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Sustainable Accessibility: A Grand Challenge for the World and for MIT
Transportation systems, as we know them today, will simply not sustain the worlds’ growing population. Imagine a projected population of nine billion individuals. If this future population had mobility patterns like drivers in the United States, there would be a staggering 7.6 billion motor vehicles, using 440 million barre
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2.2 Nuclear fission
The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other energy source, except nuclear fusion, and therein lies its greatest attraction. The unit considers the advantages and limitations of generating this power and the environmental and security issues that the process raises.
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2.1 Introduction
The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other energy source, except nuclear fusion, and therein lies its greatest attraction. The unit considers the advantages and limitations of generating this power and the environmental and security issues that the process raises.
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Student Remarks
Nicholas Pearce is a proud advocate of programs that help young people from urban areas transition into higher education. He has not only benefited from such programs, but has given back through his participation as a volunteer, mentor, and speaker. As a high schooljunior, he attended MIT's six-week summer program, Minority Introduction t
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In Charlie’s Vision: The Future of Engineering at MIT
James Champy finds much to admire at MIT. But as a seasoned insider, and as a successful entrepreneur, business writer and consultant, he thinks the Institute could use some serious shaking up. As rationale for an MIT redesign, Champy points to increased competition from other universities, here and abroad; new fields opening
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Developing Future Leaders

If Woodie Flowers gets his way, students with the vision and initiative to change the world will be commonplace at MIT – rather than the extraordinary exemplars who speak on his panel: Elizabeth Basha, who’s developing an early storm warning system for rural villages in a Honduras river basin prone to

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Sustainable Building Design @ MIT: Walking the Talk
There’s “just exactly enough time, with no time to lose” to address the massive challenge of climate change and renewable energy, says moderator John Sterman. With this sense of urgency, MIT faculty, administration and students have taken to heart the mission of rendering their campus and the larger world more sustainable.
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Opening Remarks/How the Brain Invents the Mind
In trying financial times, Susan Hockfield remains optimistic and committed to pursuing MIT’s massive, multi-year initiatives in energy and life sciences. She prefaces her “whirlwind” tour of MIT for an alumni audience by referencing the campus-wide relief at the change in presidential administrations, which promises
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Liberty by Design
Recalling a lecture he gave at MIT in 2005,
Alan Davidson returns to the questions of the impact of public policy on the way technology is evolving in the Internet space.

Instead of viewing it as a lawyer for a public policy interest group—his previous role—he now approaches it from his new perspective as a publ

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The Future of Computing
Wielding numerous analogies for his audience of MIT students, Anant Agarwal makes the case that the next generation of computers, not to mention much of the technology in everyday life, will be built with smaller, simpler parts “combined in a clever way.”

Agarwal starts with Puerto Rico’s enormous Are

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Ultimate Japanese Pronunciation Guide #7 - Combining Sounds in Japanese with the Y Group
Learn Japanese pronunciation with JapanesePod101.com! Pronunciation is the key to clear communication in any language and in this video series, you’ll learn to perfect your Japanese pronunciation! Whether you’re new to Japanese or have been studying for a while and want to polish your pronunciation, this series is for you. Join us for the Ultimate [...]
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Three Things Every Manager Should Know about Consumer Boycotts
LEGO’s recent experience shows how powerful boycotts can be.
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The future of education in an online world
Is it time to reimagine how we learn? Should we be moving from lecture halls to e-spaces -- from books to tablets? Technology is opening up new ways to teach and learn. It is also opening up new ways to understand how we learn. Australian universities are increasingly rethinking the delivery of their educational programs by making the foray into Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). MOOCs are a growing phenomenon in the higher education sector -- complementing existing face-to-face courses an
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Internships in China for Australian students
http://austern.com.au/ For university students, getting the right internship that helps you stand out from the crowd is more important than ever, such is the competitiveness of the Asia Pacific region. Austern International provides internships in China, combining language and cultural courses at Liaoning University with placements at top multinational firms like KPMG and local Chinese businesses. __________________________ Austern International is another UNSW Australia start-up story. - M
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"Constructing a North American Community"
pastor posterLecture by Robert Pastor, Director, Center for North American Studies, American University; from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).



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4.2 An introduction to the Board of Trade photographs

It is important to bear in mind that these shots show the bridge remains in the state they were in just after the accident, and are almost exactly what the investigators would have seen when they inspected the bridge (see Input 8, linked below).

Click 'View document' below to open Input 8

1.3.2 The fate of incoming solar radiation

Look back at Figure 7. In this schematic representation, what is the fate of incoming solar radiation?

Answer

It is either reflected back to space (31 units) or absorbed by the su
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Working with diagrams
Working with diagrams is essential for students of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This unit is packed with practical activities and tips which make learning from and with diagrams more enjoyable and rewarding. One part of this unit deals with the reading of diagrams and the other part with the drawing of diagrams.
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Turning the Tables: Transforming School Food
This resource is the final report of the School Meals Review Panel, who are an expert panel involving representation from schools, school caterers, public health and environmental interests considered evidence about the state of school meals and made 35 recommendations for improvement, including a set of Standards for school meals to be fully implemented in all schools by 2009. In view of current concerns about school meals, the resource will be of interest to tutors, teachers and trainees.
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Every Child’s Future Matters
This is a report, dated November 07, by the Sustainable Development Commission, supported by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) through its partnership contract. The report, through an `environmental lens’, seeks to highlight the implications of children growing up in an increasingly unsustainable environment. It provides research findings and examples of how sustainability of the environment can be integrated within the Every Child Matters (ECM) framework.
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