Better, Faster, Customizable: Who Will Win the Browser Battle?
In the world of web browsers, it's beginning to look a lot like the 1990s. Back then, the Internet was just starting to become an integral part of daily life and Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer vied for control of the market. This time around, the browser battle includes an increasing number of competitors, most notably Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Newcomers like RockMelt, a start-up that promises to integrate web browsing with social networking, are b
Living in an Era of Global Terror
In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services. Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and enhanced our standard of living, but the price paid is a reduction in security. As we see a shift towards a de-regulated glo
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
The Labour leadership contest
In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision to stand down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair's announcement and the pressure he has faced from within his own party. Professor Cowley goes on to discuss why Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair uncontested and the potential pro
Declaration of Independence - Remember this.
Reading of the Declaration of Independence we need to put this into practice. The beginning is the reading of letters from those who were present or involved. This is followed by the reading of the declaration by NFL football players past and present and others. (This video was filmed in the early 2000's)
Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture
Colleagues from both academia and business were present on 27 January 2011 for Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall. The garden wall of the lecture's title was Lawrence's metaphor for the potential divide between the two sectors. The lecture reflected Lawrence's career-long wish to get qualitative researchers in the commercial world to talk to their counterparts in the academic world, and vice versa. He discusse
Episode 131: Developing against the Monitoring Alerts Autoscale and Metrics API | Windows Azure Clou In this episode Chris Risner and Nick Harris are joined by Stephen Siciliano, Sr Program Manager on Windows Azure. In this episode Stephen and Chris demonstrate the Windows Azure Monitoring Service API which provides operations to retrieve and configure monitoring metrics, alerts, and autoscale rules for your Windows Azure services.
In this episode Chris Risner and Nick Harris are joined by Stephen Siciliano, Sr Program Manager on Windows Azure. In this episode Stephen and Chris demonstrate the Windows Azure Monitoring Service API which provides operations to retrieve and configure monitoring metrics, alerts, and autoscale rules for your Windows Azure services.
Meet the Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE
During the opening week of the artist’s major midcareer survey at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), UK-based Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare visits the Hirshhorn to discuss his work with NMAfA curator Karen Milbourne. Like the Hirshhorn’s “The Age of Enlightenment—Antoine Lavoisier” (2008) on view in “Strange Bodies” until Nov. 15, much of Shonibare’s work poses questions about politic
21A.348 Photography and Truth (MIT)
Still photography, a practice and form of expression that has worked its way into every facet of social life and every culture in the world, is considered here from the perspectives of history and social science. We will discuss the uses and functions of pictures; how they are to be understood and interpreted; whether they have clear-cut content and meanings; how they shape and are shaped by politics, economics, and social life.
Promo - One Minute Catalan
Hello! My name is Anna and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Catalan from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Catalan. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Catalan to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to a Catalan-speaking area, or just to impres
1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
The documents selected for this exhibit are primary sources that historians and other researchers study when they write about historical events. They are a selection from the files created or received by Federal agencies in or near San Francisco at the time of the disaster. They contain eyewitness testimony of the damage of the earthquake, the ensuing fires, and the desolation that was left in their wake.
African Chameleon Preying on Insects
This very short video (27 seconds) show the African chameleon preying on insects and eating them with its long tongue. There are no sounds except the faint, distant sounds of nature.
Promo - One Minute Romanian
Hello! My name is Roxana and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Romanian from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Romanian. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Romanian to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to Romania, or just to impress your Roma
"Gender and Media Studies: Women and the Media, Fall 2008"
" This course examines representations of race, class, gender, and sexual identity in the media. We will be considering issues of authorship, spectatorship, (audience) and the ways in which various media content (film, television, print journalism, advertising) enables, facilitates, and challenges these social constructions in society. In addition, we will examine how gender and race affects the production of media, and discuss the impact of new media and digital media and how it has transformed
Do Youth Players Want to Win or Play
Do Youth Players Want to Win or Play. It takes nearly 1:30 seconds to get to the answer. Some other questions are asked, but superstitions, the umps, and other insights are shallow. The title is the best part of this video, but it might have value to those who believe winning is the only thing. run time 7:56
Stop Motion-Bay of Fundy "TIDE" - Parrsboro, NS
A man created this video of the famous Bay of Fundy tide. He took one picture every 30 seconds for 6 hours straight. This is only a video from low tide (12:53PM) to high tide (6:44PM). Video shows how drastic the tides are in the Bay of Fundy.
Fundy Tides - Scotts Bay Timelapse
Ever wonder what it was like living near the highest tides in the world - reaching a rise of up to 50 feet? This time lapse shot at Scots Bay, NS, in the Bay of Fundy shows twelve hours of tide in only 120 seconds. People have often found themselves facing peril when they did not keep an eye on the clock while beach combing. When the tide is rolling in at an average rate of 8 feet of depth per hour it can be a chore just staying ahead of it.
Exercise can Make You Smarter
Researchers are finding that exercise can not only keep you fit, but make you smarter. A school in Illinois has developed a program that gets students moving and learning. This 4 min. 17 seconds video goes. Interview at very well equipped high school that is said to show fitness helps the brain work as well.
Aristotle Part 4
Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in
Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his observations were only