The Panama Canal
This video is accompanied by text. "An important discovery that resulted from the Spanish-American War was America’s need to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. During the war, ships in the Pacific had to travel around South America in order to join the fleet in Cuba. The U.S. now had to protect and supply its far ranging territories in Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The U.S. was also beginning to emerge as a world economic power and needed quicker shipping routes to meet
Childnet International - Cyber Bullying
This video illustrates the dangers of cyber bullying and offers solutions to the problem.
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How to Make Scented Playdough
This video gives you step by step directions for making scented playdough using flour, salt, oil, and water. This video turns the playdough into a "holiday gift" but could be used at any time of the year. This is a great way to teach your kids about how things mix together (solids and liquids) and about smells. The instructor uses peppermint extract for her scent but also recommends variations on color and smell by using 1/2 cup of sweetened powdered drink mix (like grape.) Run time 04:24.
The road to nationhood
Building a nation-state out of the ashes of destruction is not easy, but the President of Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor), José Ramos-Horta, says his country will seek to become a viable nation by eliminating unemployment in the next two to three years by creating new jobs from its investments in infrastructure projects.
Who supervises the board? In Indonesia, that’s the job of another board
Indonesia’s two-tier board system works well and could be a model for other countries. That’s according to the president of the supervisory board of commissioners at major telco PT Telekomunikasi, Tanri Abeng, who says he’s “a little bit critical” of the single-board system used elsewhere.
Barroso makes the case for conclusion of Doha Round
The world should embrace free trade and repudiate protectionism, urges José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, adding that completing the Doha Round on global trade would send a “very important signal” that free trade is vital in lifting the international economy from the current deep recession.
The Lehman fallout: blame the bankers, not the banks
The banking industry, post-Lehman Brothers, is going to be quite a different one going forward, because the impact of the banking crisis was so profound that changes are inevitable.
Innovating in the Arab world
Innovation, it seems, is everything that it’s cut out to be. Done right, it can take a company, government or country from mediocrity to greatness. But innovation doesn’t come easy, and in some industries, the road to innovation is a long and arduous one.
The winds of change: how Denmark is leading the green movement
With the climate change issue becoming ever more a major cause for concern, a new green movement is fast taking shape in the European Union, with Denmark leading the way. And rightly so, because of all the countries in the EU, Denmark is ahead in its use of renewable energy.
The global business leader
Leadership has nothing to do with titles. J. Frank Brown, the Dean of INSEAD, has met a lot of CEOs in his two-and-a-half decades in business and many of them are nothing more than LINOs - Leaders In Name Only. "A lot of people talk about leadership and not that many actually do it," Brown said in an interview with INSEAD Knowledge. Brown believes there are seven hallmarks of a great leader. "I think the most important one is how you communicate and how you listen because if you’re going to be
The Chinese Sturgeon
Check out this cool video on the Chinese Sturgeon – a large fish over 15 feet long and weighing up to 1,000 pounds! These massive creatures can live up to 100 years and spend most of their time in fresh water (some of their lives are spent in seawater). This fish is a symbol of national Chinese pride, yet they are in danger of becoming extinct. We don’t want to lose these amazing creatures, so please watch and learn about this incredible fish.
Global information technology report: Making progress
Denmark and the Nordic countries again dominate the rankings in the Global Information Technology Report, but this year the United States and South Korea make progress in the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) for 2007-2008, which covers a record number of 127 developed and developing economies around the world.
Today with the benefit of seven years of data, we have concrete, hard data to support the statement that technology does in fact make a country more competitive, says Soumitra
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Global Latinas. Emerging Multinationals from Latin America
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Month in Review - Valparaiso University
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3.1.2 Star clusters and stellar evolution Since all the stars in a cluster formed at about the same time, and all have similar compositions, they provide a powerful tool for the study of stellar evolution. The lack of massive stars lying at the top of the main sequence in clusters indicates that they evolve fastest. The ages of clusters are inferred from the position of the main sequence turn-off.
Since all the stars in a cluster formed at about the same time, and all have similar compositions, they provide a powerful tool for the study of stellar evolution.
The lack of massive stars lying at the top of the main sequence in clusters indicates that they evolve fastest. The ages of clusters are inferred from the position of the main sequence turn-off.
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
Estimate and Measure Temperature
Learn to estimate and measure temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius in this white board presentation. The off-screen teacher/narrator uses models of two thermometers to solve a word problems. Next, the teacher uses conversion formulas. The teacher suggests that benchmark comparisons can help students. For example, water freezes at 32 degrees F and at 0 degrees C. The sound is slightly scratchy.
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