From Experimental Physics to Internet Entrepreneurship: One Scientist’s Journey
Few better personify the vitality and ambition fueling China’s economic surge than Charles C-Y Zhang. In this energetic and revelatory talk, Zhang relates his personal evolution from MIT physicist to leading Chinese entrepreneur.
An industrious student from a poor family, Zhang was one of the fortunate few in hi
The Explainer: Libya and its oil-rich history
Aug. 24 - Reuters breaks down the history of Gaddafi's oil-fueled regime and explains how a ruthless dictator was able to stay in power for over 40 years.
Meadows Museum: Presenting the George W. Bush Presidential Center
The George W. Bush Presidential Center and SMU's Meadows Museum are presenting a special exhibit that previews some of the historic holdings eventually to be featured at the Bush Center. The exhibit runs through February 6, 2011.
7 Unofficial work cultures
In this unit, we are going to look at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being ordinary', including times when people are giving intimate care. In these special circumstances, since the normal rules do not apply, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice.
Texas Tech Researcher Discovers "Missing Link" Sauropod
Sankar Chatterjee, Horn Professor of Geosciences and curator of paleontology at the Museum of Texas Tech University, talks about the discovery in China of the first complete skeleton of an early sauropod, Yizhousaurus sunae. These prey animals measured 30 feet long and probably lived in herds to protect themselves from other predatory dinosaurs that lived at that time. This discovery of this first complete skeleton is considered the prototype for what would become some of the largest animals
Texas Tech Researchers Finding Imported Wine Grape Varieties That May Excel on the South Plains
Ed Hellman, Texas Tech Professor of Viticulture, is conducting variety trials on twenty wine grape varieties to find out which varieties grow well in the area around Lubbock. This area is already the biggest grape producing region in the state. Hellman says the hope is to grow grape varieties on the South Plains that can make exceptional wines, which would make the grapes in high demand in other parts of the state.
David Spiegelhalter: Challenging Models in the Face of Uncertainty (Conference trailer)
Professor David Spiegelhalter re-caps on the scope of the year-long Mellon Sawyer sponsored seminar series Modelling Futures and looks towards the Series-concluding international conference in September 2010.
Brad and Angelina at work
The latest celebrity news including Brad and Angelina wrapping up their summit. John Russell 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, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reput
Dr. Peter Edmunds: Coral Reefs and Climate Change
Dr. Peter Edumnds. Professor of Biology at Cal State Northridge, shares his research with a video crew on the island of Moorea. Courtesy of Michael Hanrahan and the Ocean Channel. Used by permission.
Bioinformatics & Operational Research
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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.
PODCAST: Trouble in Paradise Unemployment, gender discrimination, lack of international support, and a large percentage of female-headed households are all putting economic pressure on Caribbean citizens. Professor Eudine Barriteau explains where things are now, and how they can be improved. (31:26)
Unemployment, gender discrimination, lack of international support, and a large percentage of female-headed households are all putting economic pressure on Caribbean citizens. Professor Eudine Barriteau explains where things are now, and how they can be improved. (31:26)
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
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
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.
Market Pulse: Investors load up gold, platinum. Too loaded?
Sept. 3 - Strikes, supply and stimulus all combine to push precious metals prices higher, especially gold. But investors are holding onto large long positions - record levels in ETFs - which could cap gains.