A Colonial Legacy in Miskito Turtle Knowledge (Nicaragua)
Over the past several decades the increasing prevalence of natural resource crises has led many ecologists to seek alternatives to Western resource use paradigms. Primary amongst these alternatives are systems guided by indigenous knowledge (IK). It is commonly presumed that these systems represent institutions uncorrupted by the exploitative hand of Western culture and state domination and therefore hold the key to rectifying the unsustainable behaviors of Western societies.
Star Library: Counting Eights: A First Activity in the Study and Interpretation of Probability
Students explore the definition and interpretations of the probability of an event by investigating the long run proportion of times a sum of 8 is obtained when two balanced dice are rolled repeatedly. Making use of hand calculations, computer simulations, and descriptive techniques, students encounter the laws of large numbers in a familiar setting. By working through the exercises, students will gain a deeper understanding of the qualitative and quantitative relationships between theoretical p
Austenitic stainless steel
This is a transmission electron micrograph taken at 200 kV, from a thin foil sample of "302AA" austenitic stainless steel. The sample was cold-deformed by rolling and then annealed at 704 °C for one hour. The image shows recrystallised grains which which show uniform contrast because they are relatively free of dislocations, surrounded by a deformed matrix which has a high dislocation density. The recrystallised grain contains annealing twins (parallel bands with different contrast. The steps a
Internet, telefonie, draadloze netwerken zijn drie bekende toepassingen van communicatietechnologie. In deze inleidende cursus worden aan de hand van deze actuele toepassingsgebieden enkele theorieën en basistechnieken van communicatietechnologie verkend. De wezenlijke aspecten van communicatietechnologie die daarbij de revue passeren worden systematisch op een rij gezet en tenslotte wordt dieper ingegaan op informatieoverdracht en communicatietheorieën
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The Architect's Use of the Internet - Study of the Architectural Presentation Possibilities
The Internet media is opening new horizons in communication and representation in architecture. However, its use today is superficial, limited, and without creativity. This study will explore theories, methods and examples of how the virtual space of the Internet can be used in its full potential. That means to present ways of observing, understanding, interacting, and communicating the space without precedents in architecture. The existent presentations made by architects in the Internet are in
Collaborative Architectural Design as a reflective Conversation: an agent facilitated system to supp
In this paper, definitions of collaborative design are discussed and understood in terms of a designer?s cognitive collaborations to explore his/her experiential memory for remote idea associations. Based on Schon?s reflective practice theory, Valkenburg and Dorst?s (1998) description of collaborative team designing is adopted as a model for a proposed design conversation system. The design conversation system is aimed at triggering the experiential memory of the designer by associating signific
Frozen stress photoelastic assessment of load distribution around a cylinder
The experiment indicates a more uniform of shear stress than that predicted by the shear lag model, suggesting that the model underestimates the magnitude of fibre loading, especially at low fibre aspect ratios. Eshelby type models, on the other hand, successfully predict the average phase stresses, but not the form of stress varying within the fibres.
Searching in the UNIX Directory
The structure of the directory space and subjects search behaviors in the UNIX operating system environment are examined. Protocol analysis with two subjects and survey of the contents of the directory space of all users of E-VAX and X-VAX systems in the Architecture and Computer Science Systems at Carnegie Mellon University were conducted. Depth first search characterized both the organization of the directories and the behavior of the subjects. Single step as opposed to multiple step traversal
Interview de Françoise LORCERIE
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Interview de André DAHER
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Čudovite barve cveta privabijo žuželke, ki opravijo oprašitev.,The color of the flower is attracting insects that are used to transfer pollen from one flower to the next.
Semantic Interpretation of Architectural Drawings
The paper reviews the needs and issues of automatically interpreting architectural drawings into building model representations. It distinguishes between recognition and semantic interpretation and reviews the steps involved in developing such a conversion capability, referring to the relevant literature and concepts. It identifies two potentially useful components, neither of which has received attention. One is the development of a syntactically defined drafting language. The other is a strate
The Design of Decision Support Systems in Urban and Regional Planning
Planning methodology over the years, has shifted from situations whereby planners think, plan and design for the people to one whereby both people and planners have become important components of the planning process. Consequently, the important urban planning methodology of the last two decades that utilized mathematical models in the planning process is fast becoming obsolete. The paper argues that model building should move to the creation of urban decision support systems for the planning pr
This resource consists of a Java applet and expository text. The applet simulates the basic poker experiment of dealing 5 cards from a standard deck. The random variable of interest is the type of hand.
Poker Dice Experiment
This resource consists of a Java applet and expository text. The experiment consists of rolling 5 fair dice. The random variable of interest is the type of hand.
Scene at City Market
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DNA Profiling by Mutliplex PCR Amplification and Genotype Determination by Reverse Dot-Blot Hybridiz
Human DNA profiling has applications in paternity testing and forensics. This exercise provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with procedures that are currently used to extract DNA from their own cells, quantify the DNA in the extract, perform a multiplex PCR amplification of several loci used in forensic analysis, and determine their own genotype at those loci. In addition, methods for analyzing results relative to existing population databases will be presented. The ex
Post Copenhagen: Where do we go now?
What really went on at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference? Was it a fiasco or a positive step forward? Those are some of the questions that were addressed by a panel of experts at The Australian National University. The panel discussion - Post Copenhagen: Where do we go now? - will brought together people who experienced the COP15 discussions first hand. They discussed and reviewed what really happened at the negotiations, what the failure to reach a binding agreement means
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,In this segment the interviewer is using questions to help guide the student's thinking about the difference in age between two mountains. He encourages her to look at her own drawing and compare what she has drawn to a representation of two mountains encountered earlier. The student changes her idea about which mountain is older by connecting the explanation she used in her own drawing to the representations use