Why Human Rights and Democracy are Critical to overcome Poverty [Audio]
Speaker(s): Gunilla Carlsson | Although the overall trend in reaching the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) is positive we still face major challenges in many places of the world. Millions of people suffer from hunger and lack of access to safe drinking water. Africa is particularly hard-hit. Governments that pursue democratic development hand-in-hand with human rights stand a better chance of achieving the Millennium Development Goals. How can we ensure that the developed world delivers on thei
The Human Sciences in the 'Age of Biology' – revitalising sociology [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Nikolas Rose | Thanks to the insights of genomics and neuroscience we now understand ourselves in radically new ways. Is a new figure of the human, and of the social, taking shape in the 21st century? Nikolas Rose is professor of sociology and director of BIOS at LSE.
On Happiness [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Clark, Dr Antti Kauppinen | Is there more to happiness than pleasure or belief that life is going well? Should public policy aim at increasing happiness instead of prosperity or social justice? Andrew Clark is a CNRS research professor at the Paris School of Economics and a research associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE. Antti Kauppinen is lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin.
Violence returns to Tahrir
Jun 29 - Dozens are injured in clashes between protesters and police in Cairo's Tahrir square, epicentre of the Egyptian revolution. Simon Hanna reports.
The human eye is a fascinating and complicated device, but how do digital cameras capture images? This unit examines one of the human–machine interfaces that link optical information to the electronic world. You will learn how the components within a digital camera capture images for electronic manipulation.
Boiler Bytes: ev Grand Prix comes to Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Purdue University conducted the first Collegiate evGrandPrix May 7 as part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Emerging Tech Day. Thirty teams from 10 universities were expected to compete on a course built on the Speedway grounds. Emerging Tech Day is part of the Speedway's 100th anniversary celebration. It is designed to continue IMS's legacy as an incubator and proving ground of automotive innovation. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/events/2011/110505ShelbyIMSgrandprix.html http://www.evgrand
ii. Building institutions for markets
If you wonder why, when so much development action is taking place, life seems to stay so bad for so many people and you want to be involved in managing development better, this unit is for you. It is a taster of course materials from the Development Management masters programme.
Mexico arrests Zetas cartel leader
July 1 - Mexico's army arrests the alleged second-in-command of the notorious Zetas drug cartel in connection with the massacre of over 70 migrants. Travis Brecher reports.
New crops for the future research centre - for climates of the future
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus is to co- host the first ever Crops for the Future Research Centre in partnership with the Government of Malaysia. The centre will be at the heart of an international effort to seek out which crops have the potential to be grown for human sustenance or on a commercial basis for food, pharmaceuticals or biomaterials in the climates of the future.
Auburn researcher using dogs in battle against pine tree disease
The mystery surrounding a disease that is killing Southern pine trees could possibly be solved by Auburn University detector dogs. Lori Eckhardt, associate research professor in Auburn's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, is using dogs from the school's EcoDogs (http://ecodogs.auburn.edu) program to detect deadly fungus in pine tree roots.
Mars Flyover based on MOLA Data for the Carl Sagan Lecture
This visualization of the topography of Mars was created for Maria Zubers Carl Sagan Lecture. The camera flies over several areas of interest. The south pole, Tharsis Rise, the north pole, and Valles Marineris. This animation was created using Maya and Renderman, using MOLA Topography data. The colors represent height - dark blue is about 8km deep and white is over 14km high (as measured from an arbitrary location picked as sea-level).
Cranial Nerve Exam: Abnormal Examples: Optokinetic Nystagmus
This patient has poor optokinetic nystagmus when the tape is moved to the right or left. The patient lacks the input from the parietal-occipital gaze centers to initiate smooth pursuit movements therefore her visual tracking of the objects on the tape is inconsistent and erratic. Patients who have a lesion of the parietal-occipital gaze center will have absent optokinetic nystagmus when the tape is moved toward the side of the lesion. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or an
3.3 Emotions and judgements As I suggested above, I am adopting Martha Nussbaum's view of emotions put forward in her dialogue ‘Emotions as judgements of value’ (Nussbaum, 1998). In the introduction she writes: ‘When you put a position in the mouth of a real person, especially the person you love you have to make it real’. She is suggesting that, if you do not write dialogue, then something different and abstract emerges. Her dialogue illustrates this since it is in the form of a lecture by Anna (a thi
As I suggested above, I am adopting Martha Nussbaum's view of emotions put forward in her dialogue ‘Emotions as judgements of value’ (Nussbaum, 1998). In the introduction she writes: ‘When you put a position in the mouth of a real person, especially the person you love you have to make it real’. She is suggesting that, if you do not write dialogue, then something different and abstract emerges. Her dialogue illustrates this since it is in the form of a lecture by Anna (a thi
Medtronic Lecture 2011
'Model Based Strategies for Biomedical Image Analysis'. The 2011 Medtronic Lecture, given at the Engineering department, University of Oxford. Presented by Professor James Duncan PhD
IDS336 Session 9 Summer 2011
IDS336 Human Rights - Session nine 07/05/11 Emily Magruder
How did an eighth-grader’s science fair project inspire a new way to
tackle rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? Claire
Lackner’s father Klaus, a geophysicist at Columbia University, had a
brainstorm after he saw how Claire used an aquarium pump to capture carbon dioxide in the air. A decade later, Dr. Lackner is testing a product inspired by his daughter’s vision. This 12:46 long video tells of this story with the emphasis on what CO2 is what
Debits and Credits - Accounting
The difficulty with accounting has less to do with the math, as it does with its concepts. Now, there is no more difficult yet vital concept to understand than that of Debits and Credits. Debits and Credits are at the very heart of the 'double entry bookkeeping' that has been the foundation stone on which the financial world's accounting system has been built for well over 500 years. Now, given the length of time, is it any wonder that confusion has surrounded the concept of Debits and Credits
Betty Ford - An Extraordinary Life
Susan Bales Ford discusses the life and character of her mother, Betty Ford and tours a new exhibit with Rosalyn Carter. (08:37)