PRESIDENT OBAMA ON DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN
President Obama praises those Americans who carried out the operation to kill Osama bin Laden, tells the families of the victims of September 11, 2001 that they have never been forgotten, and calls on Americans to remember the unity of that tragic day.
PRESIDENT OBAMA ON BP OIL SPILL
The President addresses the American people from the Oval Office for the first time on the ongoing Administration-wide response to the BP oil spill and America’s clean energy future.
RANDY PAUSCH ON OPRAH – LAST LECTURE
Randy Pausch (www.randypausch.com) is a virtual reality pioneer, human-computer interaction researcher, co-founder of CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center (www.etc.cmu.edu), and creator of the Alice (www.alice.org) software project.
THE SPUTNIK MOMENT
About 50 years ago the launch of Sputnik and the fear and near panic created provoked America to make extraordinary changes, most of them very positive. Politicians from both parties and our current president regularly refer to this moment as an example of what America can do when pressed.
LEONARDO.INFO INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTINE MAXWELL
At Forum Oxford this year we were treated to a fascinating talk by Christine Maxwell. Christine gave an overview of Leonardo, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the convergence of Art, Science and Technology.
MICROSOFT INTRODUCES BING
Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is the current web search engine (advertised as a “decision engine”) from Microsoft. Unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego, Bing is a replacement for Live Search.
STIMULUS MONEY GIVES LOCAL MAN A JOB
There was a recent debate last week over how many jobs were created or saved by the economic stimulus money signed into law earlier this year. But, for one local man, there’s no debate in determining the money made a big difference.
DAVID HOFFMAN – LOSING EVERYTHING
Nine days before TED2008, filmmaker David Hoffman lost almost everything he owned in a fire that destroyed his home, office and 30 years of passionate collecting. He looks back at a life that’s been wiped clean in an instant and looks forward.