Vice-Chancellor's End of Year Review
Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick, takes a look back over the last year at Warwick including our success in the RAE, our research and international partnerships, student achievements and campus developments.
(Editors note: Unfortunately the last few minutes of the question and answer session are missing from the podcast owing to technical difficulties.) Renzo Martens will present a special screening of his film Episode III, (88 minutes). Episode III - 'Enjoy Poverty' investigates the emotional and economic value of Africa's most lucrative export: filmed poverty. As with more traditional African exports such as cocoa and gold, the suppliers of this new African commodity hardly benefit from it at all.
Producing the Chelsea Flower Show - Karen Arrand
The woman who was responsible for getting the Chelsea Flower Show onto the television for the BBC talks to Coventry Conversations organiser, John Mair. The Chelsea Flower Show is a vital part of the English summer for those fortunate enough to visit the show but to those who watch it on the small screen, it has to capture the spectacle of the event live for 10 hours each year. Karen Arrand was the BBC producer responsible for bringing the show into our living rooms in 2000 to 2003. Karen took
Introduction to Electronic Government
This course is an introduction to electronic government (e-government). Our basic premise that the governments' use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is not an end in itself, certainly not a technical exercise, but a tool to achieve better government. e-Government includes all measures to further this goal with the combination of ICT and the necessary organisational improvement. This definition is the point of departure for the rest of the course that covers: reasons to embrace e
Sheppard Water Tower, Kate Duncan Smith D.A.R. School, Grant, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of the Sheppard Water Tower, Kate Duncan Smith D.A.R. School in Grant, Alabama.
Cawthon Hotel, Mobile, Alabama 2
This image is a colorized photograph of the Cawthon Hotel in Mobile, Ala.
Boynton and Brown families
Photograph of the Boynton and Brown families taken in the parlor of the Boynton home at 836 S. Bonnie Brae Street. Morrill Graves Boynton is in a white bow tie on the front row. His older brother Charles Luther Boynton is next to him in a black bow tie reading a book. Their mother Gratia Boynton is in the back row in a black blouse.
Automotive Drum Brakes
Do you know when the first car was built? Do you know who built the first automobile? Would you guess, Henry Ford? Try again. Do you know by what means they used to stop that car? We know the brakes on the vehicles we drive today are quite different from those back in the 1800s. While knowing the history of the automobile is interesting, knowing how they work is also interesting. The automotive brake or to be more specific, the drum brake is what this instruction is designed to review. In this i
Lecture 28 - 11/29/2010
Sociology students on the steps of student housing
A group of Pomona College students in hats sits on the steps of student housing. Morrill Boynton is front right. Edward Milliken is to the right of him on the wall. Howard Ross is back row, third from right.
Ni-Superalloy, heat treated above gamma-prime solvus
This micrograph shows a high magnification image of The morphology of γ' is discernible as grey 'blocky' precipitates, approximately 2μm in diameter. The small white particles present, due to their atomic contrast visible in back-scattered mode, are discernable as MC carbides. View schematic diagram of γ' microstructure
Functional Integration in CAD Systems
This paper examines the issue of integration in CAD systems and argues that for integration to be effective, it must address the functional aspects of a CAD system. It discusses the need for integrated systems and, within a structural engineering context, identifies several facets of integration that should be targeted. These include 2-D drafting and 3-D modelling, graphical and non-graphical design information, the CAD data structure and its user interface, as well as integration of the draftin
Places of Mind: Implications of Narrative Space for the Architecture of Information Environments
Virtual reality and cyberspace are extended spaces of the mind different from, yet related to, the spaces of fiction and ancient myth. These earlier spaces reveal how electronic media, too, may come to define our selves and our culture. Indeed, a better understanding of how we use space to think can lead to the design of better information environments. This paper will describe a range of traditional narrative spaces, revealing their varied relationships with the physical world. It will demonstr
Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of October 17
This week on Duke on Demand, a Duke Athletics video report takes a look back at the victories and lessons from last year's championship season. "Enhancing My Medical Education Through Photography" is a talk at the Center for Documentary Studies by Duke pediatrician and photographer John Moses. And, Defense Secretary Robert Gates gives an address on campus about the make-up of the military.
Parametric modulations in Masonry
The focus of the research presented in this paper asks how a designer can create a flexible system of physical making which can accommodate multiple programmatic functions within a smooth whole, rather than creating an a priori singular formal object. This adaptable system of construction works through the development of an intelligent CAD model that can be mapped to a flexible manufacturing mechanism, i.e. a reconfigurable mold. This system of manufacturing can be used to cast totally unique
Al 88, Si 12 (wt%), eutectic alloy
This alloy is of the eutectic composition. From the melt a eutectic is formed between aluminium solid solution and virtually pure silicon. Slow solidification produces a very coarse microstructure. The eutectic comprises large plates of silicon in the aluminium matrix. This microstructure displays poor ductility due to the brittleness of large silicon plates. The microstructure is normally refined through either rapid solidification, which lets the silicon phase assume a fibrous form, or by a pr
Pupil voice: comfortable and uncomfortable learnings for teachers
This is a DfES Research Informed Practice (TRIPS) digest of research. The researchers interviewed Year 8 pupils about the teaching and learning in their lessons. They fed back the comments to their teachers. They then interviewed the teachers to find their reactions to the pupils’ comments and investigated the use the teachers made of the ideas with their current and subsequent classes.
Articulated Figure Positioning by Multiple Constraints
A problem that arises in positioning an articulated figures is the solution of 3D joint positions (kinematics), when joint angles are given. If more than one such goal is to be achieved, the problem is often solved interactively by positioning or solving one component of the linkage, then adjusting another, then redoing the first, and so on. This iterative process is slow and tedious. The authors present a method that automatically solves multiple simultaneous joint position goals. The user inte
H.I.P. Pocket Change
This explores the history of coins. Teachers can find lesson plans on charting history with pennies, or showing students 293 ways to make change for a dollar. Students can learn how to start their own coin collection, travel back through history using coins as their guide, or design a future coin.
Arteries and veins of the zebra fish
Arteries and veins are blood vessels and are part of the circulatory system. Arteries take oxygenated blood away from the heart and veins bring blood back to the heart after it has circulated through the body. The circulatory system distributes oxygen to the body and also moves around nutrients.