Nassim Taleb on Living with Black Swans
Nassim Taleb is a literary essayist, hedge fund manager, derivatives trader and professor of risk engineering at The Polytechnic Institute of New York University. But he is best known these days as the author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. During a recent visit to Wharton as part of The Goldstone Forum, he spoke with Wharton finance professor Richard Herring -- who taught Taleb when he was a Wharton MBA student -- about events in the Middle East, the oil supply, investin
Ecosonic : Union Chapel performance
Ecosonic ensemble performance at Union Chapel.
Seeds : time capsules of life
Pollen was recognised as a benchmark for art and science collaboration amongst botanists at Kew and laid the ground for further publications. Seeds, produced together with Dr. Wolfgang Stuppy a seed morphologist from the Millennium Seed Bank, Wakehurst Place, is a response to this opportunity for artistic research to make a unique contribution to the understanding and appreciation of an organism vital to the preservation of bio-diversity. Alongside a scientific text by Stuppy, tracing the evolut
The Giggler Treatment Quiz 1
The pupils will reflect on the content of chapters 1 and 2. They will deepen their understanding of the content.
Learn with Pictures and Video S4 #20 - Don’t Shop in Japanese Without These Words
You’re at the Mall of Japan, and you can’t get over how huge it is! It’s so big that you get a little overwhelmed and forget the Japanese words for what you came to buy. You look in a few stores and speak Japanese with a few people, and quickly you regain the confidence you [...]
List of symbols used in A viva voz
In this unit materials you will learn about the history of Spain and the important place of Arab and Jewish cultures in Spanish history. You will study a number of language points to help you talk about history and will write descriptive texts using a variety of stylistic devices.
Finland 1 - Quiz
What do we know about Finland?
Laser Types and Uses
Through two classroom demos, students are introduced to the basic properties of lasers through various mediums. In the Making an Electric Pickle demonstration, students see how cellular tissue is able to conduct electricity, and how this is related to various soaking solutions. In the Red/Green Lasers through Different Mediums demonstration, students see the properties of lasers, especially diffraction, in various mediums. Follow-up lecture material introduces students to the mechanisms by which
Sea Lion Skeleton - Backbone
Sea lions are vertebrates with both backbones and ribs. The backbone is a gliding joint, allowing the animal to be flexible, while the ribs main function is to protect it's inner organs. The short tail helps to balance the animal while walking on land.
3.9 Being on the receiving end
Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication – whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service – means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This unit explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.
1.5 Models of health care delivery
Why are so many people now turning to complementary and alternative medicine and why do approaches to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) raise such controversy? This unit explores the following three key areas: ‘Why people use complementary and alternative medicine’, ‘Critical issues in the therapeutic relationship’ and ‘Ethics in complementary and alternative medicine’.
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Listening, vocabulary: What are you going to do?
You practice your listening skills and vocabulary in relation to what you do in your free time and for sport.
Goldman's Strategist Offers Outlook
Goldman Sachs Chief U.S. Equity Strategist David Kostin speaks with Dan Burns and shares the investment bank's global market outlook.
Richard Nixo verslagen van de oorlog in Vietnam in 1972 Richard Nixon won de presidentsverkiezingen in 1968 met de …
Richard Nixon won de presidentsverkiezingen in 1968 met de …
Enchanted learning : Knutselen voor kinderen Op deze site vind je vooral heel leuke knutselideetjes voor alle leeftijden. De onderwerpen staan alfabetisch gerangschikt en per thema.
Op deze site vind je vooral heel leuke knutselideetjes voor alle leeftijden. De onderwerpen staan alfabetisch gerangschikt en per thema.
How Big? Lesson
The objective of Lesson 2 is for student teams to determine the size of the caverns. Lesson two has student teams measure their classroom to determine area and volume; determine how many people could comfortably sleep in their classroom; scale this number up to find the required area for all Alabraskans. The lesson provides a good application of area and volume concepts. Students also perform math conversions between feet, meters, miles and kilometers.
Build a LabVIEW subVI to wait for audio level to exceed a user-defined threshold, and then record audio for a specified time interval.