Introduction to Nanoscale Science: Surface Area to Volume Ratio Module
Many intriguing phenomena observed in the "nanoworld" can be attributed to the increase in the surface to volume ratio ( SVR ) at the nanoscale. Understanding the surface area effects to volume changes is thus crucial to the understanding of nanoscale phenomena and nanotechnology applications. As an introduction to the nanoworld, the major goals of this module are to (1) give students a feel for just how small the nanoscale is, (2) give students practice in mathematically communicating nanoscale
I2S (SERVE - Socially & Environmentally Responsible Value Enhancement)
The I2SERVE (I2S) The I2S is for current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have a very early stage product/serve idea or venture concept that is focused on creating a better world. All great ventures and organizations begin with great ideas. The I2S is a competition of ideas; where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to: Solving community and social issues (for example reducing the effects of poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting physical and psychological health and
Security and Privacy?
The Information Networking Institute celebrated its 20 year anniversary in April 2010. This panel discussion, moderated by Pradeep K. Khosla, Dean, College of Engineering; Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, discussed how Carnegie Mellon is driving research over the hurdle of this dichotomy between security and privacy. Panelists were Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Heinz College; Lorrie Cranor, Associate
6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (MIT)
Welcome to 6.041/6.431, a subject on the modeling and analysis of random phenomena and processes, including the basics of statistical inference. Nowadays, there is broad consensus that the ability to think probabilistically is a fundamental component of scientific literacy. For example: The concept of statistical significance (to be touched upon at the end of this course) is considered by the Financial Times as one of "The Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Science". A rece
Transgender priest preaches at Washington's National Cathedral
The Reverend Dr. Cameron Partridge, an openly transgender episcopal priest, preaches at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. during LGBT pride month. Gavino Garay reports. 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 business, financial, national, a
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 2. Are You Convinced?
Proof making is one of the key ideas in mathematics. Looking at teachers and students grappling with the same probability problem, we see how two kinds of proofproof by cases and proof by inductionnaturally grow out of the need to justify and convince others.,Englewood, New JerseyTeachers Workshop Englewood, a town with unsatisfactory student test scores, is implementing a long-term project to improve math achievement. As part of a professional development workshop designed in part to give
Engaging students in ethical debates
This case study outlines an investigation into the acceptance of a new pedagogical paradigm aiming to engage and inspire students in ethical and entrepreneurial activity
Givology 101: The Study of Effective Philanthropic Giving
In a five-minute lecture on Locust Walk in the center of the University of Pennsylvania's campus, Katherina Rosqueta, the executive director for Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy, discusses effective charitable giving. Organized by Givology, a student group designed to raise money for international educational development, the free lecture was open to the public. The Center for High Impact Philanthropy is a resource center for donors who want their charitable dollars to have the gre
The Great Magnet, the Earth
This site provides a non-mathematical introduction to the magnetism of the Earth, the Sun, the planets and their environments, following a historical thread. In 1600, four hundred years ago William Gilbert, later physician to Queen Elizabeth I of England, published his great study of magnetism, "De Magnete"--"On the Magnet". It gave the first rational explanation to the mysterious ability of the compass needle to point north-south: the Earth itself was magnetic. "De Magnete" opened the era of mo
How to use Microsoft Excel in the Classroom I am finding my students are increasingly using spreadsheets to solve mathematical problems in class and represent their data and findings in meaningful ways. Th
I am finding my students are increasingly using spreadsheets to solve mathematical problems in class and represent their data and findings in meaningful ways. Th
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of semi cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating how to calculate the surface area of a cover for an astro turf pitch including the ends by using a semi (half) cylinder.
Week 13: May 1, 2014
Discussion about learning. This is the final discussion podcast until January 22, 2015.
24.901 Language and its Structure I: Phonology (MIT)
24.901 is designed to give you a preliminary understanding of how the sound systems of different languages are structured, how and why they may differ from each other. The course also aims to provide you with analytical tools in phonology, enough to allow you to sketch the analysis of an entire phonological system by the end of the term. On a non-linguistic level, the couse aims to teach you by example the virtues of formulating precise and explicit descriptive statements; and to develop your sk
Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture - slides (as PDF)
A pdf of the slides used in Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall at Leeds Metropolitan University on 27 January 2011.
The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change
Dimitri Zenghelis, UK government economic adviser who spent the last year working with Sir Nicholas Stern on the Stern Review on Economics of Climate Change, commissioned by Chancellor Gordon Brown
Conférence de Serge Haroche à l'École polytechnique (Vidéo) Dans le cadre du séminaire général du Département de Physique de l'X, Serge Haroche, prix Nobel de Physique, intervient sur le thème « Jongler avec des photons dans une boîte pour explorer la frontière classique-quantique ».
Une conférence proposée par l'Institut Coriolis pour l'Environnement.
Dans le cadre du séminaire général du Département de Physique de l'X, Serge Haroche, prix Nobel de Physique, intervient sur le thème « Jongler avec des photons dans une boîte pour explorer la frontière classique-quantique ».
Epidemiology and the Cause of MS: Some Contributions of the Military
Nationally and internationally, Dr. John Kurtzke is the most recognized name in the MS field. Everyone who has MS is rated for their level of disability by a scale developed by Dr. Kurtzke —called the Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS). The EDSS is the standard measure of the effectiveness of MS medications in clinical trials throughout the world. Dr. Kurtzke is also acknowledged as one of the leading researchers of the epidemiology of MS. In this 5th program of the series he will
Enterprise in the sports industry
This presentation discusses Drucker's thesis that failure is a "good thing" if the opportunities that arise from such failure allow the development of personal and enterprise skills
Putin calls for end to fighting as he reiterates support for Ukraine peace plan
Russian President Putin reiterates support for Ukrainian President Poroshenko's ceasefire and peace plan, but says that fighting in eastern Ukraine must stop. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. 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, financial, national, and
Spring at Ole Miss
The most beautiful time of year at Ole Miss is spring. Flowers and trees are blooming all over campus. Video by Mary Stanton Knight. #TheGrove