Catastrophe, Social Collapse, and Human Extinction
This lecture examines how, for many types of disasters, severity seems to follow a power law distribution, and how the level of resistance to such disruptions can affect the future of humanity.
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China Update 2010: The next 20 years of economic reform and development
The China Update is hosted by the Rio Tinto- ANU China Partnership, between the China Economy Program in the Crawford School and Rio Tinto Australia. The China Economy Program is Chaired by Professor Ross Garnaut and Directed by Dr Ligang Song. The China Update is an annual event at which world leading experts present the latest research on the Chinese economy. Each year, the latest edition of the China Update Book Series is released the day before the conference. The 2010 edition will be the 9t
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Dr. Namir Katkhouda, Keck School of Medicine of USC (Feb. 2011)
Dr. Namir Katkhouda is a world authority in laparoscopic surgery, having pioneered the first laparoscopic vagotomy for the treatment of gastro duodenal ulcer disease. He is an innovator in the laparoscopic approach to advanced procedures, including liver surgery, aortic surgery, gastric resections, and hernia repair. He has written 80 peer-reviewed articles, presented more than 250 scientific papers, written 100 book chapters and published three books in the field of laparoscopic surgery. A pro
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Problem Structuring in Architectural Design
The purpose of this research is to describe in operational terms the process of problem structuring while solving spatial problems in architectural design. The designer's behavior is described in terms of problem structuring, when problem parameters are established or transformed, and in terms of problem solving when these parameters are satisfied in a design solution. As opposed to problem solving, the structuring of problems is an under-studied but crucial aspect of complex tasks such as desig
Author(s): Akin, O., Dave, B. and Pithavadian, S.

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Stream biogeochemistry - Harvard Forest
Stream biogeochemistry -- Bill Sobczak Harvard Forest Symposium, March 15, 2011
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Survey of London Monograph 15 - St Bride's Church, Fleet Street
An account of Christopher Wren's church of St Bride, Fleet Street, prepared as the building lay ruined by enemy action in December 1940.
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Part 1,"'Die!' Censoring Game Violence"
"Blood, Sex, and Politics in Video Games: How Censorship Is Done (or Not)" Part 1,"'Die!' Censoring Game Violence" MIT GAMBIT Game Lab researcher Konstantin MItgutsch , brilliant as he is, can't figure out how video games are rated. And that's saying something, given that Mitgutsch is a scientific board member of Europe's game-ratings group, Pan European Game Information (PEGI). "Game content rating system like the Entertain
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"Is Peace Studies My Field Too?"
Kroc faculty explain how they connect their 'home' academic disciplines and peace studies. From the 2010 Summer Institute for Faculty. http://kroc.nd.edu/
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EMOIS Nancy 2011 - Données médico-administratives pour l’estimation de l’incidence des cancers

Intérêt des bases de données médico-administratives pour l’estimation de l’incidence des cancers.
Auteur(s) : Rachid ABBAS1, Eric BENZENINE1, Béatrice TROMBERT2,3, Mathieu HAGI1, Bertrand AUVERLOT1, Anne Marie BOUVIER4,5, Marcel GOLDBERG6, Jean Marie RODRIGUES2,3,, Catherine QUANTIN1,7.
1 CHRU, Service de Bio statistique et d’Informatique Médicale, Dijon, France,
2 Département de Santé Publique et d'Information Médicale, Université de Saint Etienne, 15 rue
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The Prodigal Son
NEST Learning.com video, the Animated Stories of the New Testament, story of The Prodigal Son.  The Parable of The Prodigal Son (or the Parable of the Lost Son) is the tale of a wayward youth reunited with his father and family after having squandered all his inheritance through wasteful living. Learn of God's overwhelming love for those who humbly repent of their foolish ways with this endearing Bible story.  Cartoon format. (1:58)
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3D gaming without the glasses
Nintendo's launch of its handheld 3DS gaming system, the first device to offer 3D gaming without special glasses, was met with a big crowd, but competition from smartphones could threaten future growth.
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The Ultimate guide to Writing Letters

Writing letters today is becoming somewhat of a lost art form in comparison to what it was before computers, twitter and text messaging.  The fact is though that we still need effective letter writing skills to communicate at a professional or
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A Budget for Growth?
The UK March 2011 budget was labelled a budget for growth. Professor Joe Nellis analyses the degree to which this is so. The implications of the forecast from the Office of Budget Responsibility are discussed, together with the fuel duty cuts, the oil company windfall tax, the cuts in corporate tax and support for first time buyers.
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Saosin Guitarist Justin Shekoski Reviews Steve Vai Guitar Techniques
Online student Justin Shekoski—guitarist of Saosin—is finishing up Steve Vai Guitar Techniques, Berkleemusic's new 12-week online course. He took a few moments to share his thoughts on the experience. For more information on Steve Vai Guitar Techniques, visit http://bit.ly/gYPlfR
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Asado de Bodas (Wedding Stew)
Get the Recipe: http://www.ciaculinaryintelligence.com/2011/03/asado-de-bodas.html The Culinary Institute of America is the world's premier culinary college. Culinary school Chef-Instructor Iliana de la Vega demonstrates how to prepare Asado de Bodas (Wedding Stew). For more information about our cooking school, please visit www.ciachef.edu.
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Conducting a Nonparametric Paired Samples t-test
John R. Slate, Ana Rojas-LeBouef
Conducting a Nonparametric Paired Samples t-test is Chapter 7 of Calculating Basic Statistical Procedures in SPSS: A Self-Help and Practical Guide to Preparing Theses, Dissertations, and […]
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