Thinking and Feeling About Risk: can they be separated? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor David Spiegelhalter | Whether it’s bicycle helmets or fracking, people often have strong feelings about risks and their control. But, when considering risk, to what extent is it feasible to separate thinking and feeling? David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk in the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
TALAT Lecture 2105.01: Case Study on Pressure Vessels
This lecture helps to create an understanding of how material properties, costs of materials and of their fabrication, required product life, and product liability interact in different ways depending on the product. Some knowledge of fabricating processes and the significance of such factors as fatigue, fracture toughness and environmental performance on material selection is assumed.
21F.039 Japanese Popular Culture (MIT)
This course examines Japanese popular culture as a way of understanding the changing character of media, capitalism, fan communities and culture. Topics include manga (comic books), hip-hop and other popular music in Japan, anime (Japanese animated films) and feature films, sports (sumo, soccer, baseball), and online communication. Emphasis will be on contemporary popular culture and theories of gender, sexuality, race, and the workings of power in global culture industries.
The aim of the Business Project is to give students the opportunity to combine work experience and investigation into an authentic business challenge, with a more in-depth research report. This not only offers links with potential employers but demonstrates understanding of the application of business principles in a real-world situation.
TALAT Lecture 3205: The Fluidity of Molten Metals
This lecture introduces the concept of fluidity of molten metal and its influence on the production of castings. The students will understand the relevance of fluidity, the means by which this is measured and the effect of alloy type. Basic understanding of foundry processes, phase diagrams, basic physics and mathematics background is assumed
West Virginia chemical spill studied by environmental engineers
By: nsf A chemical spill near Charleston, West Virginia prompted officials to advise about 15 percent of the state's residents to not use the water. In the aftermath, a West Virginia University environmental engineer and her team rushed to the site to collect samples by the Elk River for further analysis. For more information visit: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=130304&org=NSF&from=news
Water use and the water cycle
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future.
Understanding What Customers Want - Raw Materials
These are the raw materials for a learning activity about understanding, segmenting and targeting customers
15.063 Communicating With Data (MIT)
Communicating With Data has a distinctive structure and content, combining fundamental quantitative techniques of using data to make informed management decisions with illustrations of how real decision makers, even highly trained professionals, fall prey to errors and biases in their understanding. We present the fundamental concepts underlying the quantitative techniques as a way of thinking, not just a way of calculating, in order to enhance decision-making skills. Rather than survey all
Charles Dickens: A Biography
This five minute video is about Charles Dickens and is an animation.
His childhood provoked him to work hard for what he wanted, and he became a journalist. He traveled to Boston in 1842 with his wife, and searched for weird inspirations for his writings. This is an excellent overview of his life and inspirations and his demise.
Life Cycle Analysis and Carbon Footprinting Session Outline
Part Three of Greening Business: Life cycle analysis is a relatively new approach to environmental management which seeks to understand the impact of all related aspects of a product or service over its whole life cycle from production to disposal. An understanding of life cycle analysis is essential to a holistic understanding of the impact of products and services and hence the environmental benefits of changes to processes. It also underpins the process of carbon footprinting.
Understanding and classifying a stroke
Stroke is the third largest cause of death in the UK after heart disease and cancer. It is also the single leading cause of severe disability in the UK. Classification of stroke is crucial in planning treatment and is a good indication of prognosis This Learning Object helps individuals understand how to make the diagnosis of stroke using the Oxford Stroke classification. It is suitable for any health care professionals involved in the management of stroke but especially doctors and medical stud
The package was written in 1996. Radio immuno assay (RIA) is a technique for measuring concentrations of antigens. Although better techniques have subsequently been developed from it, understanding RIA forms the basis for understanding these derivatives. RIA belongs to the family of competition assays which are widely used in science, medicine and related industries to measure the concentrations of biologically active molecules. This package introduces the concepts of RIA and will be useful to a
Economics of Social Policy
Economics offers powerful insights into the world in which we live. This level 2/3 economics course aims: • To remind students of some of the economic theory that they have studied in previous modules, in particular the circumstances in which private markets will allocate resources efficiently • To consider the justification for Government intervention in resource allocation • To explain the circumstances in which insurance markets will operate efficiently • To apply the theory to attain
The ARCH: A Home Away From Home
Penn Celebrates 'Reinvigorated' ARCH, A New Hub For Student Life On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Penn community gathered to celebrate the re-opening of the ARCH, Penn's Arts, Research, and Culture House. The open house marked the completion of a $24.5 million renovation transforming the historic late-Gothic Revival building at 3600 Locust Walk into what President Amy Gutmann called a "welcoming and central hub for all students to meet and share ideas" and a "beacon of undergraduate cultural and res
The program is a reference resource which improves on gross anatomy knowledge and familiarises users with normal radiographic anatomy. It provides clear and practical tuition through the use of radiographic images. These are accompanied by informative text and an image of the animal in position to help in understanding how the picture was taken.
Decision Making and Problem Solving for Business Success
101 page workbook (see also Decision Making and Problem Solving for Business Success reading pack to accompany workbook). This study pack has been written on the assumption that you may know nothing at all about decision support techniques. The key assumption is that by understanding and applying decision making and problem solving within your organisation, you will become a better manager. By studying the pack and the accompanying readings you should begin to understand decision support techniq
Education Developments and Initatives (partnerships)
An example of a partnership module - comprehensive website containing links and resources: - This module is part of a suite of a number of modules developed in the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education at Leeds Metropolitan University. The modules are part of the Initial Teacher Education Programme(ITE). On completion of this module students will: understand and critically engage with the thinking informing recent developments in education at national and, where appropriate, international leve
Innovation North Research Conference 2006 Alan Dix
Keynote speaker Professor Alan Dix from Lancaster University talks about understanding how people use things leads to better design, better systems, and increased usability
Climatic and Oceanic Influences on Human Ecology
The Module is organised around three parts, namely, Oceanography and Climatology/ Meteorology’. In the third part we shall study Climate Change in some detail – what the research currently tells us, and the intervention of human agency. Each part is broken into several units which build sequentially and progressively, and earlier ones have concepts and content which will be revisited from time-to-time and in increasing complexity. Given the essential connectedness of environmental systems, c