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Opportunities in Building More Sustainable Supply Chains
When a global corporation implements sustainability standards, it pays to work closely with supply chains, as these panelists attest.
From his research, Richard M. Locke knows that the traditional methods of achieving decent labor conditions don’t work well. When Locke examined years of records gathered by Nike a
Beginner S6 #5 - Learn This Japanese Verb Ahead of Time
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! It’s so easy to run behind. In Japan, time seems to fly, and your Japanese to-do list is always so long! But you’re trying to improve this bad habit: in fact, you made a resolution to work harder at being on time for your appointments in Japan as often as possible [...]
Mission Control Operations
Chris Kraft manages to present in a single event the ultimate in engineering case studies, as well as an insider’s history of 20th century space missions and a pep talk for AeroAstro students. This blunt raconteur describes the challenges of the earliest space pioneers. His story begins with Project Mercury in the 19
Developing the Hardware for Future Human Space Exploration
While Michael Griffin sees a wealth of reasons for space exploration in general and returning to the moon in particular, NASA must still manage on a tiny portion of “the national treasure.” This 7/10th of a percent of the national budget – the equivalent of each American paying 15 cents every day – “is not an expenditur
The Craft of Science Fiction
Joe Haldeman provides a sneak preview of an upcoming novel whose story plays out in MIT’s past, present and distant future. In his conversation with Henry Jenkins, Haldeman admits that he has “a lot of fun with the sociology of being in this joint.” He also discusses the history of his genre, and his own literary approa
A New Age of Exploration: From Earth to Mars
Happily for human spaceflight, Dava Newman and her students enjoy working in such laboratories as NASA’s “Vomit Comet.” Newman’s work aims to provide a better understanding of how humans can withstand the rigors of space missions. Her decades studying human physiology and performance in extreme environments may pro
Air Safety: Nothing But Blue Skies?
While Arnold Barnett acknowledges addressing the same questions around flying year after year (“Does he ever change his schtick?”), he advertises some new twists this time ‘round. Barnett remains remarkably consistent, though, in his quite sunny assessment of the current state of aviation safety -- even after a recent
Reflections on an MIT Education
In a neat series of time capsules tagged to his MIT experience, Neil Pappalardo shares his story with MIT graduates in the hope that it will give them “an idea of the possibilities that lie ahead.”
His story begins in 1964, when as a senior majoring in Physics, he decided to pursue a thesis on a
This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced
A Few Things Learned from Craigslist
In his unassuming way, Craig Newmark believes his eponymous website might just help nudge people toward greater civic engagement. While Craigslist.org “is a simple platform where people help each other out,” focusing on everyday needs like getting a job or an apartment, it is also a profoundly collaborative venture, with p
Japancast HD Video Episode 109 – Learn Japanese @ Japancast.net
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MJ Jacobsen encourages students to continue evolving their skills
MJ Jacobsen, Senior Vice President of Communications for National Geographic Society, delivered the commencement address at Elon's Mater of Arts in Interactive Media Commencement Ceremony on May 22, 2014. Read more: http://bit.ly/1nzHPvf.
Faculty Forum Online: The Strange New Worlds of Exoplanets
The study of exoplanets—planets outside the solar system that orbit distant stars—can be portrayed as a single-minded quest for habitable, Earth-like planets. But the most remarkable discoveries have been exoplanets with unanticipated properties that can make habitation impossible. In the first Faculty Forum Online of 2014, Associate Professor Joshua Winn ’94, SM ’94, PhD ’01 described these new worlds—and shared research discoveries about the formation and evolution of planets. Fol
STS.436 Cold War Science (MIT)
This seminar examines the history and legacy of the Cold War on American science. It explores scientist's new political roles after World War II, ranging from elite policy makers in the nuclear age to victims of domestic anti Communism. It also examines the changing institutions in which the physical sciences and social sciences were conducted during the postwar decades, investigating possible epistemic effects on forms of knowledge. The subject closes by considering the place of science in the
Lecture by Laura Mays
Presented by the Furniture Program at California College of the Arts, this lecture was filmed on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus.
Confidence Games: Why People Don’t Trust Machines to Be Right
When given the choice of trusting our or another person’s conclusions or accepting facts based on algorithmically analyzed data, most of us tend to trust the human more. But new Wharton research shows that may not always be the best choice.
Snowy Owls Winter in Rhode Island
URI Natural Resources Science Professor Peter Paton discusses Snowy Owls and why they are in Rhode Island.
Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
Bracero Tutorials - Scanning A Photo Or Document
The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mexican agricultural workers crossed the border under the program to work in more than half of the states in America. In a partnership between George Mason Universitys Center for History and New Media, the National Museum of American History, the University of Texas at El Paso, and Brown University,