Speaker(s): Stephen J Dubner; Professor Steven D Levitt | Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling 4 million copies in 35 languages. Now, four years in the making, arrives the follow up: SuperFreakonomics. Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner return with a book that is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first. Freakonomics made the world safe to discuss the economics of crack cocaine and the impact of baby names. SuperFreakonomics retains that off-kilter sensibility (comparing,
Online and offline risk - getting young people's experience of the internet into perspective [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sonia Livingstone | In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day. They survey the leading ideas and contributions made by their discipline, explain the types of problems that are addressed and the tools that are used, and explore the kinds of solutions proposed.
New Labour, Xenophobia and Immigration [Audio]
Speaker(s): Arun Kundnani, Nira Yuval-Davis, Joseph Harker | With immigration issues increasingly taking centre-stage during New Labour's tenure in government, and with the electoral success of the BNP and the rise of the Right arguably signalling a resurgence of racism and xenophobia in British society, this event will discuss the relationship between these two contentious developments.
Risk as Feeling: New Perspectives on Risk Perception [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Paul Slovic | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. Dr. Slovic will describe the laboratory experiments that led to the concept of risk as feelings and illustrate some insights gleaned from this perspective for behaviors as diverse as cigarette smoking and apathy toward large scale natural and human caused disasters. Dr. Slovic studies judgment and decision processes with an emphasis on decision making under conditions of risk. His work examines f
The Verdict: did Labour change Britain? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Polly Toynbee, David Walker | We've had Mandelson's memoirs, Blair's book and Brown biographies: in this lecture Polly Toynbee and David Walker look at what the Labour government in power from 1997 meant for people's lives by charting what it accomplished. Polly Toynbee is an author and a political and social commentator for the Guardian. David Walker edits Public and was formerly chief leader writer of the Independent. They are co-authors of 'The Verdict: Did Labour Change Britain?'
A Perfect Storm in the Arab World? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Fawaz Gerges | Regardless of the outcome of events in Egypt, for Arabs, psychologically and symbolically, this is their Berlin Wall moment. They are on the brink of a democratic wave similar to the one that swept through Eastern Europe more than 20 years ago, hastening the Soviet Union's collapse. The Arab intifada has put to rest the claim that Islam and Muslims are incompatible with democracy. The democratic virus is mutating and will probably give birth to a new language
Great Zoom into Tucson, AZ: Sabino Canyon
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
1.5.6 Velocity and acceleration as derivatives
Motion is vital to life, and to science. This unit will help you to understand why classical motion is probably the most fundamental part of physics. You will examine motion along a line and the ways in which such motion can be represented, through the use of graphs, equations and differential calculus.
PediNeuroLogic Exam: Newborn: Normal: Tone - Heel to Ear
Holding the baby's foot in one hand, draw the leg towards the ear to see how much resistance there is to the maneuver. The foot should go to about the level of the chest or shoulder, but not all the way to the ear. If the foot can be drawn to the ear then there is hypotonia. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the child's nervous system, with an emphasis on important neurodevelopmental milestones.
Microelectronics has enabled designers of integrated circuits to exercise complete control over the electrical characteristics of each component they create. This unit will illustrate how such control is achieved and the various methods that can be applied in differing circumstances.
5.1 Standing waves
How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something – a piano, a vacuum cleaner – is actually a musical instrument? In this unit we investigate the way vibrations and sound waves are harnessed to create music.
Breve Historia de Arte Contemporáneo
Actividad formativa dirigida al ámbito de la Educación permanente de Adultos y diseñada para satisfacer la demanda surgida ante el aumento de exposiciones en Museos y Salas de la localidad.
Adobe CS Liveの利用
Webやビデオのクリエイティブプロフェッショナルのための一連のサービスである、新しいAdobe CS Liveについてご紹介します。
Adobe Fireworks CS5で、FXG2.0フォーマットによる画像を、マルチページのデザインあるいは個別のオブジェクトとして編集可能な状態で書き出し、Flash Catalystなどで利用する方法を学びます。
This 2:35 long video explains the uses of phosphorus in its various types from matches to weapons of war. Phosperous is very reactive, especially white phosperous that burns rapidly and it is in part of every human body. Excellent. Warning that this element is very dangerous when exposed to the air.
atomic number: 15
atomic symbol: P
Information and directions on how to make a basic puppet.
Les oeuvres de bienfaisance: een benefiet voor een liefdadigheidsorganisatie
Je begrijpt het verslag van een benefiet. Je kunt informatie opzoeken om zelf een actie op poten te zetten.