Spider-Man and the Decay Rate Algorithm
In Sony Picture's upcoming film, "The Amazing Spider-Man," you'll find some real and interesting science behind Peter Parker and his webs. University of Minnesota professor Jim Kakalios served as the science consultant on the new film, giving the filmmakers a factual perspective on the physics of wall crawling and the tensile strength of spider's webbing. In addition, Kakalios contributed an equation called the Decay Rate Algorithm, which is at the center of a few major plot points throughout th
Convocation June 15, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
Convocation ceremony for School of Nursing and the Medical Radiation Sciences Program. Order a DVD of this ceremony for $19.99 at http://www.bookstore.mcmaster.ca/
Faculty conversations: Wes Haskell
Wes Haskell, Michigan State University assistant professor in the Department of Theatre, talks about teaching Theatre 101 and getting training as an actor and a teacher at MSU.
Science Bulletins: A Cyclone's Wake
The loss of mangrove forests along Myanmar's coast may have been a critical factor in the catastrophic death toll and damage from Cyclone Nargis earlier this month. This is underscored by several scientific reports after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which showed that villages nestled within dense mangrove forests suffered less loss of life and withstood more damage during that event than deforested villages. The dense roots and foliage of these salt-tolerant trees can absorb wave energy from t
Mark Bowden, John Markoff, T. J. Camapana: Worm-The First Digital World War
This is an episode of REVOLUTIONARIES, a co-production of the Computer History Museum and KQED television, with major sponsorship by Intel. Recorded: October 25, 2011, originally broadcast on April 23, 2012. When the Conficker computer worm was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. The worm, exploiting the security flaws in Microsoft Windows, grew at an astonishingly rapid rate, infecting millions of computers around the world with
RES.CD-001 Leadership and Empowerment: Resources from Graduate Women at MIT (GWAMIT) (MIT)
Graduate Women at MIT (GWAMIT) is an institute-wide, student-led group founded in 2009. Its mission is to promote the personal and professional development of MIT's graduate women. GWAMIT welcomes all members of the MIT community, including men. This OCW site features selected videos from the two conferences GWAMIT runs each academic year: a Leadership Conference in the fall and an Empowerment Conference in the spring. It also provides a list of related readings and other resources.
El entierro del señor de Orgaz de El Greco
Descripcion escrita por Arte Historia.
A los diez años de llegar a Toledo surge la obra maestra de El Greco: el Entierro del señor de Orgaz. La escena fue realizada para la iglesia de Santo Tomé por encargo del párroco don Andrés Núñez de Madrid. La obra se divide claramente en dos partes. (2:55)
2012 Maryland Half Marathon
More than 1,700 people participated in the 4th annual Maryland Half Marathon to benefit the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center held Sunday, May 6 in the Maple Lawn community of Howard County, Md. The race has raised a total of $1 million since its inception in 2009 by co-founders Michael Greenebaum and Jon Sevel. This was the second year the course was located in Maple Lawn after two years in Timonium in Baltimore County. The top finisher in this year's Maryland
Matisse, Luxe, Calme et Volupté, 1904 - Smart History at Khan Academy
NOTE: Female Nudity. Henri Matisse, Luxe, calme et volupté, 1904, oil on canvas, 37 x 46 inches (Museé d'Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. (03:26)
Painted while the artist stayed with the pointillist painter, Signac, at his home in Saint-Tropez on the Côte d'Azur. Matisse's title comes from Charles Baudelaire's poem, L'invitation au voyage (Invitation To A Voyage) from his collection, The Flowers of Evil. Luxe, calme e
El Greco - El expolio de Cristo
Para la catedral de Toledo, El Greco realizó entre 1577 y 1579 una de
sus obras más famosas: El expolio de Cristo. El lienzo estaba destinado al vestuario de la sacristía catedralicia, donde el despojo de las vestiduras de Jesús obtenía un gran valor simbólico. (2:04)
The Plymouth Colony
The Anglican Church became England’s official church during Queen Elizabeth’s reign from 1558 to 1603. At this time there was growing tension between Catholics and Protestants dating back to when Queen Elizabeth’s father, King Henry VII, broke from the Catholic Church in the 1530s. English Catholics wanted the Church of England to stress traditional Catholic practices while English Protestants following Calvinist ideals wanted to return to the “pure” Christianity of the New Testament a
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Science Bulletins: African Parks Are Losing Vultures
Some species of vultures have become increasingly threatened in recent years due to habitat loss and toxicity of the animals they depend upon for food. Scientists recently discovered that vultures in East Africa are no exception. New tallies of the scavengers show that even populations inside protected areas are under intense pressure for survival.
IPL: Professor Andrew Geddis
Professor Andrew Geddis, Faculty of Law, presents his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the topic “Of Flags and Protest: Dissent, Offence and the Limits of Free Speech”.13 September 2011.
Challenges for Transitional Justice: The View from the Latin American Experience
Marcie Mersky, Director of Program Office, International Center for Transitional Justice; Chair of Impunity Watch gives a talk as part of the OTJR seminar series and as part of the Oak Series on Amnesty.
Lecture by Farshid Moussavi
This lecture was recorded on February 13, 2012, at the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The event was presented by the Architecture Lecture Series. Farshid Moussavi is an internationally acclaimed architect and professor of architecture at Harvard University. As founder and principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA), she works on a wide range of prestigious international projects integrating architecture, urbanism, and landscape design, including the Museum of Cont
Lecture by Scott Summit
Presented by the Design and Craft Lecture Series, this lecture by Scott Summit was recorded on January 25, 2012, at the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. Scott Summit, founder and CTO of Bespoke Innovations, explores the complex relationships between people and products in the very intimate realm of the prosthetic limb. He combines new technologies with traditional materials and patterns to create replacement body parts that inspire, enhance, and excite the wearer, turnin
Tower Views - Supply UT
In this edition of Tower Views Larry Burns, Vice President of External Affairs is joined by many of his colleagues (Amelia Acuna, Shanda Gore, and Jen Pastorek) to discus a new event on campus, "Supply UT".
UT Law Professors on WTOL's Leading Edge
UT Professors Rebecca Zietlow and Lee Strang were on Jerry Anderson's The Leading Edge to discuss the recent healthcare ruling by the SCOTUS
Catholic Mass - 7/1/2012 (Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Duke Catholic Center Fr. Michael Martin, OFM, celebrant http://catholic.duke.edu Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9pm Service begins @ 17:31 Homily begins @ 33:26 Scripture: First Reading: Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24 Psalm 30:2,4,5-6,11,12,13 Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 8:7,9,13-15 Gospel: Mark 5:21-43 Hymns (from the the Gather hymnal, ©1994): Processional Hymn: Sing of the Lord's Goodness (547) Offertory Hymn: Be Light for Our Eyes (509) Communion Hymn: O Taste and See (835) M