Legoline: An innovation in the teaching of systems engineering
With support from the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre (EDC) has developed a new Graduate module in Systems Engineering, combining informal talks on a wide range of practical issues with hands-on sessions investigating the design of a pallet handling line. Simple calculations, Discrete Event Simulation (DES) and a Lego Mindstorms model - "Legoline" - are all used to illustrate the challenges faced by engineers designing real-life systems. Led by Tony Purne
What Is Autism?
What Is Autism?. Part of the series: Autism Information. Autism is a type of behavior that was only described and formally diagnosed in the early 1980s, and it manifests in speech problems, odd behaviors and difficulty communicating with others. (2:15)
This short video describes how to make name puzzles for your child or class of students. It also tells how to use these puzzles in the classroom. (1:18)
Making Science Public: Data-sharing, Dissemination and Public Engagement with Science
How have social media changed the nature of the scientific debate among scientists? Are they challenging the supremacy of editors, reviewers and science communicators? How have they impacted on engagement with the public understanding of science? Journals and peer-reviewed publications are still the most widely used channels through which research is disseminated within the scientific community and to a broader audience. However, social media are increasingly challenging the supremacy of editors
After Oersted's 1820 discovery that electric currents create magnetism, it was obvious that in some way magnetism should be able to create electric currents. The discovery of electromagnetic induction, in 1831, by Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry was one of the most important of the 19th century, not only scientifically, but also technologically, because it is the means
Computer animation for architectural visualisation
This thesis critically reviews the state of architectural animation, and relates this specific field to the more general motion-based representations, particularly traditional film-making techniques. It identifies key elements from traditional filmmaking and shows how these elements can improve computer-based architectural animation. The process of identification of the key elements from traditional film-making starts with a critical survey of the use of motion-based representation in local arch
24.213 Philosophy of Film (MIT)
This course is a seminar on the philosophical analysis of film art, with an emphasis on the ways in which it creates meaning through techniques that define a formal structure. There is a particular focus on aesthetic problems about appearance and reality, literary and visual effects, communication and alienation through film technology.
NOTES ON IN-SITU ? FULL-SCALE EXPERIMENTATION AND THE DESIGN PROFESSIONS
In the north american academic context a workshop is different from a paper session in that it is simply an opportunity to exchange ideas and to raise questions among colleagues who can bring to bear in their discussion various points of view and experiences otherwise unavailable.
History of Africa
This video is a brief history of Africa. Ancient kingdoms and culture are discussed past and present.
UA Celebrates the Year of the Horse with Festival
To ring in the Chinese new year and celebrate the year of the horse, the Confucius Center at the University of Arizona co-hosted a festival at Centennial Hall. Performances at the Chinese New Year Festival included traditional and contemporary dance, martial arts displays, children's choirs and music by the Purple Bamboo Ensemble, the performing group of the UA Asian Music Club.
Subtraction With Manipulatives
Using counters, students will learn how to write a subtraction problem and determine the answer. Count the objects in the whole group, cross out to take away and write how many are left. 9 - 4.
URBN 201-01 Introduction to Urban Studies, Spring 2006
This class is designed to introduce students to the discipline of urban studies and the topics it encompasses; expose students to the diverse issues and problems that face urbanized areas and their citizens; and provide a framework for examining and understanding how cities work and how they have developed over time.,This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
Termite robots build castles with no human help
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25052 A swarm of self-organsing robots can cooperate to build structures, making decisions based on their environment with no human control
Intuitive and Effective Design of Periodic Symmetric Tiles
This paper presents a new approach for intuitive and effective design of periodic symmetric tiles. We observe that planar graphs can effectively represent symmetric tiles and graph drawing provides an intuitive paradigm for designing symmetric tiles. Moreover, based on our theoretical work to represent hexagonal symmetry by rectangular symmetry, we are able to present all symmetric tiles as graphs embedded on a torus and based on simple modulo operations. This approach enables us to develop a si
Voronoi diagram Voro [Schemata]: Application of interactive weighted voronoi diagrams as an alternat
This paper explores the application of Interactive Weighted Voronoi diagrams in business park master plans through site specific testing, derivation of zoning parameters and creation of an applet.
4.123 Architectural Design, Level I: Perceptions and Processes (MIT)
This studio explores the notion of in-between by engaging several relationships; the relationship between intervention and perception, between representation and notation and between the fixed and the temporal. In the Exactitude in Science, Jorge Luis Borges tells the perverse tale of the one to one scale map, where the desire for precision and power leads to the escalating production of larger and more accurate maps of the territory. For Jean Baudrillard, "The territory no longer precedes the m
When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence [Audio]
Speaker(s): Stephen King | The Western world has experienced extraordinary economic progress throughout the last six decades, a prosperous period so extended that continuous economic growth has come to seem normal. But such an era of continuously rising living standards is an historical anomaly, economist Stephen D. King warns, and the current stagnation of Western economies threatens to reach crisis proportions in the not-so-distant future. Praised for the 'dose of realism' he provided in his b
Chameleon colours predict who will win a fight
In fights, males with the brightest side stripes were more likely to approach their opponent, whereas those with brighter heads were more likely to win Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24734
Work and Energy (Part 2)
More on work and introduction to Kinetic and Potential Energies. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time 09:15.