Second briefing of the 'crisis compendium' - Part two, Professor Julian Franks
Julian Franks, Professor of Finance, suggests that giving free guarantees to banks reduces the incentive to monitor the banking sector

What will winning organisations look like in 18 months' time?
Making it safely through a recession is the basis of long term success. Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice discusses what winning companies will look like in the future and why companies that have ignition will thrive

GLS 2010 panel highlights 3: The future of work
Lynda Gratton, Warren East, Andy Green, Jasmine Whitbread and Rakesh Bhasin discuss the five key factors that will influence the way we work - technology, demographics, social trends, carbon and globalisation

Colonial Chocolate
Journeyman cook Jim Gay explains that Americans' love of chocolate dates back to the beginning.
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Horses in Williamsburg
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Top Mexican drug lord gunned down
Mexican security forces killed a leader of the powerful La Familia drug cartel, a top government official said. Pavithra George reports.
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The Spanish-American War
An eight minute video that tells the history of the war with the emphasis on the cause of the war, Yellow Journalism, and how propaganda essentially started the war.

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020 Further Orbital Angular Momentum, Spectra of L2 and LZ
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Amy Errett, CEO of Olivia -- 2007 Wharton Economic Summit
During the recent 2007 Wharton Economic Summit, Knowledge@Wharton recorded nine podcasts with speakers and panelists at the event, whose theme was "Next Moves in a Global Economy." This interview is with Amy Errett, CEO of Olivia.
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Engineering in the Headlines - Driven to Distraction
Mobile phones, PDAs, GPS devices, and glowing digital dashboards can easily draw a driver's attention away from the road. Serious accidents occur and states pass laws, but will our driving habits change? Professor Linda Ng Boyle of the UW College of Engineering is developing systems that can help drivers stay focused on driving and make roadways safer.
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The Powers to Lead
Leadership is always necessary in any endeavor, applying equally to politics, business, society, and culture. Whilst enriching our understanding of the concept Nye highlights how the changing nature of leadership derives from broader social and political changes. Joseph S. Nye Jr, is University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where he was formerly Dean. In government, he served as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, Assistant Secre
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Bureaucracy in Retreat
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The Hop Farm
A brief history and description of The Hop Farm, Beltring, Kent
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Creating, formatting and editing articles
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Sociable Robots
Cynthia Breazeal makes social robots, machines with the capacity to interact with people on psychological terms. She says they “open up a new world of questions.” But these increasingly sophisticated devices make Sherry Turkle uneasy, since they challenge the idea of human relationships and the very “purp
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An Evening with Video Artist Bill Viola
Bill Viola dims the lights in MIT’s Room 10-250, and begins to talk of life, death and all that lies between, leaving the realm of classroom and entering a place of potential enlightenment. Weaving together his video art, personal anecdotes, poetry and other writings from religious traditions spanning the globe and the ages, V
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Glusk, Belarus -- mass murder of the Jews
Mikhail Graifer, born in 1932 in Glusk, Belarus, testifies about his personal experiences during the murder operation. After being shot in the neck, the 11- year- old Graife, managed to climb out of the pit and ran away.
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VUCast Extra: Blackberries, electricity and high school students
How do you get students excited about science? Try mixing blackberries and a lesson in nanotechnology with some eager Tennessee high school students in a Vanderbilt lab. Watch the results on VUCast Extra now.
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Maroon Minute: Paul Durham
A perfect storm: it can erupt at any time if a variety of factors interact just right. Stress, sleep deprivation, muscle tension, bright lights and strong smells work together – and against you – to stimulate pain pathways bringing about a migraine attack. In the world of Dr. Paul Durham, distinguished professor of cell biology and director of the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences, that is the “perfect storm” model. In this model, each factor plays a role in making the nerves mor
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