Cybrid Principles: Guidelines for Merging Physical and Cyber Spaces
This article introduces seven principles for the design of mixed reality compositions. Contrasting the novelty of mixed reality technology, we have derived these principles from basic needs served by traditional architecture as well as those that have arisen since the introduction of information technologies. These principles draw also from research in cognitive science, human-computer interface design and the recognition of the multivalent, psychosomatic nature of space.
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17.953 U.S. Military Budget and Force Planning (MIT)
The United States is spending about $400 billion this year on national defense, some $40 billion on homeland security, and $85 billion on military operations and nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan. This course is for students who want to know how the dollars we spend on national security relate to military forces, systems, and policy choices, and who wish to develop a personal tool kit for framing and assessing defense policy alternatives. The course aims to familiarize students with budget
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6.831 User Interface Design and Implementation (MIT)
6.831 introduces the principles of user interface development, focusing on three key areas: Design: How to design good user interfaces, starting with human capabilities (including the human information processor model, perception, motor skills, color, attention, and errors) and using those capabilities to drive design techniques: task analysis, user-centered design, iterative design, usability guidelines, interaction styles, and graphic design principles. Implementation: Techniques for buildi
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6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (MIT)
This course is offered both to undergraduates (6.041) and graduates (6.431), but the assignments differ. 6.041/6.431 introduces students to the modeling, quantification, and analysis of uncertainty. Topics covered include: formulation and solution in sample space, random variables, transform techniques, simple random processes and their probability distributions, Markov processes, limit theorems, and elements of statistical inference.
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Explosives and Demolitions

The following resources are part of the module Civil Engineering Technology from the 2009/10 BSc (Hons) degree programme Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying. It covers an introduction to types of explosives used in commercial construction related operations. Detonation types and practices. Demolition techniques and pre demolition surveys.

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Mark Ridgway receives an honorary award
Respected businessman, Mark Ridgway OBE, DL has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from Leeds Metropolitan University. As Managing Director at the helm of the Wakefield-based organisation Group Rhodes, Mark oversees the group’s seven engineering companies serving the aerospace, metal forming, precision engineering, advanced automation, environmental, heavy ceramics and oil and gas markets. For more information please visit http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk
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Forensic flavour
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
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16.358J System Safety (MIT)
This course covers important concepts and techniques in designing and operating safety-critical systems. Topics covered include: the nature of risk, formal accident and human error models, causes of accidents, fundamental concepts of system safety engineering, system and software hazard analysis, designing for safety, fault tolerance, safety issues in the design of human-machine interaction, verification of safety, creating a safety culture, and management of safety-critical projects. It also in
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Chapter 21 - Candide by Voltaire
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Chapter 21: Candide and Martin, reasoning, draw near the Coast of France. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Ted Delorme.


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18.022 Calculus (MIT)
This is an undergraduate course on calculus of several variables. It covers all of the topics covered in Calculus II (18.02), but presents them in greater depth. These topics are vector algebra in 3-space, determinants, matrices, vector-valued functions of one variable, space motion, scalar functions of several variables, partial differentiation, gradient, optimization techniques, double integrals, line integrals in the plane, exact differentials, conservative fields, Green's theorem, triple int
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Intervenir la imagen... o el espejo m?gico (Intervene the image... or the magic mirror)
"A technology is interactive to the degree that it reflects the consequences of our actions or decisions back to us. It follows that an interactive technology is a medium through which we communicate with ourselves... a mirror" The purpose of this work is to explore the implications of interactive media through the review of "Utop?a" digital, an interactive piece that explore the implied transformation of the relationship between art and audience and new forms of perception. The artists' role is
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21F.717 Introduction to Spanish Culture (MIT)
This course has several purposes. The major concern will be the examination of Spanish culture including Spain's history, architecture, art, literature and film, to determine if there is a uniquely Spanish manner of seeing and understanding the world - one which emerges as clearly distinct from our own and that of other Western European nations.
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20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering (MIT)
This course introduces experimental biochemical and molecular techniques from a quantitative engineering perspective. Rigorous quantitative data collection, statistical analysis, and conceptual understanding of instrumentation design and application form the underpinnings of this course. The four discovery based modules include DNA Engineering, Protein Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Biomaterials Engineering. Additional information is available on the course Wiki (hosted on OpenWetWare.) T
Author(s): Engelward, Bevin,Endy, Drew,Kuldell, Natalie,Lerne

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Work Sheet 2: My Country, your Country

pdfWork sheet on plant varieties and animal varieties/biodiversity, offered by Forum Umweltbildung Austria
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11.482J Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analyses and Modeling (MIT)
The seminar is designed to provide advanced graduate students with a thorough understanding of selected regional economic theories and techniques and with experience in using alternative socioeconomic impact assessment models and related regional techniques on microcomputers. Discussions will be held on particular theoretical modeling and economic issues; linkages among theories, accounts, and policies; relationships between national and regional economic structures; and methods of adjusting and
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JaLinda Dunovant, The Transformative Power of the Arts
JaLinda Dunovant believes that the world would be a better place if more people could experience the transformative power of the arts. This is because Dunovant's involvement in arts and culture activities has had a profound impact on her own life. Since arriving at Penn two years ago, the rising junior from Staten Island, N.Y. has acted in an African American Arts Alliance production called "The Story," worked on costume design for the production of "Aida," and gained a deep appreciation of Phi
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12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)
This undergraduate level course presents a basic study in geology. It introduces major minerals and rock types, rock-forming processes, and time scales; temperatures, pressures, compositions, structure of the Earth, and measurement techniques; geologic structures and relationships observable in the field; sediment movement and landform development by moving water, wind, and ice; crustal processes and planetary evolution in terms of global plate tectonics with an emphasis on ductile and brittle p
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12.010 Computational Methods of Scientific Programming (MIT)
This course introduces programming languages and techniques used by physical scientists: FORTRAN, C, C++, MATLAB, and Mathematica. Emphasis is placed on program design, algorithm development and verification, and comparative advantages and disadvantages of different languages.
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4 Central Oregon - A four-year campus in Bend
We traveled around Central Oregon to ask residents what they think of bringing a four-year campus to the region.
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3.021J Introduction to Modeling and Simulation (MIT)
This course explores the basic concepts of computer modeling and simulation in science and engineering. We'll use techniques and software for simulation, data analysis and visualization. Continuum, mesoscale, atomistic and quantum methods are used to study fundamental and applied problems in physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanics, engineering, and biology. Examples drawn from the disciplines above are used to understand or characterize complex structures and materials, and complement e
Author(s): Buehler, Markus,Thonhauser, Timo,Radovitzky, Raúl

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