High tractive power wall-climbing robot
There are a lot of tasks in building construction and maintenance which demand either the carriage of heavy technological equipment along vertical and sloping surfaces and/or provision for force technological operations on such surfaces For example, surface cleaning or grinding by automatic equipment, the mounting of expansion bolts and anchors by drilling or by driving in. Additionally surface inspection by heavy measuring devices and the painting of big construction areas are difficult and exp
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Yourgenome.org
This site offers information about genetics and genomic science, with the aim of increasing understanding and stimulating discussion of genetic research and its implications. Produced by the Communication and Public Engagement team of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, it is aimed at students and the general public and includes animations, videos and activities. There are three sections entitled: Your Introduction to DNA, Genes and Genomes; Your Human Genome; and Our Genomes, Health and Soci
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Algorithm For The Automatic Design Of A Shading Device
Given that there is a need to shade a window from the summer sun and also a need to expose it to the winter sun, this article describes an algorithm to design automatically a geometric construct that satisfies both requirements. The construct obtained represents the minimum solution to the simultaneous requirements. The window may be described by an arbitrary convex polygon and it may be oriented in any direction and it may be placed at any chosen latitude. The algorithm consists of two sequenti
Author(s): Arumi-Noe, Francisco

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Da Representa??o ? Modelagem (From Representation Towards Modeling)
This work intends to structure a conceptual and technical referential to guide the development of the ?Post-Graduate Drawing Course - from traditional tracing to computer graphics? (DTGC-IFM,UFPel, RS, Brasil), related to the process of using the computer technology for problem-solving in graphics representation. The referential intends to evaluate the level of development, and also orientate the investments with qualification of the staff, hardware and software. This study refers only to the pr
Author(s): Adriane Borda Da Silva, A., F?lix, N.R., Magall?n

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Remembering Stuart and the Freedman Exclusion Principle
The opening lecture for the Stuart Freedman Memorial Symposium, "Measuring Nothing and Getting it Right," was given by Steve Chu, Nobel Laureate and the William R. Kenan Professor of Physics and Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. Chu was the 12th US Secretary of Energy, former Director of LBNL, and former Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Chu earned his PhD in Physics from Berkeley in 1976, and his PhD advisor was Eugene Commins, who was also Stuart Free
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On the Move in the 21st Century
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ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
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The Re-Convergence of Art and Science: A Vehicle for Creativity
Ever-increasing complexity in product design and the need to deliver a cost-effective solution that benefits from a dynamic approach requires the employment and adoption of innovative design methods which ensure that products are of the highest quality and meet or exceed customers' expectations. According to Bronowski (1976) science and art were originally two faces of the same human creativity. However, as civilisation advances and works became specialised, the dichotomy of science and art grad
Author(s): Ahmad Rafi, M.E. and Karboulonis, P.

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Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey, Example Of Light Intensity Activity in a Classroom
Virtual Maths Data Handling Light Survey exercise - , Example Of Light Intensity Activity in a Classroom, worksheet and activity resources
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I-CAMP 2014 - PANEL Discussion
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Entrepreneurial Spirit Takes Over the Mall
Students from the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship presented their innovative new ventures for the very first time at the inaugural McGuire on the Mall event. The trade show allowed students to creatively present their ideas and get feedback from people outside their classroom.
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Professor George Williams - Did Australia get the right laws?
Australia's anti-terror laws were enacted in an atmosphere of fear and grief following terrorist attacks overseas. Do our anti-terror laws go too far in the powers they confer? Do they need to be changed? Video 3 in the series "Anti Terror Laws & Australia" Prior to September 11 2001, Australia had no national anti-terror laws. Since then the sheer number of laws passed, and their scope, has exceeded those of many other countries. In this series Professor George Williams asks did we need anti
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NJ: State of Invention Conference - Sheldon Hochheiser
Sheldon Hochheiser, Archivist and Institutional Historian at the IEEE History Center, talks about Bell Telephone Laboratories, credited with creating the technical incubator culture that not only resulted in many of the innovations of the 20th century such as transistors and CCD sensors, but that also served as a model for the Silicon Valley incubators of today.
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U.S. Morning Call: Investors eye debt ceiling extension
Jan 22 - House Republicans aim to pass a nearly four-month extension of the U.S. debt limit.
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National Broadband Policies: Perspectives from the US and Britain
Robert Hahn discusses his recent paper responding to the US Federal Communications Commission's request for guidance in designing a national US broadband plan. Robert Hahn discusses his recent paper responding to the US Federal Communications Commission's request for guidance in designing a national broadband plan. William Dutton responds from a comparative perspective with a response to the Digital Britain Report. The paper responds to the US Federal Communications Commission's request for guid
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Modelling for Virtual Reality in Architecture
CAAD systems are using object modelling methods for building databases to make information available. Object data must then be made useful for many different purposes in the design process. Even if the capacity of the computer will allow an almost unlimited amount of information to be transformed, the eye does not make the transformations in the same ?simple? mathematical way. Trained architects have to involve in an inventive process of finding ways to ?harmonize? this new medium with the human
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RECONCILING COMPUTER AND HAND: THE CASE OF AUTHOR IDENTITY IN DESIGN PRESENTATIONS
As computers were newly emerging in the field of architectural design, it was claimed that the impact of computers would change the way architects design and present. However, within the course of computer use in design, although the field of architectural practice might have been altered extremely, in architectural education there still seems to be a bond to conventional mind-hand-paper relation. One of the reasons for that bond is the fact that although being r 1000 elated to many technologies
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Virtual Maths, Brick Density - Water Displacement method
Presentation explaining how to calculate the density of a brick using water displacement method.
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How reversing glasses alter perception
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429901.300 Goggles that warp your vision might be the key to understanding the redness of red, the softness of velvet and the nature of consciousness itself
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Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation demonstrating bending moment of uniformly distributed load
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