Bart De Smet: Rx Update - .NET 4.5, Async, WinRT Bart De Smet has been very busy. As you can imagine, the latest release of Rx (v1.11011.11 (Experimental)) supports the latest (developer preview) .NET version, 4.5. In this release, Bart and company have forged a deeper synergy with the async/await Task-based asynchrony model (see Prefer Async Policy in the Release Notes for this release for more info and watch/listen to this conversation!). In addition, Rx can be used in "Windows 8" Metro style ap
Bart De Smet has been very busy. As you can imagine, the latest release of Rx (v1.11011.11 (Experimental)) supports the latest (developer preview) .NET version, 4.5. In this release, Bart and company have forged a deeper synergy with the async/await Task-based asynchrony model (see Prefer Async Policy in the Release Notes for this release for more info and watch/listen to this conversation!). In addition, Rx can be used in "Windows 8" Metro style ap
Competitive advantage through new business models
Cambridge Service Alliance's conference 'Service innovation: Competitive advantage through new business models' saw leading industrialists discuss how to improve competitiveness, create jobs and boost their respective economies
Scientists struggle to save Argentine jaguar
Oct. 14 - South America's biggest cat, the jaguar, is at risk of disappearing from Argentina in as few as 20 years if nothing is done to stop the illegal hunting that has brought the species to its knees. Jaguars are the victims not only of hunters but also of poor law enforcement so scientists are taking their own steps to bring the jaguar back from the brink. Andrew Schmertz reports.
Lee Mingwei: The Moving Garden
The Moving Garden comprises a forty-five-foot-long granite table with one hundred freshly cut flowers that appear to grow out of a channel running down its middle. Created by New York--based artist Lee Mingwei, the interactive installation also includes single blossoms arranged around the channel, which visitors are invited to take when they leave the Museum, on the condition that they make a detour on the way to their next destination and give the flower to a stranger as a gift. As the day wear
Mindfulness as a Foundation for Health: Thich Nhat Hanh and Health@Google
Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (known as Thay in his circles) made a rare visit to the Googleplex to lead a half-day Health@Google workshop in the fundamentals of mindfulness. The exercises and rituals of mindfulness lay the path to optimal health and happiness. Thay may be the second most famous Buddhist monk in the world, right after the Dalai Lama. He is certainly one of the best known and most respected Zen Masters in the world. Thay is a best-selling author, poet, and peace activ
UCLA MDCUNE Bird Song System Lecture 3 of 4 (2010-02-01)
UCLA MDCUNE Bird Song System Lecture 3 of 4. UCLA Department of Neuroscience and Department of Psychology undergraduate lecture on Bird Song System (part 3 of 4) by Dr. William Grisham, Ph.D., on 2010-02-01. Part of the Modular Digital Course in Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (MDCUNE) project: http://mdcune.psych.ucla.edu/
Blue plaques and such-like "X lived here" memorials
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Convex Analysis and Optimization, Spring 2010
This course will focus on fundamental subjects in (deterministic) optimization, connected through the themes of convexity, geometric multipliers, and duality. The aim is to develop the core analytical and computational issues of continuous optimization, duality, and saddle point theory using a handful of unifying principles that can be easily visualized and readily understood. The mathematical theory of convex sets and functions will be central, and will allow an intuitive, highly visual, geomet
Moodle 1.9.x NCLOR 5.0 Integration Module and Instructions
The Moodle NCLOR module must be installed on the "back end" by the Moodle Server Admin and can not be installed through the applications admin graphic user interface. Please read the instructions document before installing the building block.
Lessons from the frontline
'Kill or capture' maybe a military slogan but the conditions of war have lessons for business too. Lieutenant General Andrew Graham, latterly Director General, Defence Academy of the UK, explains how adopting a military Command Leadership role can help you succeed in business.
3. The Future
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The Chinese Sturgeon is a 140 million year old species that is nearly extinct. The Chinese government has taken to artificially reproducing them. Will this method of conservation be successful? (1:08)
The history of Westminster Abbey
This four minute video starts with Erica Hill discussing the marriage of Prince William and features a quick overview of the historic Westminster Abbey in London, including a tour.
Inside the lab: J. Christopher Love, Ph.D.
Learn more about how the Love lab is using miniature micro titer plates and micro fluidics to evaluate populations of cells, maximize their productivity, and ultimately improve the process for developing cancer biologics.
Sarah, Plain and Tall, The Movie, Part Eleven
This selection contains the conclusion of the movie version of the movie of the Newbery winning book, Sarah, Plain and Tall. This selection could be used to strenghthen students' understanding of the characters and setting in the book. ( 10:38)
1. Introduction and the Past
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Unlocking new energy possibilities with dead wood
Could dead wood be the answer to the world's energy problems? Scientists at the University of Maine have invented a simple two-step way to turn wood and even garbage into fuel, that could power your car and heat your home.