The String Instrument VIPER Teaches about Physics
In this video, musician Mark Wood from the Transiberian Orchestra helps a high school physics teacher give a lesson about sound. The viper has seven strings, some thin and some heavy. The teacher explains that the mass to length ratio for the heavy strings will produce a lower frequency while the mass to length ratio for the thin strings produce a higher frequency. As he explains (and measures) the various strings, Mark demonstrates by playing the instrument. He also explains that half of the
'A Universe From Nothing' by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009
Lawrence Krauss gives a talk on our current picture of the universe, how it will end, and how it could have come from nothing. Krauss is the author of many bestselling books on Physics and Cosmology, including "The Physics of Star Trek." Books by Lawrence Krauss: http://www.amazon.com/Lawrence-M.-Krauss/e/B000AP7AZS/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 Download Quicktime version Small: http://c0116791.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/Krauss-AAI09-web-sm-new.mov 720p HD: http://c0116791.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspa
Brian Greene: The Search For Hidden Dimensions
Brian Greene explains how extra dimensions may solve several problems in physics, and gives his stance on the possibility of a "multi-verse". To learn more about String Theory, watch Brian Greene's "The Elegant Universe" on NOVA: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/ Also see Brian Greene's book on String Theory "The Elegant Universe": http://www.amazon.com/Elegant-Universe-Superstrings-Dimensions-Ultimate/dp/0375708111/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274165084&sr=8-1 Or Brian Greene's book o
The Atanasoff-Berry Computer In Operation
[Recorded: 1999] The Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) occupies a special place in the history of computing in part for its technical accomplishments but also for being at the center of a landmark legal case. It was built by Iowa physics professor John Vincent Atanasoff and graduate student Clifford Berry. Technically, the ABC was an electronic equation solver. It could find solutions to systems of simultaneous linear equations with up to 29 unknowns, a type of problem encountered in Atansasoff'
2010 Nobel Prize in Physics Announcement.mp4
See the press conference regarding the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics on 5 October 2010. You can pose questions to the 2010 Nobel Laureates in Physics.
Science International Lectures on Frontier Physics 1 Syllabus
Overview of Lectures We will learn modern mathematical methods in physics. We will focus on uses of geometric concepts. For a tentative plan of the course, check out this link. [About Course] https://sites.google.com/site/caltechtodai/ [Tentative Schedule] https://sites.google.com/site/caltechtodai/home/plan-of-the-course 10/01 1. Exterior Product, Fermions 10/08 2. Tangent Space, Differential Forms, Metric 10/15 3. Cohomology, Curvatures 10/22 4. Complex Manifolds, Kaehler Manifolds 10
Stephen Toub: Task-Based Asynchrony with Async Stephen Toub goes deep into the design and architecture of the new Async features in C# and VB.NET, which rely heavily on .NET’s Task Parallel Library. You can get an early look at this new async programming model, available as the Async CTP, today!
Stephen Toub goes deep into the design and architecture of the new Async features in C# and VB.NET, which rely heavily on .NET’s Task Parallel Library. You can get an early look at this new async programming model, available as the Async CTP, today!Author(s):
Segre Lecture: Understanding Neutrinos Using Deep Dark Scien
Arthur B. McDonald, Queen's University Neutrinos are extremely difficult to detect. However, in recent years large detectors located in deep laboratories to avoid cosmic background radiation have helped to define the properties of neutrinos and their role in the most basic laws of physics. Neutrinos have also become a valuable cosmic messenger, providing unique information from the core of the Sun and from the deepest reaches of the Universe. The lecture will discuss the current status of neutr
From Rome to Pompeii and Ephesus the excavation of Roman remains is well known, but what of Roman remains in Africa? This unit looks at the Roman city of Thugga and examines the influence that Roman architecture and art had on Africa and its people.
Using Creative Leadership - Frank Ricks (LRK Architecture)
Frank Ricks, Founder of LRK Architecture, discusses design and creating value for clients while using creative leadership to increase the firm from seven to a hundred and sixty employees.
Red Car Colloquium (Part I): Rethinking Urban Transportation: New Strategies for Mobility
Recorded September 25, 2010, at Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts as part of the college's Architecture Lecture Series.
Red Car Colloquium (Part II): Rethinking Urban Transportation: New Strategies for Mobility
Filmed on September 25, 2010, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts, as part of its Architecture Lecture Series.
Bioengineering at MIT: Building Bridges Between the Sciences, Engineering and Health Care (Part One
In Doug Lauffenburger’s view, MIT’s new bioengineering degree program is not merely justified, it is essential. Revolutionary changes in biological sciences—specifically, in molecular biology and genomics—have given scientists the means to understand and control both the building blocks and larger systems of
Imagining MIT: Designing a Campus for the Twenty-First Century
After viewing William Mitchell’s presentation, viewers may wish to apply to MIT, or at the very least, take a campus tour, to experience up close the architecture he describes. Mitchell’s talk -- drawn from his recent book, Imagining MIT-- first skims the history of MIT’s classical, industry-minded buildings, then f
Reflections on e-Design: The e-Studio Experience
The influence of digital media and information technology on architectural design education and practice is increasingly evident. The practice and learning of architecture is increasingly aided by and dependant on digital media. Digital technologies not only provide new production methods, but also expand our abilities to create, explore, manipulate and compose space. In contemporary design education, there is a continuous demand to deliver new skills in digital media and to rethink architectura