Quantitative models for early prediction of software development success: a practitioner’s perspec
This study investigated some of the early non-technical components of the software development process from the perspective of project success. The causal relationships among these components, as well as their relationship to software practitionersâ overall perception of project success, were depicted through a Bayesian Belief Network. Components related to sponsor/management, customer/users and requirements management. Data was gathered through a survey of practitioners. This research is imp
Ni-Superalloy, as-extruded microstructure
Micrograph shows a fully recrystallized microstructure containing many equiaxed grains and γ' precipitates. In addition to this there are also several carbides and borides (seen as white). There is evidence of misorientation between adjacent grains, demonstrated by the large degree of contrast. View schematic diagram of γ' microstructure
Plastics historical society
This is the website of the Plastics Historical Society, a partner in the JISC Museum of Design in Plastics Digitisation Project. Along with a wealth of information about the Society and its activities, the website contains a Virtual Museum which offers a useful timeline and a variety of exhibits on horn and different types of 20th century plastics. There is a useful 'Caring for Plastics' page which may interest conservators - this can be found in the 'Experiencing Plastics' section. There are
UCL's new campus in Qatar
Professor Michael Worton: Vice-Provost (Academic and International) announces UCL's plans to open a new campus in Qatar. UCL's programme there will consist of archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies. The campus will be based within Education City, alongside a handful of other world-class university satellite campuses, and run in partnership with the Qatar Foundation and the Qatar Museums Authority. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/vice-provost/worton/ http://www.qf.org.qa/ http://www.qma.com.qa/e
Algorithm For The Automatic Design Of A Shading Device
Given that there is a need to shade a window from the summer sun and also a need to expose it to the winter sun, this article describes an algorithm to design automatically a geometric construct that satisfies both requirements. The construct obtained represents the minimum solution to the simultaneous requirements. The window may be described by an arbitrary convex polygon and it may be oriented in any direction and it may be placed at any chosen latitude. The algorithm consists of two sequenti
Small Number Counts To 100
This short animation movie is a math education resource based on Aboriginal culture. For more information, visit: http://www.math.sfu.ca/~vjungic/SmallNumber.html Written by Veselin Jungic, SFU, and Mark McLean, UBC Inspired by narrations from Rena Sinclair of the Siksika Nation Voice: Dexter Anakson of the Cree Nation - Piapot First Nation Band Illustrator: Simon Roy, Victoria, B.C. Sound: David Brigden, SFU Music and Animation: Andy Gavel, SFU Producer: Veselin Jungic, SFU Director: Andy Gave
Energy 101: Biofuels In this short video, Dr. Mark Mba Wright gives a broad overview of biofuels: from what they are to their technological requirements and challenges. This video is a follow-up of Dr. Mba Wright's talk for the MIT Energy Club's Energy 101 Series in 2011. Video by Cristina Botero, 2012.
Dr. Mark Mba Wright is a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering.
In this short video, Dr. Mark Mba Wright gives a broad overview of biofuels: from what they are to their technological requirements and challenges. This video is a follow-up of Dr. Mba Wright's talk for the MIT Energy Club's Energy 101 Series in 2011.
Video by Cristina Botero, 2012.
Ireland: Economic Recovery and the EU Presidency - Stability, Jobs & Growth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Enda Kenny | Enda Kenny is Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, a position he has held since March 2011. He has been the Leader of Fine Gael since June 2002 and has represented the people of Mayo as a Fine Gael member of Dáil Éireann since 1975. He served as Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 - 1997. He was also Vice-President of the European People’s Party from 2006-2012.
Sixense: Wireless STEM System
Sixense represents a major next step in emerging technology for virtual reality gaming for the e-Generation of students. It's been said that the e-Generation of students are already proficient in Instant Messaging, Social Networking, and Gaming. And they will spend over 10,000+ hours performing these tasks before reaching the age of 21. Teachers familar with Second Life, Woozworld, Smallworlds, Imvu, and others know how these "avatars" and "virtual worlds" can be spun-off in creating interactive
An integrated system to aid the planning of concrete structures: introducing the system
This paper reports on the development at Loughborough University of a CAD-based integrated model to aid the planning of in-situ concrete structures. The system development started after a review of the planning models currently available and after a detailed questionnaire survey undertaken amongst the top UK and US contractors on the current status of planning techniques and information technology. The main aim of this system i
6.830 Database Systems (MIT)
This course relies on primary readings from the database community to introduce graduate students to the foundations of database systems, focusing on basics such as the relational algebra and data model, schema normalization, query optimization, and transactions. It is designed for students who have taken MIT course 6.033 (or equivalent); no prior database experience is assumed though students who have taken an undergraduate course in databases are encouraged to attend. Topics related to the eng
4.302 BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts (MIT)
This class offers a foundation in the visual art practice and its critical analysis for beginning architecture students. Emphasis is on long-range artistic development and its analogies to architectural thinking and practice. Students will learn to communicate ideas and experiences through various two-dimensional, and three-dimensional, and time-based media, including installations, performance and video. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practi
16.410 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making (MIT)
This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, taken from the disciplines of artificial intelligence and operations research. Reasoning paradigms include logic and deduction, heuristic and constraint-based search, model-based reasoning, planning and execution, reasoning under uncertainty, and machine learning. Optimization
What people really want - User validation of "digital city" concepts
This Paper discusses the experience acquired from the user-compatible development of a digital city model as an aid to urban planning based on the endeavours of a large Austrian city. The method selected was a structured survey of the future users of the "Digital City". In the case in question, the addressee is initially an "internal" client, in other words the staff of the Urban Planning Department. Above all findings it seems vital to work more intensive on common terminology and concepts to f
15.818 Pricing (MIT)
This course, primarily discussion based, provides a framework for understanding pricing strategies and tactics. Topics covered include pricing in competitive markets, estimating demand, price discrimination, the role of price cues, anticipating competitive responses, pricing in business to business markets, and pricing of new products. Lectures and cases are the primary modes of learning.
Adult learners drop to lowest level under Labour
Newspaper article citing evidence from the Learning as Work TLRP research project,1740,1737,1726,24
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
Adaptive Generative Patterns: design and construction of Prague Biennale pavilion
This paper describes an experimental practice-based research project that considered design process, implementation and construction of a pavilion built to be part of the Performative Space section of the International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Prague 2005. The project was conceptualized as a time-bound performative situation with a parasite-like relationship to its host environment. Its design has emerged through an innovative iterative process that utilized digital simulative and procedura
ARQUITECTURA, CINE Y LITERATURA: LA SEDUCCI?N DE LA GEOMETR?A
?Estamos presenciando un nuevo paradigma hacia otra forma de concebir la matem?tica?. El presente ensayo pretende indagar, a trav?s del an?lisis y discusiones sobre diferentes obras literarias, cinematogr?ficas y proyectos arquitect?nicos, cl?sicos y contempor?neos, la relaci?n entre la arquitectura y la literatura a partir de las estructuras matem?ticas que los sustentan y c?mo estas se han modificado o evolucionado a partir de los cambios tecnol?gicos de las ?ltimas d?cadas. Relacionaremos la