9.93 Marathon Moral Reasoning Laboratory (MIT)
This seminar focuses on the cognitive science of moral reasoning. Philosophers debate how we decide which moral actions are permissible. Is it permissible to take one human life in order to save others? We have powerful and surprisingly rich and subtle intuitions to such questions.In this class, you will learn how intuitions can be studied using formal analytical paradigms and behavioral experiments. Thursday evening, meet to learn about recent advances in theories of moral reasoning. Overnight,
Author(s): Mikhail, John,Tenenbaum, Joshua,Saxe, Rebecca

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New life for Mark I, world's first programmable computer
The Harvard Mark I computer, the world's first programmable, mechanical computer, sprang to life when officials switched it on to mark the opening of a refurbished exhibition in Harvard's Science Center.
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Teachers as researchers and teachers as software developers: how use-case analysis helps build bette
A series of government initiatives has raised both the profile of ICT in the curriculum and the expectation that high quality teaching and learning resources will be accessible across electronic networks. In order for e-learning resources such as websites to have the maximum educational impact, teachers need to be involved in their design and development. Use-case analysis provides a means of defining user requirements and other constraints in such a way that software developers can produce e-le
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Society for Neuroscience : brain briefings
‘Brain Briefings’ is a series of newsletters produced by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and published during the academic year. ‘Brain Briefings’ are aimed at a lay audience and they explain how basic neuroscience discoveries can lead to clinical applications. Archives available from 2006 to the present.
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INN Placement Website
This artefact outlines the creation of a new website for Innovation North students holding details of all work placements (short, long term, voluntary, paid).The Institute for Enterprise funded the project and the money helped pay a student to maintain the website for a year
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15.062 Data Mining (MIT)
Data that has relevance for managerial decisions is accumulating at an incredible rate due to a host of technological advances. Electronic data capture has become inexpensive and ubiquitous as a by-product of innovations such as the internet, e-commerce, electronic banking, point-of-sale devices, bar-code readers, and intelligent machines. Such data is often stored in data warehouses and data marts specifically intended for management decision support. Data mining is a rapidly growing field that
Author(s): Patel, Nitin

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Strategic Organizational Design, Spring 2011
Strategic Organizational Design focuses on effective organizational design in both traditional and innovative organizations, with special emphasis on innovative organizational forms that can provide strategic advantage. Topics include when to use functional, divisional, or matrix organizations, how IT creates new organizational possibilities, and examples of innovative organizational possibilities, such as democratic decision-making, crowd-based organizations, internal resource markets, and othe
Author(s): Malone, Thomas

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How do Architects Design?
This study is proposes a descriptive model of the design behavior of architects. In the first section a framework for the model is proposed. In the second section the framework is tested against empirical data. 11 information processing mechanisms are observed in the data. Eight of these: information acquisition, problem interpretation, problem representation, solution generation, solution integration, solution evaluation, perception and sketching, are used in developing design solutions. The th
Author(s): Akin, Omer

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Rapid solidification in an atomised droplet
Because of the fine scale of the droplet, heat extraction is very rapid, and large undercoolings are achieved before crystal nucleation can begin. Thus, in this droplet, the solidification front has advanced very rapidly through the droplet from the nucleation point (on the surface at the left of the image). Its velocity is initially so great that no interfacial breakdown is possible. As the front advances, however, latent heat is evolved and this 'recalescence' reduces the rate of solidifica
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Postcast 28: Synaptic Transmission
Review of synaptic transmission of neurotransmitters.
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Targeting 14th Amendment
This video is about the 14th amendment and how the Republican Party would like to change the amendments requirement for citizenship. Gives statistics and would be a great start for a debate.
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7.340 Under the Radar Screen: How Bugs Trick Our Immune Defenses (MIT)
In this course, we will explore the specific ways by which microbes defeat our immune system and the molecular mechanisms that are under attack (phagocytosis, the ubiquitin/proteasome pathway, MHC I/II antigen presentation). Through our discussion and dissection of the primary research literature, we will explore aspects of host-pathogen interactions. We will particularly emphasize the experimental techniques used in the field and how to read and understand research data. Technological advances
Author(s): Grotenbreg, Gijsbert,Paquet, Marie-Eve

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Flash Burnout, young adult novel by L.K. Madigan, book trailer
This video, narrated by a teenage boy, begins with the sentence "Welcome to high school, the most vicious jungle known to man."  This is a one-minute book trailer created by three high school students - Jennifer Gessel, Baleigh Janusik and Katrina Ruppel - for the book by L.K. Madigan, Flash Burnout.  It was a finalist in the American Library Association Young Adult Library Services Division's 2010 Morris/Nonfiction Book Trailer contest.  Film
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Developing Enterprise Leaders
Doug Ready, Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour, talks about the importance of developing enterprise leaders

7.342 Chronic Infection and Inflammation: What are the Consequences on Your Health? (MIT)
In this course we will explore the new emerging field of pathogen-induced chronic diseases. Work in this field has redefined the causes of some major disorders, such as ulcers. By reading the primary research literature we will learn about the molecular mechanisms through which pathogens cause disease. The diseases that we cover will be introduced with a short patient case study. We will discuss the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and gastric disease, HPV and cervical cancer, hepatitis C virus and
Author(s): Frickel, Eva,Gredmark, Sara

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Ping 200: The Show 200 Spectacular! | Ping!

We made it to 200 episodes! It's only the beginning for #PingShow and we're sure glad you've been along for the ride.

For the 200 Spectacular, we bring you around the office, behind the scenes, and into the studio.

[00:00] In Mark's Office

[02:02] Roaming the halls


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Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations
This report describes and theorises the findings of a workshop discussion, commissioned by WYLLN, into the views of arts organizations on the challenges they face in becoming more enterprising and less grant dependent.
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The College of Science and You
The College of Science and its four nationally ranked departments ? biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics ? are poised to make significant advances in scientific research, facilities, and student education at the University of Utah. We have in...
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The Death of Distance is Greatly Exaggerated!
Barriers to global trade may be lower, but they still remain difficult to overcome for countries with less historical, legal or cultural ties and especially those far apart from each other. Experience can reduce costs and boost exports.
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Greenland Shark--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a Greenland Shark swimming in its natural habitat. Amongst the world’s largest sharks, the Greenland shark is an elusive species of dogfish that inhabits the icy waters of the Arctic and the northern Atlantic. Also known as the large sleeper shark for its sluggish movements, the body is heavy-set, the spineless dorsal fins are greatly reduced, and the snout is short and rounded. This is a great resource to help
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