Fire Ants Swarm
There's power in numbers, and once on the march, these ants seem to know it! In this short video, the fire ants invade a worm and dragon fly. Narration included. Run time 01:56
BCG-K@W Procurement Report: Part 8: Peformance-based Logistics
These days, when the U.S. Department of Defense buys a fighter jet from Lockheed Martin, it doesn't simply pay Lockheed for the physical product. Instead, the government has a "performance-based contract" with the defense supplier, according to Serguei Netessine, professor of operations and information management at Wharton. This contract says, in effect, that the government's reimbursement to Lockheed hinges on the jets' performance -- that is, how often the planes are able to fly. In this inte
Feeding Time for the Raven
Ravens demonstrate several of the commonly accepted indicators of animal intelligence. Some of these indicators can best be observed when ravens are scavenging for food. In this video segment from Nature, ravens exhibit their bird brain power by counting and hiding their food. Nice illustration of a scavenger. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:00.
Mobl21 - Introduction
21st Century e-Teacher Chris Jones introduces the power of mobile learning by using the Mobl21 authoring and distribution application. Run time 01:03.
Changing Times at The Washington Post: Engaging Readers, Enhancing Content
At the Wharton-sponsored Future of Publishing conference held on April 30 in New York, one of the panels looked at the changing nature of content, specifically the increasing popularity of user-generated content spilling forth from an ever-growing variety of sources. The panel included Katharine Zaleski, executive producer and head of digital news products for The Washington Post and before that, senior editor in charge of special projects at The Huffington Post. Following her participation in t
Facts About the Pyramids of Egypt
The pyramids of Egypt were built originally as tombs for Pharaohs, but no one is sure exactly how they were built. Learn more about these wonders of the world with answers from an experienced history teacher. (1:19)
"The Definition of Love" by Andrew Marvell (poetry reading)
"L'Amour et Psyche, enfants", by William Bouguereau (1825-1905) "Two Lovers", 1906, by Marcus Stone (1840-1921) Two Lovers 1906, MY Love is of a birth as rare As 'tis, for object, strange and high ; It was begotten by Despair, Upon Impossibility. Magnanimous Despair alone Could show me so divine a thing, Where feeble hope could ne'er have flown, But vainly flapped its tinsel wing. And yet I quickly might arrive Where my extended soul is fixed ; But Fate does iron wedges drive, And alwa
The Facebook Effect with Mark Zuckerberg
[Recorded: July 21, 2010] The growth and impact of Facebook is mind blowing, even for an industry that considers "overnight success" to be a long-range goal. Founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4th 2004 by 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook announced in July 2010 that had it reached the milestone of 500 million registered users. Facebook isn't just an American success story, most users are outside of the United States and half of them log on every day. Facebook has already made an irr
Interview about 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature
After the announcement, Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, told senior editor Simon Frantz that Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the great Latin American storytellers - a master of dialogue who has been searching for the elusive concept known as the total novel, and who believes in the power of fiction to improve the world.
As recession fears intensify, is India a safe haven?
"India is not simply setting new standards on trade, investment and economic terms, it’s also emerging as a genuinely influential player in many of the big global policy issues that we are all talking about at the moment – climate change and energy sustainability, WTO (World Trade Organisation), and global corporate responsibility; because some of the Indian companies are models in this respect, and – the more interesting – because of their different origin." This is according to Helen A
Total: A difficult balancing act
Energy companies are being asked to meet growing world energy demand, but at the same time, theyre expected to cut carbon dioxide emissions. World energy demand is growing at 1.5 per cent a year. Meanwhile, negotiations are underway under the auspices of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change to broker consensus for curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Its something of a conundrum.
Managing corporate giving
Nothing galvanises people more than a global disaster. When the Asian tsunami struck in December 2004, there was an outpouring of grief, and subsequently aid and relief was shipped to the affected countries.
A recent case study conducted by INSEAD professors Margaret Hanson and Luk Van Wassenhove with research associate Orla Stapleton chronicles the changing political and social environment of global giving in the US post-9/11.
Strong partnership key to success in bottom of the pyramid innovation
For those at the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ (BoP), the four billion people or so living on less than two dollars a day, life is hard. Although collectively they have considerable combined purchasing power, they have up to now been traditionally overlooked by businesses. However, major multinational corporations (MNCs) are now seeing opportunities in developing products for the BoP markets, while making a difference to the lives of the poor people.
Afghanistan: A Case for Alternative Energy
Without a national power grid, some isolated communities in Afghanistan rely on wind and solar systems to generate affordable energy in this four minute video. This video is best used to show how nature can supply energy in the most remote of areas. A good way to introduce problem solving questions related to energy and to remove the idea that developing nations can't use technology.
David M Neskey, M.D. Physician Profile
Dr. David M. Neskey is an oncologic surgeon specializing in cancers of the head and neck. Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Neskey received his medical degree from Albany Medical College with a distinction in research and completed a residency in otolaryngology head and neck surgery at the University of Miami. He then completed a fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. This two-year training in basic science research was followed by a year of addit
Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with police in Paris
Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with police in Paris, as they defy a ban on a planned rally against violence in the Gaza strip. Sarah Toms reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For o
Robert Kuttner and Matt Taibbi
Amidst fading hopes for real reform on issues ranging from high finance to health care, economist Robert Kuttner and journalist Matt Taibbi join Bill Moyers to discuss Wall Street's power over the federal government. And, The JOURNAl profiles Steve Meacham, a Massachusetts community organizer fighting to keep working people in their homes. Plus, Bill Moyers picks his favorite books from 2009.
Alash Ensemble Concert
A performance by the Alash Ensemble at International House. Tuvan throat-singing and traditional Tuvan instruments and music. Sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies.
Guide to the Papers of Charles G. McIlvain, 1899-1921
This collection contains the personal and business correspondence of Pittsburgh lawyer, Charles G. McIlvain. from 1899-1921. Legal records are in reference to the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line and the following companies: Rodgers Sand, Robinson Machine, Illinois Collieries and the Monongahela River Consolidated Coal and Coke. Also, there are records of the business affairs of Captain William B. Rodgers.