Running with Harold Abrahams (1924)
Join legendary British athlete Harold Abrahams as he's put through his paces shortly after winning Gold in the 100 metre sprint at the 1924 Paris Olympics - later immortalised in the film 'Chariots of Fire'. This extract is taken from 'Running: A Sport That Creates Both Bodily and Mental Health', an edition of the 1920s newsreel 'Sporting Life: A Racing Outlook' which also includes Abrahams' fellow runner and 400 metre champion Eric Liddell.
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
The Three Lochs Way: stage 1
A photographic record of the first part of the Three Lochs Way
Hitler's Economics [Day 9 of Robert Wenzel's 30-day reading list that will lead you to become a knowledgeable libertarian, this Mises Daily was originally published August 02, 2003.] For today's generation, Hitler is the most hated man in history, and his reg
[Day 9 of Robert Wenzel's 30-day reading list that will lead you to become a knowledgeable libertarian, this Mises Daily was originally published August 02, 2003.]
For today's generation, Hitler is the most hated man in history, and his reg
Candy Lightner and MADD
Social movements often require charismatic leadership in the early stages; but needs change with growth. Consider the case of Candy Lightner, the founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Length: 3:38
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
- Curtis Kulig - The Art of Obsession
This motivational video lecture provides some background into the speaker's life and helped form the foundation for his work as an artist.
His featured work is ":Love Me." The video is most useful to student to show them how following a dream can be accomplished with hard work and love. (13:15)
Science Bulletins: New Gene Implicated in Deafness
It is thought that mutations in several hundred genes can cause hereditary hearing loss. By generating random mutations in mice, a team of researchers led by Ulrich Müller at the Scripps Research Institute discovered that a single mutation in a gene not previously linked to deafness can lead to progressive hearing loss in children.
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)
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.
Faculty of Law: Public Law Toolbox: Why it Matters
Mai Chen of CHENPALMER Law Specialists, and distinguished Otago Law alumna discusses New Zealand Public and Employment Law. Mai has recently had her book, Public Law Toolbox published, and she has contributed greatly to public and employment law discourse in New Zealand.
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
Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental Applications, Fall 2003
Covers computational and data analysis techniques for environmental engineering applications. First third of subject introduces MATLAB and numerical modeling. Second third emphasizes probabilistic concepts used in data analysis. Final third provides experience with statistical methods for analyzing field and laboratory data. Numerical techniques such as Monte Carlo simulation are used to illustrate the effects of variability and sampling. Concepts are illustrated with environmental examples and
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