21st Century Statecraft [Audio]
Speaker(s): Alec Ross | Technology and innovation have changed the conditions for statecraft in the 21st century. Just as the internet has changed economics, culture, and politics, it is also transforming the practice of foreign policy. It is not simply the fact that more people are using ever more sophisticated technologies; the structural and demographic changes that have accompanied these quantum leaps in connection technologies are highly disruptive. Recent events in North Africa and the Mid
Buying Low, Flying High: carbon offsets and partial compliance [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Kai Spiekermann | Many airlines allow their customers to 'offset' the emissions caused by flying. Is it permissible to fly purely for pleasure as long as we buy carbon offsets? Kai Spiekermann is lecturer in political philosophy at LSE's Department of Government.
Triumph of the City: how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier and hap
Speaker(s): Professor Edward Glaeser | Building and maintaining cities is difficult and density has costs, but in this presentation Professor Edward Glaeser will argue that these costs are worth bearing, because whether in London’s ornate arcades or Rio’s fractious favelas, whether in the high rises of Hong Kong or the dusty workplaces of Dharavi, our culture, our prosperity, and our freedom are all ultimately gifts of people living, working, and thinking together – the ultimate triumph of
"Introduction to Modeling and Simulation, Spring 2008"
" This course explores the basic concepts of computer modeling and simulation in science and engineering. We'll use techniques and software for simulation, data analysis and visualization. Continuum, mesoscale, atomistic and quantum methods are used to study fundamental and applied problems in physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanics, engineering, and biology. Examples drawn from the disciplines above are used to understand or characterize complex structures and materials, and complement
Islamic finance - is it here to stay?
Leading figures from the world of Islamic finance - Baljeet Kaur Grewal of KHR Research, Farmida Bi of Norton Rose and Richard Thomas of Gatehouse Bank - explored some of the contemporary issues with academic staff and other industry professionals.
Michael Robinson, TE Connect
Jim Farrell, Pepsi Beverages Company
Arno Bingemann, BASF
Jim Rice/Ken Cottrill – MIT CTL
Ta-Nehisi Coates: There's only one industry where power is shifting from the top down
Atlantic Senior Editor, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Felix Salmon discuss how power is shifting in professional sports from owners to the players and fans.
Mermaid Quay and the Cardiff Bay Barrage
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Echolocation in Action!
In this activity, students will experience echolocation themselves. They actually try echolocation by wearing blindfolds while another student makes snapping noises in front of, behind, or to the side of them.
Otis Art History 05 - Minoan Art
From the Caves to Romanticism, take a journey through centuries of art and learn about the role of art in culture and the place of the artist in society. This series of five-minute podcasts from Otis College of Art and Design features sumptuous images and informative texts. Presented by Dr. Jeanne Willette, faculty at Otis College of Art and Design.
MHA and MPH students at the University of Memphis.
Master of Health Administration and Master of Public Health students at the University of Memphis' School of Public Health.
The Memphis Infrastructure Project at the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute.
The Memphis Infrastructure Project at the University of Memphis' Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute.
Corporate Entrepreneurship: Happy Innovators
Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Robert Hisrich, Ph.D., director of the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship, discusses his book "Corporate Entrepreneurship" (McGraw-Hill). http://www.thunderbird.edu
British luxury exports sparkle
June 30 - The luxury industry is worth £6 billion to the UK economy - and traditional British brands like Boodles jewelers say sales remain strong at home and abroad, but they're looking at expanding into new markets like the Far East. Joanna Partridge reports.
Factories gather steam
June 30 - Summary of business headlines: Midwest manufacturing expansion grows; Jobless claims dip; Justin Timberlake teams up to buy Myspace. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Fed's QE2 fades into the sunset
June 30 - Summary of business headlines: Federal Reserve's QE2 program ends, Harvard professor says no need for QE3; Greek parliament passes second austerity bill; Britons show outrage over public pension reforms. Stock rally in fourth day. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Pacific Temperature Anomalies with Graph
This animation shows the El Nino-La Nina Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly from January 1997 through July 1999. A graph inset shows the global average sea surface temperature fluctuation during this time period.