6.2 Why fertilization may not happen
This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced
6.079 Introduction to Convex Optimization (MIT)
This course aims to give students the tools and training to recognize convex optimization problems that arise in scientific and engineering applications, presenting the basic theory, and concentrating on modeling aspects and results that are useful in applications. Topics include convex sets, convex functions, optimization problems, least-squares, linear and quadratic programs, semidefinite programming, optimality conditions, and duality theory. Applications to signal processing, control, machin
Lecture 19 - 12/2/2010
Final Journey to the Hubble Space Telescope
Astronaut Mike Massimino returns to MIT and shares his experience on the Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-125). Topics include the challenges of space walking while repairing the Hubble, having the right tools on hand for high stakes repairs, and the long hours of practice that lead up to the task.
Welcomed back to MIT by Aer
Lunch with a Laureate: Robert Horvitz
As an undergraduate at MIT, Robert Horvitz did not take a biology course until his senior year. But after only six weeks into his first class with professor Cy Leventhal, he realized this was the field for him. He boldly asked for a recommendation as part of his application to grad school—in biology. “Is it too late?” he
Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist
Who knew that one of mankind’s greatest scientists also worked as a gumshoe on London’s mean streets, or that this same absent-minded professor helped England fix its monetary policy from an office in the Tower of London? Thomas Levenson brings all sorts of surprises to light in his own sleuthing of a little known but significa
Living with Catastrophic Terrorism: Can Science and Technology Make the U.S. Safer?
After the terrorists attack of September 11, three Academies-the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine-sponsored a major study of the role that science and technology might play in countering the threat of catastrophic terrorism in the United States. This study involved a committee of 24 expe
Iraq and North Korea: A Former Insider Assesses U.S. Policy
Ambassador Gallucci focuses most of this talk on North Korea, and discusses the following questions:
Do we have a crisis in North Korea?
Why do we have one, if we do have one now?
How did we get to where we are with North Korea?
Where do we go from here?
This event is chaired by Stephen W. Van Evera, MIT Po
Former Secretary of State and MIT alum, George Shultz returned to MIT to accept the Robert A. Muh Award for his noteworthy achievements. In this talk he reflects on his time at MIT and expresses appreciation for the lessons he learned at MIT that influence him to this day.
Reflecting on the current state of the world, he discussed the comple
Yes We Must: Achieve Diversity through Leadership-Student Remarks
Two students deliver heartfelt appeals for courage and integrity at the annual Martin Luther King Day breakfast.
In the 1940s, Matt Gethers recounts, his grandfather was forced to flee South Carolina after defending his brother against white racists in a store. Gethers wonders if he’d have put his life on the l
Listen: Vanderbilt professor studies image of dog in Jewish history
A new book that explores the cultural manifestations of the relationship between dogs and Jews from ancient to contemporary times has been co-edited by Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman, assistant professor of Jewish studies and law at Vanderbilt.
Ultimate Japanese Pronunciation Guide #7 - Combining Sounds in Japanese with the Y Group
Learn Japanese pronunciation with JapanesePod101.com! Pronunciation is the key to clear communication in any language and in this video series, you’ll learn to perfect your Japanese pronunciation! Whether you’re new to Japanese or have been studying for a while and want to polish your pronunciation, this series is for you. Join us for the Ultimate [...]
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation demonstrating bending moment of uniformly distributed load
Lecture 08 - 10/19/2010
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Meter tool
Light Meter simulation tool
Iraqi soldiers recapture district near Baghdad from insurgents
The Iraqi military says troops have evicted Islamist militants from a district northeast of Baghdad, while planes striking a rebel-held town in northern Iraq kill one child. Gavino Garay reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, fin
Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 13 - Addenda
Forms the final addenda to the calendars up to the end of the reign of Elizabeth.
Les mutilations sexuelles féminines dans le Monde, quelle situation en 2013 ? (audio) 4ème Journée Humanitaire sur la Santé des Femmes, organisée par
Gynécologie Sans Frontières, le 29 novembre 2013, au Palais du
Luxembourg (Paris). De la culture traditionnelle à la mode, quand la chirurgie devient une autre forme de violence faite aux femmes. Les mutilations sexuelles féminines ...
Des pratiques traditionnelles préjudiciables pour les femmes !
4ème Journée Humanitaire sur la Santé des Femmes, organisée par Gynécologie Sans Frontières, le 29 novembre 2013, au Palais du Luxembourg (Paris).
De la culture traditionnelle à la mode, quand la chirurgie devient une autre forme de violence faite aux femmes.
Les mutilations sexuelles féminines ...
China's Ascent: New Superpower or New Global System? Session 6
Professor Pan Rui, School of Institue of International Relations, Fudan University presents "China and International Organizations: the Case of the WTO Accession". 45th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 25 June to Sunday 25 June 2010.
Engineering Professor Robert Palumbo
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