The Beauty of Algebra
In this ten-minute video clip, Sal Khan discusses why the abstraction of mathematics is so fundamental to its understanding.
Book 2 - Ch 08 - The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Book 2: The Earth Under the Martians - Chapter 8: Dead London. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Rebecca.
Legatum Lecture:Redefining Business in Africa with Dr. James Mwangi Under the stewardship of Dr. James Mwangi, Equity Bank challenged conventional banking wisdom and redefined their business model to focus on microfinance and low-income consumers. Employing innovative approaches to collateral, credit assessments and branding, the company has gained international recognition as a leading bank in East Africa. Equity Bank is now one of the most profitable companies on the Kenyan Stock Exchange.
Under the stewardship of Dr. James Mwangi, Equity Bank challenged conventional banking wisdom and redefined their business model to focus on microfinance and low-income consumers. Employing innovative approaches to collateral, credit assessments and branding, the company has gained international recognition as a leading bank in East Africa. Equity Bank is now one of the most profitable companies on the Kenyan Stock Exchange.
Breakingviews: Worst of Times
March 15 - Rob Cox and Breakingviews editors discuss how bonuses for top executives at the publisher of the New York Times newspaper reward sub-standard performance.
Play tiny Tetris using a laser beam
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/12/play-microscopic-tetris-with-optical-tweezers.html
Building the ulitmate salad tower
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/12/beat-the-salad-bar-build-the-ultimate-food-tower.html
Students break paper folding record
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2012/01/paper-folding-limits-pushed.html
Garlic is often called "the stinking rose." That's because it contains molecules composed of the same atoms that lurk in burnt matches and rotten eggs. This video explains the many uses of garlic and what chemicals are present. Some key words include: atom, electron, enzyme, sulfur, chemical reations, compounds, electron clouds, energy, and reactant. (7:00)
Literary Festival 2012: A Moment of Mishearing [Audio]
Speaker(s): Amit Chaudhuri, Ian Jack | Editor's note: The podcast is the conversation only, it does not include the music performance. A conversation between award-winning Indian wrtier and musician Amit Chaudhuri and former Granta and Independent on Sunday editor Ian Jack, will be followed by a performance by the five-piece Amit Chaudhuri Band. Amit Chaudhuri's first CD ‘This Is Not Fusion’ (Times Music) was released in Britain on the award-winning independent jazz label Babel, and received
The future of brand management
Professor Michael Beverland, head of the marketing group at the University of Bath School of Management examines how the marketers behind some of the world¿s most enduring brands are responding to a new environment.
The Sunflower and the rose
Beloved by artists as well as gardeners, flowers are everywhere in art. But are they just flowers or do they carry hidden meanings? Is there a deeper significance - spiritual, cultural or aesthetic - than we realise? Put on your deerstalker and prepare to exercise your little grey cells as we tour a virtual art gallery looking for the clues that artists have left for us between the petals of the rose and the sunflower, two of summer's most beautiful flowers.
Devices and Desires
Organic devices are revolutionising lighting and solar cells, Professor Alison Walker will describe how this change will impact our lives. Light emission from organic materials is not very common in everyday life. However, some living creatures, such as fireflies and many sea creatures, emit light with amazingly high efficiencies.
The Tomb of Tutankhamun
In this video clip, learn about the excavation of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. (2:22)
In this brief slide show lesson learn about Coordinate Conjunctions. A coordinate conjunction is a word used to connect words, phrases, and independent clauses. Like: and, but, or, for, yet, and so. (FANBOY-learning tactic) Examples are shown and Coordinate sentences. (01:39)
Cómo empezó la Primera Guerra Mundial - en español
La Primera Guerra Mundial comenzó el 28 de julio de 1914 y finalizó el 11 de noviembre de 1918 con la victoria de la Triple Entente. Las causas de esta guerra fueron: económicas, imperialismos, nacionalismos, alianzas y armamento. (4:00)
Cómo son las notas musicales - en español
El alfabeto musical consiste de siete notas y se representa en un pentagrama. Para saber donde está situada cada nota, primero hay que fijarse en la clave del pentagrama. (2:15)
The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair Remembered
A slide show set to Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" looks back at some of the sights of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair held in Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY. Useful for lessons about fairs. (02:38)
Cómo nació Internet - en español
En 1965 se conectó por primera vez una computadora en Massachusetts con una Q-32 en California a través de una línea telefónica conmutada de baja velocidad. A principios de los años '70 el departamento de Defensa de Estados Unidos mostró públicamente la red de comunicaciones Arpanet. (2:10)
ISS Update - March 21, 2012
The International Space Station video update for March 21, 2012. Questions? Ask us on Twitter @NASA_Johnson and include the hashtag #askStation. For the latest news about the space station, visit http://www.nasa.gov/station.