Breakingviews: crisis, what crisis?
Oct. 8 - Crises will always be a feature of life, but the best way to evolve is to be honest about what has gone wrong in a system
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Sparse Deconvolution (An MM Algorithm)
Ivan Selesnick
This tutorial describes a computationally efficient method for deconvolution of 1-D signals. It is assumed that the convolution system is described by a difference equation. The algorithm is […]

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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Our Japanese vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Japanese words and phrases from the Japanese vocabulary lists. Join us for Japanese Vocab Builder! In this lesson, you’ll learn the words and phrases for the Restaurant. Click here to make [...]
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McMaster Welcome Week 2012
A week in review of McMaster University's 2012 Welcome Week experience. GO MAC GO!
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Think CSUN: The Presidential Race, Down to the Wire
Lawrence Becker, an expert on American presidential politics, shares a few observations on this November's race between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Dr. Becker is the chair and Eugene C. Price Professor in CSUN's Department of Political Science. (Recorded October 5, 2012.) "Think CSUN" is a video series produced by University Advancement, featuring California State University, Northridge faculty experts. These thought leaders were asked to speak clearly,
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Dr. Tom Abel - "Cosmic Dawn: The First Star in the Universe"
"Cosmic Dawn: The First Star in the Universe" Dr. Tom Abel - Stanford University What was the first thing in the Universe? A black hole or a star? How did it form? Even our biggest and best telescopes cannot tell us. Direct calculation with supercomputers, however, can. The first luminous objects in the Universe were very massive stars shining one million times as brightly as our sun. They died quickly and seeded the cosmos with the chemical elements necessary for life. One star at a time, gala
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Jefferson Challenges the King
Thomas Jefferson is known for penning The Declaration of Independence, but some of his earlier writings establish the pattern of challenging the British monarchy. In this video clip, learn more about President Jefferson and how he challenged the British. (02:21)
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Upper Beginner #5 - Listen Out for Japanese Earthquake Announcements
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Since you have never felt an earthquake before, you are terrified of them. Now that you’re staying abroad in Japan, you decide you should prepare, just in case! You decide to assemble an emergency kit for your Japanese home. You buy medical supplies, bottled water, flashlights, candles, and batteries, and you [...]
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umichstories: Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System
University of Michigan professor Dr. Chris Ruf is the principal investigator of a new NASA mission to create satellites that can measure the size, shape, strength and movement of hurricanes: CYGNSS (Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System)
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In this outdoor activity/field trip, learners investigate the special shapes, holding structures and holding behaviors that real organisms use in streams, rivers, creeks or coast intertidal zones to avoid being swept away by moving water. Learners then create their own "animal" with holding adaptations. The activity includes drawings that detail helpful equipment such as bug boxes and dip nets, as well as instructions for making a milk-carton observation tray and flow-through trough.
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Dr. Robert Lefkowitz on Science, Life and 'Eureka' Moments
Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, a winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, discusses his approach to science and life in a public conversation Nov. 1, 2012, with Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead. Lefkowitz is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator who has spent his entire 39-year research career at the Duke University Medical Center. Learn more here: http://spotlight.duke.edu/lefkowitz.
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This a two-minute video that describes civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks as a courageous woman whose defiance in the face of segregation helped inspire the architects of the civil rights movement and set an example for generations to follow.(02:01)
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Sri Lanka's bloody civil war


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Breakingviews: RBS Libor bonus ploy second-tier
Jan. 11 - RBS's plan to pay its Libor rigging fine with bonuses may be noble, but won't be followed by all, says Reuters Breakingviews.
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Duke Medicine Profiles: Anne Beaven, MD
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Meet Shanghai's 'Guy Tais,' house-husbands with style
Nov. 21 - With more women coming to Shanghai on fat expat packages, the city is seeing a rise in trailing husbands, and they're banding together. Call them the 'Guy Tais'. Jane Lee reports.
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Understanding Liberal Democracy

[Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy • By Nicholas Wolterstorff • Edited by Terence Cuneo • Oxford University Press, 2012 • Xii+ 385 pages]

Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang: Academic Spotlight
Dr. Chin-Feng Hwang, associate professor in the William H. Darr School of Agriculture, was recently awarded funding to participate in a Specialty Crop Research Initiative project. The goal of this project is to accelerate improvement of various grape plants by working at the molecular level of the plants. The work is known as "molecular marking" and "molecular breeding." The work will ultimately assist in the breeding of the Norton grape, which is the official grape of the state of Missouri.
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