“Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty” (video)
A talk by journalist and author Roger Thurow. For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet while the "Green Revolution" succeeded in South America and Asia, it never got to Africa. Now, an impending global food crisis threatens to make things worse. In the west we think of famine as
9.520 Statistical Learning Theory and Applications (MIT)
Focuses on the problem of supervised learning from the perspective of modern statistical learning theory starting with the theory of multivariate function approximation from sparse data. Develops basic tools such as Regularization including Support Vector Machines for regression and classification. Derives generalization bounds using both stability and VC theory. Discusses topics such as boosting and feature selection. Examines applications in several areas: computer vision, computer graphics, t
Redefining the Wall: Architecture, Materials and Macroelectronics
As a principle element of architecture, technology has allowed for the wall to become an increasingly dynamic component of the built environment. The traditional connotations and objectives related to the wall are being redefined: static becomes fluid, opaque becomes transparent, barrier becomes filter and boundary becomes borderless. Combining smart materials, intelligent systems, engineering, and art can create a component that does not just support and define but significantly enhances the ar
MSU Faculty conversations: Bill Parker
Bill Parker, chairperson and professor of the Department of Military Science, talks about the path that led him to MSU and the role he plays in educating students about the U.S. Army and developing cadets into commissioned officers. To read more, go to http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/faculty-conversations-bill-parker/
Exploraci?n de relaciones entre analog?as y bocetos durante la generaci?n de ideas en dise?o industr
An exploration on the analogy-based idea generation process in industrial design is reported. In particular we try to identify relationships between the sketching process and the analogy building in order to elicit requirements for a supporting software. We use concurrent think aloud protocols to obtain experimental data and an extension of a proved content oriented schema to analyze them. Statistical analysis on segments containing .analogical chains. found relations between analogical and desi
Martin Luther Sparks a Revolution
This three minute video explains the German monk's questioning of Catholic dogma that leads to the Protestant Reformation though his questioning of the values of the Catholic Church and its sale of indulgent behavior. A good biography.
Reformation Series #1- Martin Luther
This video looks at the life of Martin Luther. Video shows pictures and words are written on the screen.
9.011 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I (MIT)
Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuro-endocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral s
11.949 City Visions: Past and Future (MIT)
This class is intended to introduce students to understandings of the city generated from both social science literature and the field of urban design. The first part of the course examines literature on the history and theory of the city. Among other factors, it pays special attention to the larger territorial settings in which cities emerged and developed (ranging from the global to the national to the regional context) and how these affected the nature, character, and functioning of citi
Faculty Panel: Policy and History (Part 2) Northeastern Men's Basketball Press Conference - vs. Drexel - Feb. 1, 2012 Promo - One Minute Romanian The Gold Of The Andes "U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges" (video) Diversity and compounding for enhanced discrimination of breast masses in ultrasonic B-scan images 7.349 From Molecules to Behavior: Synaptic Neurophysiology (MIT) Political Correctness Design Algorithms after Le Corbusier Human Language: Signed and Spoken "Double Image" Poem by Judith Wright
Featuring Walter Block, Thomas DiLorenzo, Guido Hülsmann, Robert Murphy, Timothy Terrell, Mark Thornton, and Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2014.
Northeastern men's basketball head coach Bill Coen meets with the media following Northeastern's 61-53 loss to Drexel on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Matthews Arena in Boston.
Hello! My name is Roxana and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Romanian from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Romanian. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Romanian to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to Romania, or just to impress your Roma
This video clip is a short film about a journey to source one of the most luxurious materials in the world. The Incas believed the Vicuña animals were rewarded with a coat of pure gold in return for giving life to their civilization. They called it “The Gold Of The Andes”. (7:17)
Wayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such
Ultrasonic tissue characterization aims at improving the ability of ultrasound to classify benign and malignant masses. The akagami distribution was recently proposed to model the statistics of the envelope of the backscattered echo from tissue. Its parameters demonstrated an ability to discriminate benign and malignant masses in breast tissue. However, there is a need to improve the performance of the parameters to reach clinically acceptable standards and also to eliminate any influence of var
Like transistors in a computer, synapses perform complex computations and connect the brain's non-linear processing elements (neurons) into a functional circuit. Understanding the role of synapses in neuronal computation is essential to understanding how the brain works. In this course students will be introduced to cutting-edge research in the field of synaptic neurophysiology. The course will cover such topics as synapse formation, synaptic function, synaptic plasticity, the roles of synapses
This lesson deals with political correctness. There is a definition of PR and there is useful vocabulary presented. There is reference to attitude and how the things we say influence others. There are clear examples about gender, physically challenged, ethnic groups, etc.
Some views of design are the act as puzzle making, problem solving, evolutionary, and decision-making. All these focus on form generation as constructive, therefore characterizing design as a path-planning problem through a space of possibilities. Design problems consist sets of information divided into initial, intermediate, and goal states. Design in its simplest state consist of a set of operators, sequences (or paths) between initial and goals states. In this paper, I present design algorith
Explores how sign language is processed; discusses hemispheric specialization, language acquisition, the nature of language formation, and methodology.
A photographic interpretation of "Double Image" by Judith Wright accompanied by music ("The Finish Line" by Snow Patrol) and the words of the poem fading, too quickly, in and out. (2:11)
Northeastern Men's Basketball Press Conference - vs. Drexel - Feb. 1, 2012
Promo - One Minute Romanian
The Gold Of The Andes
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges" (video)
Diversity and compounding for enhanced discrimination of breast masses in ultrasonic B-scan images
7.349 From Molecules to Behavior: Synaptic Neurophysiology (MIT)
Design Algorithms after Le Corbusier
Human Language: Signed and Spoken
"Double Image" Poem by Judith Wright