5 Geothermal power plants
Energy from sources other than fossil and nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterise those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continually, whether or not we use it. This unit considers one of these alternative sources, geothermal energy derived from the interior heat of the Earth, and the potential for this alternative to supplant fossil and nuclear fuel use to power social needs fast enough to avoid t
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Community Discussion on Open Sharing and OpenCourseWare
Who could have guessed that a Florentine omelet played a role in the origins of the OpenCourseWare initiative? A breakfast meeting in a New York “greasy spoon” was one of the seminal moments shaping OCW, according to William G. Bowen, who dined with Charles Vest and discussed Mellon Foundation support for the initiative. Bowen prais
Smart Power: Leadership in Today's World features Joseph Nye, Professor of Inernational Relations and former Dean of the Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and author of "The Powers to LEAD."
6. Residential and Commercial Solar: Installation Analysis and Financing Models (November 4, 2009)
economics, photovoltaics, solar power, residential, energy industry, financing
1 Technological change, demand and costs Over the past 40 years global computing power has increased a billionfold. Number-crunching tasks that once took a week can now be done in seconds. Today a Ford Taurus car contains more computing power than the multimillion-dollar mainframe computers used in the Apollo space programme. Cheaper processing allows computers to be used for more and more purposes. In 1985, it cost Ford Making Big Waves The US Constitution: Checks and Balances Bengali fill in the blanks with names Nice Hat, Harry How a Solar Cell Works The Dismempowering Power of Transitional Justice SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT) Using a Solar Still: Juice The Second Law and Energy (Panel) Two More Things to Worry About An Evening with Vikram Chandra Introduction to macroeconomics Next Generation Solar Cells: Lowering Costs, Improving Performance and Scale Election 2010- what about women?
The new economy
If you have dreams of surfing the perfect wave, there is so much more to learn than just hanging-ten. Waves can come from many different types of sources, yet they all have very similar physical properties. Before you learn to surf the big waves, you should learn the science behind how they are created. In this video from QUEST, learn about the origins and the power of Big Waves along the Northern California Coast. Run time 06:18.
The Constitution allows for a balance of power between the three equal branches of government. Each branch maintains a check on the other two so that no one branch can become more powerful than the others. This 2 minute video reviews this. but not much depth and no examples from life. Some words will need a teacher to explain their meaning.
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Panama hats symbolized power in the first half of the 20th century. This expensive headgear was the mark of a well-traveled man. Today's episode considers a Panama hat worn by President Harry Truman.
How a home solar panels works. Video discusses how a photovoltaic cell generates power, and how different locations, receive different quantities of solar energy. Run time 01:18.
Tshepo Madlingozi gives his talk for the Taking Stock of Transitional Justice 2009 conference u - The Dismempowering Power of Transitional Justice: Case Study of South Africa's Khulumani Support Group
This course offers an introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary academic field that asks critical questions about the meaning of gender in society. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's and Gender Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. Gender scholarship critically analyzes themes of gendered performance and power in a range of social spheres, such as law, culture, work, medicine and the
In this video segment from ZOOM, two cast members repeat an experiment designed to separate fresh water from a liquid solution, this time using colored sugar water in one solar still and orange juice in another. The basic still design they employ traps water vapor that is created when the Sun's heat causes water to evaporate. As the vapor cools, it condenses and trickles down to a collection container. Were they successful in their experiment this time? A final taste test reveals all. This video
In this valedictory panel to the two-day symposium, 10 speakers offer brief takes on how the Second Law of Thermodynamics might prove useful in seeking answers to our current energy challenge.
Even before the oil embargo of 1973, Thomas Widmer recalls, Joe Keenan and his MIT colleagues wrote of an “entropy c
In customary, loose-limbed form, Arnold Barnett reprises two of his favorite themes: improvements to the U.S. Electoral College, and aviation safety.
First up, Barnett’s suggested fix for national elections, which through the “fun-house mirror” of the Electoral College, permit winner-take-all results. His
In the tradition of his favorite childhood writers, Dickens, Thackeray and the “curiously forgotten James Hadley Chase,” Vikram Chandra explores the seamier sides of human relations. In Chandra’s latest, sprawling novel, Sacred Games, his backdrop is Bombay, a city steeped in corruption from head to toe. Reading three s
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. This module provides an introduction to modern macroeconomic analysis. Macroeconomics is concerned with some of the most pressing and fundamental questions economists can ask, such as: What determines economic growth? Why do economies exhibit expansions ('booms') and contractions ('busts') in output? What drives employment and wages, saving and investment? What causes inflation and
According to Tonio Buonassisi, we’re “on the cusp” of achieving a competitive technology for capturing the limitless energy of the sun. Buonassisi, in conversation with an MIT Museum audience, describes how, with the work of MIT and other researchers, photovoltaics may finally be coming into its own.
This site was created by the Fawcett Society during the 2010 U.K general election. The project brings together the main political parties along with other organisations and women voters to ask questions about political policies relating to women. The site includes the questions asked, the responses from the parties and voters.
Over the past 40 years global computing power has increased a billionfold. Number-crunching tasks that once took a week can now be done in seconds. Today a Ford Taurus car contains more computing power than the multimillion-dollar mainframe computers used in the Apollo space programme. Cheaper processing allows computers to be used for more and more purposes. In 1985, it cost Ford
Making Big Waves
The US Constitution: Checks and Balances
Bengali fill in the blanks with names
Nice Hat, Harry
How a Solar Cell Works
The Dismempowering Power of Transitional Justice
SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
Using a Solar Still: Juice
The Second Law and Energy (Panel)
Two More Things to Worry About
An Evening with Vikram Chandra
Introduction to macroeconomics
Next Generation Solar Cells: Lowering Costs, Improving Performance and Scale
Election 2010- what about women?