Keith Devlin on Leonardo and Steve: How Fibonacci Beat Apple
Keith Devlin, Executive Director of the H-STAR Institute at Stanford University, discusses Leonardo and Steve: How Fibonacci Beat Apple to Market by 800 Years
Puppies Train To Be Drug and Bomb Search Dogs at Penn Vet
It's been three months since the Penn Vet Working Dog Center welcomed its inaugural class of puppies, seven rambunctious balls of energy destined to become highly trained detection dogs performing jobs that range from police and rescue work, to bomb and drug detection. The dogs—Bretagne, Kaiserin (called Kai), Morgan, PApa Bear, Sirius, Socks, and Thunder—are known as the Class of 2013. Each weekday, the puppies are delivered by their foster parents to the Center's headquarters at Penn's S
Army War College Birthday 2012
This video was shown at the Army War College Birthday celebration Dec. 11.
Hearing Yourself Hear
Listen in as Artist Jacob Kirkegaard tells of his journey to hear himself hear. With the aid of researchers in Copenhagen, Kirkegaard generates an artificial tone in his own ear by playing two tones at a precise ratio. He has developed this phenomenon into an interactive sound piece he calls Labyrinthitis. (07:13)
Could That Be Music
The absurdist musician/comedian duo Polygraph Lounge performs “Could That Be Music?” during the 2010 World Science Festival, as part of Good Vibrations: The Science of Sound. (03:03)
What Mathematicians Actually Do
John Franks presents "What Mathematicians Actually Do," his inaugural lecture as the Henry S. Noyes Professor in Mathematics at Weinberg College of Art and Sciences. (1:03:28)
William Shakespeare - Mini-Biography
Though little is known about William Shakespeare's personal life, his works such as "Hamlet," "Romeo and Juliet," and "King Lear," have influenced literature and theater for over 400 years. (04:44)
Jimmy Carter - Mini-Biography
Watch a short biography video about Jimmy Carter, including his Naval career, his peanut farming, his time as President, and his loss in the 1980 election. (04:52)
12.12.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Nordkorea hat ungeachtet internationaler Kritik erneut eine Langstreckenrakete gestartet. Die Rakete habe einen Beobachtungssatelliten ins All gebracht, teilte die Regierung in Pjöngjang mit. Der Satellit habe inzwischen seine Umlaufbahn erreicht, meldet die staatliche Nachrichtenagentur KCNA. UN-Generalsekretär Ban Ki Moon verurteilte den Start al
Jonathan Trent: Energy from Floating Algae Pods
Call it "fuel without fossils": Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat waste-water from cities. Hear his team's bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future. Not only does Jonathan Trent grow algae for biofuel, he wants to do so by cleansing waste-water and trapping carbon dioxide in the process. And it’s all solar-powered. (14:45)
Breakingviews: Central banks at Sea
Dec. 12 - Incoming BoE Governor Mark Carney's avocation of nominal GDP targeting is a dubious tweak to current policy. The trade's intellectual armoury looks empty, says Breakingviews.
Wealth Strategies: Fiscal Cliff a piece of fiction - Kotok
Dec. 12 - Cumberland Advisors' David Kotok says concern over the looming fiscal cliff is unwarranted and says the U.S. stock market is poised for a multi-year run.
Market Pulse: 12/12/12, a red letter day for Greek bonds
It's perhaps fitting that today Greek bond yields have a 12% handle for the first time since April last year. And is 88 years enough for progress on the "fiscal cliff" talks?
Banking disunion: the main players
Dec. 12 - As EU ministers meet in Brussels in a bid to break the impasse on banking union, Reuters correspondents in France, Berlin and Frankfurt lay out the sticking points and what's at stake.
Trading at Noon: Red envelope to battle Redbox
Dec 12 - Verizon and Coinstar are set to launch a streaming service, 'Redbox Instant' to take on video rental giant Netflix.
Treasury Live: Fed to continue asset purchases
Dec 12 - Reuters Fed Correspondent Pedro da Costa from inside the Treasury lockup gives key analysis of the latest decision from Federal Reserve.
West Papua communities celebrate coral conservation zone
Dec. 12 - One of the world's richest coral ecosystems has been designated a protected area in a deal struck by local communities and conservation groups. Situated north of the Molucca Islands in Indonesia, the Southeast Misool Marine Protected Area is intended to protect both the reef and the livelihoods of fishing communites who depend on it. Rob Muir reports.
ECONOMY 2013: Luxury buyer weaker than last year - Saks CEO
Dec. 12 - Saks CEO Stephen Sadove says the high-end consumer is still reasonably healthy but not as strong as last year and feels the Fiscal Cliff's biggest impact will be on consumer sentiment.
Whoever Japan elects, a weak yen awaits
Dec. 13 - Japan investors -- and exporters -- can expect a weaker yen and stronger stocks next year, even if opposition leader Shinzo Abe fails to win elections or drive more policy easing. Yonggi Kang reports.