The Facebook Effect with Mark Zuckerberg
[Recorded: July 21, 2010] The growth and impact of Facebook is mind blowing, even for an industry that considers "overnight success" to be a long-range goal. Founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4th 2004 by 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook announced in July 2010 that had it reached the milestone of 500 million registered users. Facebook isn't just an American success story, most users are outside of the United States and half of them log on every day. Facebook has already made an irr
Triumph of the MOS Transistor
[Recorded July 13, 2010] The MOS (metal-oxide-semiconductor) transistor, the fundamental building block of digital electronics, is the base technology of late 20th and early 21st century. The story of its development is one of the key chapters in the history of the semiconductor and computing industries. After being the subject of extensive research and vigorous activity among semiconductor pioneers at companies like Fairchild, IBM, RCA, Bell Labs, Texas Instruments and Intel throughout the 1960
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
This slide show of the classic picture book, read by Peter T. Limey, has some page-turning rustling noise. Narration with Potter's illustrations. (7:33)
Rebecca Watson and Sid Rodrigues get married at TAM 7!
Skeptics Rebecca Watson (SkepChick, Skeptics Guide to the Universe) and Sid Rodrigues held a "surprise" wedding at The Amaz!ng Meeting 7 in Las Vegas. Surprise guest: Mythbuster Adam Savage!
Ariane Sherine at TAM London
At TAM London in October 2009 I talked with Ariane Sherine, who organized the atheist bus campaign and the book "An Atheist's Guide to Christmas". Sorry about the background noise! Ariane's website: http://www.arianesherine.com/
Authors@Google: Robert Sutton
If you are a boss who wants to do great work, what can you do about it? Good Boss, Bad Boss is devoted to answering that question. Stanford Professor Robert Sutton weaves together the best psychological and management research with compelling stories and cases to reveal the mindset and moves of the best (and worst) bosses. This book was inspired by the deluge of emails, research, phone calls, and conversations that Dr. Sutton experienced after publishing his blockbuster bestseller "The No Asshol
Obama signals tax stance
U.S. President Obama reasserted that Bush-era tax cuts should be made permanent for the middle class. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
Orhan Pamuk: 2010 National Book Festival
Turkish novelist and scholar Orhan Pamuk appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and grew up in a large family similar to those that he describes in his novels "Cevdet Bey and His Sons" and "The Black Book," in the city's wealthy westernized district. As he writes in his autobiographical "Istanbul," from his childhood until the age of 22 he devoted himself largely to painting and dreamed of becoming an artist. After graduating from the sec
Rae Armantrout: 2010 National Book Festival
Poet Rae Armantrout reads at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Rae Armantrout is the 2010 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "Versed" (Wesleyan Poetry Press), which the Pulitzer committee cited as "a book striking for its wit and linguistic inventiveness, offering poems that are often little thought-bombs detonating in the mind long after the first reading." The National Endowment for the Arts has funded publication of her work. Armantrout published her first book of
Stop, Drop, and Roll
This is a fun music video for kids about fire safety. Some of the lyrics include: "Don't ever play with matches, lighters and candles to. And if you find them in the house, as a grownup what to do. Your kitchen is a place where many fires start. Be careful when you are walking near a stove. They get very, very hot. Stay calm. Be cool. An open flame is not a game. Learn fire safety rules....." Run time 02:50
What I Was By Meg Rosoff
Meg Rosoff debut novel How I Live Now was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, shortlisted for a Costa Award and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Her second novel, Just In Case, won the 2007 CILIP Carnegie Medal and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. In this video we speak to her about her book What I Was, in which she recreates with uncanny exactness the passions of youth.
Interview with The Joy of Spooking Author P.J. Bracegirdle
Author P. J. Bracegirdle spins a yarn of delicious devilry and macabre
mayhem in the very first book of The Joy of Spooking trilogy. In this
video we had a chance to speak to the author about his book.
Why social media are ‘absolutely crucial’ to businesses
In today’s age of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace, social media constitute “an absolutely crucial part” of doing business, as many consumers around the world use social networks, says Thomas Crampton, Asia Pacific Director of 360 Digital Influence, an internet marketing communications arm of Ogilvy Public Relations.
Hydrogen Spectrum and Angular Momentum
expectation values and hydrogen spectrum, angular momentum commutators
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The reasons for attrition
This paper focuses on a) to reflect on an approach, decisions and subsequent knowledge with regard to non response and b) to discuss the "attrition survey", rather than discussing the actual results of an overall longitudinal study. This should be linked to the paper "student experiences of enterprise education"
Days and Months in Greek
In this video you will learn the days days of the week and the months of the year in Greek.
Exploring Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses on the Benchtop
Presented by Dr. Meda Higa, University of Pennsylvania.
Duke Campus Reacts to Dr. Lefkowitz's Nobel Prize
The Duke campus and beyond honored Dr. Robert Lefkowitz for sharing the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Brian K. Kobilka of Stanford University School of Medicine, who was a post-doctoral fellow in Lefkowitz's lab.
Estadística y Métodos Numéricos (2011)
El objetivo general del curso es introducir al alumno al análisis estadístico de datos y a los métodos numéricos y la optimización. Por un lado, se trata de caracterizar la variabilidad y cuantificar el azar usando el cálculo de probabilidades y la inferencia estadística. Y por otra parte, modelizar y resolver matemáticamente, comprendiendo la adecuación de los métodos, problemas científico-técnicos básicos, usando para ello técnicas de resolución por ordenador.