Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting
By: icamp2012school John Turner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Learn Anarcho-Capitalism Online Just about everyone is drawn to the libertarian respect for property rights. Yet most people draw back from fully embracing property rights and taking libertarianism to its fulfillment in "anarcho-capitalism" or free-market anarchy. "Sure," the cynics say, "it would be great to live in a society without the government and taxes, but w
Just about everyone is drawn to the libertarian respect for property rights. Yet most people draw back from fully embracing property rights and taking libertarianism to its fulfillment in "anarcho-capitalism" or free-market anarchy. "Sure," the cynics say, "it would be great to live in a society without the government and taxes, but w
21A.750J Social Theory and Analysis (MIT)
This course covers major theorists and theoretical schools since the late 19th century. Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Bourdieu, Levi-Strauss, Geertz, Foucault, Gramsci, and others.
17.S914 Conversations You Can't Have on Campus: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Identity (MIT)
What is race? What is ethnicity? How can communication and relationships between men and women be improved? What causes segregation in our society? How do stereotypes develop and why do they persist? How do an individual's racial, ethnic, and sexual identities form and develop? This course explores these topics and more.
24.09 Minds and Machines (MIT)
This course is an introduction to many of the central issues in a branch of philosophy called philosophy of mind.
3XSQ: Best Buy founder offers bid for company
Aug. 6 - Best Buy founder and former Chairman Richard Schulze on Monday offered to buy not already owned shares for $24-$26 each.
Ryan Grady: Observables and Index Theorems
Ryan Grady, University of Notre Dame The story of quantum eld theory and index theory is of a happy marriage going back at least to the 1980's. In this talk we give a status report of a perturbative approach to the algebraic index theorem (and further the analytic index theorem). The key ingredient is the factorization algebra of observables in a one-dimensional Chern- Simons theory. This talk is based on joint work with Owen Gwilliam.
USAWC expert presents: Soviet Soldiers in the German Army
Sam Newland presents Soviet Soldiers in the German Army as a noon-time lecture during the second residence phase for the USAWC Distance Education Class of 2012.
Biggest danger is Europe crisis -- Brazil's Tombini
July 25 - The probability of an extreme economic event has decreased from six months ago, but Europe is still the biggest problem, says Brazil Central Bank Governor Alexandre Tombini.
Trading at Noon: The Good the Bad & the Ugly in Earnings
July 25 - A look at results for Caterpillar, Apple and Netflix and their impact on markets today.
U.S. Day Ahead: Zuckerberg could be a no show on FB's call
July 25 - Investors will hone in on Mark Zuckerberg's performance if he actually appears on Facebook's earnings call. But the socially awkward Zuckerberg might give it a miss.
Writing - Creating Interesting Leads
Lesson encouraging children to discuss the strategies used by authors to create a lead that draws readers into the story. They are encouraged to consider these strategies when creating their own leads.
WSU Football Players Deliver Season Tickets to Pullman Fans
Cougar Football players stop at homes across Pullman to deliver season tickets to fans. This is the first year the team has done this, and players say it's a great way to meet fans and see just who is watching them from the stands at Martin Stadium.
Lewis Grassic Gibbon: Sunset Song
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions. This study unit is just one of many that can be found on LearningSpace, part of OpenLearn, a collection of open educational resources from The Open University. Published in ePub 2.0.1 format, some feature such as au
Chris Schommer-Pries: Dualizability in Low Dimensional Higher Category Theory (Part 1)
Chris Schommer-Pries (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Abstract: The cobordism hypothesis establishes a powerful relationship between extended topological field theories taking values in a symmetric monoidal higher category and objects in that higher category with various kinds of duality. In this setting an extended topological field theory is a higher categorical extension of the Atiyah-Segal axioms which allows for topological bordisms to be decomposed along submanifolds of arbitrary c
Cold War: McCarthyism - part 3/5
1947 - 1953 Following Stalins domination of Eastern Europe and the loss of China, American democracy falls victim to anti-communist hysteria, but survives it. Eisenhower is elected President. In the Soviet Union, Stalin reinforces the climate of terror on which his rule is based. When he dies, in 1953, the Soviet people mourn the end of an era.
Imagine It's the Year 2020: Thinking About Genetics Now
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a look at some of the questions that go hand-in-hand with genetic cloning technologies. The site opens by telling kids that in the future, technologies like cloning may be very common and that some of the decisions we will need to make in coming years are hard. Then, they are asked to imagine that it is the year 2020 and to take a peek at what's on the minds of one futu
How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries
Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound
scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone
could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's
circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849. (07:32)
ISS Update: H-II Transfer Vehicle Activities
NASA Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly talks with NASA astronaut Cady Coleman about the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle. 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.
Breakingviews: Boutiques make bank
July 26 - Jeffrey Goldfarb and Antony Currie discuss how independent M&A advisory shops have been trouncing their bigger Wall Street rivals of late.