11.201 Gateway: Planning Action (MIT)
This class introduces first semester MCP students to the persistent themes and challenges facing planners. The goals of this class are: to excite students about their chosen profession; to offer a theoretical framework for thinking about the kinds of interventions that planners are expected to take; to introduce students to some of the most interesting and challenging theoretical debates in the planning field; and to press students to think about the best way of using their time to ensure their
Keeping Its Distance: Can the Fed Be Effective, Innovative — and Independent?
The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank played a central role in mounting a response to the financial crisis of 2008. Battling unprecedented disasters, the Fed responded with what experts describe as creative, even heroic, measures. But in the wake of that crisis, the Fed faces new challenges, including an increasingly critical Congress, at a time when the central bank's responsibilities have expanded in significant ways. Observers question whether the Fed can continue to effectively monitor the financial
The representation of type in grammatical design
Grammatical design is useful for the generation of a set of related designs. The concept of type aids designers in generating designs with a specified structure. However, existing studies in grammar are ambiguous in their definition of type in the language of designs generated by a grammar. Extending our previous study of defining style in grammar, this paper provides a formal definition of the concept of type in the language of designs generated by a grammar. This is done with the help of a des
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, shear force uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation, demonstrating shear force, uniformly distributed load
Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture - slides (as PDF)
A pdf of the slides used in Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall at Leeds Metropolitan University on 27 January 2011.
Virtual Maths, Calculating the Volume of a Brick
How to calculate the volume of a brick, guide (pdf)
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.
Celebrating the international student experience
A selection of photographs taken by The University of Nottingham's international students while enjoying their time in the UK. Some of these are from excursions organised by the International Office and others are from students' own travel and recreation around Nottingham and elsewhere in the the UK. Further details about the support available to international students, including our excursions and events, can be found on our support services webpages. http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/International
Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: lessons from Ethiopia [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Qaiser Khan, Marta Foresti, Peter Hawkins | Dr Qaiser Khan will be joined by a panel to discuss Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia, which examines Ethiopia's model in delivering basic services and why it appears to be succeeding. Qaiser Khan is a lead economist and program leader at the World Bank and the co-author of Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia. Marta Foresti is Director of Politics and Gov
396 GG Tenterhooks or Tenderhooks?
What could this week’s topic be?
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.
Hybrid Art > Synthesized Architecture
This paper investigates possible intersections between some contemporary artistic modalities and architectural practice. At first, it describes and discusses different uses of art in architectural history. Through the analyzes of Le Corbusier?s artistic and architectural practices, it observes the limits of looking at art as only ?inspiration? for architectural form and points to the necessity of surpassing this formal approach. More than bringing pictorial ?inspiration?, art, as a experimental
Exploraci?n de relaciones entre analog?as y bocetos durante la generaci?n de ideas en dise?o industr
An exploration on the analogy-based idea generation process in industrial design is reported. In particular we try to identify relationships between the sketching process and the analogy building in order to elicit requirements for a supporting software. We use concurrent think aloud protocols to obtain experimental data and an extension of a proved content oriented schema to analyze them. Statistical analysis on segments containing .analogical chains. found relations between analogical and desi
Learn German furniture terms in this video. You will hear the word for the furniture in German and see the German words on the screen and then the words in English will appear on the screen. This is great for beginning language learners.
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.
Space Station Live: Earth Observation From Space
Space Station Live commentator Kyle Herring interviews Dr. William Stefanov from the Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit at Johnson Space Center about Earth Observations from space and methods of doing so such as via handheld photography and I-SERV, the ISS Environmental Research and Visualization System. This interview aired during Space Station Live on Earth Day, April 22, 2014.
What Causes Lightning?
As clouds get bigger with the continuous rising of air, they interact with particles of ice and dirt to create a buildup of static electricity. Learn about the interaction of electrical charges in a cloud with charges on the ground with help from a meteorologist in this video on understanding weather. (01:58)
Read more: What Causes Lightning?: Weather & Meteorology | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/video_4872173_causes-lightning_.html#ixzz1D8eE3NgN
How Can I Tell How Far Away a Lightning Strike Hit?
In order to determine how far away a lightning strike hit, count the time that occurs between the lightning flash and the clap of thunder. Discover how a five-second differential means a lightning strike is about one mile away with help from a meteorologist in this video on understanding weather. (01:10)
Read more: How Can I Tell How Far Away a Lightning Strike Hit?: Weather & Meteorology | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/video_4872175_can-away-lightning-strike-hit_.html#ixzz1D8lU1
Mark Cross on Foley Sound Recording
Learn more about Mark's online course at: http://bit.ly/yPy4uB Mark Cross is a successful producer, composer, and mixer with an extensive discography in both film and television that spans over two decades. He currently composes for the NBC prime-time hit show Last Comic Standing, and contributes additional music to the Fox prime-time hit series American Idol, HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D List (on Bravo), and Denise Richards's It's Complicated (on E!).
Space Station Live: X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge
Space Station Live commentator Amiko Kauderer interviews Lora Bailey, the Exploration Augmentation Module Project Manager regarding the X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge. The competition is a university-level challenge, intended to link with senior- and graduate-level design curricula that emphasize hands-on design, research, development, and manufacture of functional prototypical subsystems that enable functionality for space habitats and deep space exploration missions. This interview aired