Shimi: Georgia Tech's New Robotic Musician
Shimi, a musical companion developed by Georgia Tech's Center for Music Technology, recommends songs, dances to the beat and keeps the music pumping based on listener feedback. The smartphone-enabled, one-foot-tall robot is billed as an interactive "musical buddy." For more information, visit http://www.gatech.edu/newsroom/release.html?nid=137351 and http://tovbot.com/.
Science Bulletins: Bilingual Brain 'Switch' Found
A recent study led by University College London neuroscientist Cathy Price reveals how the human brain is uniquely adapted to manage multiple languages. Language is processed in various regions of the left cerebral hemisphere. Previous studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data showed that bilingual people activate the same general brain areas no matter what language they use. But Price's new experimental method, which involved measuring brain activity after showing subject
Science Bulletins: Supernovas Step by Step
Scientists are reproducing supernova explosions on computer screens.
Video Culture Class: Spanish Holidays #15 - Constitution Day
Learn more about Spanish culture with SpanishPod101.com! Ever wondered what the most important Spanish holidays are, and how they are celebrated? Then this 25-lesson video series is for you! With this series, you’ll learn the what, why, when and how of 25 well-known holidays in Spain. In this video, you’ll [...]
Alfred Hitchcock's The Pleasure Garden (1926) - trailer
The BFI National Archive proudly presents the restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's debut feature 'The Pleasure Garden' (1926), featuring a newly commissioned score by Daniel Patrick Cohen. This restoration is part of The Genius of Hitchcock, a major celebration of Britain's most influential and iconic filmmaker. From June to October 2012 the BFI celebrates Hitchcock's life and work with a complete retrospective of his feature films; gala events, including screenings of restorations with live music,
9.675 The Development of Object and Face Recognition (MIT)
This course takes a 'back to the beginning' view that aims to better understand the end result. What might be the developmental processes that lead to the organization of 'booming, buzzing confusions' into coherent visual objects? This course examines key experimental results and computational proposals pertinent to the discovery of objects in complex visual inputs. The structure of the course is designed to get students to learn and to focus on the genre of study as a whole; to get a feel for h
Choral Vespers - 4/10/14 at 5:15PM
Choral Vespers - 4/10/14
Who Stole the American Dream? | 21st Annual Stakeholder Dialogue 2014
The 21st Annual Stakeholder Dialogue on April 9, 2014 featured Hedrick Smith, author of Who Stole the American Dream?, addressing the tension between the private sector -- with its traditional role in wealth creation, the public sector -- with its traditional role in wealth distribution, and the challenges presented by dramatically increased income disparity. Respondents included: Jennifer Ford Reedy, President of the Bush Foundation; and Robert G. Kennedy, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Catholic
Inside the Teacher's Studio - Helane Rosenberg
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Craig Kielburger Convocation Speech June 2012
Craig and Marc Kielburger, founders of Free The Children and Me to We, both received honorary doctorates from Concordia on June 18, 2012. The university recognized them for their tireless campaigning against child exploitation, their youth leadership and their social entrepreneurship. Craig addressed graduates from the Faculty of Arts and Science during convocation.
10 tips for greener living
Reduce your environmental impact by using these 10 tips from students Joshua Powell, Hazel Gunn, SiYu Lu, James Gorden, Janni Chandru and Swapnil Jadhav.
Friends Helped Ducote Receive Fulbright Honors
Martin Ducote, 2012 UM Fulbright Scholar gives credits to his friendships made at Ole Miss and his professors for enabling him to receive the national honor. Video by Mary Stanton.
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
Honorary Graduate 2014 - John Timpson - Dr of Laws
John Timpson graduated from The University of Nottingham in 1964 with a degree in Industrial Economics. His great grandfather William Timpson launched a shoe retailers called 'Timpson' in 1865 on Oldham Road in Manchester. John began his career at Timpson as a shop assistant and took over the business as Managing Director in 1975. In this video John tells us about his time at university and explains more about his management strategies and what it's like to work at Timpson. During the Summer
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.