Dangers of Hot Work
"The CSB has identified over 60 fatalities since 1990 due to explosions and fires from hot work activities on tanks. Hot work is defined as “[w]ork involving burning, welding, or a similar operation that is capable of initiating fires or explosions.”1 Hot work also includes other activities with the potential to create a source of ignition such as cutting, brazing, grinding, and soldering. Workers are potentially at risk not only in the oil and gas industry, where flammables are handled regu
Global warming, sea-level rise and coastal inundation
Recent sea-level change and predictions of future sea-level rise.
From Ideas to Intellectual Property (materials)
This zipped file contains all of the materials that made up the "How to extract value from Intellectual Property pt 1". Inside the file is a narrative, the full PowerPoint slide and cc licence information for all the clip art and materials that have been used. There are audio files that also can be used under the creative commons. The relevant attribution and sources for the materials can be found in the narrative transcript of the lecture.
TALAT Lecture 2104.02: Case Study on Windows
This lecture gives teachers and students grounding in the development of satisfactory and suitable window design in aluminium; it helps them acquire an understanding of the principles underlying good design. Students need to be able to design aluminium windows which conform to local planning regulations and which are suitable for national traditions in each market they are offered in. This involves the acquisition of local climatic data since the products need to withstand the climatic condition
TALAT Lecture 2402: Design Recommendations for fatigue loaded structures
This lecture presents calculation of design stresses for variable stress ratios in practice, explanation on the background of design recommendations; it demonstrates the concept of partial safety factors and supply appropriate background information for aluminium; it enables the designer to evaluate service behavior of structural details on a more sophisticated level applying the same principles as in current design recommendations; it provides understanding of the fatigue design procedure accor
EXPERIMENTACIÓN ANÁLISIS INSTRUMENTAL (2009)
El objetivo central de esta asignatura es brindar al futuro Ingeniero Químico una base práctica en algunas de las técnicas analíticas instrumentales más comunes. El conocimiento de los principios fisicoquímicos que dan lugar a las aplicaciones analíticas de estas técnicas y de las limitaciones de las mismas, permitirá la elección del método más adecuado para cada problema analítico. Para ello, se manejarán distintas técnicas que permitan el análisis de sustancias de interés quí
Gold dominates markets and politics
The World Bank's president Robert Zoellick has called on leading economies to make gold the standard guide for currencies as the commodity hits another record high.
Microprocessor Based Digital System: From Bits to Systems
This course is oriented to gain skills that enable to design a microcontroller based digital system, from its initial design to putting it to work. The course also aims to give an overview of the impact of these systems in our society, and their influence in our actual lifestyle, shaping our lives.
'Til the Last Drop: Johns Hopkins Addresses the Global Water Challenge
Johns Hopkins University scientists and policy makers evaluate key factors contributing to the global water issue.
Morgan: a Genetics Tutorial
Morgan is a multimedia tutorial that covers the basic principles of genetics with a molecular slant. Suitable for an advanced high school or introductory college biology class, Morgan is comprised of six levels. Each level can be thought of as a book chapter comprised of 10 screens or pages. After completing each level, try your hand at the short quiz that can be accessed on screen 10.Morgan is a hypermedia program. Underlined words are hypertext links to frames or pages containing additional in
Office Mobile on Windows Phone 7 Windows Phone 7 is officially available today in the United States. Guy Gilbert from the Office Mobile team takes us through the Office Hub including SharePoint, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook.
Windows Phone 7 is officially available today in the United States. Guy Gilbert from the Office Mobile team takes us through the Office Hub including SharePoint, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook.
Health and Human Rights Pamphlets
A series of 7 pamphlets exploring different aspects of the Right to Health These pamphlets are available in three languages English Xhosa and Afrikaans
4.341 Introduction to Photography and Related Media (MIT)
This course provides practical instruction in the fundamentals of analog and digital SLR and medium/large format camera operation, film exposure and development, black and white darkroom techniques, digital imaging, and studio lighting. This semester we will explore the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences for our theme- and site-specific term project, which provides opportunities to develop technical skills and experimental photographic techniques, and for personal artistic exploratio
Television News Careers : How to Become an International News Reporter
Becoming an international news reporter, also known as a foreign correspondent, requires having a grasp on international relations, possibly knowing a foreign language and understanding the politics of a given country. Understand what it takes to work overseas as a news reporter with insider information from award-winning former TV news anchor, Glenn Selig, in this video on television jobs.
Expériences des deux bougies (Vidéo) Deux bougies sont placées de part et d'autre d'une vitre de verre. L'une
est allumée, l'autre pas ; et pourtant, en se plaçant judicieusement
par rapport à la vitre, on croit voir que les deux bougies brûlent. Une
expérience simple à réaliser pour expliquer la nature virtuelle des
images obtenues ...
Deux bougies sont placées de part et d'autre d'une vitre de verre. L'une est allumée, l'autre pas ; et pourtant, en se plaçant judicieusement par rapport à la vitre, on croit voir que les deux bougies brûlent. Une expérience simple à réaliser pour expliquer la nature virtuelle des images obtenues ...
After the Asian tigers, will it be the turn of the African lions?
Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to remain the second-fastest growing region after Asia in the near future, predicts Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, but “we can catch up with Asia, as the prospect of Africa as the last unexplored territory in the world and the potential of growth remain.”
For this to happen, Sanusi says Africa needs to put in place the right policies, address its infrastructure deficit, and provide the right environment and incentives for busine
Why, who and where? Chinese OFDI on the world stage
The phenomenon of Chinese companies going global has become a defining feature of China’s current stage of integration with the global economy. While China remains a minor player in terms of global Outbound Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) flows, the financial crisis has afforded some of its largest state-owned enterprises, or SOEs, unprecedented opportunities for landmark acquisitions. In the ten months after Lehman Brothers became the defining casualty of the financial crisis, Chinese bidder
Powering the economic growth engine
It has been a key driving force, powering economies since the Industrial Revolution, yet it continues to take a backseat to other heavily-touted engines of growth, most recently consumer spending.
Energy’s final frontier?
For Peter Sage, the sky isn’t really the limit. It’s even higher, somewhere around 36,000 kilometres above the Earth’s atmosphere.
An entrepreneur with twenty years’ experience, Sage’s latest start-up venture, Space Energy, aims to deliver space-based solar power (SBSP) by collecting and transmitting energy using satellites positioned in space. The catchall: energy on demand, 24 hours a day.
Call me anything except Junior
The new Oliver Stone film W explores an important concern for business and wealthy families - how parent-child relationships shape a child's personality development and, specifically, individual drives and motivations. The coming of age drama could be many family businesses where a feckless son struggles to redeem himself by overtaking his preferred younger sibling to succeed his father as head of the family dynasty.