Marine Technology
Designs for the high seas In years past, there was hardly any job more hazardous than to sail the seas. These days, we take it for granted that cargo ships can safely navigate the seas – largely because of technological advances in marine technology. These same technologies make it possible to extract oil from the seabed and load it on to a tanker in high winds and heavy seas. If you are intrigued by the technologies that allow for the construction of highly complex modern ships, the exploita
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Welsh Castles
A list of Castles in Wales
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“Graphical” Jogthrough: expert based methodology for user interface evaluation, applied in the cas
“Walkthrough” and “Jogthrough” techniques are well known expert based methodologies for the evaluation of user interface design. In this paper we describe the use of “Graphical” Jogthrough method for evaluating the interface design of the Network Simulator, an educational simulation program that enables users to virtually build a computer network, install hardware and software components, make the necessary settings and test the functionality of the network. Graphical Jogthrough is a furth
Author(s): Demetriadis Stavros,Karoulis Athanasios,Pombortsis

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Internet Scout Project
The past few years have seen many changes in the field of genetics, including the ability to genetically clone mammals, first achieved in 1997 with a sheep named Dolly. Still a relatively new phenomenon, news stories are continually detailing new advances in cloning, reasons why cloning is important, and concerns about the safety and ethics of cloning. This week's Topic In Depth highlights some recent news articles and Web sites that address the topic of animal cloning. The first site is a recen
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Educational Software Components of Tomorrow (ESCOT)
Prior research and development demonstrates that dynamic notations and multiply-linked representations can enable ordinary students to achieve extraordinary learning of scientific and mathematical concepts (Kaput, 1992). However, prior techniques for building such software have resulted in expensive, incompatible, and inflexible products (Roschelle & Kaput, 1996). The vast majority of educational software projects, many of which are funded by the public sector, show promising results in small te
Author(s): Roschelle Jeremy,Digiano Chris,Pea Roy D.,Kaput Ji

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"AIDS Is an Illness of People of Color": Health Service Organizations Advocate Increased Federal Fun
In 1981, the U.S. medical community noticed a significant number of gay men living in urban areas with rare forms of pneumonia, cancer, and lymph disorders. The cluster of ailments was initially dubbed Gay-Related Immune Disease (GRID), but when similar illnesses increased in other groups, the name changed to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The mid-1980s saw a number of advances toward understanding and treating the disease, but no vaccine or cure was forthcoming. Gay advocacy and co
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"A Time Bomb Inside of You": Social Service Organizations Advocate an Improved Federal Response to A
In 1981, the U.S. medical community noticed a significant number of gay men living in urban areas with rare forms of pneumonia, cancer, and lymph disorders. The cluster of ailments was initially dubbed Gay-Related Immune Disease (GRID), but when similar illnesses increased in other groups, the name changed to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The mid-1980s saw a number of advances toward understanding and treating the disease, but no vaccine or cure was forthcoming. Gay advocacy and co
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"A Devil to Tempt and a Corrupt Heart to Deceive," John Dane Battles Life's Temptations, ca. 1670s.
John Dane, a tailor, was born in Berkhampstead, England, around 1612. In the late 1630s, which he recollects here as a period of "a great coming to New England," he and his family emigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. He died in Ipswich in 1684. Dane's parents, like many Puritan parents, raised their children to carry what historian Philip Greven calls an "inner disciplinarian" within their own consciences at all times. Dane's mother reminded him: "Go where you will, God will find you out." In th
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Borders
'Borders' begins with a short dramatic piece that introduces the issues of complicity, resistance, and boundaries. This work continues to investigate these themes in the style of a documentary. In the prologue, actor Steve Buscemi plays Ted, a young scientist who goes to work at a large scientific research facility. Here he develops ideas that, much to the dismay and rebuff of his jealous fellow researchers who gather around a vending machine, are embraced by his supervisors. The young scientist
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This is a biographical sketch of William Hyde Wollaston. Wollaston studied and made advances in many scientific fields, including chemistry, physics, botany, crystallography, optics, astronomy and mineralogy. He is particularly noted for being the first to observe dark lines in the spectrum of the sun, discovering the elements palladium and rhodium, and proving the elementary nature of niobium and titanium. Wollaston also developed a method for making platinum metal malleable, establishing an eq
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Global Competition: How We Can Win
6th Annual Berkeley in Silicon Valley Symposium In his recent best selling book, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman writes that the lowering of trade and political barriers and profound technological advances in global connectivity have enabled a "flat world" where it is possible to do business or almost anything else instantaneously and with billions of people. According to Dean Richard Newton, it is perhaps ironic that
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US Marines Battle of Guadalcanal
Archival, newsreel-style documentary footage of the United States Marines’ participation in the Battle of Guadalcanal. It was fought between August 7, 1942, and February 7, 1943, in the Pacific theatre of World War II. This campaign, was fought on the sea, in the air and on the ground, pitted US Marines against Imperial Japanese forces and was a decisive, strategically significant campaign of World War II. (The term "Japs" may be offensive.)

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Puzzling Polarizers
When we apply the scientific method to real-world problems, often we can invent applications for the effects we observe even without understanding the origins of those effects. This process is commonly used in the development of new technologies; one example is the discovery of x rays. This curriculum unit is designed to encourage this investigative process through inquiry-based learning involving exploring, observing, and then applying the information gained. Light and its interactions with mat
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Educational Technology and Society
Educational Technology and Society is a quarterly electronic journal that addresses "issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems." Published partly in association with the Learning Technology Task Force of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the journal often has special features or focuses; for instance, the October 2002 issue has several articles on recent advances and developments in learning technology. Other s
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Mormon History: LDS (Mormon) Prophet John Taylor 2/2
John Taylor (1808 - 1887) was the third Prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his presidency, he was known for helping the Saints deal with the persecutions of jail, fines, and being denied the vote because of their beliefs.
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Bioengineering at MIT: Building Bridges Between the Sciences, Engineering and Health Care (Part Two
Glycomics, the study of sugars’ role in living systems, is a relative newcomer to the revolution in molecular biology. In fact, Ram Sasisekharan remembers how colleagues told him “not to work on carbohydrates -- that it was useless.” But his research has shown that glycans, observed as long chains or intricat
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Do-It-Yourself Biology
Inspired by the vast potential of bioengineering, ordinary people are seeking their inner Frankenstein -- doctor, not monster. Two speakers who know their way around Petri dish and beaker discuss the possibilities and pitfalls of do-it-yourself biology with an MIT Museum crowd.

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Neuroeconomics
A pioneer in a “dangerously hot research area,” Drazen Prelec peers into the human brain while it makes decisions. In his corner of the new field of neuroeconomics, Prelec uses a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine to scan minds pondering the pros and cons of purchasing and selling products like
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Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Movement Disorders
New tools are enabling neuroscientists to break therapeutic ground against daunting disorders like Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Andres Lozano is one “of a small group of heroes,” in Ann Graybiel’s estimate, whose work is yielding astonishing advances on a variety of fronts.

Treatments for PD, a progressiv

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The Future of Nuclear Energy
Nuclear energy will emerge either as a solution to the twin crises of global warming and a secure energy supply, or global catastrophe. Within this panel at least, there doesn’t seem to be a comfortable middle ground.

MIT’s Andrew Kadak, one of the two speakers arguing the necessity of nuclear energy, advance

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