seminar on the nature of love and sex, approached as topics both in philosophy and in literature. Readings from recent philosophy as well as classic myths of love that occur in works of literature and lend themselves to philosophical analysis.
The University of Memphis minute for the week of March 23, 2012.
The University of Memphis minute for the week of March 23, 2012.
Natural Science II: Brain and Behavior
The relationship of the brain to behavior, beginning with the basic elements that make up the nervous system and how electrical and chemical signals in the brain work to effect behavior. Using this foundation, we examine how the brain learns and how it creates new behaviors, together with the brian mechanisms that are involved in sensory experience, movement, hunger and thirst, sexual behaviors, the experience of emotions, perception and cognition, memory and the brain's plasticity. Other key t
21L.463 Renaissance Literature (MIT)
The Renaissance has justly become both famous and notorious as an age of discovery, and its voyages took place in many realms. This semester, we will read several history making narratives of early modern travel: first-hand accounts of discovery, captivity, conquest, or cultural encounter. As Europeans came to acquire experience of unfamiliar places, literary texts of the period began to assimilate this experience by describing imagined voyages across real or fantastic landscapes. Finally, voyag
Breakingviews: Peugeot job cuts test Hollande
July 12 - How the dispute between Peugeot and the French Government plays out will set the tone for the direction Francois Hollande is taking his government say Breakingviews.
Singular and plural of nouns and adjectives in Italian
This video explains gender of nouns and describes how to change a singular noun and adjective to the plural. Entire sentences are also changed from the singular to plural so that the you can see the noun in context of a sentence. There is audio and the words appear written on the screen.
30. The Commute Is Killing Me! (Listen Up & Learn)
Episode #30 of the fun-to-practice and extra-useful “Listen Up & Learn” lesson series is entitled “The Commute Is Killing Me!” – The protagonist of today’s story, Anna, is a student at a prestigious Italian university who just moved to her new apartment. Everything should be well, except that… it is not. – So, let’s listen [...]
21L.001 Foundations of Western Culture: Homer to Dante (MIT)
As we read broadly from throughout the vast chronological period that is "Homer to Dante," we will pepper our readings of individual ancient and medieval texts with broader questions like: what images, themes, and philosophical questions recur through the period; are there distinctly "classical" or "medieval" ways of depicting or addressing them; and what do terms like "Antiquity" or "the Middle Ages" even mean? (What are the Middle Ages in the &