Grand Opera: For the People
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Speight Jenkins, General Director of Seattle Opera. Jenkins is a leading authority on opera, and a politically active arts advocate. Under his leadership since 1983, the company has broken its box office records many times over, while capturing the attention of critics and the public alike.
Solar Market Transformation Conference -- Nick Hylla
Nick Hylla of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association presents on Solar Training Capacity and Partnerships at the Solar Market Transformation Conference 2010 in Normal, IL. The event was hosted by the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University, The Green Institute at Heartland Community College, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Planet Earth - Caves 5/5
(part 5) Planet Earth is a multi award-winning 2006 television series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. Four years in the making, it was the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC. This episode explores "Planet Earth's final frontier": the world of caves. Run time 8:30
University of Nottingham. Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Deadly party in Mexico
At least seven dead after gunmen open fire during party in the latest bloody incident in Mexico's most violent city, Ciudad Juarez. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
Bi 20, Sn 80 (wt%)
Low concentration of bismuth - there are two components - higher bismuth (light coloured because bismuth has a larger atomic mass than tin) and low bismuth (grey).
A private high school's staff responses to a Web 2.0 and abundant digital media presentation
This presentation sums up questionnaire feedback from fourteen South African private high school staff This follows a talk I gave on abundant digital culture and its potential benefits and hazards for their school. LOUD Speaker image by woodleywonderworks shared under a CC-BY license
Evaluation of 'Advanced Database Management' module
This paper focuses on a discussion on the approach taken in analysing evaluation design for a specific faculty module on enterprise education
Stemming the 'silent tsunami'
Over the past two years, approximately 100 million people have been pushed into poverty globally as a result of increased food prices. Gains in poverty reduction efforts in developing countries are at risk if governments fail to protect the poor from rising food prices, says Vikram Nehru, the World Banks Director of Poverty Reduction and Economic Management and Acting Chief Economist for East Asia. Its like a silent tsunami in the sense that theres no dramatic footage that can bring hom
The innovation value chain
Innovation isn’t all about great ideas. INSEAD Professor of Entrepreneurship Morten Hansen and visiting professor Julian Birkinshaw argue that companies often fail because they don’t recognise that innovation is a chain that requires strength at every link to succeed.
Intergroup leadership: a unifying force
As the name suggests, intergroup leadership involves a fair amount of interaction among team members. On paper, it may look simple enough, but in reality, it’s a lot harder to put into practice.
How to Grow Basil
A garden expert does a step by step demonstration on how to grow basil in a pot and she explains how to grow it in a garden. Basil is a key ingredient in the cuisines of many Southeast Asian countries and of course Italy. Its popularity is due to the range of flavors, sizes and colors available, and because it is so easy to grow in the ground or in containers.
An evaluation of Simventure
This paper discusses the value of providing a simulated experience of how organisations work enabling skills and knowledge from disparate subject areas to be synthesised and assimilated in solving complex business problem
Understanding Weight vs Mass
In everyday language, the words "mass" and "weight" are used interchangably but they really are different things when it comes to physics. Professor Steven Pollock explains weight in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. The video uses lecture format, demonstration, and a whiteboard to aid in the explanation. Run time 09:16.
Sesame Street - 15 - Growing / Japanese Crests
Growing numbers and Japanese crests count to 15. (1:22)
The New Role of Risk Management: Rebuilding the Model
Risk managers armed with the most sophisticated quantitative tools available did not foresee the biggest development in a generation -- the systematic breakdown and global contagion of financial markets. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, John Drzik, president and CEO of the Oliver Wyman Group, Richard J. Herring, a finance professor at Wharton, and Francis X. Diebold, a Wharton professor of economics, finance and statistics, discussed how to build a more informed risk management model. All
22 Oct 2010: Baker Institute Student Forum: Grade the President
With the 2010 midterm election rapidly approaching, the Baker Institute Student Forum presents a Rice University student-led discussion on the first two years of the Obama administration. Four students from the Rice University Young Democrats and four students from the Rice University Conservatives Forum will evaluate President Barack Obama in four major policy areas. The audience will be encouraged to participate in the conversation through a question-and-answer session with the panelists, and
Coroner's Report Plague
In the 14th century, a plague known as the Black Death claimed 75 million lives. Forensic medical investigator Shiya Ribowsky explores how exactly they died. Run time 02:37.
This movie illustrates the fission process. As can be seen in the movie, the parent nucleus decays into two fission fragments of unequal mass and several neutrons. From TLP: Introduction to Nuclear Processes