Babbage: September 28, 2011
Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet, showmanship in the tech industry, and Carl Icahn's rumoured investment in RIM, maker of BlackBerry
Germs and Proper Hand-Washing
This student-created video shows how germs can be spread after one student does not wash his hands after a visit to the restroom. Then, proper hand-washing is demonstrated with the directions appearing in print on the screen. ( 1:46)
More pressure on "humiliated" Greece
Sept.19 - It's a crunch week for Greece, which needs to receive the latest installment of its EU/IMF bailout to avoid running out of money in October. But as the IMF says Athens needs to speed up its reforms, Greek citizens are worried about the future. Joanna Partridge reports
Ladies in red rule the red carpet
Sept. 19 - Television stars rock the red carpet at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Alicia Powell reports.
Julien Macdonald unveils his "taste of the Orient"
Sept. 19 - British designer Julien Macdonald shows his Spring/Summer 2012 collection at London Fashion Week. Alicia Powell reports.
Breakingviews: Tyco breakup heeds creditor lessons from '07
Sept. 19 - When Tyco last broke into three in 2007, an ugly fight with creditors ensued, but Reuters Breakingviews columnists say this time the industrial group is setting a new example for conglomerate bondholders and paying lenders more heed.
Why do we do proofs?
The aim of this session is to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs, why proofs are important, and how they can help us. In particular, the student will learn the following: proofs can help you to really see WHY a result is true; problems that are easy to state can be hard to solve (Fermat's Last Theorem); sometimes statements which appear to be intuitively obvious may turn out to be false (the Hospitals paradox); the answer to a question will often depend crucially on t
The inflammatory response
This learning object describes the inflammatory response - a series of local cellular and vascular responses which are triggered when the body is injured or invaded by micro-organisms or antigen.
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : introduction
Things you need to know before looking at the statistics courses here.
Politics in 60 seconds. Disaster politics
Dr Vanessa Pupavac defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focusses on disaster politics as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Vanessa Pupavac, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Vanessa Pupavac is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Nottingham. She has previously worked for the U
Student Learning Center at Texas A&M Offers Tutoring, Peer Education
Texas A&M students — and their GPAs — benefit from the programs offered through the Student Learning Center.
'Gang of 6' GOP senator eyes U.S. tax reform to lift economy
Sept. 21 - Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, says there is a bipartisan move in Congress towards reforming the tax code in a way that will raise revenue and generate greater economic growth.
Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk—An Introspective
In this focused selection of thirteen pieces, New York-based artist Sanford Biggers challenges and reinterprets symbols and legacies that inform contemporary America. The exhibition is Biggers' first museum presentation in New York, and it will also mark the Brooklyn debut of Blossom (2007), a large-scale multimedia installation that incorporates references ranging from lynchings to Buddha's enlightenment under the bodhi tree. Recently acquired by the Brooklyn Museum, Blossom also alludes to the
Qin Shi Huangdi
This is a student-created four-minute video created using music. You can mute the sound and still have an encyclopedia-type presentation. The presentation covers the many achievements of this Chinese leader. (04:00)
Days of the week
Kathy Rudy on 'Loving Animals'
Duke University Professor Kathy Rudy, author of "Loving Animals," discusses her philosophy of animal advocacy and answers viewer questions during a live "Office Hours" webcast, September 22, 2011. Learn more at http://www.dukeofficehours.com.
All About Hedgehogs
A hedgehog is a small animal covered with a thick coat of sharp spines. This video features an interview with an expert on hedgehogs who describes the care and needs of the lively creature.This video provides helpful information for anyone considering the hedgehog as a pet. ( 4:22)
TED407 Session 4 Fall 2011
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Barack's Message for Hispanic Heritage Month
This is a 1:45 speech by the president in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Immortal Bricks and Mortar
Buildings bear silent witness to the history that happens inside them. Conservator Matt Webster makes sure structures live to tell their tales.