Global Resources and the Built Environment
With staggering statistics, John Fernandez persuades his audience that rapidly expanding urban centers are consuming too much of the world’s resources, setting the stage for global crisis. Yet Fernandez counters his own bleak picture with some bright examples of design that could help humans live within thei
Medicine Games: Blood Typing
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! In this game you have to blood type each patient and give them a blood transfusion. Are you able to do that? If not, maybe you should read the introduction to blood typing before you start, otherwise you will put the patients' lives in danger!
Get your students to find out alomst anything at Factmonster.com Opening Remarks and Keynote Address - Importance of Asia to the United States AlgTop6: Non-orientable surfaces---the Mobius band An Introduction to Computational Multiphysics: Motivations for Triple-M Modeling Ground-Level Ozone: Smog City A talk by Saad Hariri Cervical Cancer SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT) Automatic Door Opener The U.S. and the World’s Recession Opportunities in Building More Sustainable Supply Chains Logarithm Concepts -- Introduction Beginner S6 #5 - Learn This Japanese Verb Ahead of Time Two More Things to Worry About Air Safety: Nothing But Blue Skies? Journal of nordic archaeological science (JONAS) Julia Morgan : an online exhibition
Welcoming remarks Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California-Berkeley Richard Ellings, The National Bureau of Asian Research Douglas Bereuter, The Asia Foundation Introduction Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars Keynote Address Sources of Mutual Strategic Suspicion in U.S.-China Relations David Lampton, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Scalapino prize winner This conference is jointly sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies,
A surface is non-orientable if there is no consistent notion of right handed versus left handed on it. The simplest example is the Mobius band, a twisted strip with one side, and one edge. An important deformation gives what we call a crosscap. This is the sixth lecture in this beginner's course on Algebraic Topology, given by Assoc Prof N J Wildberger of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW.
Modern science is increasingly faced with problems of ever greater complexity, straddling across the traditional disciplinary boundaries between physics, chemistry, material science and biology. Computational science is responding to this challenge with a steadfast development of innovative modeling techniques, designed in such a way as to offer an optimal handling of the information transfer procedures connecting the different scales/levels involved in the quantitative description of the aforem
This lesson provides an introduction to the problems associated with ground-level ozone ('smog'). It reinforces the idea that ozone at ground level is harmful while that in the upper atmosphere has a beneficial effect.
Editor's note: Unfortunately the first few minutes of the introduction are missing from the podcast. Saad Hariri is President of the Council of Ministers of the Lebanese Republic, a position he has held since November 2009. He is the leader of the Future Movement, which currently holds the majority in Lebanon's parliament. He entered the political domain in 2005 following the assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Prior to politics, he held several high level roles in b
Cervical cancer: basic information, guidelines, statistics, female gynocologic anatomy, causes, and treatment.
This course offers an introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary academic field that asks critical questions about the meaning of gender in society. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's and Gender Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. Gender scholarship critically analyzes themes of gendered performance and power in a range of social spheres, such as law, culture, work, medicine and the
The engineering design process involves many steps. Not only must an engineer be able to devise a solution to a problem, he or she must also be ready to test and evaluate that solution to reach the best result. To successfully complete the design process, an engineer must be able to identify design flaws and learn from his or her mistakes. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, learn about the design process as cast members create automatic door openers that enable them to open their bedroom d
Roberto Rigobon somehow makes his audience laugh while summarizing preliminary research on worldwide inflation and recession, data that bring some grim tidings about our global economic state of health. (NB: Argentina and France get knocked about a bit in this talk.)
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When a global corporation implements sustainability standards, it pays to work closely with supply chains, as these panelists attest.
From his research, Richard M. Locke knows that the traditional methods of achieving decent labor conditions don’t work well. When Locke examined years of records gathered by Nike a
This module introduces the concept of logarithms.
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! It’s so easy to run behind. In Japan, time seems to fly, and your Japanese to-do list is always so long! But you’re trying to improve this bad habit: in fact, you made a resolution to work harder at being on time for your appointments in Japan as often as possible [...]
In customary, loose-limbed form, Arnold Barnett reprises two of his favorite themes: improvements to the U.S. Electoral College, and aviation safety.
First up, Barnett’s suggested fix for national elections, which through the “fun-house mirror” of the Electoral College, permit winner-take-all results. His
While Arnold Barnett acknowledges addressing the same questions around flying year after year (“Does he ever change his schtick?”), he advertises some new twists this time ‘round. Barnett remains remarkably consistent, though, in his quite sunny assessment of the current state of aviation safety -- even after a recent
The Journal of Nordic Archaeological Science (JONAS) publishes original theoretical and applied papers by experienced and younger researchers within the field of archaeological science. The papers are available free and full-text from this website, which also contains information about the journal. The journal publishes preferably papers from authors based in the NordicBaltic area; all papers are peer-reviewed. The topics range across all aspects of archaeology of Europe and are not limited to
This online exhibition highlights the work of American architect Julia Morgan, who in 1904 became the first woman licensed to practice architecture in California. Taken from the archive papers at the Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), the website provides scope notes for the collection and related collections. The online exhibition covers Morgan's biography; education; early work; Morgan's design of William Randolph Hearst's estate in San Simeon, Calif
Opening Remarks and Keynote Address - Importance of Asia to the United States
AlgTop6: Non-orientable surfaces---the Mobius band
An Introduction to Computational Multiphysics: Motivations for Triple-M Modeling
Ground-Level Ozone: Smog City
A talk by Saad Hariri
SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
Automatic Door Opener
The U.S. and the World’s Recession
Opportunities in Building More Sustainable Supply Chains
Logarithm Concepts -- Introduction
Beginner S6 #5 - Learn This Japanese Verb Ahead of Time
Two More Things to Worry About
Air Safety: Nothing But Blue Skies?
Journal of nordic archaeological science (JONAS)
Julia Morgan : an online exhibition