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The Apollo Guidance Computer, Part Two: David Scott
[Recorded June 10, 1982] This is a two-part talk that chronicles the design of the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC), the custom-made space borne navigation system that first guided men to the Moon in July of 1969. Part I covers the design of the AGC and features Apollo Guidance Computer lead designer Eldon Hall. Part II tells the AGC story from the astronaut’s point of view, with Apollo 9 and 15 pilot commander David Scott. Part Two Astronaut David Scott recounts his time at MIT, the Naval test
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Sarod Maestros Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan
Amjad Ali Khan is one of the undisputed masters of the music world. For many, he takes on a celestial avatar when he is playing the Sarod. Born to Sarod icon Ustad Haafiz Ali khan, he gave his first performance at the age of six. Over the course of his career, he has delivered his music in a flexible instrument line that is vocal in its expressiveness. He has reinvented the technique of Sarod playing which today is distinct in its nomenclature. He has won numerous accolades including a Grammy no
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Authors at Google: Jamie Bartlett | The Dark Net | Google UK, London
Jamie Bartlett came to Google London to talk about his book 'The Dark Net' with Anthony House and our Googlers. You can follow Jamie on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JamieJBartlett and find out more about his book on Google Books: http://goo.gl/Av9jbO Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit - a world of Google, Hotmail, Facebook and Amazon - lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits, and where people can be
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Neal Stephenson & Friends | Hieroglyph - Talks at Google
Neal Stephenson, Ed Finn, Keith Hjelmstad, Kathryn Cramer, Rudy Rucker, & Annalee Newitz came to Google to talk about project Hieroglyph. Inspiration is a small but essential part of innovation, and science fiction stories have been a seminal source of inspiration for innovators over many decades. In his article entitled “Innovation Starvation,” Neal Stephenson calls for a return to inspiration in contemporary science fiction. That call resonated with so many and so deeply that Project Hier
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Senators Win World Series
Watch the Washington Senators win the 1924 World Series in a thrilling extra innings triumph over the New York Giants. Preserved by the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation, this remarkable newsreel footage was recently discovered in a Worcester, Massachusetts garage. For more information, http://blogs.loc.gov/now-see-hear/2014/10/film-of-the-washington-senators-winning-the-1924-world-series-found/
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Jack Gantos: 2014 National Book Festival
Jack Gantos appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: The creator of such beloved characters as Rotten Ralph and Joey Pigza, Jack Gantos received the Newbery Medal in 2012 for "Dead End in Norvelt," which features a 12-year-old boy named Jack Gantos. Several of Gantos" other works and characters are also based on his life, such as Rotten Ralph, an aggressive cat he had as a pet. "A Hole in My Life" is an inspirational book that has he
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Peter Brown: 2014 National Book Festival
Peter Brown appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Peter has always loved telling stories. After graduating from college, he moved to New York City. He was working on animated TV shows when he signed a book deal to write and illustrate his first picture book, "Flight of the Dodo." Peter quickly signed up his second and third books, and his career as an author and illustrator of children's books was under way. Since then Peter has w
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Empty Sleeves & Bloody Shirts: Disabled Civil War Veterans & Presidential Campaigns, 1864-1880
Erin Corrales-Diaz examined political cartoons that interpreted war-induced disability during and after the American Civil War. Speaker Biography: Swann Foundation Fellow Erin Corrales-Diaz is a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is focusing on the art of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. In her doctoral dissertation, entitled "Remembering the Veteran: Disability, Trauma, and the American Civil War, 1861-1915," she examines
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The Autobiography of an African Princess
Vivian Seton spoke about the publication of her mother's memoirs. Born to an African king in colonial Sierra Leone at the beginning of the 20th century, Princess Fatima Massaquoi lived an extraordinary life that encapsulated the contradictions, upheavals and unprecedented opportunities of her time. Beginning with her lovingly recounted memories of growing up in Liberia, it follows her to Hamburg, Germany, where she pursued an education and forged friendships, but also experienced the racism, ter
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Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Discussion
Stephen and Jackie Newbould of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group join the Library's Nicholas Brown to discuss the work of the ensemble, Oliver Knussen and their unique Sound Investment commissioning scheme. Speaker Biography: Stephen Newbould has been artistic director of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group since 2001, having helped launch the Group from within the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 1987 with its co-founders Ulrich Heinen and Simon Clugston. He is responsible for progr
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C.P.E. Bach Sources at the Library of Congress
Paul Corneilson and Mark Knoll of the Packard Humanities Institute discuss the music of C.P.E. Bach, in commemoration of the composer's 300th birthday. Speaker Biography: Paul Corneilson is managing editor of "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works." Speaker Biography: Mark Knoll is managing editor of "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works." For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6391
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Ishmael Beah: 2014 National Book Festival
Ishmael Beah appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Sierra Leone-born Ishmael Beah gained worldwide fame with his memoir, "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Soldier Boy," which recounted his experiences as a child soldier in his country's nearly 11-year civil war. During that time, Beah was forced to join a military unit, where he was brainwashed. Time magazine called the book one of the 10 best nonfiction books of 2007. Beah's new boo
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Amanda Ripley: 2014 National Book Festival
Amanda Ripley appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: A graduate of Cornell University, Amanda Ripley is an investigative journalist for Time and The Atlantic, and her work has been published in various other magazines and newspapers such as Slate, The Wall Street Journal and the Times of London. Her first book, "The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes -- and Why," was published in 15 countries and adapted for a PBS docu
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Claire Messud: 2014 National Book Festival
Claire Messud appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Claire Messud made her noteworthy debut as a novelist with "When the World Was Steady," which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner award. 'The Emperor's Children," published in 2006, was a New York Times best-seller and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her most recent novel is her sixth, "The Woman Upstairs" (Vintage/Random House). Messud has taught creative writing at the
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Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey, Example Of Light Intensity Activity in a Classroom
Virtual Maths Data Handling Light Survey exercise - , Example Of Light Intensity Activity in a Classroom, worksheet and activity resources
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Future scientists explore food with ScienceJennie
How do you encourage children's hunger to learn? How do you inspire a fascination with science? Food is a good place to start. In August, at Sutton Bonington Campus, recent Nottingham PhD graduate ScienceJennie, who develops new products for ingredients innovation firm Eminate Ltd, was joined by colleagues and current Food Science students to let children explore the science of food. To read ScienceJennie's blog visit: http://www.sciencejennie.blogspot.co.uk For more information about Eminat
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Bow Tie in 2014 World Series
Vote for the Bow Tie at http://utole.do/worldseries
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Getting Into College of Charleston -- Admissions Counselors Give Advice
What are College of Charleston admission counselors looking for in high school seniors who apply to the College? Students who will be successful at the College of Charleston are intellectually curious and open minded, they are self starters, innovative, independent, well-balanced, adventurous, academically prepared, and represent different ethnicities, regions and disciplines. Apply to the College of Charleston: http://go.cofc.edu/apply
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Duke Medicine Profiles: Cindy L. Amundsen, MD
Get to know Duke Medicine's urogynecology specialists. Learn more about Cindy Amundsen, MD at http://www.dukemedicine.org/find-doctors-physicians/#!/cindy-l-amundsen-md.
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Duke Medicine Profiles: Susann L. Clifford, MD
Get to know Duke Medicine's obstetrics and gynecology specialists. Learn more about Susann Clifford, MD at http://www.dukemedicine.org/find-doctors-physicians/#!/susann-l-clifford-md.
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