6.301 Solid-State Circuits (MIT)
6.301 is a course in analog circuit analysis and design. We cover the tools and methods necessary for the creative design of useful circuits using active devices. The class stresses insight and intuition, applied to the design of transistor circuits and the estimation of their performance. We concentrate on circuits using the bipolar junction transistor, but the techniques that we study can be equally applied to circuits using JFETs, MOSFETs, MESFETs, future exotic devices, or even vacuum tubes.
History of Boston Transportation
Fred Salvucci ponders the role of contingency in history, and in the evolution of Boston and its transportation system. He starts from the time the glaciers pulled back from Boston, leaving a soggy near-island and a river for the first white settlers to contend with. “The reason the city is here because
Recent History of Boston Transportation
Frederick Salvucci’s perspective on transportation development is an amalgam of civil engineering, history, economics, policy, and not least, the direct impact on people’s lives. Here he surveys the evolution of transportation in Boston and beyond from the 1830s to the present.
Salvucci covers si
Ron Gutman: The Hidden Power of Smiling
Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior. (07:27)
El Nino Sea Surface Height and Temp Anomalies Wrapped to a Globe: January 1997 through December 1997
El Nino sea surface temperature and anomalies in the Pacific mapped to a globe for January 1997 through December 1997. (Wind anomalies stop at October 1997)
Brains and Machines
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Consumption and Well-Being: Christian Values and Sustainability
Prof. Sir Brian Heap : Seminar
Amanda Knox's family disputes testimony
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The day ahead: June 28, 2011
June 27 - The International Monetary Fund's executive board is likely to select French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde as managing director, says Reuters Correspondent Lesley Wroughton.
NASA brings heat to hovering robotic lander test
June 27 - Infrared video released by the U.S. space agency, NASA, shows how future robotic landers might hover and land autonomously on asteroids or lunar surfaces. The agency has been testing the compact vehicles for missions to airless environments where parachutes will not work. Rob Muir reports.
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IDS June 2010 Podcast
1 June 2010
Each month we speak to two people working on development issues across the world, finding out a bit about their work and asking them 'What do you think is the big question that Development Studies needs to answer?'
In it's new programme the UK's coalition government declares that 'business is the driver of economic growth and innovation, and that we need to take urgent action to boost enterprise, support green growth and build a new and more res
ICSE 2011: Danny Dig - Retrofitting Parallelism into a Sequential World Dr. Danny Dig is a Principal Investigator at the Universal Parallel Computing Research Center (UPCRC Illinois). UPCRC's stated mission is to make parallel programming synonymous with programming. Dr. Dig leads research on refactorings that retrofit parallelism into existing sequential code. How do you retrofit parallelism into a seq
Dr. Danny Dig is a Principal Investigator at the Universal Parallel Computing Research Center (UPCRC Illinois). UPCRC's stated mission is to make parallel programming synonymous with programming. Dr. Dig leads research on refactorings that retrofit parallelism into existing sequential code. How do you retrofit parallelism into a seq
Hot Apps: Sonic 4, Robozzle, Career Tips, Chicken Implosion, TatZooom Hot Apps will feature 5 of the hottest apps each week for the Windows Phone 7. In this episode Laura takes a look at: Please leave suggestions for hot apps that should be featured in the comments section, thanks!
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Public Space and the Body [Audio]
Speaker(s): Antony Gormley, Darian Leader; Renata Salecl | Over the last 25 years Antony Gormley has revitalised the human image in sculpture through a radical investigation of the body as a place of memory and transformation. Antony Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994 and the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999. Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst and author. Renata Salecl is centennial professor of law at LSE and a senior researcher in criminology at the University of Ljubljana, Slov
Thinking Like a Social Scientist: a lecture by Professor Danny Quah [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Danny Quah | In this new series of lunchtime lectures, nine of LSE's most senior academics explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day. They survey the leading ideas and contributions made by their discipline, explain the types of problems that are addressed and the tools that are used, and explore the kinds of solutions proposed. Danny Quah is head of the Economics Department at LSE.
Children's Media: More Harm than Good? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sonia Livingstone | Public policy is scrutinising potential media harms, given rapid expansion of the internet, fears over 'toxic' childhood, and pressing dilemmas for media regulation. But is the media the problem or the solution?
Measuring American Power in Today's Fractured World [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Kennedy | The United States today is undoubtedly the 'number one' power in world affairs, but it also faces the challenges that our fast changing and fractured world throws up. This has caused enormous debate among scholars of international strategic affairs about how best to measure relative American power.
The Logic of Life [Audio]
Speaker(s): Tim Harford | From teenage sex to the scourge of racism, Tim Harford explains why economics can provide the answers other disciplines cannot reach.Tim Harford is the author of The Undercover Economist, is a member of the Financial Times editorial board and writes a regular column for the FT magazine.
Global Financial Regulation: The Essential Guide [Audio]
Speaker(s): Howard Davies, David Green, John McFall, Sir Steve Robson, Gillian Tett | As international financial markets have become more complex, so has the regulatory system which oversees them. The Basel Committee is just one of a plethora of international bodies and groupings which now set standards for financial activity around the world, in the interests of investor protection and financial stability. These groupings, and their decisions, have a major impact on markets in developed and dev