Foreign firms eye China’s rural markets
Foreign multinationals are setting their sights on China’s countryside, enticed by strong economic growth and favourable government regulations, says Andrew Cainey, Managing Director for Greater China at management consultancy Booz & Company.
Foreign companies that started their businesses in China’s tier one and tier two cities “see the need and the opportunity to move down and meet the rest of the demand in China, which is growing so rapidly”, says Cainey, who has been based i
Combating malaria: How an oil company is helping to tackle the problem
For Marathon Oil Corporation, its project to tackle malaria on an island off Equatorial Guinea is paying off. It reckons that for every dollar invested, the economic return is around four dollars.
Innovative and responsible leadership: Taking a long-term perspective
How can sustainability issues become part of everyday business decisions and should business leaders, especially from family-controlled firms, be looking to take a longer term view rather than get caught up in the 'obsession' with quarterly results?
Islamic microfinance gains popularity in war-torn Afghanistan
After spending several years in Iran as a refugee struggling to make a living, Shooperi Sharif never imagined that one day she would have a business of her very own. Last year, the 34-year old mother of three took out an Islamic microfinance loan to expand her business -- it was an Islamic loan as she's one of thousands of Afghans who refuse to take interest-bearing loans.
Energy technologies: some forecasts for the next decade
Affordable energy that is clean and consistent, delivered in a single system at a fraction of the price that people are paying today – 4.5 pence (US$0.07) per kilowatt hour (kWh) to be precise – isn’t that too good to be true? John Banham, Chairman of Johnson Matthey, doesn’t think so because these are the very benefits from fuel cells which are already powering homes and buildings in the US today. And it often comes from an unlikely source – methane gas from human waste.
Healthcare: at the crossroads
Healthcare reform today is being avidly discussed in political, social, medical and business circles around the world. In developing countries, the billions of dollars spent on containing the spread of HIV/AIDS and other pandemic diseases such as TB and malaria, are beginning to show some positive results. In Europe, the cost of government-sponsored healthcare is having a negative impact on GDP, while in the US, the Obama Administration is embarking on the country’s most ambitious attempt at p
Texas A&M: Expand Your Horizons
http://geosciences.tamu.edu Texas A&M offers uncommon research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, who receive the opportunity to work with some of the top minds in their fields. The College of Geosciences has one of the largest research programs in The Texas A&M University System.
Behavior and Policy #3-2 Measurement, Methods and Technology
MIT class 11.S942 Behavior and Policy: Transportation Research Seminar, Spring 2014 2/19/2014 Class 3-2: Measurement, Methods and Technology Prof. Jinhua Zhao Guest Speaker: Dr. Emile Bruneau
Virtual Maths - Numbers, 2D Elipse simulation tool
Interactive simulation tool demonstrating formula for calculating the area of an elipse
Corpus Christi Prefreshman Engineering Program at DMC
The Corpus Christi Prefreshman Engineering Program provides educational enrichment opportunities for high ability middle school and high school students interested in pursuing science-based careers. The program takes place every summer at Del Mar College; registration information is available in this video package produced by DMC-TV..
Bach - Brandenburg Concertos No.5 - iii: Allegro
This is a live video of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra playing Bach's "Brandenburg Concertos No.5 - iii: Allegro" in some sort of majestic hall. Period insturments are used. (4:42)
The Magic School Bus Gets Programmed - Computers
Mr. Rhule, the principal, gets a new computer, and it's Ms. Frizzle's class' job to open up the school and set up his computer. Carlos's brother, Mikey (from Getting Energized), is a computer expert. After he sets the computer up to raise the flag, make the coffee in the teachers' lounge and ring the bell, he goes on his own trip to see the inner workings of the computer. As usual, something goes wrong, and Mikey has set the computer to do the tasks every minute instead of everyday. Can the clas
Comprehension of emotion in neurodegenerative disorders
Recent evidence indicates that the posterior corpus callosum is smaller in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Conversely, it has been demonstrated that patients with frontal systems deficits also have degradation of the anterior corpus callosum. Although these investigations indicate possible morphological relationships between the corpus callosum and cortical structures in neurodegenerative disorders, the relationship between specific neuropsychological measure of cognitive functioning and
Civil Engineering in Developing Countries
Based on working on exercises on project decision making and planning, the specific context of working abroad in general and in developing countries in particular is illustrated, with regard to socio-cultural aspects, planning and financing of projects, roles of (consulting) engineers and contractors, local materials, techniques and knowledge and environmental issues. Study Goals: define projects in several phases of the project cycle (feasibility, identification, design and construction, evalua
Falling Prices, Foreclosures and Fear: What's Next for the Housing Market?
The U.S. housing market has been wobbly for several years, but it has shown some signs of perking up in recent months. The latest reports, however, indicate a setback, with median home prices dropping slightly and sales well below the already depressed levels of 2009. Yet a combination of low mortgage rates and apparent home-price bargains should still be drawing some buyers into the market. Knowledge@Wharton spoke with Wharton real estate professor Susan M. Wachter about the housing market's sl
Essential Art, Spiritual Art (Jacob Lawrence/ George Tsutakawa)
Upon Reflection hosts two of the most prominent University of Washington artists, the late Jacob Lawrence and George Tsutakawa, in this 1990 interview with host Al Page. Lawrence, whose namesake was used for the UW School of Art Gallery, talks about his paintings of African Americans while Tsutakawa reveals his own work on fountains and architecture.
Barney's "Mr. Sun" Song
In this classic video, Barney and his friends sing about the shining sun. Students will enjoy this catchy song. This is a great resource for the early childhood classroom. (1:15)
21H.907 Trials in History (MIT)
This seminar examines a number of famous trials in European and American history. It considers the salient issues (political, social, cultural) of several trials, the ways in which each trial was constructed and covered in public discussions at the time, the ways in which legal reasoning and storytelling interacted in each trial and in the later retellings of the trial, and the ways in which trials serve as both spectacle and a forum for moral and political reasoning. Students have an opportunit
11.307 Beijing Urban Design Studio (MIT)
This is the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Urban Design Studio, which is a joint program between the MIT and Tsinghua University Schools of Architecture and Planning. The goal of the studio is to foster international cooperation through the undertaking of a joint urban design and planning initiative in the city of Beijing involving important, often controversial, sites and projects. Since 1995, almost 250 MIT and Tsinghua University students and faculty have participated in this annual studio,
Illinois State's Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline
The Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP), now in its 10th year, builds partnerships between Illinois State University and the schools and community-based organizations in the respective neighborhoods. Benefiting from CTEP's many partnerships, preservice students live and work in these areas and gain deep understanding of how to use the community's assets. They then incorporate their new knowledge and perspectives into their teaching practices. More information at: http://TeacherPipeline.Il