Flirting With Disaster – The Importance of Safety: Crash Course Engineering #28

From Crash Course. This episode is supported by CuriosityStream http://www.curiositystream.com/crashcourse As engineer, sometimes lives will be in your hands, so this week we’re exploring safety and its impact on engineering. We’ll discuss the difference between occupational safety and public safety and how to analyze and review a process for any potential dangers with things like…

Neural Networks: Crash Course Statistics #41

From Crash Course. Today we’re going to talk big picture about what Neural Networks are and how they work. Neural Networks, which are computer models that act like neurons in the human brain, are really popular right now – they’re being used in everything from self-driving cars and Snapchat filters to even creating original art!…

Engineering Ethics: Crash Course Engineering #27

From Crash Course. We’ve talked about many important concepts for engineers, but today we’re going to discuss a hugely important one that you might not even realize is an engineering concept: ethics. We’ll talk about what a Code of Ethics is. We’ll explore engineering ethics and the ethical theories of utilitarianism, rights ethics, and duty…

The Mind/Brain: Crash Course History of Science #30

From Crash Course. Scientists in the nineteenth century discovered a lot about life and matter. But exactly what kind of stuff is the human brain? That one was—and is—tricky. The brain sciences—with experiments and therapies tied to biological theories of the body—emerged in the nineteenth century and came into their own in the early twentieth.…

Expressionist Theater: Crash Course Theater #38

From Crash Course. Join us here, in the darkness. Our theater journey takes us into the heart of expressionism today, as playwrights in the late 19th and early 20th centuries explored the limits of human beings’ tolerance for a mechanized, industrial world. Spoiler alert: those playwrights didn’t think humans fared very well in the industrialized…

Statistics in the Courts: Crash Course Statistics #40

From Crash Course. As we near the end of the series, we’re going look at how statistics impacts our lives. Today, we’re going to discuss how statistics is often used and misused in the courtroom. We’re going to focus on three stories in which three huge statistical errors were made: the handwriting analysis of French…

Dada, Surrealism, and Symbolism: Crash Course Theater #37

From Crash Course. Watch. Dime. Develop. Powder. Pantry. Dirt. That’s right, it’s time for a dip into the random, because we’re talking about the Dada theater that grew out of Symbolism, and the Surrealist theater that followed Dada. You’ll learn about Maurice Maeterlinck, Paul Fort, Lugne Poe, Andre Breton, and Alfred Jarry and his infamous…

Intro to Big Data: Crash Course Statistics #38

From Crash Course. Today, we’re going to begin our discussion of Big Data. Everything from which videos we click (and how long we watch them) on YouTube to our likes on Facebook say a lot about us – and increasingly more and more sophisticated algorithms are being designed to learn about us from our clicks…