Online Identity: A Fireside Chat with Judith Donath MIT Media Lab’s Social Media Group FounderOnline, identity can be slippery, with easy to change names and unverified claims; yet it can also be exceedingly persistent, your name linked to every word you’ve written, every person you’ve encountered.
Advances in modeling weather and climate -- Part 7- Question and AnswersA panel of weather and Climate experts answer questions about weather and climate change. John Nielsen-Gammon, Istvan Szunyogh, Ramalingnam Saravanan, Robert Dickinson, and Charles Jackson answer questions about the importance of methane and Carbon dioxide to effect of ice reflecting solar radiation, issues with satellite data, affect of initial conditions in the models, El Nino effects, to the slow down in temperature increases in the last 10 years. (27 minutes)
There is an App for that: The Future of the Mobile App StoreHow will the App store impact the future landscape of technology development and commerce? With the advent of the iPhone, Andriod, Blackberry and the move to mobile computing it is becoming clear the real power is within the mobile application marketplace.
Advances in Modeling Weather and Climate Change -- Part 5- Robert DickinsonProfessor Robert Dickinson, who is a professor at University of Texas at Austin and a MIT Alumi, discusses the interactions with the land and weather and some of the factors affecting droughts. (13 minutes)
Advances in Modeling Weather and Climate Change -- Part 4 -- Ramalinghan SaravanProfessor Ramalingnam Saravan, who is a professor at Texas A&M University, discusses how oceans drive the weather and affect the ability to predict the weather. The oceans can store thousands of times more heat than the atmosphere. One of the limitations to modeling the oceans is the amount of data available from buoys. (13 Minutes)
Advances in Modeling Weather and Climate Change -- Part 3 -- Istvan SzunyoghIstavan Szunyogh, who is a professor at Texas A&M University in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, discusses the advances in accuracy of weather prediction over the last 50 years. Significant advances have been made because of because of huge amounts of new satellite data measuring initial conditions to input into the models but forecasts today are only good to about 2-3 weeks. (14 minutes)
Advances in Modeling Weather and Climate Change -- Part 2-- John Nielsen-GammonJohn Nielsen-Gammon who is the State of Texas Climatologist, Regents Professor at Texas A&M University, MIT graduate, and organizer of the outstanding panel of experts for this program gives an overview of what will be covered in the program.( 11 minutes)
Advances in Modeling the Weather and Climate Change -- Part 1 -- IntroductionIntroduction to MITEF Flagship on Advances in Weather Model Weather and Climate Change. Imagined a hundred years ago and first implemented almost sixty years ago, the science of computer modeling of the atmosphere and the climate system has made tremendous progress, yet massive challenges remain. This program will explore recent scientific and technological advances in weather and climate modeling, and the factors which control the weather and climate change. (14 minutes)
Advances in modeling weather and climate -- Part 6-- Charles JacksonProfessor Charles Jackson, who is a professor at the University of Texas as Austin, discusses historical climate change and the factors which appear to have driven the climate in the past. Historical data and models shows that climate change has been affected by various forcing factors but the models are can not explain the historical abrupt climate changes and things like tropical droughts. ( 18 minutes)
Big Data-2014-GoldbloomMIT Enterprise Forum of Texas program on BIG DATA on February 19, 2014. This video contains Anthony Goldbloom's overview of the field of BIG DATA and some of the exciting new developments. Anthony is the Founder and CEO of Kaggle.