Acoustic Approach in Converting Heat to Electricity
A promising approach in converting heat or waste heat to electricity is in using the thermoacoustic effect. When heat generates a temperature gradient along a stack of large-surface area material inside an acoustic resonator, an intense sound can be generated. This type of energy converter, which is a self-sustained oscillator, has been developed so that the sound can be converted inside the unit to electricity using a piezoelectric device. Such devices are simple, and they have essentially no
Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems [Audio]
Speaker(s): Cardinal Peter Turkson | The current global financial crisis has already continued for six years now – much longer than most feared at the beginning. Moreover, there have been several sequels, the Euro crisis being the most notable. Let us reflect on the surprising technical origins of the crisis and the shocking moral ones. Let us ask what the system has learned, what insights have been acted upon, what reform is underway. And let us explore areas that remain to be reformed, in pa
Pass Over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
This pass begins over Mongolia, looking towards the Pacific Ocean, China, and Japan. As the video progresses, you can see major cities along the coast and the Japanese islands on the Philippine Sea. The island of Guam can be seen further down the pass into the Philippine Sea, and the pass ends just to the east of New Zealand. A lightning storm can be seen as light pulses near the end of the video.
5.2 Pseudo-ruminants Animals in the third suborder of the Artiodactlya, the pigs, peccaries and (according to most authorities) the hippopotamuses (suborder Suina), use a slight variant on the ruminant method, and are often referred to as pseudo-ruminants. You might like to add this information to your version of Table 2. These animals do have st
Animals in the third suborder of the Artiodactlya, the pigs, peccaries and (according to most authorities) the hippopotamuses (suborder Suina), use a slight variant on the ruminant method, and are often referred to as pseudo-ruminants. You might like to add this information to your version of Table 2. These animals do have st
Lecture 13a: Functional Analysis - Normed spaces and Banach spaces
The first part of the thirteenth class in Dr Joel Feinstein's Functional Analysis module completes the discussion of Normed spaces and Banach spaces. Further module materials are available for download from The University of Nottingham open courseware site: http://unow.nottingham.ac.uk/resources/resource.aspx?hid=bd32d53b-3c12-ac19-176b-d9e112731951 and on iTunes U: http://itunesu.nottingham.ac.uk/albums/64.rss Dr Feinstein's blog may be viewed at: http://explainingmaths.wordpress.com Dr Joel Fe
Photo Slideshow: TriCats Prepare for Start of Season
The UA student-run TriCats team is gearing up for the first race of its season, the Sept. 25 Elephant Man Triathlon in New Mexico hosted by the Mountain Collegiate Triathlon Conference. The group is one of more than one dozen competitive club sports teams at UA and emphasizes good nutrition, strong academics and community in addition to the competitive sport of biking, running and cycling.
BIO190 Session 2 Fall 2011
BIO190 Marine Life Session Two 09/20/11 Sarah Swain Guest: Milena Acosta, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, Fishes
LBR412 Session 2 Fall 2011
LBR412 Labor Law Session Two 09/20/11 J. David Sackman
Becoming a preferred customer
Holger Schiele, Professor of Technology Management -- Innovation of Operations at the University of Twente talks about why being a preferred customer is becoming more important due to supplier scarcity as well as the requirement for innovation. He also describes how organisations are managing to achieve this status.
The Future of Cancer Biomarkers: What's in the Pipeline? - Samir Hanash, MD, PhD
Substantial progress has been made in our understanding of the molecular basis of cancer, yet few diagnostics have been developed to date. Opportunities and challenges in developing blood based molecular diagnostics are reviewed from a lung cancer perspective by Dr. Samir Hanash, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The contribution of DNA, RNA, proteins, metabolites and circulating tumor cells to lung cancer diagnostics are presented. Samir Hanash MD, PhD, program head, Molecular Dia
Advanced Audio Blog S3 #12 - La ciudad de Cuzco-Machu Picchu:The city of Cuzco-Machu Picchu
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Your friends insist on taking you hiking while you’re visiting Peru, but you’re not so sure this is a good plan. After all, you are terribly afraid of heights! Your friends tell in Spanish you that they plan to start small and take it easy—it’s not like you’re climbing Mt. Everest. [...]
The Lights of Earth: Full Spin
The Lights of Earth can be seen from space. Human-made lights highlight particularly developed or populated areas of the Earths surface, including the seaboards of Europe, the eastern United States, and Japan. Many large cities are located near rivers or oceans so that they can exchange goods cheaply by boat. Particularly dark areas include the central parts of South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The above image is actually a composite of hundreds of pictures made by the Defense Meteorol
Duke University Founders' Day Convocation
President Richard H. Brodhead, the ninth president of the University and fourteenth president of the institution, presides over his eighth Founders' Day Convocation in Duke Chapel.
West Campus: NAACP-LULAC Health Fair
The Corpus Christi chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People partnered with the League of United Latin American Citizens Council No. 1 and Del Mar College to host the third annual City Wide Health Fair, which was held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 on the College's West Campus.
Making History: Highlights of Dietrich Gift Celebration
On September 7, 2011, businessman, scholar, philanthropist and longtime Carnegie Mellon University trustee William S. Dietrich II (1938 - 2011) announced a plan to provide a record-breaking gift of a $265 million fund to support CMU. Carnegie Mellon celebrated the news with a day of special events, including an announcement by the Fence (custom painted for the occasion), a tribute luncheon, a celebration at the newly re-named Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and a concert by G
Key Account Management in an Arab Context
Fawaz Baddar is looking at whether it is really possible for the Western practice of key account management to be transferred directly into an Arab context. Findings indicate that the practice needs adaptation in order to be effective as there are major cultural differences with regards to trust and around how business is conducted. This work is of relevance to those organisations operating, or looking to operate in Arab markets and their recruitment of sales people.
Towards great conversations at Sainsbury's
Andrew Mann, Director of Loyalty and Insight talks about how Sainsbury's keep their customers engaged by ensuring that communications are relevant and well-timed via the Nectar card scheme, which enables them to understand the customer as well as provide the customer with loyalty rewards - part of the Cranfield Customer Management Forum Guest Speaker Series: http://bit.ly/9UuSf9
DCMME 2011 Fall Operations Conference Scott McConnell
Scott McConnell, Senior Vice President of Operating Leader Americas at Genpact
DCMME 2011 Fall Operations Conference Mark Burton
Mark Burton, Strategic Sourcing Manager, John Deere
DCMME 2011 Fall Operations Conference Patricia Polastri
Patricia Polastri, PhD Management of Technology, Indiana State University