Down to the Wire
The tiniest silicon conducting wire ever made takes us a step closer to the creation of a practical quantum computer. Developed by UNSW PhD student Bent Weber, the wire is 10,000 times thinner than a human hair.
The State, Tolerance and Rationalism in Spinoza, Mendelssohn and Kant
Stefan Bird-Pollan (University of Kentucky) delivers a lecture as part of the Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme on the ideas of The State, Tolerance and Rationalism as seen in the philosophies of Kant, Spinoza and Mendelssohn.
Transformations of the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Professor Saskia Sassen delivers the keynote speech of the 'Transformations of the State: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' conference held by the Anglo-German State of the State Fellowship Programme on 21st May 2011.
ISS Update - Jan. 5, 2012
The International Space Station video update for Jan. 5, 2012.
EPIC Computer Upgrade
Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineer Don Pettit work on installing hardware for the Enhanced Processor and Integrated Communications (EPIC) upgrade of the International Space Station's compters. The upgrade will provide the station's computers with faster processors, more memory and an Ethernet interface for data outputs.
Dan Burbank: Astronaut Recruitment Message
Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank recruits new astronauts for the International Space Station and Orion programs.
No let up in sight for euro - Reuters poll
Jan. 5 - Reuters monthly poll of FX analysts sees a weak euro continuing; yen strength and dull sterling.
Morning Briefing: Jobless claims fall; retail sales robust
Jan. 5 - New U.S. jobless claims fell by 15,000 last week, and the first batch of December same-store sales shows holiday bargains spurred consumer spending.
Dozens killed in Baghdad blasts
Jan 5. - Four explosions tear through the Iraqi capital Baghdad leaving at least 29 people dead. Simon Hanna reports.
Kurds to stay clear of Iraq sectarian strife - President
Jan. 5 - Reuters reporter Jon Hemming dissects the comments and body language of Kurdish president Masoud Barzani, after he speaks to Reuters on Iraq's sectarian strife.
Europe Day Ahead
Jan. 5 - A look at Friday's key events including U.S. non-farm payrolls, Nicolas Sarkozy meeting Mario Monti and easyJet traffic figures.
Britons in Afghan weapons arrest
Jan. 5 - Two Britons and two Afghans are arrested in Kabul for possession of dozens of Ak-47 assault rifles. Simon Hanna reports.
Obama unveils defense strategy
Jan. 5 - Obama unveils a defense strategy that calls for greater U.S. military presence in Asia and envisions cutting troops in Europe. He says, "We will be strengthening our presence in the Asia Pacific and budget reductions will not come at the expense of that critical region." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Stocks focus on euro jitters
Jan. 5 - Summary of business headlines: Services sector report disappoints, Private sector jobs increase; Retail sales up but at a price. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Trading at Noon: Wall St. falls on European debt concerns
Jan. 5 - U.S. stocks are down in choppy trading after concerns over the euro zone's debt crisis overshadowed data suggesting a solid U.S. economic recovery.
Breakingviews: Lessons to be learned from Kodak and B&N
Breakingviews columnists discuss the plights of Kodak and Barnes & Noble, two companies hobbled in different ways by technology.
"Free Syria Army" members meet Arab League
Jan. 5 - Amateur video purports to show defected Syrian Army soldiers meeting with members of an Arab League team that is in Syria to verify whether the government is implementing a peace plan. Katharine Jackson reports.
Swiss bank chief won't quit over trade
Jan. 5 - Swiss National Bank Chairman Philipp Hildebrand says he won't resign over a controversial currency trade made by his wife three weeks before he oversaw moves to impose a cap on the Swiss franc. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Belize Crocodile--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Belize Crocodile in its natural environment. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 3 Minutes)
KBW's Brian Gardner surveys the post-Iowa 2012 GOP field
Jan. 5 - KBW Senior VP of Washington Research Brian Gardner assesses the next phase of the GOP presidential primary race amid signs Romney's narrow win in Iowa may not be delivering a post-Iowa bump.