Geysers - Stream Team
From Dragonfly TV. Phoebe and Shannon love exploring Yellowstone National Park. There are so many cool things to see: the canyon, waterfalls, wildlife, lakes, hot springs, and geysers! The girls went to Canyon Visitor Center to learn more about these features-especially the thermal basins, places where there are lots of geysers or hot springs. The park sits on a really big hot spot, made up of magma that rises from deep in the earth. All this magma heats up the ground water in the area and cr
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
Introduction to Binary Math
An introduction to binary math. Geared towards students preparing for Network+ exams.
Learning to Read Color Words
Preschool and Kindergarten activity. This short movie helps teach colors in a fun way. Each color is written in white on the screen. Children are encouraged to read and say the word before the instructor says the answer and the letters turn into the correct color. Run time 04:28.
Robert Taylor: Network Visionary
[Recorded May 13, 2010] Bob Taylor planned to be a Methodist minister like his father. Instead, he became an evangelist for an idea that changed the world: easy-to-use computers that talk to each other. "I was never interested in the computer as a mathematical device, but as a communication device," Taylor said. Taylor's interests -- and his genius for getting them funded -- helped develop computer networking, the personal computer, and many of the other technologies that drove the global comput
Transport of Water and Salts in Plants - Part 1
This is part 1 of a short, animated video (03:37) that offers information about the transport of water and salts in plants from the roots to the stems.
Water and Life
This video slide show is accompanied by text: "Water covers more than 75% of the surface of the Earth. While much of it is in the oceans, lakes and rivers also contain a lot of water. Freshwater lakes are home to a vast array of organisms, including frogs and water bugs. Water bugs are sometimes called water skaters or water striders because they can walk across the water's surface. If a water bug can walk across the water, why can't a frog?
In order to answer this question, we need to kno
The Drinking Bird
Find out why this toy is a "wonderful piece of physics". Fun video for kids to watch, this is one of those birds that perches on the edge of a glass and puts it beak into the water and then goes back up. This action continues without any help from a person. The explanation is interesting. Video is of good quality. Run time 04:45.
Conversation : Room Service
You want to eat in your room before you are fully ready to see the day. The answer is to have breakfast delivered to your room. Room service is common in many hotels around the world. And in your visit to India, it might be possible to have room service as well. But how will the conversation go? In this lesson you can see an example of a hotel guest ordering room service.
Political change in China is ‘almost inevitable’ but Beijing has ‘nothing to fear’: Anson Ch
Asian pro-democracy advocate Anson Chan says China has ‘nothing to fear’ in allowing Hong Kong full democracy.
Rethinking global financial systems
The consensus is loud and clear: in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, a fundamental rethink of the structure of the global financial markets and greater cooperation of the major regulatory bodies are paramount, said the heads of major financial institutions at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul.
Banks in Asia may weather global financial crisis
Banks operating in Asia should come out of the global financial crisis relatively unscathed compared to their counterparts in the US and Europe, given their more conservative lending activities and stronger balance sheets, bankers and financial experts said at a recent Bloomberg Leadership Forum held in Singapore.
Mining in a downturn: what's in it for China?
The last quarter of 2008 saw the end of a boom in the global mining industry. While some commodity analysts foresaw the collapse of mining and metal prices, very few predicted the speed of the declines or their steep descent. Record prices, net profits and expansion plans in the first half of the year suddenly gave way to falling commodity prices, reduced profits, production cuts and mine closures in the last quarter of the year and the first half of 2009.
‘Leave no stones unturned’: due diligence in China’s private equity market
China’s budding private equity industry is booming, with new firms springing up every other day to tap the country’s vast economic potential. But even as competition for deals heats up, investment firms should be wary about being too hasty in concluding their corporate due diligence.
What’s your CEO really worth? INSEAD’s Corporate Governance Initiative creates a model.
If there is a culprit behind the dismal state of corporate governance today, INSEAD Professor Ludo Van der Heyden blames Wall Street capitalism.
Corporate models for corporate governance: Johnson Johnson Trust
Johnson & Johnson, the New Jersey-based, publicly-listed manufacturer of healthcare products, is the world’s largest medical device company, the fourth largest biotech and eighth largest pharmaceutical company in the world. According to its most recent investor fact sheet (2009), J&J’s 250+ operating companies in 60 countries generated $61.9 billion in sales last year ($12.3 bln in net earnings) – more than half of which were from outside the US.
Why women mean business
Business leaders ignore gender issues at their peril. That's the view of CEO of gender consultancy 20-First and INSEAD alumna Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. In a new book, 'Why Women Mean Business', Wittenberg-Cox and her co-author Alison Maitland say organisations that become savvy about 'womenomics' will win in the war for the best talent and leadership and the war for customers.
spherical harmonics, their eigenvalues, and the infinite spherical well
The leadership circle
"Leaders get the best out of followers and followers get the best out of leaders," says Manfred Kets De Vries, Clinical Professor of Leadership Development at INSEAD. The connection between leaders and their staff is only one of many circular connections he sees.
On the Branding Edge
Branding expert Ken Cato is the man that some major companies turn to for help with overhauling their branding. His clients include Taiwans BenQ, Germanys Siemens, Australias Commonwealth Bank and most recently, Dubai World Central, the worlds largest planned airport. He believes that building iconic brands require companies to dare to be different and have a clear idea of their corporate identity.