Current Research III
Three “young Turks” of computation science, in the words of moderator John Guttag, discuss recent, and quite varied, research.
The traditional approach to characterizing neurological diseases in large populations assumes “there is an average brain that represents us all,” says
Polina Golland, and th
Business and Economics
Even the most sophisticated technology and computational methods may not be enough to prevent the kind of disastrous errors that recently played out across the global economy, suggest these two speakers. Human temperament and judgment will remain critical factors in financial markets.
When there is an economic incentive, says
When Alzheimer's hits
June 19 - Gary Reiswig, author of "The Thousand Mile Stare", talks to Reuters about what it's like knowing you might get early onset Alzheimer's disease by the age of 40.
Repudiation Is an Option After much thought on this topic, I have decided that the best way to deal with the more than $14.3 trillion national debt is through partial repudiation. Why? It is not an easy story to tell without some context, but I will try my best to be clear. Each year after my daughter's birthday in May, the family heads to the beach for a week of sun and sand. Of course one of t
After much thought on this topic, I have decided that the best way to deal with the more than $14.3 trillion national debt is through partial repudiation. Why? It is not an easy story to tell without some context, but I will try my best to be clear.
Each year after my daughter's birthday in May, the family heads to the beach for a week of sun and sand. Of course one of t
The Cite is Right: The Quiz Show (Part 3 of 3)
Developed by the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University. This video is an educational parody of a classic 50's game show teaching students how to avoid plagiarism this is part 3 of 3 of the series. The quiz is really Part 4, even though it is not labeled as such. (02:03)
Sickness Unto Death II - Existentialism in Literature and Film
Phil 7: Existentialism in Literature and Film - Spring 2006. The course will be organized around various attempts to reinterpret the Judeo/Christian God, and to determine in what sense, if at all, such a God is still a living God. We will study Dostoyevsky's and Kierkegaard's attempts to preserve a non-theological version of the God of Christianity, as well as Nietzche's attempt to save us from belief in any version of God offered by our tradition. We will view and discuss three films that deal
Light Ice Heavy Water Experiment
Find out the science behind Light Ice Heavy Water by using this experiment. This video guides the viewer through the steps on how to recreate this experiment. (1:11)
Biomedical Engineering and the Human Body
Human beings are fascinating and complex living organisms a symphony of different functional systems working in concert. Through a nine-lesson series with hands-on activities students are introduced to seven systems of the human body skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, sensory, and reproductive as well as genetics. At every stage, they are also introduced to engineers' creative, real-world involvement in caring for the human body.
victorian government policies towards improving school administration and student performance
Victoria in Australia is one of the schools systems which encouraged schools to develop more open school cultures supported by school committees, clubs and councils with community representatives since 1958. In the early 1970s, school administration was decentralized into several regions by posting bureaucrats with delegated authority to the newly created regions. In 1976, mandatory, corporate governing body-type school councils were established based on the Education (School Councils) Act of 19
Richard Wolff on The Economy and the Capitalist Crisis
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Using Synchronous Audio or Video in Social Studies Classrooms
With tools such as instant messenger, Facebook chat, and G-chat readily available, students have become accustomed to speaking with friends through the internet. While these tools are often used for social purposes, they can also be effectively employed in classrooms in order to connect students to other peers, teachers, and mentors throughout the world. Synchronous audio and video applications such as Skype allow students and teachers to share ideas with people living all around the globe at no
Mars Flyover based on MOLA Data for the Carl Sagan Lecture
This visualization of the topography of Mars was created for Maria Zubers Carl Sagan Lecture. The camera flies over several areas of interest. The south pole, Tharsis Rise, the north pole, and Valles Marineris. This animation was created using Maya and Renderman, using MOLA Topography data. The colors represent height - dark blue is about 8km deep and white is over 14km high (as measured from an arbitrary location picked as sea-level).
Details of a confessed killer emerge in Norway
July 26 - In the wake of the Norway massacre, the details of of a confessed killer as an unemployed, hate-filled man emerges. Deborah Gembara reports.
7.2.3 Trap 3: interpretation, structure, and analysis If you deliberately impose an interpretation or analysis on your picture, you preclude the possibility of seeing other, potentially more interesting, features later. Remember the rich picture is a representation of the complexity. If you structure that complexity, you are no longer representing it as you experience it. You also lose the possibility of using the drawing process itself as a means of encountering the complexity in all its fullness. The trap takes a number of forms.
If you deliberately impose an interpretation or analysis on your picture, you preclude the possibility of seeing other, potentially more interesting, features later. Remember the rich picture is a representation of the complexity. If you structure that complexity, you are no longer representing it as you experience it. You also lose the possibility of using the drawing process itself as a means of encountering the complexity in all its fullness.
The trap takes a number of forms.
Penn Relays 2011
The Penn Relays (also Penn Relays Carnival) is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895 by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It regularly attracts more than 15,000 participants from high schools, colleges, and track clubs throughout North America and abroad, notably Jamaica, competing in more than 300 events over five days. Historically, the event has been credited with popularizing
Kevin Trenberth: The Role of the Oceans in Climate
The Role of the Oceans in Climate Kevin Trenberth: Senior Scientist and Head of the Climate Analysis Section National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. This lecture is part of SFU's 2011 global warming seminar series "Global Warming: A Science Perspective". Regardless of one's perspective the effects of global warming are a quantifiable set of environmental results. That is why the SFU Dean of Science Office invited some of the world's leading scientists to present results o
Technical Communication: Concepts and Practice
Learn technical writing at Simon Fraser University: introduction, concepts, practice, design and editing http://www.sfu.ca/techcomm Technical communication instructor Duncan Kent describes his online introductory technical writing course at Simon Fraser University as a "boot camp for technical writing." The Continuing Studies course, called Concepts and Practice of Technical Communication, is part of an online certificate in technical communication. The course is for advanced and beginner tech
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iPad 1 vs. iPad 2