• Tyranny comes home: How the ‘boomerang effect’ impacts civilian life in the U.S. | Abigail Blanco
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    Tyranny comes home: How the ‘boomerang effect’ impacts civilian life in the U.S. | Abigail Blanco

    So what a lot of people don’t think about with respect to foreign intervention is the idea that the tools and processes that are developed as a part of foreign intervention can come to be used domestically. So people might not associate, for example, things like the use of drones domestically within the United States or unmanned aerial vehicles, torture in U.S. prisons or things like the militarization of domestic police as consequences of foreign intervention. But these are the exact types of tools developed as a part of intervention abroad that then wind up being used back home. My coauthor, Chris Coyne, and I term this phenomenon the boomerang…

  • A.I. & Machine Learning: Investing in Tech on Wall Street (w/ Hari Krishnan & Vasant Dhar)
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    A.I. & Machine Learning: Investing in Tech on Wall Street (w/ Hari Krishnan & Vasant Dhar)

    HARI KRISHNAN: My name is Hari Krishnan. I’m a fund manager at Doherty Advisors, and I’ve been on this station before talking about ETFs and dangers in the VIX and the VIX markets. It’s a pleasure to introduce Vasant Dhar, who is a founder of SCT Capital, one of the first machine learning hedge funds in existence, a professor at the Stern School of Business at NYU, and a director of the PhD program in the Center for Data Science, also at NYU. It would be interesting for me at least to know how you got started in machine learning, and how you got started in finance, two apparently disparate…

  • Why is cotton in everything? – Michael R. Stiff
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    Why is cotton in everything? – Michael R. Stiff

    Centuries ago, the Inca developed ingenuous suits of armor that could flex with the blows of sharp spears and maces, protecting warriors from even the fiercest physical attacks. These hardy structures were made not from iron or steel, but rather something unexpectedly soft: cotton. These thickly woven, layered quilts of cotton could distribute the energy from a blow across a large surface area, shielding warriors without restricting their mobility. These seemingly contradictory features— strength and flexibility, softness and durability— have their roots in the intricate biology of the nearly invisible cotton fiber. These fibers begin life deep within a cotton flower, on the surface of a seed. As many as…

  • Web accessibility in civil society: Persons with disabilities in today’s educational environments
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    Web accessibility in civil society: Persons with disabilities in today’s educational environments

    >>Hello and welcome. I’m Denise Anthony from the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society and we are very happy today to welcome our distinguished speaker, Dr. Cyndi Rowland who’s gonna be talking about Web accessibility issues. I wanted to mention that this talk is part of the Dartmouth Center’s forum theme this year on “Speak Out! Listen up!” And I think that’s very relevant because if you want to speak out you– and use technology, you have to be able– everyone has to be able to access it. And certainly if you wanna listen up which means, you know, getting access to information or resources, if those are online then…

  • Education technology needs less hype and more hard questions | IN 60 SECONDS
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    Education technology needs less hype and more hard questions | IN 60 SECONDS

    Will technology revolutionize schooling? Past efforts should leave us weary: the story of ed tech is one of over-promising and under-delivering. To break this cycle, we need to pay more attention to what educators actually do with education technology. Yet major surveys of ed tech use seem more interested in marketing than in making it work. Americans are asked whether technology makes learning “easier and more fun,” or whether they think “AI could make a positive impact in the world of education.” Teachers get asked whether “using digital learning tools helps [them] teach more effectively.” And honestly, whatever the truth, are you going to be the Luddite who says “No”?…

  • SERC: A New Era in Scientific Exploration
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    SERC: A New Era in Scientific Exploration

    [music] This is SERC, the Science Education Research Center This is a new building which will feature interdisciplinary collaborations in frontier science and education. Inside of SERC we have a mixture of experimental science. In the basement we have stable space, which minimizes vibration so that nanotechnology research can take place. [door slams] We have state of the art cyber infrastructure, which is the enabling technology for high-performance computing, and the use of high-performance computing in frontier scientific research that impacts from genetics and genomics all the way through to computational drug design. So all of this is represented in the building, which is way makes it very special [music]…

  • Why Parents Should Play Video Games With Their Kids
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    Why Parents Should Play Video Games With Their Kids

    – We don’t really play games with our parents. – Oh, game playing, um… – Probably, maybe once a month. – Video games, I usually am like, no. – I haven’t really played anything since the early 90’s. – Once a week? – Mmm. – [Kid] No, Dad. (soft playful music) No, no. – Family learning, let me think. (chuckling) Let me think. When her and some kids get together to share experiences and explore the world together. My name is Sinem Siyahhan. I’m an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Learning Sciences at Cal State San Marcos. My gaming skills are average. (mooing) Sorry. (laughs) I just wanna make…

  • USS Intrepid Floating City | Intrepid Minute
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    USS Intrepid Floating City | Intrepid Minute

    My name is Hans Abbott and this is an Intrepid Minute. Intrepid is an enormous ship. So what was it like to live and work here? Intrepid could carry about 3200 men. So if someone was feeling hungry, they could come down to the mess deck where they can chow down on three square meals a day. If they were looking for some snacks that can go over to the general store where they can find anything from chocolate, candy, soda, cigarettes and get this even engagement rings. If they were looking for some dessert to make a go right next door to the gedunk where they can get some…

  • What is STEM Education? | Ask the Expert with Associate Professor Cameron Denson
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    What is STEM Education? | Ask the Expert with Associate Professor Cameron Denson

    My name is Cameron Denson. I’m an associate professor in STEM education I develop innovative interventions that helped create technical I mean to help create pathways to technical careers for underrepresented student populations. So STEM education is the discipline area that is concerned with the teaching and learning of science technology engineering and mathematics education You would have a collaborative teaching effort where students would be able to apply their math and science skills that they learned within those content areas. They will use engineering as a way to problem solve and then usually the result is some type of technology. We are not going to be able to meet…