Want to Rent out That Spare Room? The Growing Popularity of ‘Collaborative Consumption’
At the core of the new trend of "collaborative consumption" is the idea that technologies like the Internet and smartphones can help consumers monetize assets that they own -- their home or car, for example -- in ways that were previously difficult or downright impossible. But as these services grow in popularity, they face challenges, not the least of which is the ability to ensure the safety and security of the assets that consumers are renting out.Author(s):
A Day in the Life of a Kent State Groundskeeper
Maintaining Kent State's beautiful 950 acre campus takes a lot of hard work. Jil Morgan and Matt Treen are two of many people among the Kent State Grounds crews who help make it happen. Music: "The last ones" by Jahzzar
2.996 Biomedical Devices Design Laboratory (MIT)
This course provides intensive coverage of the theory and practice of electromechanical instrument design with application to biomedical devices. Students will work with MGH doctors to develop new medical products from concept to prototype development and testing. Lectures will present techniques for designing electronic circuits as part of complete sensor systems. Topics covered include: basic electronics circuits, principles of accuracy, op amp circuits, analog signal conditioning, power suppl
Rounding Word Problem About Fish Food
This short video explains how to solve a word problem involving rounding and addition using a fish tank. It is hard to hear the original word problem when the students read it out loud. The students in the video show to steps necessary to correctly complete the problem. (01:47)
Creating social change: From innovation to impact
Learning how to give back to society ideally should be part of every young person's education, says one of Australia's leading philanthropists, David Gonski AC. Mr Gonski is one of several high profile lecturers in a new short course at UNSW Australia called "Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact." Here Mr Gonski reflects on his own need to broaden himself beyond his field of law and investment banking, the role corporates can play in society and what happens when people don't give
How to Get on the Internet on a PSP
In order to access the Internet on a PSP, first make sure that the WLAN switch is on. Learn how to scan for wireless networks on the PSP .
Windows Vista to PSP Tutorial
Windows Vista to PSP Tutorial The best and easiest tutorial for putting Vista on your PSP Link to download site: http://www.download.com/PspWxp/3000-7... What to type in on the PSP internet address bar file:/pspwxp/index.htm If you get the error message "content cannot be displayed" Watch the video below to fix it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuxtlX... Enjoy!
Paris Peace Conference - 1919
The video shows footage of the time. You can see who the leaders of the peace conference were and what they wanted. There are images of destroyed cities. The main aims of the winners are listed. Wilson's suggestions are explained. Post war politics in Germany is explained and the role of communism. There is reference to the way in which the leaders drew the map of Europe anew. There is a map shown. There is an account of the main terms of the The Treaty of Versailles.
"Reflections on Argentina" - Session 3 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin America" (video)
A three-part workshop with Professor Juan Pablo Nicolini, Winter Tinker Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
From Weblogs to Twitter: How Did We Get Where We Are Today and What Are the Main Impacts To Date?
What are the most important milestones in the evolution of social media? What factors have shaped their successes and limitations? Although the dates of the earliest 'weblog' are a matter of some debate, the majority of their growth in popularity has arisen over the past ten years. What are the most important milestones in that process of evolution, and what are the factors that have shaped the successes and limitations of social media? Why (if at all) should we expect them to have an inherentl
Standard Form of a Linear Equation
This video clip describes how lines expressed in the standard form of a linear equation are commonly seen, especially when looking at and writing systems of linear equations. The standard form of a linear equation puts the x and y terms on the left hand side of the equation, and makes the coefficient of the x-term positive. While standard form is commonly, we sometimes rewrite a line in slope-intercept form in order to graph it. (1:13)
Economic Update on WBAI July 2nd - Healthcare
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The Best Exercises for Weight Loss
This 1:43 long video shows how to use a daily routine to get a handle on weight loss. The video is about setting small goals and do the best exercises to help you achieve that weight loss and to build muscle.
Texas Tech Alumnus is an Accused American War Criminal
Fiske Hanley wrote a book about his experiences as a special prisoner in WWII, Accused American War Criminal.
France's Battle for Competitiveness
The country’s competitive standing has been sliding, but it has the means to reinvigorate its attractiveness.
Wild Kratts-Polar Bears Don't Dance-Part 1 of 2-Animation
In part 1 of this video, the Kratt brothers explore the Arctic animals-the polar bear and the walrus. Students will learn about hunting rituals of the polar bear and walrus. Polar bears can sit still for hours waiting on prey to surface from icy water. The bear is in control on land but the walrus is in control in the water. The brothers use "creature power" to capture a walrus cub and polar bear cub from an evil guy. The brothers learn the inside scoop on both animals. This is a good teaching r
Wild Kratts-Polar Bears Don't Dance-Part 2 of 2-Animation
In part 2 of this video, the Kratt Brothers use the "creature power" of the walrus and the polar bear to help the cubs find their mommas and rescue them from the evil Zach. Students will enjoy this fun video as they learn about these two fascinating creatures. At the end of the video there is real footage of walruses with an emphasis on the importance of flippers. Legs are for lands and flippers for water-Every creature has special features.This is a good teaching resource for a lesson/unit on t
Museum of Chinese History
This is a video that shows some of the artifacts of Chinese origin up to late dynasties.
Brief Overview of William Shakespeare
This video clip starts with a quote from one of his plays. Learn about the life of Britain's famous bard and writer of plays, William Shakespeare. (01:31)
Adjusting to the changing dynamics of the world economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Richard Kozul-Wright, Professor Robert Wade | The Trade and Development Report 2013 contends that to achieve durable and inclusive growth, developing and transition economies will need to move towards a new form of development, away from a focus on net-export advantages which depend on exploiting on global imbalances and towards strengthening domestic demand and expanding regional and South-South economic linkages. Richard Kozul-Wright is a senior UN economist heading the unit on Eco