Beyond the Big Bang: Einstein's World
Shows us how Einsteins's theory of relativity explored the link between space and time
[Panel Discussion] Security Systems clouds models and privacy challenges
iDASH Privacy Workshop 2011 October 10-11, 2011 Led by Xiaoqian Jiang Robert El-Kareh (UCSD), Philip (UIC), Joydeep Ghosh (UT-Austin), Charles Elkan (UCSD)
Bill Nelson -- The Promise of Personalized Medicine
Johns Hopkins University experts are addressing some of today's biggest challenges. Bill Nelson, the Marion I. Knott director and professor of oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses personalized medicine and how it will fundamentally change the way medicine is practiced.
SAIS Hosted Discussion on Marriage in America Featuring JHU Sociologist Andrew Cherlin
Andrew J. Cherlin, professor of sociology and public policy at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, discussed, "The Marriage Go-Round: How and Why Family Life Is Different in the United States Than in Other Wealthy Nations" on Monday, October 25.
Christopher & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - What the Bible Teaches us About Robotics
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is renowned as the architect of the idea of "flow" in creative work, and recognized as one of the world's leading researchers on positive psychology. His son, Christopher, works at the intersection of new technologies, media, and the arts. He currently directs the MIT Media Lab's Computing Culture group, as well as the MIT Center for Future Civic Media. A featured event of the "Play makes life worth living" theme semester collaboration with support from Arts Engine, Un
Persistence in Economic and Political Institutions
Most research in political economy starts with the presumption that institutions persist and shape the political-economic interactions of different groups and agents. Many societies, however, experience frequent changes in their political institutions. Certain economic institutions also change. In the face of this picture of frequently changing institutions, do such institutions really persist? Professor James Robinson, Harvard University, discusses the nature of institutional persistence and e
UCL's new campus in Qatar
Professor Michael Worton: Vice-Provost (Academic and International) announces UCL's plans to open a new campus in Qatar. UCL's programme there will consist of archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies. The campus will be based within Education City, alongside a handful of other world-class university satellite campuses, and run in partnership with the Qatar Foundation and the Qatar Museums Authority. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/vice-provost/worton/ http://www.qf.org.qa/ http://www.qma.com.qa/e
Documentary: The Adolf Hitler Schools (Part 1 of 6)
Part 1 of this documentary talks about how Hitler's school was started and the education they would learn to be the Master Race. Quotes and videos of Hitler and the German peoples' desire and methods to create this Pure Race by brainwashing the children and how these non-thinkers were used.
Global Warming: Science and the Message
When you hear the words "Climate Change", what do you think of - last week's, thunderstorm, or something longer-term? Do you think the media gives credence to climate change deniers? In this video Dr Ben Newell from UNSW's School of Psychology talks about the difficulties for climate scientists in cutting through misconception and misinformation to get their messages across. Dr Newell has written a paper on the Psychology of Global Warming with Professor Andy Pitman of the UNSW Climate Chang
URI Common Reading - A Conversation with Cedric Williams
Cedric Jennings, the subject of the biography, "A Hope In The Unseen: An American Odyessy from the Inner City to the Ivy League," by Ron Susskind.
The backyards of Williamsburg's finest homes tell the story of a separate society. Author Mike Olmert reads the architecture of outbuildings.
Study Finds Commercial Organic Farms Have Better Fruit and Soi
PULLMAN, Wash.—Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse. "Our findings have global implications and advance what we know about the sustainability benefits of organic farming systems," said John Reganold, Washington State University Regents professor of soil science and lead author of a paper published today in the peer
Theater Alum Anthony Paderewski Spotlight
This video features Armstrong theatre alumni Anthony Paderewski.
All Eyes On Meredith
MDOC producer/director Joe York worked with Jerry Ainsworth and Drake Terry of Madison Middle School to help them edit this short documentary about the integration of Ole Miss by James Meredith. Jerry and Drake are entering the film in the National History Competition for a chance to represent Mississippi at the finals of the competition in Washington, D.C. later this year.
Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation Video
Video of excavation in progress, (for use with excavation quizzes 1 and 2) or your own purposes
Ireland: Economic Recovery and the EU Presidency - Stability, Jobs & Growth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Enda Kenny | Enda Kenny is Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, a position he has held since March 2011. He has been the Leader of Fine Gael since June 2002 and has represented the people of Mayo as a Fine Gael member of Dáil Éireann since 1975. He served as Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 - 1997. He was also Vice-President of the European People’s Party from 2006-2012.
Robot carer offers company and security to 94-year-old grandmother
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe A robot that monitors the health of elderly people living alone and allows them to have face-to-face conversations with relatives or doctors is being tested in Rome by 94-year-old Grandma Lea. The makers of the GiraffPlus system say their robot can cut medical costs and let its elderly users maintain their independence. Matthew Stock reports. More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters t
Enterprise in the sports industry
This presentation discusses Drucker's thesis that failure is a "good thing" if the opportunities that arise from such failure allow the development of personal and enterprise skills
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Sine, Cosine, Tangent, and Theta
Interactive tool demonstrating formulae for sine, cosine, and tangent with Theta
Internal Medicine: How Physicians Think
Dr. John Setrakian is an assistant professor of Medicine at McGill University and an attending physician at the McGill University Health Centre.