Carlos Eire, Yale University: "A Brusque History of Eternity - Lecture 2: Protestantism and the Refo
Until fairly recently eternity was no mere abstraction or metaphor in the Christian tradition, but rather the ultimate destination for humankind, a metaphysical conceit with practical implications as inescapable as legal obligations, or taxes, or death. Eternity was an ineffable mystery, to be sure, but of no less value in human interaction than money itself, or crowns and thrones. In our own day, however, eternity seems a purely abstract concept best left in the hands of astrophysicists, a frig
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Carlos Eire, Yale University: "A Brusque History of Eternity - Lecture 3: From Eternity to Five-Year
Until fairly recently eternity was no mere abstraction or metaphor in the Christian tradition, but rather the ultimate destination for humankind, a metaphysical conceit with practical implications as inescapable as legal obligations, or taxes, or death. Eternity was an ineffable mystery, to be sure, but of no less value in human interaction than money itself, or crowns and thrones. In our own day, however, eternity seems a purely abstract concept best left in the hands of astrophysicists, a frig
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Three creative graduates - Verity Pabla, Brad Powell and 'the Don Burroni' - came back to Coventry University to discuss how they have set up their own creative businesses. Verity Pabla co-founded I’m Not a Machine Productions and launched as a professional company in late 2007. Her company has developed a reputation for being innovative, resourceful, free-spirited and truly creative through, in the most part, music and film work. 'The Don Burroni' conceived, scripted, produced, directed and
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Immersive Simulation of Architectural Spatial Experiences
The paper describes our research efforts seeking to assess the potential use of immersive simulation through virtual reality (VR) environments as a tool for aiding the design of architectural spatial experiences. By making use of a fully implemented HMD-based VR Environment in our school at Ball State University we conducted a controlled experiment with novice design students. After the evaluation of results of the experiment we have found evidence of the positive impact of the use of the system
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Tsunamis and Earthquakes
This site uses animation and virtual reality to show how tsunamis are generated by earthquakes. Learn about tsunami research and mitigation efforts -- how sediments are transported by a tsunami, how researchers decipher the geologic record of prehistoric tsunamis, and the seismograph network of the west coast tsunami warning system.
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Three Israeli Jews confess to revenge killing of Palestinian teen: Israel
Authorities say three Israeli Jews have confessed to beating and burning alive Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khudair after seizing him off an East Jerusalem street. Jillian Kitchener reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, fin
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Planning Graduate Interviews: Stuart Menzies
A series of interviews with graduates and current students about their job, how they got there, what they learned in the course, and how they have been able to apply those skills and the knowledge in their career. These videos provide new and prospective students with information about career paths, industry practices, insight and advice.
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Ayiti: The Cost of Life
Help the Guinard family struggle to make ends meet and get ahead in their poverty-stricken homeland, Haiti. In this sometimes tragic and always challenging simulation game, you help the parents, Jean and Marie, and their children, Patrick, Jacqueline, and Yves, make decisions about work, education, community building, personal purchases, and health care that might brighten their future. Includes lesson plans for teachers.
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The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and ...
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223 GG Is a Troop One Person or a Group?
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Humanitarian operations: the challenges for fleet management
Humanitarian disasters are on the increase. According to Lars Gustavsson, Senior Executive Officer, World Vision International, two large emergencies were recorded in 1982, compared with 90 in 2000, and this figure is set to rise to 170 by 2020. With this in mind, the natural question is how can humanitarian organisations continue to delivery efficient disaster response operations?
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Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XIV, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, The Jesus Movement in Galilee: Reconstructing Q, Torjesen to Serve as Director of Women's Studies, Artifacts in the lAC Museum: An Egyptian Figurine, The Fall Public Lecture Series of the lAC: "Cultural Critique in Antiquity: Diogenes the Cynic and Jesus," "The Political Theology of Defeat in Ancient Athens," "Politics and the Past: How Scholars See Ancient Greece and the Near East," "The Alexandrian Library: Philo and Jewish-Christia
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Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see (TEDTalks)

Beau Lotto presents a number of interesting illusions which demonstrate that context is everything.

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