Cost of Capitalism - China
October 2004 China's spectacular economic growth has come at a heavy price. Millions of workers have been crippled in unsafe sweatshops. Part of this video is about one particulat man and the help that he got from a lawyer to get compensation for a work-related loss of his hand.
20/20 Fidel Castro Interview - Barbara Walters [6 of 6]
Barbara Walters interviews Fidel Castro from Havana, Cuba, 25 years after her first interview with the Cuban leader. Her original interview made a little history because people got their first real look at the man. Although Castro is known for very long speeches, he rarely does interviews. Fidel Castro, 76 at the time of this interview, has outlasted nine US presidents. His rule continues to inspire both fear and devotion. He tells Barbara Walters that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev lied t
HST.176 Cellular and Molecular Immunology (MIT)
This course covers cells and tissues of the immune system, lymphocyte development, the structure and function of antigen receptors, the cell biology of antigen processing and presentation, including molecular structure and assembly of MHC molecules, the biology of cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, and the pathogenesis of immunologically mediated diseases. The course is structured as a series of lectures and tutorials in which clinical cases are discussed with faculty tutors. Lecture
American Black Bears are Unwanted House Guests - BBC Wildlife
American black bears are unwanted house guests in their search for food in this David Attenborough narrated video from BBC wildlife. The video (03:37) shows bears eating dog food set out for pets and going through garbage cans.
Infant Speech Sound Discrimination
Demonstrates how infants can discriminate between subtle sound differences; focuses largely on infant speech development.
SEM image of open cell polyurethane foam
If a gas is injected into a liquid it forms a cellular foam structure. When a thermoset prepolymer of low viscosity is foamed, the polymer can drain from the cell walls (driven by surface tension) before it sets at the cell edges, leaving an open-celled foam. The cell edges have three concave sides, giving rise to the tri-cuspid cross section visible at the bottom of this image. The average co-ordination number for the nodes (where struts meet) is four, giving tetrahedral junctions.
Carl Zimmer at the DOE JGI 2012 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting
By: JGI New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer delivering the opening keynote "On the Genome Beat" at the 7th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2012 in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Work Song from Les Miserables
This is a live performance of the 10th Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables. While the singers are in costume, this is not a stage production of the musical. The orchestra and singers are both on stage together with the orchestra behind the singers. This is a very interesting live concert production with occasional excerpts of footage from the stage production. Performance is in English with English captions. (3:58)
Documentary- Abraham Lincoln is credited by many with saving a nation. From humble beginnings to a tragic end, follow the events that shaped the life of the United States' 16th President.
The Hand That Signed The Paper by Dylan Thomas (read by Tom O'Bedlam)
I tried to find some sense of this poem but in the end I gave up. Dylan was about 20 years old when he wrote it. As a lyric poem it has great style. The hand that signed the paper felled a city; Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath, Doubled the globe of dead and halved a country; These five kings did a king to death. The mighty hand leads to a sloping shoulder, The finger joints are cramped with chalk; A goose's quill has put an end to murder That put an end to talk. Th
Wellcome Trust have developed these secondary school level educational resources as part of Darwin 200, a national programme of events which honour Darwins scientific ideas and their impact. The resources comprise hands-on experiments which are available free and which are designed to assist young people to view how Darwins ideas are connected to modern evolutionary principles and contemporary biomedicine. The three resources include Im a worm, get me out of here for 11-14 year olds ex
Dr. Guido Tricot, Part One: Exploring Myeloma (Video)
Dr. Guido Tricot, the director of the Utah Blood and Marrow Transplant and Myeloma Program, gives an overview of multiple myeloma. He discusses the history, causes and risks factors, incidence rates, diagnosis, and treatment of this type of cancer.
High magnification SEM image of open cell polyurethane foam
If a gas is injected into a liquid it forms a cellular foam structure. When a thermoset prepolymer of low viscosity is foamed, the polymer can drain from the cell walls (driven by surface tension) before it sets at the cell edges, leaving an open-celled foam. The cell edges have three concave sides, and some remnants of collapsed cell walls can be seen at the cell edges.
The Classic Alphabet Song
This video has very high quality audio. The letters are shown (on rising ballons), while the singer sings each letter's name. (:44)
Reading List (Slides)
Reading list for the Philosophy for Beginners series of podcasts.
Review of Comparative Suffixes Sort 3, -er, -est, -ier, -iest
This video is set up as a screen on the computer, narrator goes through suffixes and put words in the correct columns and explains the new meaning. This would be a good idea for a classroom that has a smartboard. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
HST.722J Brain Mechanisms for Hearing and Speech (MIT)
An advanced course covering anatomical, physiological, behavioral, and computational studies of the central nervous system relevant to speech and hearing. Students learn primarily by discussions of scientific papers on topics of current interest. Recent topics include cell types and neural circuits in the auditory brainstem, organization and processing in the auditory cortex, auditory reflexes and descending systems, functional imaging of the human auditory system, quantitative methods for relat
Pink Fire Trucks stop at The Medical University of South Carolina
The Pink Heals Tour made a stop at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston on September 27, 2011. The organization brings Love & Hope to communities around the country in the form of Pink Fire Trucks. If you missed seeing them in person, be inspired by this montage of those supporting the fight against all cancers including breast cancer.
The Young People's Chorus of New York City
The Young People's Chorus was founded by conductor Francisco Nuñez to celebrate the diversity and musical richness of his hometown, New York City. In this performance video from From the Top at Carnegie Hall, listen to a performance of Panta Rhei (Greek for "all things are in flux") by another New Yorker, composer Jim Papoulis. Many of the musical elements—a driving rhythm, syncopation, atonality, and surprising percussion—contribute to the sense of change and movement.
Responsible Corporations: Wealth and public good [Audio]
Speaker(s): Mathieu Cantegreil, Dweep Chanana, S. Gopalakrishnan, Farhad Forbes, Alok Kirloskar, R Mukundan and Shankar Vanavarayar | In India, business has never been just about wealth creation. Besides being engines of growth, corporations and their founders have long played a role in addressing pertinent social issues of their time. India is set to become one of the world’s leading producers of wealth, and with this has come renewed scrutiny of the role of businesses and their promoters. Th