Carnegie Mellon in Silicon Valley - Research
Carnegie Mellon University is top-tier research institution. The research at CMU's Silicon Valley campus takes advantage of its location by partnering with local companies, government agencies and community leaders to investigate ways to provide the technology needed in instances where globalized efforts and high tech support are necessary. Mobile devices, network security, robotics and disaster management concerns are just a few of the many research areas in Silicon Valley that make a global i
'Impact: Earth!' simulator shows effects of asteroid hit
Purdue University has unveiled ''Impact: Earth!'' a new website that allows anyone to calculate the potential damage a comet or asteroid would cause if it hit the Earth. The interactive website is scientifically accurate enough to be used by homeland security and NASA, but user-friendly and visual enough for elementary school students, said Jay Melosh, the distinguished professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and physics at Purdue who led the creation of the impact effects calculator. http:/
Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
Virtual Maths - Numbers, Opposite angles simulation tool
Interactive simulation tool demonstrating the angles on a 360 degree wheel
1.464 E-Commerce and the Internet in Real Estate and Construction (MIT)
1.464 examines the long term effects of information technology on business strategy in the real estate and construction industry. Considerations include: supply chain, allocation of risk, impact on contract obligations and security, trends toward consolidation, and the convergence of information transparency and personal effectiveness. Resources are drawn from the world of dot.com entrepreneurship and "old economy" responses.
Clinton, Netanyahu talk peace
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held key talks Thursday with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - in an effort to restart peace talks with the Palestinians. Jon Decker reports.
Cholera aid arrives in Haiti
United Nations personnel delivered much-needed medical supplies to Port-de-Paix, Haiti as a cholera epidemic gained a foothold. Jon Decker reports.
The University of Memphis minute for November 5, 2010.
The University of Memphis minute for November 5, 2010.
Aftermath in Haiti
Haiti, still struggling from January's earthquake and a deadly cholera outbreak is now facing the aftermath from Hurricane Tomas. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
Popular Policing Video Lecture Part I
This seminar is part of a digital course Trends in the Governance of Security introduced by Clifford Shearing which focuses on civic or popular policing This type of policing is located within communities rather than within either the state or private security Irvin Kinnes looks at methods of nonstate forms of justice and policing in communities in South Africa giving a historical overview and discussing the challenges facedLearning across Borders LABS is an initiative to foster sustainable teac
Umqomboti, utywala and lucky stars: stories of liquor in Langa between 1930 and 1980
Residents provide descriptions of shebeens and the interactions it brought about such as political debates and discussions about life They also speak of their experiences of the Pass office Sunday socials and the forced removals The image used above is Mom Mngadi with her kids by bbc world service and is available under a Creative Commons Atribution Non Commercial License
Iraqi forces in anti-militant offensive
Iraqi forces launch operations against Sunni militants to slow their rapid advance. Paul Chapman reports Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its re
China at 60: Myths and Realities Pt 3
China at 60: Myths and Realities Pt 3 Qingshan Tan, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Cleveland State University Pt 3: Village Elections and Governance Village elections have been implemented throughout China for more than a decade. In spite of improvements in the election process and villagers’ increasing awareness of democratic rights, the elections are widely viewed as producing little effect on village governance. Why have villag
Just what kind of business is there in sustainability?
Whether in energy, healthcare or micro-investing, is there a real business model in sustaining the world’s resources and improving the quality of life for its inhabitants? INSEAD Knowledge attended the IESE Net Impact Doing Good and Doing Well conference in Barcelona recently, and found evidence that many companies and individuals are finding there are business models, if you are prepared to think creatively and be just a bit audacious.
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation demonstrating bending moment of uniformly distributed load
Rev. Elizabeth Eaton | Conversations in Feminism, Law and Religion
Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, gives the keynote address at 7pm, Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center.
Finding No Hidden Variables
"Measuring 'Nothing' and Getting It Right" - a symposium in honor of the physics career of Dr. Stuart Freedman (http://freedman2014.org): Dr. Tony Nero (Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) speaks about Dr. Stuart Freedman's 1972 experiment (with Dr. John Clauser). The theory of "hidden variables" is discussed, including its motivation, conduct, and results, as well as factors affecting how credit was apportioned for its success.
Global governance, local governments
Distinguished Public Lecture. Globalization has created a more interconnected, interdependent and complex world than ever witnessed before. Whilst this openness and connectivity has brought enormous benefits, it has also increased our vulnerability and exposure to global shocks, such as the recent financial crisis. Balancing these dimensions brings significant challenges at the global, regional and local levels. As we face some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century, how equipped are glob
LG India's Y.V. Verma: A Global Strategy That Keeps Local People at the Top
Korea-based LG Electronics is recognized today as a market leader in India, but getting there has required a "will to succeed," according to Yasho V. Verma, who has been director of human resources and management support for the company's India division since 1997. In addition to the usual bumps that multinationals can expect when entering a new market, Verma describes the company's brushes with local "mafia" and other challenges in his book, Passion: The Untold Story of LG Electronics India. In
BCG-K@W Procurement Report: Part 2 -- Procurement Organizations
Procurement has become an integral part of corporate performance and is drawing increased attention from senior management. In this interview, Andreas Gocke, a BCG partner and managing director, spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about the most critical challenges facing procurement organizations over the next five to 10 years, including training and employee development, managing global sourcing offices and ensuring collaboration across corporate departments. This is Part 2 of an 8 part series.