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
Tips on Editing Titles and Descriptions on WatchKnow.org
This WatchKnow video tutorial (a screencast) explains how to fix problems with video titles and descriptions. The video includes: (1) poorly edited titles; (2) how to prevent poorly edited titles; (3) producer name in video title; (4) brief descriptions; (5) how to prevent brief descriptions; (6) description just repeats information found in the title; (7) description covers the subject, but not the plot, type, or quality of the video; (8) description is not edited to be understandable by
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.
Changes in the Air: What Will Come of the Copenhagen Climate Summit?
More than 100 world leaders gathered in Copenhagen on December 7 for a two-week summit meeting whose ambitious aim is to renew the Kyoto protocol on climate change. The issues being discussed include reducing emissions of green-house gases and setting a price for carbon, among others. What are the likely business implications of these issues? What new challenges and opportunities will they create during the coming months? Knowledge@Wharton discussed these topics with Wharton legal studies and bu
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 Window Observational Research Facility on the International Space Station (PART 2)
This is part 2 of 2 of a video that describes the remote sensing capabilities of the International Space Station (ISS) utilizing the United States Laboratory "Destiny" module science window and the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF). The Lab Window is the highest optical quality window ever installed on a manned space vehicle and permits the use of high resolution cameras and multi and hyper-spectral Earth science remote sensing instruments from within the pressurized volume of the IS
integral Schroedinger eq. for hydrogen, first Born approx., Yukawa potential
"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
What It Means To Be Japanese-American
Kristi Yamaguchi reflects on what she’s learned about her ancestry and how that affects her feelings about being a Japanese-American. (3:00)
Elmo Exercises and Counts From 1 to 10
Elmo does jumping jacks and while the children help by counting from 1 to 10. The numbers are also written on the screen. From Sesame Street Sports. Run time 0:55.
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.
Infrastructure key to Africa’s growth: Asia has role to play
If Africa wants to bridge the chasm from emerging to developed economy, it must have one crucial component in place. According to Paulo Gomes, founder and CEO of Constelor Investment Holdings, which was set up in 2006 to harness investment opportunities in Africa, infrastructure is sorely needed for the land-locked continent.
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.
David Hopkins, Princeton University: Tuning In or Tuning Out? The New World of Digital TV PDF
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: When is the right time to buy a flat panel television? What does 1080p mean? After February, 2009, will my old TV work? David Hopkins does some “myth-busting” on latest packages presented by companies like Comcast. He breaks down the HDTV format into easy understand terms and talks about the latest technologies in video distribution. More info: http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/04/tuning_in_or_tuning_out_the_new_world_of_digital_tv.html
Learning About Astronaut Gloves and Tools On-Board the International Space Station
Join Astronaut Sandy Magnus on-board the International Space Station as she explains how the astronauts use special tools in space and why astronaut gloves are so important.
Sleeping On Board the International Space Station
Join astronauts on board the International Space Station, or ISS, to learn about living in space. Explore the inside of a Temporary Sleep Space, or TESS, and see the astronauts' sleeping bags. Learn how the astronauts do personal hygiene tasks like brushing their teeth or shaving. (05:59)
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.