STS.310 History of Science (MIT)
This seminar explores recent historiographical approaches within the history of science. Students will read a wide variety of studies covering topics from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, from the physical sciences to natural history and medicine. Emphasis will be placed on: deciphering different theoretical approaches; the pros and cons of different research questions, subjects, and sources of evidence; and what makes for good and interesting history of science.
Haiti Earthquake: Crisis Mapping
On February 6, 2012, Jen Ziemke, co-founder of the International Network of Crisis Mappers, assistant professor at John Carroll University, and fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, presented on the use of crowdsourcing and digital mapping for humanitarian response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. She also covered how crisis mapping is being used in a wide variety of contexts, including for election monitoring and tracking of pro-democracy initiatives. This event was co-sponsored by Un
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Forensic Biology and Impression Evidence
CJ386 - Forensic Biology and Impression Evidence This course introduces you to the major contributors to the development of forensic science. In this course, you will explore the science of forensic biology, traditionally known as serology, and the broad scope of laboratory tests used to investigate crimes involving blood and other body fluids. You will learn about the responsibilities of police officers that are first to arrive at a crime scene as well as the role and responsibilities of expert
Cu 90, Sn 10 (wt%) bronze, cast annealed
Subsequent to casting this sample was subject to an annealing treatment which served to recrystallise the sample. Evidence of this can be found in the annealing twins visible in several of the grains. These are a consequence of growth accidents during recrystallisation. Their shape is determined by the need to minimise interfacial energy. There is no strain energy associated with such twins and hence they do not have pointed ends.
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Fair Health: Health Inequities Within and Between Countries - A Global Challenge
The 20th century has seen impressive gains in health and life expectancy in many parts of the world – but these improvements are unequally distributed. In every country, poor people and those from socially disadvantaged groups get sicker and die sooner than people in more privileged social positions. Not only is there a gap in health between the best-off and the worst-off in society, there is a gradient in health running between them. This gradient can be linked clearly to social and economic
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Verkeer : Hoekenwerk Met de opdrachtkaarten in deze bijdrage kan je een hoekenwerk rond verkeer organiseren in jouw klas. In het hoekenwerk zitten volgende opdrachten:
Met de opdrachtkaarten in deze bijdrage kan je een hoekenwerk rond verkeer organiseren in jouw klas. In het hoekenwerk zitten volgende opdrachten:
Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies (CRAF)
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) was launched in 2005 to search for evidence that water persisted on the surface of Mars for a long period of time. While other Mars missions have shown that water flowed across the surface in Mars' history, it remains a mystery whether liquid water existed long enough to provide a habitat for life. After a year’s cruise and aerobraking to reach its science orbit in September 2006, the MRO has begun to study the history of water on Mars with a suite
21M.355 Musical Improvisation (MIT)
In this course, students study concepts and practice techniques of improvisation in solo and ensemble contexts. The course examines relationships between improvisation, composition, and performance based in traditional and experimental approaches. Hands-on music making will be complemented by discussion of the aesthetics of improvisation. Weekly lab sessions support work on musical technique. Guest artist / lecturers will engage students through mini-residencies in jazz with film, Indian music,
PubHub: foundation research
PubHub is maintained by the US based independent Foundation Center. It seeks to highlight, link to and raise awareness of recent reports published by American foundations. They cover all areas of philanthropy from education, to disaster relief and social welfare. It is possible to sign up to receive RSS research alerts when new items are added.
Narrative Models: A Database Approach to Modeling Medieval Cairo
This paper explores the use of three-dimensional simulations to investigate transformations of urban form in medieval Cairo, and lessons about using computers to support historical visualization. Our first attempt to create a single extremely detailed model of Cairo proved unworkable. From this experience we developed a database approach to organizing modeling projects of complex urban environments. The database consists of several complete models at different levels of abstraction. This approa
MSU Student View: Riley Marshall, Math Learning Center tutor
It's easy to fall behind in math. Each class period builds off of the material from the last one. If a student doesn't understand the material from day six, day seven becomes that much harder. The workload quickly becomes intimidating, even insurmountable. "If you're falling behind, you waited too long," said MSU senior Riley Marshall. "Come to the Math Learning Center for some one-on-one attention before it's too late. It's easy to do math when you're surrounded by math students willing to he
Directions in the Big City
Learn how to navigate though any city using cardinal directions, Hay, and lots of new locations.
6.047 Computational Biology: Genomes, Networks, Evolution (MIT)
This course focuses on the algorithmic and machine learning foundations of computational biology, combining theory with practice. We study the principles of algorithm design for biological datasets, and analyze influential problems and techniques. We use these to analyze real datasets from large-scale studies in genomics and proteomics. The topics covered include: Genomes: biological sequence analysis, hidden Markov models, gene finding, RNA folding, sequence alignment, genome assembly Networks
Open Classroom 2/8/12 #2 Edith Murnane
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This is an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice. This is part 1 of 6 parts.