Andrea LaPaugh: Foundations and Future of Information Search PDF - March 4, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Everyone googles - in the U.S, about 12 billion times a month (including search engines that aren’t Google). We are mostly pleased with the results we get. How can it be that we give an automated system a couple of words and it finds reasonably relevant documents among one hundred billion or so possibilities? Will our satisfaction with these tools increase or decrease as the Web and our expectations grow? Dr. LaPaugh gives a peek “under the hood” and discuss
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Matthew Botvinick: Computer Modeling of the Mind and Brain - May 6, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Brain ==> Computation ==> Behavior. Matthew Botvinick's lab works at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology and computer science, seeking to clarify the computational and neural foundations of human behavior. In pursuit of this mission, they employ a diverse set of research tools, including functional neuroimaging (fMRI), behavioral techniques (reaction time, error, and decision analyses), and computational modeling (neural networks, reinforcement learning mod
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Matthew Botvinick: Computer Modeling of the Mind and Brain - May 6, 2009 PDF
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Brain ==> Computation ==> Behavior. Matthew Botvinick's lab works at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology and computer science, seeking to clarify the computational and neural foundations of human behavior. In pursuit of this mission, they employ a diverse set of research tools, including functional neuroimaging (fMRI), behavioral techniques (reaction time, error, and decision analyses), and computational modeling (neural networks, reinforcement learning mod
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Szymon Rusinkiewicz: "Reassembling the Wall Paintings of Thera" - September 30, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: The archaeological site of Akrotiri on the volcanic island of Thera (modern-day Santorini, Greece) has yielded an unparalleled trove of artifacts and information from the prehistoric Aegean. The ancient civilization was destroyed by a volcanic eruption, which buried the remains of a flourishing Late Bronze Age (c. 1630 B.C.) settlement in ash. Among the most significant finds are numerous wall paintings, ranging from naturalistic and narrative scenes to abstract moti
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Simulations at the Petascale and Beyond for Fusion Energy Sciences - March 10, 2010
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Major progress in magnetic fusion research has led to ITER – a multi-billion dollar burning plasma experiment supported by seven governments (EU, Japan, US, China, Korea, Russia, and India) representing over half of the world’s population. Currently under construction in Cadarache, France, it is designed to produce 500 million Watts of heat from fusion reactions for over 400 seconds with gain exceeding 10 – thereby demonstrating the scientific and technical fea
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Simulations at the Petascale and Beyond for Fusion Energy Sciences PDF - March 10, 2010
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Major progress in magnetic fusion research has led to ITER – a multi-billion dollar burning plasma experiment supported by seven governments (EU, Japan, US, China, Korea, Russia, and India) representing over half of the world’s population. Currently under construction in Cadarache, France, it is designed to produce 500 million Watts of heat from fusion reactions for over 400 seconds with gain exceeding 10 – thereby demonstrating the scientific and technical fea
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Alex Halderman, Princeton University: "Securing the Electronic Ballot"
In the wake of the 2000 Florida recount debacle, many states turned to computer voting machines to increase election accuracy and security. Many computer scientists have long been skeptical of such machines, but only recently have researchers had access to them for study. In in his talk he describes how his colleagues and he examined several widely used electronic voting systems and discovered that they were susceptible to attacks that could alter election results and compromise the secrecy of
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Alex Halderman, Princeton University: "Securing the Electronic Ballot"
In the wake of the 2000 Florida recount debacle, many states turned to computer voting machines to increase election accuracy and security. Many computer scientists have long been skeptical of such machines, but only recently have researchers had access to them for study. In in his talk he describes how his colleagues and he examined several widely used electronic voting systems and discovered that they were susceptible to attacks that could alter election results and compromise the secrecy of
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18.024 Calculus with Theory II (MIT)
This course is a continuation of 18.014. It covers the same material as 18.02 (Calculus), but at a deeper level, emphasizing careful reasoning and understanding of proofs. There is considerable emphasis on linear algebra and vector integral calculus.Topics include: Calculus of several variables. Vector algebra in 3-space, determinants, matrices. Vector-valued functions of one variable, space motion. Scalar functions of several variables: partial differentiation, gradient, optimization techn
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6.301 Solid-State Circuits (MIT)
This course covers analog circuit analysis and design, focusing on the tools and methods necessary for the creative design of useful circuits using active devices. The class stresses insight and intuition, applied to the design of transistor circuits and the estimation of their performance. The course concentrates on circuits using the bipolar junction transistor, but the techniques that are studied can be equally applied to circuits using JFETs, MOSFETs, MESFETs, future exotic devices, or even
Author(s): Roberge, James,Lundberg, Kent

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Claude Monet: Inventing Impressionism
A girl named Emma gives a report on Monet's life and how he invented impressionism.  She gives good details about is life and how art changed after he invented impressionism.
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Accelerated Culinary Arts Program (ACAP) Certificate at the CIA
You have your hospitality, food science, or nutrition degree in hand, and you're primed to excel in one area of your chosen profession. But do you have the culinary skills to tackle the food side of the equation? Get prepared—and build on your experience—with ACAP. No one gives you the level of chef training to excel in the world of professional kitchens like the CIA. Designed exclusively for graduates of bachelor's degree programs in hospitality and tourism management, food science, and nut
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JMSB Executive Programs in Brazil -- Strategy
After a series of successful programs offered in Montreal for Brazilian executives, Concordia's John Molson School of Business introduces executive training programs in Brazil in partnership with INVENT -- Strategic Knowledge. Após uma série de bem sucedidos programas oferecidos em Montreal (Canada) para executivos Brasileiros, a Universidade de Concordia e John Molson School of Business introduzem seu programa de Desenvolvimento Executivo no Brasil em parceria com Invent -- Conhecimento Est
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6.231 Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Control (MIT)
This course covers the basic models and solution techniques for problems of sequential decision making under uncertainty (stochastic control). We will consider optimal control of a dynamical system over both a finite and an infinite number of stages (finite and infinite horizon). We will also discuss some approximation methods for problems involving large state spaces. Applications of dynamic programming in a variety of fields will be covered in recitations.
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Inflation explained:Supply and Demand
Inflation and unemployment rate is explained to some extend in this cartoonish, five minute video. No narration. Graphics carry the weight of the presentation. The real point is supply and demand. Teachers should review the video carefully so that the students don't become confused between the two terms. A good introduction with proper explanation.
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Brian Kernighan: The Changing Face of Programming
The rapid evolution of languages, tools, environments, and expectations presents major challenges and opportunities for programmers and for software engineering education. This is true across all kinds of programming, but is especially so for Web systems, which are now routinely written in untyped scripting languages and include Ajax, mashups, toolkits, frameworks like Rails and Django, and a profusion of interfaces, all operating asynchronously on distributed systems. For the past 7 or 8 years
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Brian Kernighan: The Changing Face of Programming PDF
The rapid evolution of languages, tools, environments, and expectations presents major challenges and opportunities for programmers and for software engineering education. This is true across all kinds of programming, but is especially so for Web systems, which are now routinely written in untyped scripting languages and include Ajax, mashups, toolkits, frameworks like Rails and Django, and a profusion of interfaces, all operating asynchronously on distributed systems. For the past 7 or 8 years
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John Haldon, Princeton University: History, Remote Sensing, and GIS - The Avkat Survey Project PDF
This talk introduces briefly the Avkat Archaeological Survey, a collaborative research project in north-central Anatolia which seeks to integrate a number of different approaches to studying the past, using recent technological advances to integrate disparate datasets into a cohesive framework of analysis. From the 1980s, there has been continued development of methodologies of archaeological field survey, as well as remote sensing techniques ranging from ground-penetrating radar to airborne rad
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Virtual laboratories in Molecular and Cell Biology - Intracellular signalling
A virtual laboratory which allows users to analyse intracellular signalling pathways. The programme allows the student to stimulate cells for different periods of time and analyse phosphorylation/activation of kinases in the signalling pathways, using SDS-PAGE and immunoblotting. Use of different cell types (dominant-negative mutants) and pull-down assays allows them to derive the hierarchy in the signalling pathways. The programme first introduces the theory behind the techniques. It then takes
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Viticulture - Pest Management Through Eco-Methods
Before pesticides were invented, the only ways to control pests, diseases and weeds were by ‘cultural’ techniques, such as hoeing weeds, crop rotations to avoid disease and weed-seed carryover, intercropping.
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