The global energy challenge
A stable and sustainable energy supply is one of the major issues of this Century. World-energy demand is expected to increase by about 70% in the coming 20 years, while the production of petroleum - our main source of energy - is likely to peak in this period. The combination of rising demand and declining production of conventional oil raises the question: What is the plan? In the absence of a plan for a sustainable energy supply, coal and non-conventional oil are likely to become the m
SFU Pipe Band at New York's Lincoln Center
The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band celebrates its 30th anniversary with a concert at New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, recording as its 12th CD.
"Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan,
The growing instability and resurgence of Islamic extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan pose a great threat to U.S. interests and global security. In his new book, "Descent into Chaos", Ahmed Rashid examines the rising insurgency, booming opium trade, and weak governance in Afghanistan, concluding that U.S. strategy in the region has been a complete failure. Ahmed Rashid is a Pakistani journalist based i
Crown Forum: Supplemental
April 10, 2012 Supplemental Crown Forum Speaker: Michelle Alexander (author)
Bill Nye The Science Guy on The Atmosphere
In this brief clip, Bill Nye explains the layers of the atmosphere. (01:36)
GS-11: Tour the Full Edit interface
In this episode, Greg covers the new “External Interface Class” in Action Script 3 which makes communication between Flash and Java Scripts a breeze.
Fiat Money and Business Cycles in Emerging Markets
After the stock market collapse of 2008 and a decline of 3.4 percent for U.S. GDP in 2009, investors rushed to stash funds in emerging markets (EM) where
economies were growing at a 3.1 percent annual rate. But the US stock market fell in January of this year largely due to financial trouble in emerging
markets. The economies of EM nations, such as, Brazil, Russia, India, Turkey,
After the stock market collapse of 2008 and a decline of 3.4 percent for U.S. GDP in 2009, investors rushed to stash funds in emerging markets (EM) where economies were growing at a 3.1 percent annual rate. But the US stock market fell in January of this year largely due to financial trouble in emerging markets. The economies of EM nations, such as, Brazil, Russia, India, Turkey,
Kidney Dissection for IPAD
Seeing the wood for the trees
Dr Chris Hope says the issues of deforestation and financial compensation to encourage developing countries to protect their forests must be addressed at the Copenhagen talks. He argues deforestation is costing the world tens of trillions of dollars in its impacts and although geo-engineering devices can be used to redress CO2 emissions, the cheaper option is to prevent the tropical forests from being destroyed in the first place.
Smart Power: Leadership in Today's World features Joseph Nye, Professor of Inernational Relations and former Dean of the Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and author of "The Powers to LEAD."
The Genius of Mozart (Part 8 of 18)
"The Genius of Mozart" (2004)
Episode 2: "A Passion for the Stage"
21L.704 Studies in Poetry: "Does Poetry Matter" (MIT)
The landscape we will explore is the troublesome one of the relevance, impact, and importance of poetry in a troubled modern world. We will read both poetry and prose by several substantial modern writers, each of whom confronted the question that is the subject's title.
Do Lectures: Can Innovation Flourish in a Conservative Industry?
They can be small Do’s or big Do’s or just extraordinary Do’s. But when you listen to the story of, if
our homes and offices be more intelligent? And if they become so, will
they save energy? Markus believes they can do both. And his wireless
technology can do it. Markus Brehler, CEO & founder of Enocean.
These speeches light a fire in your belly to go and Do your thing, your
passion, the thing that sits in the back of your head each day, jus
Agricultural improvement in a poor region of India.