Turnaround: Third World lessons for First World growth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Peter Blair Henry | Thirty years ago, China seemed hopelessly mired in poverty, Mexico triggered the Third World Debt Crisis, and Brazil suffered under hyperinflation. Since then, these and other developing countries have turned themselves around, while First World nations, battered by crises, depend more than ever on sustained growth in emerging markets. In Turnaround, economist Peter Blair Henry argues that the secret to emerging countries’ success (and ours) is discipline—sust
The Rose - Saturn's Hurricane Has 1,250 Mile-Wide Eye!
April 30, 2013 -SATURN - NASA says clouds are swirling around the storm at 330 mph with eyewall wind speeds four times as strong as hurricane-force winds on Earth. The storm is nearly stationary, locked into a position at Saturn's north pole."The polar hurricane has nowhere else to go, and that's likely why it's stuck at the pole," says NASA's Kunio Sayanagi. (01:37)
Fighting bushfires with explosives - clip 1
High speed video, taken at 20,000 frames per second, showing the breakup of a strong turbulent flame due to the shock wave and other flow features produced by an explosive blast from a steel tube. Depending on the flame location, the time to extinguish and the physical response of the flame is different. From a series of tests conducted at the Energetic Materials Research Testing Center in New Mexico to determine whether explosives can be used to extinguish an out-of-control bushfire. Dr Graham
Learn French - French Numbers 30-40
A frog recites the numbers 30 to 40 in French, while giving the viewer enough time to repeat the numbers. Suitable for all new learners to French. (from imagiers.net)
The Journey Begins
Freshmen Sara Madrigal and Sam Cook discuss their feelings on their first day at Johns Hopkins University and starting a new chapter in their lives. They meet new people and experience new things as part of the Class of 2014.
"Music and Dance Rhythms from the Balkans"
A demonstration by John Kuo, Director of the Chicago ensemble Balkanske Igre. Presented in Angelina Ilieva's class on Balkan Folklore. Co-sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, and the University of Chicago Arts Planning Council.
The DMC Upside - April 2014
This edition of the "DMC Upside" television program aired in April 2014 on digital cable channel 19 in Corpus Christi. The "DMC Upside" is hosted by Carlos Garanzuay and Emily Gonzalez and is produced by DMC-TV.
Math Magic Using a Book
This video demonstrates a neat math trick to find a specific word, on a specific page in a book. The video has no sound and is suitable for fourth-graders and up. Instructions are here:http://www.pedagonet.com/maths/bookmath.htm (3:24)
Technology Matters - making choices about the tools we use.
Why does technology matter? How often do we thing about the implications of our choices of one tool over another? What were the decisions that brought us to our current technological world? In his new book Technology Matters, Professor David Nye of Warwick's School of Comparative American Studies poses a series of questions challenging us to think a little deeper about the tools and technology surrounding us. From the use (or non-use) of the wheel in North Africa to IMAX theatres at the Grand C
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.